Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Harvested 3 New Tomatoes!

And today's harvest includes 41 Red Currant, 12 White Currant, 8 SunSugar, 7 back yard Garden Peach, 6 Red Grape, 6 Sweet Olive, 6 front yard Paul Robeson, 6 Snow White, 5 Yellow Perfection, 3 front yard Garden Peach, 3 Black Krim (New! One was 12.5 ounces, another 6 ounces), 3 pretty back yard Paul Robeson (New! Two weighed 6 ounces), 2 Italian Ice, 2 Plum Tigris, Mong (nine ounces), Cherokee Purple, Jaune Coeur de Pigeon, Husky Gold, Patio and Tiger Paw (new!) for a total of 116 tomatoes.

Again we had the highest daily harvest total for 2009 in the front yard (62) and back yard (54).

The Black Krim was a surprise. I was harvesting Red Currants when I looked over to my right and saw a ripening Black Krim. I believe I left that one on the vine but found three others that were ready. They look gorgeous!

I keep checking Quedlinburger Freuhe Liebe and the front yard Mexico every day. The Quedlinburger Freuhe Liebe is soft, yellow and getting a streak of red. I tried to harvest it but it didn't come off easily so I left it. Also, the picture I have for Quedlinburger Freuhe Liebe shows it as fully red. I'll probably harvest this tomorrow. The maturing Mexico still has a way to go. Same story with the maturing Cour de Bue.

I'm a little surprised not seeing any more maturing Black Cherry tomatoes. There's hundreds of tomatoes on the branches. Speak of black tomatoes, Black Zebra isn't doing well. The plant has stopped growing.


Elizabeth Parodi said...

My quedlinburgers are red when I pick them. They have been quite prolific and we have gotten almost 10 pounds of them so far!!


Bill Anderson said...


That's terrific!

Our first Quedlinburger looked a lot like Oaxacan Jewel, yellow with red streaking. But these two plants are neighbors and the leaves are clearly different.