Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Harvested Gardener's Delight...Sorta

Today's bountiful harvest includes 37 Red Currant, 16 Red Grape, 13 Snow White, 12 White Currant, 9 Sweet Olive, 7 Yellow Perfection, 6 Jaune Coeur de Pigeon, 5 Tiger Paw, 5 Black Cherry, 5 back yard Garden Peach (1), 4 back yard Paul Robeson, 4 Japanese Black Trifele (8.5 ounces, 8.5 ounces), 4 front yard Garden Peach, 3 back yard Speckled Roman (One without end rot!), 3 Mong (7 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Orange Blossom, 2 Amazon Chocolate (9 ounces, 9.5 ounces), 2 German Orange Strawberry (7 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Black Krim (6 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 front yard Husky Cherry Red, 2 Babywine, Oaxacan Jewel (1) (10 ounces), Italian Ice, SunSugar, Sweet 100, Plum Tigris, a back yard Green Grape, Turkish Striped Monastery, Aunt Ruby's German Green (7 ounces), Oaxacan Jewel (2) (6 ounces, was labeled Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe) and a back yard Garden Peach (2) (was labeled Gardener's Delight) for a total of 155 tomatoes.

My wife told me that Liz told her that her Gardener's Delight looked like Garden Peach. I responded that I forgot to mention to her and to the blog that we have a Gardener's Delight that's maturing...and it looks like Garden Peach.

We went out to view it. My wife thought it was ready, so we harvested it. It had a bit of fuzz. My wife tried it and it tasted like Garden Peach. Rats! Another mislabel.

This morning I harvested a Oaxacan Jewel and what was supposed to be Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe. Putting the two tomatoes next to one another made it clear – Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe is another Oaxacan Jewel.

I could tell by the weight of the harvest basket that this was the heaviest harvest to date. Today is also the highest 2009 daily harvest (155), the highest back yard harvest for 2009 (84) and front yard for 2009 (71).

I gave my wife permission to pull Jeff Davis and Black Zebra whenever it is convenient.

I did some more tomato taping this morning, trying to clear pathways in the "koi pond". I also staked a couple more plants that were leaning over. I'm running out of stakes!

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