Saturday, July 14, 2012

Harvested 5 New Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 53 SunGold, 18 Red Currant, 18 Husky Cherry Red(2), 12 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Carmello (7 ounces, 6 ounces), 7 SunSugar, 5 Black and Brown Boar(1) (9 ounces), 5 Jaune Flamme(1), 5 Japanese Black Trifele, 4 Black Krim(1) (new) (9.5 ounces, 6.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 4 Chinese Tea, 4 Crimson Cushion (7.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Indigo Apple(1), 3 Yellow Currant, 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Noire Charbonneuse(1) (6 ounces), 2 Big Bite (10 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Garden Peach, 2 Indigo Rose, 2 Jaune Flamme(2), 2 Green Grape, 2 Pink Furry Boar (6 ounces), 2 Watermelon (20.5 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 2 Black From Tula (9 ounces, 9 ounces), Persimmon (new) (26 ounces), Marmara (new) (6 ounces), German Orange Strawberry (new) (8 ounces), Marianna's Peace (new) (12.5 ounces), Berkeley Tie Dye (12.5 ounces), Redfield Beauty, Speckled Roman(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow (11 ounces), Oaxacan Jewel (17 ounces), Speckled Roman(2) (7 ounces), Sweet 100, Pineapple Pig (14 ounces), Black Cherry(1), Black Krim(2) (10 ounces), Oaxacan Pink (10 ounces), Giant Syrian (17.5 ounces), Black and Brown Boar(2) and Black Cherry(2) for a total of 191 tomatoes.

Pineapple Pig fell over into Black Cherry(1) yesterday. My wife told me about it when I got home from work so I propped it up immediately.

In the morning it was obvious another big Pineapple(1) tomato got hit by an animal of some sort. About half the tomato was eaten, similar to other tomatoes under the lemon tree.

Marianna's Peace wasn't a surprise -- I had misidentified it as Purple Dog Creek. I forgot to check Delicious so I'd better check it tomorrow. The Persimmon tomato was both a surprise and a beauty. It looks very similar to Dr. Wyche's Yellow.

We've now harvested over 900 SunGold tomatoes (929), 300 Husky Cherry Red(2) tomatoes (316) and 100 Red Currant tomatoes (111).

Oaxacan Pink is most likely another Oaxacan Jewel. I'll probably change the name over the next few days.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Harvested Vorlon and Chile Verde!

Today's harvest includes 56 SunGold, 19 Husky Cherry Red(1), 14 Husky Cherry Red(2), 9 Carmello (7 ounces), 6 Red Currant, 6 SunSugar, 5 Black and Brown Boar(1) (6 ounces), 5 Oaxacan Jewel (10 ounces, 12 ounces, 18.5 ounces, 16.5 ounces, 14 ounces), 4 Yellow Currant, 4 Giant Syrian (16 ounces, 12 ounces, 19.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 4 Chinese Tea, 4 Yellow Perfection, 4 Japanese Black Trifele (9.5 ounces), 4 Jaune Flamme(1), 3 Noire Charbonneuse(1), 3 Crimson Cushion, 2 Chile Verde (new), 2 Green Grape, 2 Green Zebra, 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Indigo Apple(1), 2 Black Cherry(1), 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Jaune Flamme(2), 2 Garden Peach, 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Black Krim(2) (7.5 ounces), 2 Black From Tula (8 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Nyagous(1), 2 Brown Berry, 2 Pink Furry Boar, Vorlon (new), Berkeley Tie Dye, Speckled Roman(2), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Matt's Wild Cherry, Pierce's Pride(2), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Big Bite, Indigo Rose, Pineapple Pig (10.5 ounces), Brad's Black Heart (7 ounces), Black and Brown Boar(2), Snow White(1), Black Cherry(2) and Tolstoi for a total of 195 tomatoes.

Yesterday Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) was leaning into the lemon tree. So during yesterday's harvest I propped it back to be straight off the ground. Mistake! My wife reported that it had fallen completely to the ground later in the day. She later picked it up and propped it against the Pinapple(1) tomato. I staked it in this morning.

Speaking of which, I was able to point out the half-eaten remains of a Pineapple(1) tomato to my wife. She later disposed it. We looked at Black Cherry(1). I think we'll end up adding a concrete reinforcing wire support trellis for it in the future. Meanwhile it's still doubled over.

Maturing tomatoes include Purple Dog Creek and Delicious. I almost pulled Delicious today so I'll assume it will be ready tomorrow. I know there are other maturing tomatoes.

The two Chile Verde tomatoes look great! The trouble, though, is these are the only two tomatoes on the plant.

Here's an image of today's harvest.

