Thursday, July 21, 2011

Harvested Hungarian Heart!

No harvest yesterday.

Today's harvest includes 25 Matt's Wild Cherry, 10 Husky Cherry Red(2), 10 Husky Cherry Red(1), 8 Haley's Purple Comet, 8 Snow White, 8 Golden Mama, 6 SunGold(1), 4 Bloody Butcher, 4 Orange And Green Zebra, 4 Sweet Carneros Pink, 4 Garden Peach, 3 Southern Night, 3 Stupice, 3 SunSugar, 3 Porkchop (7 ounces), 3 Black Krim(1), 2 Black Seaman(2), 2 Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (8 ounces), 2 German Orange Strawberry (6 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Kellogg's Breakfast, 2 Jaune Flamme, Hungarian Heart (new), Green Doctors Kiwi(1) (not Green Doctor's Kiwi), Green Doctor's Kiwi(2), Big Zebra (7 ounces), Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, Chocolate Stripes(1), Yellow Brandywine (7.5 ounces), Paul Robeson(2), Portuguese Neighbor (11.5 ounces), Cassidy's Folly, Big White Pink Stripe (8 ounces), Persimmon (15.5 ounces) and Vorlon for a total of 131 tomatoes.

When you miss a day of harvest you would think that the next day would be near double the total amount. In practice, that's not the case. When you harvest on a daily basis, the water brought up by the roots is then placed to the other maturing tomatoes. If you miss a day, the already mature tomatoes get some of that water and the near mature tomatoes don't mature as rapidly.

The harvested Hungarian Heart has a bit of a deformity and that's why it matured quicker. There are some good large tomatoes growing on this plant coming soon.

My wife pulled five plants last night -- Aunt Ruby's German Green(2), Black And Brown Boar, Jaune Coeur de Pigeon and the two volunteers.

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