Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Harvested Black Oxheart and Sara Black!

Today's harvest includes 13 Violet Jasper, 7 White Currant, 7 Snow White (back yard), 6 Yellow Perfection, 5 Husky Cherry Red, 4 SunGold, 4 Principe Borghese, 4 Red Grape, 3 Marianna's Peace (one 6 ounces), 3 Black From Tula (one 10.5 ounces), 3 Red Currant(1), 3 SunSugar, 2 Garden Peach, 2 Brown Berry, 2 Zapotec Pleated, 2 Nyagous, 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Gypsy, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), Stupice, Michael Pollan, Black Cherry, Topaz, Green Grape, Red Currant(2), Red Boar, Speckled Roman, Black Oxheart (new) and Sara Black (new) for a total of 86 tomatoes. My wife weighed them but I don't remember the exact amounts. I believe both yesterday and today were in the 5 pound range.

Again, we have a marine layer in the morning keeping the sun away and providing for a very light mist in the morning. This is July in the west San Fernando Valley!!!! This isn't time for marine layers.

My wife and I had a discussion on Sara Black. I noted it looked like it had been pecked by birds yesterday. I harvested it today thinking the same thing. But when I brought it inside I believe it just had a terrible split along a seam and not a bird pecking. My wife thought it was pecked coincidentally along the seam and out to the compost bin it went along with one of the Black From Tula tomatoes that clearly had a peck or two on it.

We've now harvested over 1000 tomatoes for the year (1027).

Violet Jasper is the first tomato to reach triple digits for harvesting with 109.

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