We've now harvested over 1500 back yard tomatoes for the year (1586) and over harvested 2500 tomatoes (2684) this year.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Harvested Oaxacan Pink, Brown Berry and Pierce's Pride(1)

Today's harvest includes 66 SunGold, 11 Husky Cherry Red(2), 10 Husky Cherry Red(1), 9 Red Currant, 4 Black and Brown Boar(1) (7 ounces), 4 Yellow Currant, 4 Crimson Cushion (8 ounces, 6 ounces), 4 Yellow Perfection, 3 Black Cherry(1), 3 Jaune Flamme(1), 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 SunSugar, 3 Italian Heirloom (6.5 ounces, 11 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Indigo Apple(1), 2 Sweet 100, 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Black Cherry(2), 2 Black Krim(2), Pierce's Pride(1) (new), Brown Berry (new), Oaxacan Pink (new), Nyagous(1), Speckled Roman(1), Chinese Tea, Berkeley Tie Dye, Redfield Beauty, Noire Charbonneuse(1), Oaxacan Jewel (13 ounces), Speckled Roman(2) (7.5 ounces), Ella's Pink Plum, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (8.5 ounces), Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), Big Bite (10 ounces), Black From Tula (13 ounces), Pink Furry Boar, Carmello, Garden Peach, Watermelon (12 ounces), Indigo Rose, Tolstoi, Snow White(2) and Green Grape for a total of 162 tomatoes.

My wife handed me some "tomato chips" that she made with the dehydrator. I ate them at work. They were tasty!

Yesterday my wife and I taste tested Pineapple Pig, Pink Furry Boar and Momataro, a tomato brought by my mother-in-law. Pineapple Pig was quite good with a mild, delicious taste (it reminded my wife of Porkchop). My wife had a one word response for Pink Furry Boar -- "Winner!". A refreshing and very good tasting tomato. Momataro was meaty but slightly less tasty than the first two. That's not as much of a complaint as it may sound -- it was only "quite good". I'd grow it. My wife just loved this tomato.

Brown Berry wasn't a surprise. I forgot to include it in yesterday's maturing tomatoes. But yesterday's 8 Snow White(2) tomatoes were a complete surprise.

Oaxacan Pink will probably end up being another Oaxacan Jewel but for now we'll leave it as is. The Brown Berry plant does not look good at all. It'll be good for about four tomatoes.

Now Black Cherry(1) is doubled over. We didn't get around to repairing it yesterday evening.

Whatever ate half of a Big Zebra also took out 3 Pineapple(1) tomatoes. 2 of them were almost completely eaten.

I got up to 104.5 yesterday. Still hot!

Maturing tomatoes include Marmara and Black Krim(1).

We've now harvested over 800 SunGold tomatoes (820) and over 1000 front yard tomatoes (1001).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Harvested Amazon Chocolate, Snow White(2) and Pierce's Pride(2)!

Today's harvest includes 51 SunGold, 12 Red Currant, 12 Husky Cherry Red(1), 11 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Snow White(2) (new), 6 Yellow Perfection, 5 Yellow Currant, 4 Carmello (9.5 ounces), 4 Indigo Rose, 4 Green Grape, 3 Indigo Apple(1), 3 Pink Furry Boar, 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Speckled Roman(2), 3 Italian Heirloom (12 ounces, 11 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Thessaloniki (7.5 ounces), 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (9.5 ounces), 2 SunSugar, 2 Noire Charbonneuse(1), 2 Crimson Cushion, 2 Speckled Roman(1), 2 Chinese Tea, Pierce's Pride(2) (new), Amazon Chocolate (new) (8 ounces), Berkeley Tie Dye (11.5 ounces), Nyagous(1), Jaune Flamme(1), Black and Brown Boar(1), Oaxacan Jewel (16 ounces), Matt's Wild Cherry, Ella's Pink Plum, Black Cherry(1), Japanese Black Trifele (6 ounces), Garden Peach, Speckled Roman(3), Snow White(1), Black and Brown Boar(2), Indigo Apple(2) and Jaune Flamme(2) for a total of 163 tomatoes.

Black Cherry(1) needs more attention. After falling into Brad's Black Heart on Monday, it's now doubled over in the other direction. I'll need my wife's help in propping it up again. The reason it's falling and doubling over is it has a lot of fruit high up in the tree. Even though the numbers haven't been too crazy for this plant, at some point they will rise.

Yesterday it got up to 106.5 degrees at Pierce College. It's hot! This will sterilize any new blooms (sorry Copper River) for sure, but also push growing tomatoes to maturity.

The Speckled Roman(3) pushes out long Speckled Romans. They're a bit on the thin side, but long, reminding me of a carrot.

Maturing tomatoes include Pineapple(1) and Porkchop(2).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Harvested Speckled Roman(3), Nyagous(2) and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1)!

Today's harvest includes 73 SunGold, 12 Husky Cherry Red(2), 12 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 Red Currant, 6 Green Grape, 5 Yellow Currant, 3 Nyagous(1), 3 Sweet Million, 3 Speckled Roman(2), 3 Yellow Perfection, 2 Nyagous(2) (new) (not Nyagous), 2 Tolstoi, 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Big Bite, 2 Jaune Flamme(1), 2 Crimson Cushion, 2 Carmello, 2 Oaxacan Jewel (9.5 ounces, 13 ounces), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (new) (7 ounces), Speckled Roman(3) (new), Speckled Roman(1), Chinese Tea, Berkeley Tie Dye (6 ounces), Matt's Wild Cherry, Sweet 100, Black Cherry(1), Black From Tula (6 ounces), Black Krim(2) (6 ounces), Thessaloniki, Giant Syrian (11 ounces), Garden Peach, Indigo Rose, Jaune Flamme(2) and SunSugar for a total of 158 tomatoes.

