Post by 12540dumont on Jul 20, 2012 21:30:22 GMT -5
Although there are no Sungold's STILL, Joseph's Early Tomato threw out a couple of reds...my what a big healthy thing it is. Rose de Berne threw out a couple of pinks and Burning Spear donated 3 ripe orange tomatoes to the cause.
No sign of Early Girl (no snearing)...
First Cherry of the season....drum roll....Lieven's "Me Tarzan".
Post by littleminnie on Jul 30, 2012 22:06:44 GMT -5
Here is my up to date list: 1 Stupice! 2. Matt's Wild 3. Sungold F1 4. OSU Blue 5. "Chinese Purple" that isn't 6. Jaune Flamme 7. Brandywine Red 8. Casady's Folly 9. Thessaloniki 10. Japanese Black Trifele 11. Reisenstraub 12. Sweet Beverley 13.Principe 14. Orange banana 15. Rose 16. Kozula 125 17. JD's Special C Tex 18. Brandywine OTV 19. San Marzano 20. Cross of Isis Candy I call Tree 21. McClintock's Big 22. Persimmon
From the sandy potato fields of Sherburne county, Windy River Eco Farm grows heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs for Market and CSA. Been growing since 2008.
BTW, I disagree with you a little bit on heat setting ability as discussed at TV. I have several lines working this year that clearly set fruit in daytime heat exceeding 98*F.
In fact, and to be able to give more than "anecdotal" accounts, I have gone into the seed garden each week following extended hot spells and counted fruit set plant by plant. One heat spell from the last week of June to the first week of July had 11 days in a row above 100*F, and up to 107*F max., and I got fruit sets showing the following week. Not on all plants even of the same lines, but on a few plants in each of the hotset lines I am working up.
Yes, that first extended hot spell had cooler nights in the lower to mid 70s, but the more recent hot spell had warmer nights in the mid 80s, and I still got fruit set on a couple of lines that had been results of crossing with cherry tomatoes.
Just thought I'd pass that along, even though it's off subject for this thread.
the pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle