Outdoor Tomatoes 2011

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Harvest:

early indoor/outdoor jetstar tomato: 3 (first 6/14)

juliet: 460 (first 7/8 - should have waited another 1-2 days)

early girl: 47 (first 7/17) - terminated 10/22

bucks county: 35 (first 7/18)

supertasty: 46 (first 7/26)

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Really! on the razzleberry.

Really! on the razzleberry. Hm. Now that I know it's my peony that's toxic, maybe I'll try that one again.

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Cherry tomatoes do OK in my

Cherry tomatoes do OK in my soil but yields have declined so much, even with resistant hybrids, SWC is the way to go.  I have to have my cherokee purple!  BTW, I really liked the Razzleberry tomato (you sent me seeds) and will be growing that one again. 

 

 

 

 

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A real tomato-tasting cherry

A real tomato-tasting cherry tomato sounds good. I enjoy the sungolds I grow for my Mom, but not enough to grow them for myself. I just like them better than any other cherry. But I really liked the juliets - a real tomato paste flavor in a fruit that grows in cherry quantities, and super easy to dry. Skin's a bit thick, tho.

Is the tomatoberry resistant to your fungi?

The one heirloom tomato I ever tried to grow was that cherokee, and it certainly died of fungus. But I like hybrid yields, with so little space available. And the flavor of the bucks, at least, is to die for.

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Hi Gisette, I like the
Hi Gisette, I like the tomatoberry in the summer - a real tomato tasting cherry - not sweet. I do love my sweet sungold, though. Late planted plants weren't early enough to yield anything except whiteflies! Always next year - I think I'm going to have to graft a bunch of tomato plants next year onto disease resistant rootstock (maxifort) for growing out - even in the earthboxes. Too much fungus (air and soil borne) out there after 13 years of growing. A big pain in the butt will make a cool grow log! Beth

 

 

 

 

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Picked 12 green tomatoes for

Picked 12 green tomatoes for bag-ripening before the snows. But, the plants still look pretty healthy, and the weather's warmed up, so... May yet get even more.

25 week bucks county tomato - pruned back to 2 small tomatoes left to maybe grow bigger 24 week supertasty and juliet tomatoes, in snow

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Ooh, you still have cukes?

Ooh, you still have cukes? I'm envious, Beth!

So what do you think of the tomatoberry variety? Will grow again?

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Excellent job Gisette! I
Excellent job Gisette! I managed to harvest two tomatoberry cherry toms tonite for a salad of homegrown lettuce, peppers, cucs and two cherry toms...

 

 

 

 

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Harvested 8 tomatoes this

Harvested 8 tomatoes this week. Removed first tomato plant, as the early girl gave up its last small ripe fruit. With shorter days, that plant was only getting a few hours of sun per day anymore. The others still have nubbin fruit, and a handful of almost-ready-to-ripen fruit on board.

24 week bucks county tomato has maybe 4 more mid-size fruit, early girl plant removed yesterday 23 week supertasty and juliet tomatoes, a few big, lots of baby fruits. some of the October harvest

The nubbin fruits are probably doomed - but the first real freeze keeps getting pushed back in the forecast. This week it's supposed to be mainly highs around 60, lows above 40.

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Well, getting any from

Well, getting any from tomatoes planted in August is an achievement, Beth! Esp. the Cherokee - kind of a long season for here, even planted in June. Won't they bag-ripen? Not the same flavor, but at least they look pretty.

I already miss having enough tomatoes to do much cooking with. The last few weeks have been mostly a sandwich-and-other-accent supply. Kinda like I used to buy tomatoes for, once in a blue moon.

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I miss tomatoes already! I
I miss tomatoes already! I do have a few tomatoberry ripening on my late plant, but the Cherokee Purple set only two tomatoes and doubt will have time to ripen...

 

 

 

 

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