Thursday, July 19, 2012

Harvested Ramapo and Kellogg's Breakfast!

Today's harvest includes 80 SunGold, 29 Husky Cherry Red(1), 23 Husky Cherry Red(2), 13 Jaune Flamme(1), 9 Black Cherry(1), 9 SunSugar, 7 Indigo Rose, 7 Garden Peach, 6 Black and Brown Boar(1), 6 Pink Furry Boar (9.5 ounces, 6 ounces), 5 Yellow Perfection, 5 Snow White(1), 5 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (8.5 ounces, 6.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 5 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (6 ounces, 6.5 ounces, 8 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 5 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (19 ounces, 12 ounces, 9.5 ounces), 4 Green Grape, 4 Yellow Currant, 4 Red Currant, 4 Redfield Beauty, 3 Black Krim(2) (10.5 ounces, 8 ounces, 10.5 ounces), 3 Carmello (6 ounces), 3 Indigo Apple(1), 3 Marmara, 3 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Black Cherry(2), 2 Speckled Roman(2) (7 ounces, 12 ounces), 2 Oaxacan Pink (14 ounces), 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Crimson Cushion (6.5 ounces), 2 Persimmon (12 ounces, 24.5 ounces), 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Big Bite (10.5 ounces, 9.5 ounces), 2 Chinese Tea, 2 Purple Dog Creek (9.5 ounces, 13 ounces), 2 Delicious (7 ounces), 2 Thessaloniki (6 ounces), Kellogg's Breakfast (new) (7 ounces), Ramapo (new) (6 ounces), White Zebra, Pierce's Pride(1) (9 ounces), Porkchop(1) (6 ounces), Creme Brulee (8 ounces), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg (9.5 ounces), Porkchop(2), Noire Charbonneuse(1), Sweet 100, Black From Tula, Sweet Million, Pierce's Pride(2), Brown Berry, Amazon Chocolate (13.5 ounces), Brad's Black Heart (11.5 ounces), Speckled Roman(3), Amana Orange, Indigo Apple(2) and Gypsy for a total of 295 tomatoes.

Wow, another great harvest! It took a couple of hours to get them all. Highlights include Persimmon, Amazon Chocolate, Dr. Wyche's Yellow and Noire Charbonneuse(2) with beautiful tomatoes.

My wife watered portions of the back yard. One of the plants watered was Black Cherry(1), which promptly fell into Brad's Black Heart again. I resupported it again this morning. Also, I added fertilizer to the back yard containers. Speaking of back yard containers, I asked my wife to pull Yellow Currant.

Kellogg's Breakfast was not a surprise, I forgot to mention it in the maturing tomatoes list. Now add Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red to that list.

Last night my wife and I taste tested Noire Charbonneuse(2) and Chile Verde. Noire Charbonneuse was my favorite tomato in 2007 and I hadn't seen it again until this year. Now my wife knows why I like it so much. The taste was "cleaner" than I remember but you could still taste the buttery undertones and the good flavor. Chile Verde was excellent as well. A green tomato that was "cool" and mellow was quite surprising to me, better tasting than when we grew it before. My wife definitely preferred Noire Charbonneuse(2), as did I, but were quite pleasantly surprised by Chile Verde.

The 12 ounce Speckled Roman(2) is an anomaly. It's a "fat" tomato not unlike Brad's Black Heart. And as you know, Speckled Roman is a long tomato like a classic Roma tomato. I've asked my wife to save the seeds from that tomato. Maybe we'll get an image of it at some point...

We've now harvested over 1300 SunGold tomatoes this year (1374) and over 500 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes (518). Also, we've now harvested over 1500 tomatoes in the front yard for July (1525) and over 2500 tomatoes in the back yard for this year (2517).

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