Monday, July 25, 2011

The Tide Came Back;Harvested Over 3000 Tomatoes This Year

Today's harvest includes 55 Snow White, 40 Matt's Wild Cherry, 17 Golden Mama, 12 Garden Peach, 8 Husky Cherry Red(1), 8 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Haley's Purple Comet, 4 Green Grape, 4 Jaune Flamme, 4 Sweet Carneros Pink, 4 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (6.5 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 3 Big White Pink Stripe (11.5 ounces, 13 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Stupice, 3 SunSugar, 3 Orange And Green Zebra, 3 Black Seaman(2), 3 Porkchop (6 ounces), 2 German Orange Strawberry, 2 Oaxacan Jewel, 2 Cassidy's Folly, 2 Michael Pollan, 2 Southern Night, 2 Lime Green Salad, SunGold(1), Red Zebra, Portuguese Neighbor (10.5 ounces), Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Kellogg's Breakfast (12.5 ounces), Big Zebra (6 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Paul Robeson(2), Hungarian Heart (13 ounces) and Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe for a total of 201 tomatoes.

The previous high harvest total for this year was on July 13, 200 tomatoes. Usually these harvests roughly follow a bell curve. Once the original high is established, well, that's the high! Here we are, 10 days later with a new high after dropping to a "low" of 112 tomatoes on July 19. I've not experienced this before. I attribute this partially to the weather and more to all the maturing Snow White tomatoes.

Actually I had expected the "high" to be around this time of the year, based on our late planting.

We've now harvested over 3000 tomatoes this year!

Last night we ate another Porkchop. It wasn't as heavenly as the ones we ate Saturday. I recommend eating Porkchop when the tomato is soft, but not too soft.

The maturing Coyote tomato doesn't look like a Coyote tomato. It's something else.

A Mexico tomato is maturing.

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