Friday, July 18, 2014

Harvested Blue Gold and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2)!

Today's harvest includes 51 Orange Paruche, 41 Sunchocola, 20 Matt's Wild Cherry, 18 SunGold, 15 Garden Peach(1), 12 Garden Peach(2), 7 Husky Cherry Red(2), 7 Sugar Snack, 4 Yellow Perfection, 4 Jaune Flamme, 4 Evan's Purple Pear, 3 Bloody Butcher, 3 Bread and Salt, 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Adriana's Grande (6 ounces), 2 Earliana, 2 Indigo Rose, 2 Snow White, 2 Nyagous, 2 Garden Peach(3), Blue Gold (new), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) (new), Hungarian Heart (15 ounces), Pineapple (7 ounces), Speckled Roman(2), Volunteer(4), Persimmon(1) (not Persimmon), Persimmon(2) (not Persimmon), Green Grape, Black Cherry and Michael Pollan for a total of 214 tomatoes.

Today was our largest front yard harvest of the year (barely, yesterday was one tomato less) and our largest back yard harvest of the today was our largest overall harvest this year.

The Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) looks nice, though small. Blue Gold wasn't a complete surprise. I had forgotten to mention a tomato was maturing a few days ago, then forgot about it. As I mentioned yesterday I was going to take a longer look harvesting the back yard, and the numbers show it (105 tomatoes).

I'm slightly bewildered where all these mature Garden Peach tomatoes came from. I did a pretty good job of going through the raised beds yesterday. It was the ones in the ground where I slacked off somewhat. Today, bam! 29 mature Garden Peach tomatoes among the three volunteers.

Today's Hungarian Heart is an absolute beauty, but I didn't get an image of it yet. Yesterday's Blue Beauty changed color! The burnt orange turned into a reddish color. That also indicates that I harvested it a day or two early. It's still a beautiful tomato as well.

We've now harvested over 900 Orange Paruche tomatoes (912) and over 600 Sunchocola tomatoes this year! We'll easily hit over 1000 harvested Orange Paruche tomatoes and there's a very good chance we'll get over 1000 Sunchocola tomatoes by the time the year is out.

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