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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Looking good! Have you done
Looking good! Have you done supplemental feding yet? Agree the juliets are more roma-like. Let us know how they taste! Beth

 

 

 

 

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The juliets seem to be a lot

The juliets seem to be a lot more like roma than grape tomatoes, size-wise. Meaning, the oldest are bigger than grape tomatoes, and don't look anywhere near ripe. None of them do. They do look healthy, though. Huge.

  

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My early indoor/outdoor jet

My early indoor/outdoor jet star tomato may be failing / need to be removed. Looking around the web, I suspect its problem is gray mold / botrytis. Peony is supposedly a carrier - and its been hugging up to my peony plant through epic rains all week. The fruit isn't so much ripening, as rotting from the stem end. Only three nice fruit out of all that work... But I probably should remove it before it gets the growbox tomatoes sick.

   

The growbox tomatoes don't look one bit sick. They're all outgrowing their supports, and it's still June. The Juliet tomato looks like it could happily fill a whole growbox - and the whole balcony - all by itself.

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Picked all 3 of the early-set

Picked all 3 of the early-set jet star tomatoes this week. But, it may have more ripe before the first normal-time transplants start to ripen. (Though may not - the juliet looks pretty quick!)

         

I don't really believe in pruning tomatoes. Except that the growbox plants don't fit and it's only mid-June...

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Picked my first jet star

Picked my first jet star tomato.

P.S. It was delicious! Jet stars are low acid - sweet and mild. And no first-tomato-tastes-lousy effect this time.

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Beth - my first is ripening!

Beth - my first is ripening! Do I still have a chance? It needs just a couple more days!

       

The supertasty and bucks county are lagging in setting fruit, but that's no big surprise. I think the bucks has set some, they're just not up to blueberry size yet. Supertasty is my one semi-determinate. It tends to set just a trickle to ripen in midsummer, then saves up an avalanche for September.

I've never tried juliet or any grape/roma tomato before. (It's described like a mini indeterminate roma.) Looking forward to it! Should ripen fairly soon, fast as a cherry (60 days - maybe 2 weeks faster than my others). Selected it because of an article I read at Gardener's Supply, when I had to buy a plant to replace my dead cherokee purple.   (Juliet was 80 cents, grown at a greenhouse half a mile from here.)  She made juliet sound really good for drying. I really enjoyed my dried tomatoes this winter, and hope to dry more, and cook and give away fewer fresh, this year. And anything that ripens well in Rutland, VT, ought to do fine here, tho some reviews reported juliet needs Southern heat to taste good... We shall see.

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Well... I don't have any toms

Well... I don't have any toms that pink yet, no. You will win... just not yet.

Hopefully Photobucket was just busy that minute...

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Hi Gisette, Gotta take a
Hi Gisette, Gotta take a pix now- squirrel may get it! Couldn't copy or drag and drop from Photobucket. Did work for later posts. Do you have toms blushing? Beth

 

 

 

 

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Hi Beth - that's not ripe.

Hi Beth - that's not ripe. You don't win yet.

But, yeah, you will. Probably.

P.S. Is it the Photobucket lightboxer that isn't working?

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Hi Gisette, Do I win? Do I
Hi Gisette, Do I win? Do I win the first ripe tomato contest? Grr, can't get photobucket to work. http://s463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/beth11_album/?action=view&curre... Beth

 

 

 

 

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