Friday, August 24, 2012

Harvested 300 Snow White(2) Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 24 Snow White(2), 12 SunGold, 7 Black Cherry(1), 6 Carmello (9 ounces), 4 Yellow Perfection, 4 Indigo Rose, 3 Marmara, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Red Currant, 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), 2 Snow White(1), 2 Redfield Beauty, Nyagous(1), Black and Brown Boar(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Pink Furry Boar, Crimson Cushion, German Orange Strawberry, Delicious, Black Cherry(2), Pineapple(2) and Red Boar(1) for a total of 87 tomatoes.

Snow White(1) has such a high total because my wife picked 15 of them in the afternoon. I added it to today's total because I don't plan to harvest tomorrow.

Other than that, not much happening. There's no more tomato plants ready to be pulled (though many are close) and they're too fragile to train. The weather is back to normal again.

We've now harvested exactly 300 Snow White(2) tomatoes for the year!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harvested 100 Carmello Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 15 SunGold, 10 Carmello, 9 Snow White(2), 7 Black Cherry(1), 6 Red Currant, 3 Oaxacan Pink, 3 Indigo Rose, 3 Big Bite, 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow, 2 Oaxacan Jewel (7 ounces), 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Red Boar(1), 2 Thessaloniki, Indigo Apple(1), Pineapple(1) (8.5 ounces), Nyagous(1), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Brad's Black Heart (6.5 ounces), Pink Furry Boar, Snow White(1), Black and Brown Boar(2), Purple Dog Creek, Delicious, Black Cherry(2), Amana Orange, Noire Charbonneuse(2) and Tolstoi for a total of 86 tomatoes.

My wife pulled Pineapple Pig, Yellow Furry Boar, Red Boar(2) and Porkchop(2). My wife spotted the tomato on Yellow Furry Boar but declared it as not worth saving and pulled the plant.

If you'll notice, all four tomatoes were developed at Wild Boar Farms. Wild Boar Farms has some tremendous varieties and we will always grow tomatoes developed there, but the plants simply do not last in the heat of the San Fernando Valley.

Carmello is going through a second wind, as well as Red Currant to a lesser degree.

Also, my wife watered all of the back yard tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 700 Black Cherry(1) tomatoes (706) and 100 Carmello tomatoes this year.

Harvested Over 2000 Tomatoes In The Back Yard This Month!

Today's harvest includes 20 SunGold, 11 Black Cherry(1), 5 Red Currant, 5 Carmello, 4 Big Bite, 4 Snow White(1), 4 Snow White(2), 4 Oaxacan Jewel (7 ounces, 9 ounces), 4 Oaxacan Pink, 4 Yellow Perfection, 3 Dr. Wyche's Yellow, 2 Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Indigo Rose, 2 Jaune Flamme(2), Husky Cherry Red(2), Indigo Apple(1), Ella's Pink Plum, Pink Furry Boar, Thessaloniki, German Orange Strawberry, Speckled Roman(3), Delicious, Gypsy, Marmara, SunSugar and Green Grape for a total of 88 tomatoes.

My wife pulled out Speckled Roman(1) yesterday. And she continues to make sauce and freeze it, as well as give away some to friends and family.

I added tomato fertilizer to the container plants this morning.

Yellow Furry Boar has one more tomato to mature so it's spared the chopping block for now. But Jaune Flamme(2) can go.

We've now harvested over 2000 tomatoes in the back yard this month (2013)!

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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Harvested Over 2500 SunGold Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 32 SunGold, 27 Black Cherry(1), 19 Husky Cherry Red(1), 16 Snow White(1), 11 Husky Cherry Red(2), 8 Snow White(2), 5 Indigo Rose, 5 Pineapple Pig, 5 SunSugar, 5 Speckled Roman(2), 5 Sweet Million, 5 Red Currant, 4 Redfield Beauty, 4 Dr. Wyche's Yellow, 3 Indigo Apple(2), 3 Italian Heirloom (6 ounces, 8 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Oaxacan Pink (6 ounces), 2 Marmara, 2 German Orange Strawberry, 2 Black Cherry(2), 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Carmello, 2 Tolstoi, 2 Yellow Perfection, 2 Big Bite (6 ounces), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Speckled Roman(1), Nyagous(1), Chinese Tea, Black and Brown Boar(1), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Ella's Pink Plum, Thessaloniki, Watermelon (8.5 ounces), Gypsy, Yellow Furry Boar, Jaune Flamme(2), Noire Charbonneuse(2), Black and Brown Boar(2), Aunt Ruby's German Green and Red Boar(1) for a total of 193 tomatoes.

Again, today's numbers got goosed upward because I didn't harvest on Saturday.

Speckled Roman(2) kicked out a lot of tomatoes but it's because the plant has basically died. We have three or four more that can be pulled.

Friday's high: 103.1. Yesterday's high: 97.4. It's still hot but we may get cooler weather in the near future.

We hit a few numeric landmarks today. We've now harvested over 6000 tomatoes from the back yard this year (6074). Also, we've harvested over 2500 SunGold tomatoes (2527), over 750 Husky Cherry Red(2) tomatoes (759), over 650 Black Cherry(1) tomatoes (659), over 250 Snow White(2) tomatoes (254), over 100 Sweet Million tomaotes (104) and over 50 Speckled Roman(2) tomatoes (51).