Saturday, July 23, 2011

Harvested Red Zebra and Aunt Ruby's German Green(3)!

Today's harvest includes 32 Matt's Wild Cherry, 21 Snow White, 9 Husky Cherry Red(1), 8 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Black Seaman(2), 5 Haley's Purple Comet, 4 Golden Mama, 4 SunGold(1), 4 Garden Peach, 3 Cassidy's Folly, 3 Sweet Carneros Pink, 3 SunSugar, 3 Green Grape, 3 Jaune Flamme, 2 German Orange Strawberry (8.5 ounces), 2 Yellow Brandywine (12.5 ounces, 12.5 ounces), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Black Krim(1), 2 Orange And Green Zebra, 2 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 Australian Giant Oxheart (6.5 ounces), Red Zebra (was Black Zebra) (new), Aunt Ruby's German Green(3) (10 ounces) (new), Indian Stripe, Porkchop (8 ounces), Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Stupice, Large Pink Anna, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and Southern Night for a total of 130 tomatoes.

The Black Zebra matured but came up red with striping. So I'm taking an educated guess that it's Red Zebra. The on line tomato spreadsheet will be adjusted to the new name.

The Aunt Ruby's German Green harvested didn't look mature in the shoulders but the tomato definitely felt ready. We'll see when we taste it.

I spent a little extra time during the harvest to tie up some wayward branches and add several stakes to prop up drooping plants.

I've added fertilizer to the container plants in the back yard.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Harvested Neves Azorean Red; Porkchop Popular

Today's harvest includes 28 Matt's Wild Cherry, 14 Snow White, 10 Haley's Purple Comet, 8 Husky Cherry Red(2), 7 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Golden Mama, 6 Sweet Carneros Pink, 5 Cassidy's Folly, 5 Orange And Green Zebra, 5 Black Seaman(2), 3 Southern Night (9.5 ounces), 3 SunGold(1), 3 SunSugar, 2 Neves Azorean Red (15 ounces, 11 ounces) (new), 2 Honkin' Big Black Cherry, 2 Porkchop, 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (8.5 ounces), 2 Black Krim(1), 2 Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), 2 German Orange Strawberry, Bloody Butcher, Persimmon (7 ounces), Vorlon (7.5 ounces), Jaune Flamme, Green Doctor's Kiwi(2), Paul Robeson(2) (7 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Garden Peach, Kellogg's Breakfast (8.5 ounces) and Big White Pink Stripe for a total of 128 tomatoes.

The Neves Azorean Red tomatoes are a good size, though the shoulders are green but the bottom on these tomatoes are quite ripe.

My wife spent a lot of time processing our harvested tomatoes, making tomato puree. She also watered some of the tomato plants.

Several people have requested "Save those yellow tomatoes, they're delicious". People are in love with Porkchop!


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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harvested Big White Pink Stripe!

Today's harvest includes 25 Matt's Wild Cherry, 9 Golden Mama, 9 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Porkchop (13 ounces, 6 ounces), 7 Haley's Purple Comet, 5 Snow White, 5 Black Krim(1), 4 Paul Robeson(2) (12 ounces, 6 ounces, 11 ounces), 4 SunSugar, 4 Southern Night (7 ounces), 4 SunGold(1), 3 Orange And Green Zebra, 3 Garden Peach, 3 German Orange Strawberry (8 ounces, 7 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (11.5 ounces, 12 ounces, 13 ounces), 3 Stupice, 3 Green Grape, 2 Jaune Flamme, 2 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 Cassidy's Folly, 2 Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Big White Pink Stripe (7 ounces) (new), Chocolate Stripes(1), Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), Australian Giant Oxheart (9.5 ounces), Portuguese Neighbor (11 ounces), Persimmon (10 ounces), Black Seaman(1) (6 ounces) and Green Zebra(1) for a total of 125 tomatoes.

There was a good selection of larger tomatoes in today's harvest. I was happy with the variety of different sizes, shapes and colors.

Last night I adjusted some of the numbers in last week's blog postings, matching against the numbers entered into our online tomato spreadsheet. Interested in watching the numbers? Post a message and I'll add you to the list.

Big White Pink Stripe has a faded beige color, unusual for a tomato.

My wife has started to water the back yard tomatoes.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harvested Michael Pollan and Black Seaman(1)!

Saturday's harvest includes 33 Matt's Wild Cherry, 10 Husky Cherry Red(1), 9 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Snow White, 5 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 5 SunGold(1), 4 Haley's Purple Comet, 4 Southern Night (6 ounces), 4 SunSugar, 3 Black Seaman(2), 3 Black Krim(1), 3 Large Pink Anna(2) (6 ounces), 2 Black Seaman(1) (new), 2 Golden Mama, 2 Jaune Coeur de Pigeon, 2 Porkchop (7 ounces), 2 Green Doctor's Kiwi(2), 2 Paul Robeson(2) (7 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Lime Green Salad, 2 Sweet Carneros Pink, 2 Black And Brown Boar, 2 Kellogg's Breakfast (8.5 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Orange and Green Zebra, 2 Black Krim(2), 2 Australian Giant Oxheart (10.5 ounces), 2 Bloody Butcher, Michael Pollan (new), Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Stupice, Green Grape, Jaune Flamme and Yellow Brandywine (10 ounces) for a total of 124 tomatoes.

Today's harvest includes 33 Matt's Wild Cherry, 14 Husky Cherry Red(2), 12 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 Haley's Purple Comet, 5 Golden Mama, 5 Southern Night (6 ounces), 5 Green Grape, 4 Jaune Flamme, 4 SunSugar, 3 SunGold(1), 3 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (8 ounces, 9 ounces), 3 Green Doctor's Kiwi(2), 3 Black Krim(1) (9 ounces), 3 Black Seaman(2) (9 ounces), 3 Snow White, 3 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 Stupice, 2 Michael Pollan, 2 Oaxacan Jewel(2), 2 German Orange Strawberry (12 ounces), 2 Portuguese Neighbor (9 ounces, 10 ounces), 2 Black Seaman(1), Bloody Butcher, Vorlon (6.5 ounces), Indian Stripe, Large Pink Anna(1), Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red (6.5 ounces), Sweet Carneros Pink, Australian Giant Oxheart (10.5 ounces), Kellogg's Breakfast (12 ounces) and Orange And Green Zebra for a total of 131 tomatoes.

My wife made tomato jelly on Friday and it is delicious!! You can put it on anything where jelly would go and it would be a terrific addition. Again, it's truly delicious!

Neves Azorean Red and Hungarian Heart have maturing tomatoes.

The Volunteer(1) will be pulled soon. There's "rust" over all of the plant and all of the tomatoes. The tomatoes look visually unappealing.