Friday, July 27, 2012

Harvested Over 6000 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 40 SunGold, 33 Black Cherry(1), 28 Husky Cherry Red(1), 16 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Black Cherry(2), 8 Snow White(1), 6 Indigo Rose, 6 Black and Brown Boar(2), 6 Yellow Perfection, 6 Snow White(2), 5 Pink Furry Boar, 5 SunSugar, 5 Garden Peach, 5 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 4 Green Grape, 4 Amazon Chocolate (7.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 4 Thessaloniki (7 ounces), 3 Creme Brulee (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Black Krim(2), 2 Speckled Roman(2), 2 Brown Berry, 2 Black and Brown Boar(1), 2 Earl of Edgecombe, 2 Marmara (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Yellow Furry Boar, 2 Crimson Cushion, Marianna's Peace (16 ounces), Chinese Tea, Watermelon (8 ounces), Black Krim(1) (8 ounces), Nebraska Wedding (9 ounces), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2), Jaune Flamme(1), Indigo Apple(1), Big Zebra, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Japanese Black Trifele, Taxi, Purple Dog Creek (10.5 ounces), Persimmon (11 ounces), Red Boar(2) and Jaune Flamme(2) for a total of 232 tomatoes.

I'm a little surprised that the numbers have stayed as solid for this long. SunGold is finally starting to fade but the two Black Cherry and the two Snow White plants have picked up the slack.

The tomato sizes are starting to dwindle and the plants are looking ragged. Noire Charbonneuse(1), Chinese Tea and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) may not last much longer. However, many plants will have a second wind. Sweet Baby Girl already has a second wind and has maturing tomatoes again.

My wife watered the back yard containers.

We've now harvested over 3000 tomatoes in the back yard for the month of July (3151) and over 6000 tomatoes for the year (6187).

Harvested Big Zebra!

Today's harvest includes 44 SunGold, 30 Black Cherry(1), 18 Husky Cherry Red(1), 15 Husky Cherry Red(2), 13 Snow White(1), 7 Black Cherry(2), 6 Indigo Apple(1), 4 SunSugar, 4 Garden Peach, 3 Indigo Rose, 3 Berkeley Tie Dye (9 ounces, 8.5 ounces), 3 Red Currant, 3 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (6.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Redfield Beauty, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (7.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Amazon Chocolate (7.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Nebraska Wedding (12 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Big Bite (9.5 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Ramapo, 2 Pink Furry Boar (6 ounces), 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Nyagous(1), 2 Speckled Roman(3) (7 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Speckled Roman(2), 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, 2 Thessaloniki, Big Zebra (new) (19.5 ounces), Jaune Flamme(2), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Black and Brown Boar(1), Pierce's Pride(1) (9 ounces), Marianna's Peace (8 ounces), Taxi, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (6 ounces), Jaune Flamme(1), Italian Heirloom (6.5 ounces), White Zebra, Black From Tula (6 ounces), Chinese Tea, Noire Charbonneuse(1), Porkchop(1) (10.5 ounces), Purple Dog Creek (8 ounces), Oaxacan Jewel (9 ounces), Brad's Black Heart (10 ounces), Black Krim(2) (9 ounces), Creme Brulee (9.5 ounces), Oaxacan Pink (6 ounces), German Orange Strawberry, Yellow Furry Boar, Delicious, Earl of Edgecombe, Watermelon and Snow White(2) for a total of 215 tomatoes.

The harvested Big Zebra is a beauty! My wife was crowing about how beautiful it looked.

I took a look at Neves Azorean Red this morning. The plant isn't too tall but it has a few unripe tomatoes. I haven't paid any attention to it because nothing's maturing on the vines. However, a week ago I thought the same thing about Earl of Edgecombe until I took a look at it and found several slightly overripe tomatoes.

My wife watered parts of the back yard yesterday.

