Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Harvested Black Cherry and Pineapple!

Today's harvest includes 22 Sunchocola, 18 Orange Paruche, 10 SunGold, 8 Matt's Wild Cherry, 4 Sugar Snack, 3 Snow White, 2 Black Cherry (new), 2 Adriana's Grande (8 ounces, 12.5 ounces), 2 Earliana, 2 Evan's Purple Pear, 2 Michael Pollan, Pineapple (new), Volunteer(4), Indigo Rose, Jaune Flamme, Yellow Perfection, Bread and Salt (6 ounces), Nyagous, Persimmon(2), Cherokee Purple, Garden Peach(1), Garden Peach(2), Husky Cherry Red(1) and Husky Cherry Red(2) for a total of 88 tomatoes.

The new Pineapple tomato wasn't a surprise. It looks nice but it's small for a Pineapple tomato. We're used to one pounders and this one wasn't close to that size. But it's a start! The Black Cherry tomatoes were a bit of a surprise, however.

The front yard tomato harvest has fallen for five days in a row (98/64/57/52/48/46) and that can't be a coincidence. We're on the tail end of the first wave for Orange Paruche and Sunchocola. The back yard numbers are starting to rise again, which is expected. The back yard is usually two to three weeks behind the front yard.

The "corner office" tomato plants are looking a little better. These plants were significantly behind in their normal development. These plants have a hedge to the south that blocks a good portion of the sun and had pumpkin vines running through most of the plants. The pumpkin vines both hindered and protected these plants. The vines were pulled out about three weeks ago. Meanwhile, the remaining tomato plants seem less wispy and happy to see more of the sun.

I had the rest of the Ananas Noire last night. In general, I like Ananas Noire but I'm not in love with it. My wife just loves it. And based on this tomato I can see why. It was pleasant to look at, a pretty texture, delicious and a close to refreshing taste. This was a damn good tomato!

We've now harvested over 500 Orange Paruche tomatoes (501), over 300 Sunchocola tomatoes (310) and over 100 SunGold tomatoes (107) this year so far!

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