Friday, July 6, 2012

Harvested Seven New Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 66 SunGold, 11 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Matt's Wild Cherry, 8 SunSugar, 8 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 Red Currant, 5 Yellow Currant, 5 Sweet Million, 5 Yellow Perfection, 5 Speckled Roman(2) (6.5 ounces, 7 ounces), 5 Green Grape, 5 Crimson Cushion (8 ounces, 6 ounces, 6 ounces), 4 Nyagous(1), 3 Sweet 100, 3 Black Cherry(1), 3 Black From Tula (8 ounces, 13.5 ounces), 2 Ella's Pink Plum, 2 Speckled Roman(1), 2 Chinese Tea, 2 Taxi, 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Giant Syrian (8 ounces, 12 ounces), 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (14 ounces, 6.5 ounces), Jaune Flamme(1) (new), Oaxacan Jewel (new) (19.5 ounces), Watermelon (new) (12.5 ounces), Indigo Apple(2) (new), Green Zebra (new), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (new) (12 ounces), Big Bite (new) (7 ounces), Black Krim(2), Carmello (6 ounces), Thessaloniki, Indigo Rose and Jaune Flamme(2) for a total of 176 tomatoes.

Wow what a harvest! It's not the amount, it's the size of the tomatoes. My wife took an image of the harvest.

Lower left -- the five Crimson Cushion tomatoes. Behind it, Watermelon. The dark tomato in the front is Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2). The two tomatoes between Watermelon, Crimson Cushion and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) are Giant Syrian. Just to the right of Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) is Indigo Apple(2). Behind Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) and Indigo Apple(2) are 5 Speckled Roman(2) tomatoes. The large yellow/pink tomato is Oaxacan Jewel. To the right of Oaxacan Jewel are two orange tomatoes -- Dr. Wyche's Yellow. Behind Dr. Wyches' Yellow are two dark tomatoes -- Black From Tula.

My wife watered the container plants yesterday. Also, she spent four hours canning tomatoes.

Last night my wife and I sampled a few tomatoes. These included Taxi, Black and Brown Boar(2), Indigo Rose and Speckled Roman(2). My wife loved Taxi a lot. I liked it a lot as well. We both were amazed at Black and Brown Boar(2). Good looking exterior, good looking interior and a juicy, fresh taste. I remembered this from last year and I was only so-so at best regarding the flavor. This tomato was so delicious, so unlike what I remember that I'm left to believe I'm thinking of a different tomato. Indigo Rose is oddly refreshing. It's odd in that I've never run across a dark skinned tomato with a refreshing taste. My wife says it's because of the pink interior. We like it, it's good. Speckled Roman(2) was good but not great. That was due to the tomato being a day or two past prime maturity. It's not the fault of the tomato, we waited a bit too late. Still, it was quite good -- the meaty flavor still came through.

Here's a picture of Indigo Rose sliced in half. Does this remind you of a plum?

Indigo Apple(2) and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) were both surprises. I didn't know these plants had ripening tomatoes. The Green Zebra may be the only tomato we harvest off of this plant. The plant is obviously diseased. Oaxacan Jewel and Watermelon both look beautiful!

Plants with maturing tomatoes include Nyagous(2), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken and Pineapple Pig. But Nyagous(2) clearly isn't a Nyagous. Until we can truly identify it, Nyagous(2) it is.

We've now harvested over 1000 tomatoes from the back yard this year (1025).

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