Monday, July 27, 2009

Harvested Early Annie And Front Yard Green Grape!

Today's harvest includes 48 Red Currant, 41 Snow White, 23 Black Cherry, 17 Yellow Perfection, 12 White Currant, 11 Jaune Coeur de Pigeon, 9 back yard Husky Cherry Red, 7 Tiger Paw, 7 back yard Garden Peach(2), 4 Vintage Wine (one 7.5 ounces), 4 Oaxacan Jewel(2), 4 Babywine, 4 front yard Garden Peach, 3 SunSugar, 3 back yard Green Grape, 3 Black Krim (7.5 ounces), 3 Oaxacan Jewel(1) (6.5 ounces, 9 ounces), 3 Super Snow White, 3 front yard Husky Cherry Red, 3 Cuor de Bue, 3 back yard Speckled Roman (with significant blossom end rot – 2 were so bad I didn't bring them in the house, other 3 were acceptable.), 3 Black From Tula (7 ounces, 10 ounces), 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (13 ounces, 11.5 ounces), 2 front yard Speckled Roman (one 6 ounces), 2 back yard Garden Peach(1), 2 Amazon Chocolate, 2 Turkish Striped Monastery, 2 Red Grape, 2 front yard Green Grape (new!), Sweet 100, Mong, Pierce's Pride, German Orange Strawberry, Japanese Black Trifele (6 ounces), Plum Tigris, Paul Robeson, Italian Ice and Early Annie (new!) for a total of 241 tomatoes from 38 tomato plants!

This is the second highest harvest total for the day (241 tomatoes) and ties for the second largest front yard harvest total (135 tomatoes). I believe we've harvested from the most plants for the year (38).

Today we reached over 4000 harvested tomatoes for the year (4017) and over 3700 for the month (3707). We're pretty much guaranteed to reach 4000 harvested tomatoes for July on Wednesday.

My wife did canning by herself last night. I was in bed by the time the actual canning occurred. But from what I understand she ran into some difficulties. As I type she's preparing to go out to get some canning tongs.

We're happy with the front yard Speckled Romans. They have no blossom end rot whatsoever and have that “hand grenade” feel – they're fat.

I picked Early Annie a day early because it was low enough for the Manchester Terrier to snag it.

The front yard Green Grape was a bit of a surprise. Snow White is draped all over it. I just happened to be crawling underneath looking for Snow Whites (I'm telling you, finding Snow Whites is like Where's Waldo? except there can be more than one Waldo to find) and noticed some color change in the well hidden Green Grape tomatoes. The ones I harvested are the fattest Green Grape tomatoes I've ever harvested.

While our numbers have stayed high, this is mostly due to the smaller tomatoes being more productive.

We have tomatoes everywhere! My wife can't keep up with them.

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