Yeah, well; I'm not gonna get all jiggy until I have a tomato I can eat. I've had flowers ~3 weeks. At this point, it's a race between fruit and temps, 'cause once the temps get too high, the fruit stops developing. So I may get tomatoes before July, though maybe only green ones (not a bad veggie, IMHO), but August early?, not so unlikely. Oh, well, doubtless they'll be the tastier. the longer I have to wait.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
My earliest this year was Kimberley at 52 days. Here is a pic of one I put in a one gallon pot that shows whet they look like and how they can load up. This pic was taken a week ago. I here mention of Bloody Butcher, here is my Bloody Butcher as of today. I have been picking the Kimberley for two weeks now but still waiting on anything else. By the way the Kimberley got left outside in flats and got snowed on the 2nd day of May with no noticeable side effects.
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Post by littleminnie on Jun 26, 2013 21:09:30 GMT -5
I'm noticing lots of tiny fruits on my plants, especially those I started early to plant in a low tunnel but ended up planting them with the rest. Mc Clintock's is already make fruit and it is a beefsteak. Almost every plant is flowering. Of course it has been hot and wet now and they are in the red tomato bags so they are very happy. No water problems like last year. First to pick lists are coming soon.
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.
Took my first tomatoes to market today. First ripe tomato for us this year were Gregori's AltaiXBloody Butcher F1. Closely followed a few days later by Siletz and Neve's Azorean Red X Bloody Butcher F1.
Post by 12540dumont on Jul 7, 2013 21:16:24 GMT -5
Still the only ripe tomato I have is Sungold.
Nothing for the CSA. Da Apprendere, Campbell54, Bear Creek, Bernadina Paste, Grappiolo d' Invierno, Lucky Cross, Rutgers Cosmo, KBX, Piennolo Dar, Daniels, Lynnwood, Crazy Horse, Jean's Prize, Sioux Cosmo, Me Tarzan, Dr. Carolyn's Pink, Santa Anna, Stump of the World and Picardy. Nary a ripe tomato amongst these.
105 degrees out and not a single ripe tomato. Tomatoes were transplanted on March 30 to the field. No frost and 3 months and not a damn tomato. She toss her hands up in despair. I have peppers on!