Sunday, July 29, 2012

Harvested Neves Azorean Red and Aunt Ruby's German Green!

Saturday's harvest includes 52 SunGold, 25 Black Cherry(1), 16 Husky Cherry Red(1), 14 Snow White(1), 13 Husky Cherry Red(2), 12 Black Cherry(2), 7 Indigo Rose, 6 Yellow Perfection, 6 Snow White(2), 6 Garden Peach, 5 SunSugar, 4 Jaune Flamme(2), 4 Black and Brown Boar(2), 3 Indigo Apple(1), 3 Speckled Roman(2), 3 Indigo Apple(2), 3 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 3 Delicious, 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, 2 Aunt Ruby's German Green (new) (14 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Green Grape, 2 Gypsy, 2 Marmara, 2 Amazon Chocolate (7 ounces), 2 Persimmon (13 ounces, 14 ounces), 2 Black Krim(2) (7 ounces, 11.5 ounces), 2 Black and Brown Boar(1), 2 Marianna's Peace (9 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Pink Furry Boar, 2 Speckled Roman(3) (6 ounces), 2 Oaxacan Pink (6 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Jaune Flamme(1), 2 Noire Charbonneuse(1), 2 Chinese Tea, 2 Berkeley Tie Dye, Neves Azorean Red (new) (17.5 ounces), Big Bite (7 ounces), Ramapo (10 ounces), Amana Orange (12 ounces), Speckled Roman(1), Black From Tula, Vorlon (9 ounces), Watermelon (9.5 ounces), Porkchop(1) (10.5 ounces), Redfield Beauty, Yellow Furry Boar, Taxi, Carmello, Crimson Cushion, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (7 ounces), Sweet Million, Big Zebra (9 ounces), Pineapple(1) (18 ounces), Thessaloniki, Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Creme Brulee (6 ounces), Noire Charbonneuse(2), Red Boar(2) and Earl of Edgecombe for a total of 245 tomatoes.

Today's harvest: Nothing, I didn't harvest.

Saturday we invited family and friends over for a tomato party! However, there was a death in the family on my wife's side so none of her relatives made it -- totally understandable. We're truly sorry about uncle Raymond's untimely passing.

We ended up with about 25 people or so at the party. My wife had started preparing for this party starting on Wednesday and continued to put in a tremendous effort right through the party. Best we can tell, everybody had a great time.

Everyone gravitated toward the Indigo Rose tomato. Coincidentally, there was a story in the Saturday Los Angeles Times about the Indigo Rose tomato. A Persimmon was cut and shared and a couple people just adored the meaty taste.

The people that made it to the party was a good cross-section of Los Angeles, people from all walks of life. It makes me proud that people from disparate backgrounds can come together, mingle and have a great time. My wife deserves tremendous kudos for putting it all together. She's the best!

For those that visited, thanks so much for coming!

My wife started cleaning after the party -- I helped but she did a majority of the cleanup -- but we weren't able to clear the counter of plates, pans and such. We were both utterly exhausted this morning, let alone when we went to bed.

This evening we tried one of the Aunt Ruby's German Green tomatoes. My wife really liked it, I liked it less so, but I clearly liked it. Two thumbs up!

We've now harvested over 1900 SunGold tomatoes (1935), over 700 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes (707), over 300 Black Cherry(1) tomatoes (308) and over 100 Snow White(1) tomatoes (109).

We've now harvested over 2500 tomatoes in the front yard (2512) and over 5500 tomatoes in July (5571).

Monday's total should be artificially high, assuming I complete it.

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