Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Harvested Over 1200 SunGold Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 108 SunGold, 32 Husky Cherry Red(1), 20 Husky Cherry Red(2), 11 Black Cherry(1), 10 Snow White(1), 8 Garden Peach, 6 Red Currant, 6 Carmello (6 ounces), 6 Yellow Perfection, 6 Black and Brown Boar(1) (6 ounces), 5 Indigo Apple(1), 5 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 5 Jaune Flamme(2), 5 Noire Charbonneuse(1), 4 Black Cherry(2), 4 Indigo Rose, 4 Yellow Currant, 4 Japanese Black Trifele (9 ounces), 3 Thessaloniki, 3 Brown Berry, 3 Green Grape, 3 Black Krim(2) (7 ounces, 7 ounces, 10 ounces), 3 Pink Furry Boar, 3 SunSugar, 3 Speckled Roman(2), 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (10 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg (7.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Crimson Cushion, 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, 2 Marmara, 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (15.5 ounces, 10 ounces), 2 Jaune Flamme(1), 2 Tolstoi, 2 Black Krim(1) (7 ounces, 6.5 ounces), Speckled Roman(1), Speckled Roman(3), Persimmon (19 ounces), Vorlon (14.5 ounces), Porkchop(1) (8 ounces), Sweet 100, Nebraska Wedding (9.5 ounces), Giant Syrian (11.5 ounces), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (12 ounces), Italian Heirloom (7 ounces), Purple Dog Creek (11 ounces), Big Bite (6.5 ounces) and Indigo Apple(2) for a total of 303 tomatoes.

This is the first day in quite a while where I didn't harvest a new tomato. But tomorrow I'm almost certain to harvest a good sized Omar's Lebanese.

As you can tell, we are clearly in "high tide". But the "heaviest" day felt like it was two days ago. I suspect we had bigger tomatoes on Sunday.

Having said that, this harvest is remarkable. We've got some great tomatoes! Porkchop(1) looks great. So does Persimmon.

Note that throughout the "high tide", the SunGold/Husky Cherry Red harvest accounts for over half of the tomatoes. These plants aren't going to go forever...

My wife spent most of the day both processing and giving away tomatoes. She also pulled Green Zebra. I used the Green Zebra cage to prop up Black Cherry(1). I found a "school" of tomatoes in the doubled over "fold".

My wife also watered the front yard tomatoes.

Amana Orange is maturing. That was the yellow tomato I couldn't identify previously.

We've now harvested over 1200 SunGold tomatoes (1207). We've also harvested over 1500 tomatoes in the front yard this year (1555), 1500 back yard tomatoes in July (1596) and over 3500 tomatoes for the year (3749).

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