Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Harvested German Orange Strawberry and Black Krim!

Today's harvest includes 29 Sunchocola, 20 Orange Paruche, 14 SunGold, 11 Sugar Snack, 9 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Adriana's Grande (7.5 ounces, 11 ounces, 7.5 ounces), 3 Earl of Edgecombe (6 ounces), 3 Earliana, 3 Jaune Flamme, 3 Garden Peach(3), 2 Indigo Apple, 2 Bloody Butcher, German Orange Strawberry (new, 13.5 ounces), Black Krim (new), Bread and Salt (7.5 ounces), Nyagous, Odoriko, Garden Peach(1), Green Grape, Husky Cherry Red(1), Berkeley Tie Dye and Michael Pollan for a total of 112 tomatoes.

Today is the largest harvest number so far, barely surpassing the 110 tomato harvest on July 3. The back yard tomatoes are coming in larger numbers. The back yard harvest for the last four days has been 21/29/42/47. The back yard harvest on July 3 was 12.

Today's harvest was pretty. We're getting larger tomatoes as we get later in to the season. The German Orange Strawberry was both a surprise and an absolute beauty. But don't disregard the three Adriana's Grande (the three larger red tomatoes in the image below) and the three Earl of Edgecombe (bright orange tomatoes in front that look yellowish in the image). Odoriko is the tomato to the right with the slight purplish tinge. Black Krim is the brown tomato in the back.

Last night we taste tested Earl of Edgecombe, Michael Pollan, Bread and Salt and Berkeley Tie Dye. All were quite good. Last night's Bread and Salt was the best one I've tasted of that variety. This indicates to me I may have been harvesting Bread and Salt a day too late. This Bread and Salt was firmer than others and that made a positive difference. Berkeley Tie Dye was delicious with a bit of acid at the end. The Michael Pollan tomato was the best tasting of that variety that she has ever had. Earl of Edgecombe was quite good as well.

Green Zebra and Golden Rave have maturing tomatoes. But it is clear that Green Zebra is a mislabel. There are no stripes in the tomato...

We've now harvested over 1000 tomatoes in the front yard (1022) this year!

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