Monday, August 9, 2010

Harvested Over 1100 SunGold Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 24 SunGold, 7 Snow White (front yard), 6 Garden Peach, 5 Violet Jasper, 5 Husky Cherry Red, 5 Snow White (back yard), 5 Yellow Perfection, 3 White Currant, 3 Gajo de Melon, 3 Topaz, 3 Michael Pollan, 2 Stupice, 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, 2 Babywine, 2 Black Krim (6 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Principe Borghese, 2 Jaune Flamme(2), Gypsy, Thessaloniki, Black, Enchantment, T. C. Jones, Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, Weeping Charlie, Sweet Tangerine, Red Currant(2) and Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge for a total of 93 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 1100 SunGold tomatoes! While the latest SunGold tomatoes are smaller than the ones harvested last month, they still taste good. The harvest numbers for SunGold have been quite steady for August – 28/21/21/28/20/21/21/27/24/24. I'll expect these numbers to drop as the month proceeds.

Our local newscast put up a graphic that stated in June had 24 days below normal temperatures, July had 24 days below normal temperatures and all eight days of August below normal temperatures for the month. That's why our tomato plants are relatively small this year!

This is the fifth day in a row in which we've increased our harvest numbers.

By comparison to 2009, though, this will be a low harvest. In August 2009, our first day below 100 harvested tomatoes was August 20, 2009. This year we haven't had one day above 100 harvested tomatoes for August.

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