My wife watered the back yard tomatoes yesterday. Afterwards, Black Cherry(1) fell into Brad's Black Heart. I fixed Black Cherry(1) in the morning. But Brad's Black Heart sustained some minor damage.

Two days ago it got up to 98.5 at Pierce College, about a mile away. Yesterday it got up to 103.1. Today may be even hotter. Watch the smaller tomatoes ripen faster (73 SunGolds!) followed by the mid-sized tomatoes and so on. We should have a wave of tomatoes in the few days as the heat pushes them to maturity.

I had a computer board meeting in the evening and brought tomatoes to the other board members.

Maturing tomatoes include Amazon Chocolate and Oaxacan Pink.

We've now harvested over 700 SunGold tomatoes (703)!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Harvested Pink Furry Boar!

Today's harvest includes 44 SunGold, 13 Husky Cherry Red(1), 10 Husky Cherry Red(2), 7 Yellow Currant, 6 Red Currant, 5 Garden Peach, 5 Yellow Perfection, 4 Nyagous(1), 4 SunSugar, 3 Green Grape, 3 Carmello, 3 Crimson Cushion, 2 Berkeley Tie Dye (7 ounces, 16 ounces), 2 Italian Heirloom (9 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, 2 Noire Charbonneuse(1) (7 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 2 Big Bite (9 ounces), 2 Black From Tula (7 ounces), 2 Pineapple Pig (9.5 ounces, 9 ounces), Pink Furry Boar (new), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Sweet Million, Black Cherry(1), Snow White(1), Watermelon (9.5 ounces) and Indigo Rose for a total of 128 tomatoes.

I couple of tomato plants in the back yard had a 45 degree angle -- they got top heavy -- so I needed to stake them. I also staked a couple more (Berkeley Tie Dye being one of them) that had issues.

Something besides a bird ate a big chunk out of a large Big Zebra tomato last night. Perhaps an opossum?

My wife went to a party last night with some friends and of course she brought tomatoes. According to the consensus at the party, Pineapple Pig was a little watery and bland. But the tomato "chips" dried in the humidifier was a huge hit. The first batch was completely gone -- nothing remained.

Pink Furry Boar is a cute looking tomato, looking somewhat like an apple.

Both Pierce's Pride plants have maturing tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 600 SunGold tomatoes (630) and over 300 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes (307). And we've harvested over 2000 tomatoes for the year (2006).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Harvested 4 New Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 74 SunGold, 10 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Yellow Currant, 6 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Yellow Perfection, 4 SunSugar, 4 Green Grape, 3 Nyagous(1), 3 Speckled Roman(1) (6 ounces, 9 ounces), 3 Carmello (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 3 Crimson Cushion (6 ounces), 3 Jaune Flamme(2), 2 Pineapple Pig (new) (11 ounces), 2 Japanese Black Trifele (new) (7.5 ounces), 2 Red Currant, 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Jaune Flamme(1), 2 Sweet Million, 2 Black Cherry(2), 2 Ella's Pink Plum, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (13 ounces, 7.5 ounces), Italian Heirloom (new) (9 ounces), Noire Charbonneuse(2) (new), Chinese Tea, Berkeley Tie Dye (18 ounces), Black and Brown Boar(1), Oaxacan Jewel, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Matt's Wild Cherry, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (8 ounces), Big Bite (6.5 ounces), Black Krim(2) (8.5 ounces), Thessaloniki (6 ounces), Garden Peach and Yellow Furry Boar for a total of 156 tomatoes.

Yesterday my wife made another tomato salad for a barbeque party in the evening. She cut up Garden Peach and Oaxacan Jewel and some other red tomato, mozzarella cheese and dressing. The Garden Peach was good but the Oaxacan Jewel was nothing short of fabulous.

The larger Pineapple Pig harvested today is a beautiful tomato. I know my wife will put that one to the side. The Japanese Black Trifele looks great as well.

For some reason today was "throw rotten tomatoes in the garbage" day. The two maturing White Zebra tomatoes were hopelessly flawed and thrown away. Two Dr. Wyche's Yellow tomatoes had bad flaws. One could be salvaged and I kept that one but the other one was too far gone. There was a large tomato on the ground in the "moat" (Persimmon?) badly decaying. It took two paper towels to get most of it out.

Pink Furry Boar is maturing. In fact there was another, more mature Pink Furry Boar tomato with two bites out of it that needed tossing as well.

Here's an image of our dog in and among the tomato plants in the back yard cutout:

We've now harvested over 1000 tomatoes for the month of July (1014).