Sunday, July 1, 2012

Harvested Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Speckled Roman(2) and Indigo Rose!

Today's harvest includes 23 SunGold, 18 Husky Cherry Red(2), 11 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 SunSugar, 2 Green Grape, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (new) (17 ounces), Speckled Roman(2) (new), Indigo Rose (new), Nyagous(1), Noire Charbonneuse(1), Sweet Million, Sweet 100, Ella's Pink Plum, Red Currant, Carmello and Thessaloniki for a total of 67 tomatoes.

Dr. Wyche's Yellow is the first harvested tomato of 2012 that's six ounces or more. And that's not a misprint -- it weighs in at one pound, one ounce. That's an unusual size for our first big tomato of the year! What's scary is there appears to be bigger tomatoes on the vine for this plant.

The harvested Speckled Roman(2) is a good size. Not quite hand grenade thick but it looks excellent nonetheless.

The Indigo Rose had a slight red glow at the shoulders yesterday. Today it was more pronounced so I harvested it. On the side I was looking at it was dark, dark, dark with a red aura at the top. On the other side the darkness was much less pronounced. We may wait a day or two to try it just to see if the red areas become more pronounced.

In a slightly unusual situation, our harvest numbers are dropping because a couple of our container plants (Sweet Baby Girl, Sweet Million and Sweet 100, for example) are simply exhausted. They should get a second wind but it will be a couple of weeks or more I believe.

And in another unusual situation, the Husky Cherry Red plants aren't as tall as they were a week or two ago. The weight of the fruit is pulling down the branches!

The maturing tomatoes include Speckled Roman(1), Black Krim(2), Tolstoi and Black From Tula. It's getting serious now, the big boys are coming...

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