Monday, July 19, 2010

Harvested Azoychka/Not Azoychka!

Today's harvest includes 36 SunGold, 16 White Currant, 13 Red Currant(2), 9 Violet Jasper, 9 Japanese Black Trifele, 8 Red Currant(1), 8 Red Grape, 7 Babywine, 7 Gajo de Melon, 4 Husky Cherry Red, 4 Snow White (front yard), 4 Snow White (back yard), 3 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), 3 Green Zebra, 3 Zapotec Pleated, 3 Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge (9 ounces, 9.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Garden Peach, 2 SunSugar, 2 Black Krim (6 ounces, 11 ounces), 2 Principe Borghese, 2 Topaz, 2 Green Grape, 2 Pierce's Pride (10.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Marianna's Peace, 2 Azoychka (new), 2 Poma Amoris Minorea Lutea, 2 Aunt Ruby's German Green (8 ounces, 6 ounces), Gypsy, Thessaloniki, Enchantment, Black From Tula, Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart (8 ounces), German Orange Strawberry (6 ounces), Dr. Wyche's Yellow(1) (9.5 ounces), Weeping Charlie (7 ounces), Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Taxi, Nyagous, Sweetie and Carmelo for a total of 172 tomatoes.

As mentioned previously, the plant labeled Azoychka isn't Azoychka. Looking on the TomatoFest site, it's the size of Grape and the shape of San Marzano. I'll keep looking. Also, I may have harvested them a bit early. We may sacrifice these two to see how ripe they get.

There were some pretty good sized tomatoes in today's batch. You can see some of them in the above image of today's harvest.

The harvest numbers for Violet Jasper has been pretty consistent but we're actually running out of tomatoes on this plant. The numbers will drop and in all probability it will get a second wind around a month later.

The birds continue to pick off two or three tomatoes a day. Today they got to a Japanese Black Trifele and I believe Nyagous.

Yesterday was a mellow day for all. The backyard was cleaned up in the evening and everything is pretty much back to normal.

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