Saturday, October 27, 2012

Harvested Over 1000 Husky Cherry Red(1) Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 50 SunGold, 3 Snow White(2), 3 Husky Cherry Red(1) and Husky Cherry Red(2) for a total of 57 tomatoes.

The harvest was a little better today because I didn't harvest by flashlight. There was enough sun to see the darker, riper and more obscure tomatoes ready for harvest today.

We've now harvested over 1000 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes this year(1002)! And the plant still has some life in it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Harvested Over 3000 SunGold Tomatoes This Year!

Tuesday's harvest includes 24 SunGold tomatoes.
Wednesday's harvest includes 25 SunGold, Husky Cherry Red(1) and Snow White(2) for a total of 27 tomatoes.
Thursday's harvest includes 37 SunGold, 2 Snow White(2) and Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 40 tomatoes.
Today's harvest includes 33 SunGold, 2 Snow White(2) and Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 36 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 3000 SunGold tomatoes this year (3013)! The scary thing is this plant has a lot of new blooms and may have another large harvest in the next month or so.

Having noted that, I'm pleasantly surprised by the SunGold harvest during this month. My internal harvest prediction for October was going to be 200 tomatoes and after the first week I thought that would be too high. We've harvested 320 SunGold tomatoes this month, 395 overall so far.

We've had Santa Ana winds the past couple of days. Both Snow White(2) and SunGold are noticeably less tall -- they've been blown to the west. It's unclear what damage has been done, if any.

Our new dog found a hornworm on Snow White(2).

We have definitely passed our all time harvest high for a year (2009/11,155 tomatoes). We are currently at 11,267 harvested tomatoes and the number will continue to rise.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Harvested Over 2850 SunGold Tomatoes!

Monday's harvest (last week) includes 5 SunGold tomatoes.
Tuesday's harvest includes 4 SunGold and 2 Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 6 tomatoes.
Wednesday's harvest includes 11 SunGold, 4 Snow White(2) and 3 Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 18 tomatoes.
Today's harvest includes 84 SunGold, 10 Snow White(2), 3 Husky Cherry Red(1) and Husky Cherry Red(2) for a total of 98 tomatoes.

The Thursday - Sunday gap was due to being out of town for those days. We were at a conference in Arizona.

Yes, today's total for SunGold is correct. I counted it twice.

It must have gotten cooler while we were away. Not only did I harvest a ton of SunGold tomatoes today but I saw plenty of blooms. We could get a "third wind" from this plant.

My wife pulled Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red a week ago Monday.

We've now harvested over 2850 SunGold tomatoes (2894) for the year! Also, we're only a few tomatoes away from our all time high for a yearly harvest.