We've now harvested over 1800 SunGold tomatoes for the year (1843). And we've now harvested over 3500 tomatoes in the back yard (3569) and over 5000 tomatoes for July (5091).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Harvested Over 200 Black Cherry(1) Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 66 SunGold, 37 Black Cherry(1), 22 Husky Cherry Red(1), 16 Husky Cherry Red(2), 11 Black Cherry(2), 7 Yellow Perfection, 7 Snow White(1), 6 Indigo Apple(1), 5 Garden Peach, 5 Indigo Rose, 4 Chinese Tea, 4 Snow White(2), 4 Amazon Chocolate (7 ounces, 10 ounces, 6.5 ounces, 8.5 ounces), 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Pink Furry Boar, 3 Yellow Furry Boar, 3 SunSugar, 3 Ramapo (8 ounces, 8.5 ounces, 8 ounces), 3 Creme Brulee (6 ounces), 3 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Brad's Black Heart (10 ounces), 2 Black Krim(2) (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Green Grape, 2 Black From Tula (11 ounces), 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Gypsy, 2 Marmara, 2 Pierce's Pride(1) (7 ounces, 11 ounces), 2 Marianna's Peace (10.5 ounces, 11 ounces), 2 Amana Orange (12.5 ounces, 9.5 ounces), Noire Charbonneuse(1), Berkeley Tie Dye (6 ounces), German Orange Strawberry, Paul Robeson, Black Krim(1) (10 ounces), Nyagous(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow (6 ounces), Persimmon (13.5 ounces), Oaxacan Jewel (13 ounces), Sweet Million, Sweet 100, Ella's Pink Plum, Oaxacan Pink (9 ounces), Speckled Roman(3), Indigo Apple(2), Delicious (9.5 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Taxi and Jaune Flamme(2) for a total of 256 tomatoes.

I realized yesterday afternoon that I had missed the second to back row in the back yard cutout. I made it a point to go there today and found some good Amazon Chocolate, Black Cherry(2) and Ramapo tomatoes.

My wife watered some of the front yard tomatoes yesterday.

After today's harvest I told my wife that Paul Robeson was done. She pulled it out about 20 minutes later.

Other than that, Black Cherry and Snow White are keeping our numbers high. We like both tomatoes, so this is great!

A Big Zebra tomato is maturing. And I need to take a look at Neves Azorean Red, I don't know what the heck is happening with that plant. I know we haven't harvested anything for this one.

We've harvested over 200 Black Cherry(1) tomatoes (220) and 100 Garden Peach tomatoes. Also, we've now harvested over 2000 front yard tomatoes in July and over 5500 tomatoes for 2012 (5739).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Harvested Over 600 Husky Cherry Red(1) Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 60 SunGold, 42 Black Cherry(1), 26 Husky Cherry Red(1), 14 Husky Cherry Red(2), 7 Garden Peach, 6 Snow White(1), 6 Indigo Rose, 5 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 4 Black Krim(2) (8 ounces, 11 ounces), 4 SunSugar, 3 Black From Tula (6 ounces, 7 ounces), 3 Thessaloniki, 3 Amana Orange (13 ounces, 11 ounces, 14.5 ounces), 3 Persimmon (21 ounces, 16.5 ounces, 13.5 ounces), 2 Pierce's Pride(1) (6 ounces, 10 ounces), 2 Oaxacan Pink (10.5 ounces, 11 ounces), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Big Bite, 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 German Orange Strawberry, 2 Red Currant, 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Delicious (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Berkeley Tie Dye (11 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Italian Heirloom (12.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Black and Brown Boar(1), 2 Yellow Perfection, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2), Porkchop(1) (16 ounces), Noire Charbonneuse(1), Indigo Apple(2), Redfield Beauty, Snow White(2), Green Grape, Speckled Roman(1), Speckled Roman(3), Yellow Furry Boar, Oaxacan Jewel (16 ounces), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg (6 ounces), Nebraska Wedding (7 ounces), Red Boar(2), Omar's Lebanese (20 ounces) and Purple Dog Creek (8.5 ounces) for a total of 230 tomatoes.

Even though today's harvest has lower numbers than yesterday's, it's clearly a heavier harvest. There's plenty of beautiful large tomatoes today's harvest, including Omar's Lebanese, Persimmon, Oaxacan Jewel, Porkchop(1), Oaxacan Pink and Amana Orange. Today's harvest was a really nice one.

My wife pulled out Yellow Currant yesterday.

We've now harvested over 1700 SunGold tomaotes (1733) and over 600 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes (623). Also, we've now harvested over 4500 tomatoes in July (4618).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvested Italian Tree!

