Sunday, July 4, 2010

Harvested Chile Verde!

Today's harvest includes 11 White Currant, 9 SunGold, 8 Violet Jasper, 6 Principe Borghese, 5 Yellow Perfection, 4 Speckled Roman, 4 Stupice, 3 Green Grape, 3 Black Krim (9.5 ounces, 10 ounces, 9 ounces), 3 Ananas Noire (9 ounces, 6.5 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 3 Nyagous, 3 Thessaloniki, 3 Red Grape, 2 Brown Berry, 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Babywine, 2 Black Cherry, 2 Husky Cherry Red, Patio, Red Currant(2), Sweet 100, Topaz, Taxi, Red Boar, Sweet Tangerine (6 ounces), Zapotec Pleated, Gajo de Melon and Chile Verde (new) for a total of 85 tomatoes weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Last night we had a barbeque at Liz and Ricardo's. It was a blast! The food and company was outstanding. The taste of the barbequed meat was out of this world delicious!

We brought a boatload of tomatoes to sample and they were a hit as well. We sampled Michael Pollan for the first time. Everyone liked it and the taste description that seemed the most accurate was “kiwi-like”. It reminded my wife of the taste of Lime Green Salad. German Orange Strawberry was a hit (“citrusy”), so was Speckled Roman (“meaty”) but the hit of the evening for me was Black Krim. My description of the taste of Black Krim is juicy and consistent with a velvety undertone. I think it's our best tomato taste so far this year.

In the afternoon I added a stake to Violet Jasper as the plant consistently leans westward. I put a stake on the west side to resist any more leaning in that direction. Also, I tried it again at the barbecue. The taste started out “cardboardy”, then started to become “tomatoey” (okay) but at the point the taste was becoming acceptable, the cardboard taste came back and dominated. I don't like the taste of this tomato.

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