Post by 12540dumont on Aug 26, 2012 20:28:57 GMT -5
David, still waiting to see if it gets ripe. Apparently there were a couple, but I missed them when I was canning.
So, my whole living room is full of tomatoes.
Here's my preliminary tomato report:
First of all Joseph's Earliest is a very productive tomato and has great flavor. It's one of our new favorites. It was NOT the earliest, but only by a day or two.
Our second favorite new tomato is LIEVEN's Me Tarzan. There are 2 types in my garden, one round red and one tear drop black cherryish color. I'll post pictures soon. It's hectic here.
So here's the Brix breakdown:
Sungold - 11.5 Black Cherry 9.2 Me Tarzan Tear 9.1 Early Girl 8.1 Me Tarzan Red Round 8 Green Zebara Cherry 8 Tennessee Britches 7.9 Joseph's Early 7 Rose D' Bern 7 Milka's Red 6.2 Juan Flamme 6 St. Columbe 5
I haven't tested every tomato. For that matter Santa Ana has not even made a ripe tomato yet.
Remember that at our farm I start 6 seeds of each tomato and only transplant 2 of each. So I might have even had more variety from Lieven's Tomato. Joseph's tomato shows one that is more saladette and one more cherry like.
I think Green Zebra Cherry is a spitter. Tastes like a pizza box.
I have never liked Sungold. But grow it for my customers
Rose d' Berne exhibited a lot of blossom end rot in our calcium deplete soil. (Yes we amended).
Tomatoes have been very late here. We have had daily temperature swings from 90 down to 50. The nights have been cool (I'm not complaining mind you, but the tomatoes are).
That's it' more photos and pictures later.
Lieven...She's a beauty, that tear drop is a keeper!
Sungold - 11.5 ... Tomatoes have been very late here. We have had daily temperature swings from 90 down to 50.
Brix of Sungold in my garden last week was 9.5.
Brix of a Sweet 100 cherry on the same day was 7.5.
I've really been liking the taste of Matt's Wild Cherry. They sure are small though.
For weeks on end now I have had 90 in the day and 60 at night. Seems like unusually warm nights, but I'm not complaining. I'm expecting frost after our next rainstorm, so it's fine with me if it doesn't rain for a while, even though the local Mormons are fasting and holding special meetings praying for rain: I'd like to get a tomato harvest this fall, and I won't get that if they get their rain. There is plenty of time for rain in late September or during the winter.
Note that the earliest fruit were mostly from the real early planted plants however they were not as early in DTM as normal planted plants. So it took 66 days for Stupice when planted real early in May but would have been less for a plant planted in late May. Still it gave me fruit in very early July!
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.
Wow. Your garden is looking beautiful, Holly. My tomato plants are ready but still a little early to plant outside because of spring storms. Seven miles northeast of us received 3 inches of rain this weekend but had 1 1/2 inch hail. We did not have the hail but only received 0.12 inch of rain. I'm just thankful for some moisture.
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