Monday, August 20, 2012

Harvested Over 9500 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 16 Black Cherry(1), 15 SunGold, 7 Husky Cherry Red(1), 5 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 5 Snow White(2), 4 Red Currant, 4 Snow White(1), 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Pineapple Pig, 3 Indigo Apple(2), 3 Yellow Perfection, 2 Indigo Apple(1), 2 Oaxacan Pink (6 ounces), 2 SunSugar, 2 Indigo Rose, 2 Ella's Pink Plum, Nyagous(1), Husky Cherry Red(2), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Big Bite, Pink Furry Boar, Carmello, Nebraska Wedding (8.5 ounces), German Orange Strawberry (7 ounces), Delicious, Amazon Chocolate, Black Cherry(2), Taxi, Gypsy, Red Boar(2) and Jaune Flamme(2) for a total of 93 tomatoes.

I forgot to mention that we tried one of our large Pineapple(2) tomatoes for dinner on Saturday. Our verdict: mixed. The flavor wasn't there. It wasn't a bad flavor, just little to no flavor. The tomato itself was quite good -- firm where you wanted it to be, and soft where you wanted it to be. Just very little flavor.

Yesterday's high: 100.2. We didn't do much all day and the tomatoes were left to bake some more...

This morning I noticed a lot of new growth on SunGold. I'm expecting the weather to break in the near future, allowing the new blooms to germinate. Then SunGold will get a second wave a few weeks later. It's already a safe bet that we'll break our all time high of 2727 Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes harvested in a year. It's a little early to predict over 3000 but based on the new growth during this blistering heat, but that's what I predict.

We've now harvested over 9500 tomatoes for the year (9517) and over 2500 tomatoes for the month of August (2585). It looks like we'll reach 10,000 tomatoes this month.

Also, we've harvested 300 Snow White(1) tomatoes, over 100 Redfield Beauty tomatoes (102), over 50 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red tomatoes (54) and over 50 Dr. Wyche's Yellow tomatoes (51) this year.

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