Today's harvest includes 70 SunGold, 25 Black Cherry(1), 24 Husky Cherry Red(2), 19 Husky Cherry Red(1), 12 Snow White(1), 9 Garden Peach, 7 SunSugar, 6 Yellow Perfection, 4 Japanese Black Trifele (6 ounces), 4 Black From Tula (7 ounces, 9 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 3 Black Krim(2) (7.5 ounces, 6 ounces), 3 Black Cherry(2), 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Carmello (6 ounces), 2 Persimmon (14 ounces, 23 ounces), 2 Creme Brulee (7.5 ounces), 2 Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, 2 Earl of Edgecombe (6 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Italian Heirloom (13 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Amazon Chocolate (10 ounces, 9 ounces), 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), Italian Tree (new) (13 ounces), Green Grape, Pineapple Pig (9 ounces), Brown Berry, Marianna's Peace (9.5 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Red Boar(2), Jaune Flamme(2), Amana Orange, Pierce's Pride(1), Paul Robeson, Oaxacan Pink (8.5 ounces), Indigo Apple(2), Matt's Wild Cherry, Indigo Rose, Indigo Apple(1), Noire Charbonneuse(1), Gypsy (7 ounces), Ramapo (8 ounces), Nyagous(1), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Kellogg's Breakfast (11 ounces), Black and Brown Boar(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Berkeley Tie Dye, Porkchop(1) (9.5 ounces), Pink Furry Boar for a total of 237 tomatoes.

The Italian Tree tomato is a nice looking thing but the trouble is that this may be the only tomato to come off this plant. I don't see any others.

Speaking of which, it's been 3 weeks since we've harvested from Sweet Baby Girl but it's making a comeback.

Again, the Persimmon tomatoes look beautiful.

Finally, the Black Cherry(1) harvest starts to get heavy.

We've now harvested over 3000 tomatoes from the back yard this year (3095).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Harvested Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red!

Today's harvest includes 99 SunGold, 24 Husky Cherry Red(2), 23 Husky Cherry Red(1), 13 Black Cherry(1), 10 Black Cherry(2), 10 Snow White(1), 8 Garden Peach, 5 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 5 Gypsy, 5 SunSugar, 5 Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg (7 ounces, 7 ounces), 4 Jaune Flamme(2), 3 Japanese Black Trifele (8 ounces), 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Snow White(2), 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Speckled Roman(3), 3 Pierce's Pride (8 ounces, 7.5 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Indigo Rose, 2 Red Boar(2), 2 Big Bite (11.5 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Jaune Flamme(1), 2 Green Grape, 2 Yellow Currant, 2 Yellow Furry Boar, 2 Speckled Roman(2), Chinese Tea, Porkchop(1) (8 ounces), Oaxacan Pink (8.5 ounces), Indigo Apple(1), Brad's Black Heart (11 ounces), Amazon Chocolate (12 ounces), Thessaloniki, Nebraska Wedding, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Berkeley Tie Dye (6 ounces), Marianna's Peace (7.5 ounces), Delicious, Black From Tula (6 ounces), Crimson Cushion, Black and Brown Boar(2), Purple Dog Creek (15 ounces), Italian Heirloom (7.5 ounces), Earl of Edgecombe (8.5 ounces), Red Boar(1) and Marmara for a total of 269 tomatoes.

Yesterday it got up to 101 degrees at Pierce College. That seemed to reflect in today's harvest. There were a lot of tomatoes but it didn't look like it weighed more than yesterday's harvest. A lot of cherry tomatoes in today's harvest. Not that we're complaining...

We brought a lot of tomatoes to the "seed lady" to be distributed throughout their neighborhood. It looks like we'll make a tomato donation to charity soon. It would have happened Friday but time but my wife ran out of time...

A Persimmon branch got so heavy it simply doubled over. This is not the first time such a thing occurred but it is the first time that it felt dangerous to tape it back into position. The tomatoes were so heavy I thought I would break the branch in two. So I took one of my tomato gloves and laid it between the fallen tomatoes and the ground.

An Italian Tree is maturing.

We've now harvested over 1600 SunGold tomatoes (1603) and over 500 Husky Cherry Red(2) tomatoes (501). Also, we've now harvested over 2000 tomatoes in the front yard (2070), over 4000 tomatoes in the month of July (4149) and over 5000 tomatoes for the year (5013)!