Sunday, August 7, 2011

Harvested Sweet 100!

Saturday's harvest includes 55 Matt's Wild Cherry, 31 Snow White, 9 Garden Peach, 6 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Orange And Green Zebra, 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 4 Haley's Purple Comet, 3 SunSugar, 3 SunGold(1), 3 Large Pink Anna(2), 3 Green Grape, 2 Portuguese Neighbor, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (6 ounces), Sweet 100 (new), Golden Mama, Jaune Flamme, Large Pink Anna(1), Chocolate Stripes(1), Aunt Ruby's German Green(1), Pineapple (14 ounces), Kellogg's Breakfast (7.5 ounces), Cassidy's Folly, Oaxacan Jewel(2), Crimson Cushion(2) (7 ounces), Australian Giant Oxheart (9 ounces), Hungarian Heart (11 ounces) and Husky Gold for a total of 144 tomatoes.

I was going to write how Sweet 100 isn't Sweet 100...but the apparently orange tomatoes turned red. These tomatoes are nickel sized. I've never seen Sweet 100 tomatoes this large, but I don't have a better label for Sweet 100 it is!

I added fertilizer to all the container plants.

A few days ago my wife spent all day in the kitchen making tomato chutney. She's trying to keep up with all the harvested tomatoes!

I walked around with my wife and told her about six tomatoes that can be pulled.

Today's harvest includes 46 Matt's Wild Cherry, 28 Snow White, 15 Garden Peach, 5 SunSugar, 5 Husky Cherry Red(1), 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Haley's Purple Comet, 3 Orange And Green Zebra, 3 Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), 2 Large Pink Anna(2), 2 Sweet 100, 2 Cassidy's Folly, 2 Persimmon (14 ounces, 10 ounces), Bloody Butcher, SunGold(1), Green Grape, Michael Pollan, Kellogg's Breakfast, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (7 ounces), Oaxacan Jewel(2), Paul Robeson(2) (8.5 ounces), Coyote (not Coyote) and Hungarian Heart (7 ounces) for a total of 131 tomatoes.

Today we spent most of the day with a fellow TomatoManiac family. They came over to do some home repairs and to join us for dinner. We had some barbecue chicken as well as Paul Robeson, Hungarian Heart and Persimmon. I can vouch for Persimmon, excellent tomato. My wife continues to love Hungarian Heart, again claiming it is her favorite red tomato.

All in all a very busy weekend. Our dryer was modified to accept a new washing machine. Many of our outlets were fitted with some insulation. And an eight foot window blind was hoisted in front of our garage in the hopes of deflecting some of the intense heat. Our barbecue had some added support. Our screen door on the back door was removed to prepare fixing it.

My wife using a food dehydrator to dehydrate tomatoes. The test isn't complete but our taste tests indicate it will be a success.

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