Monday, September 19, 2011

A Tomato Explotion

As the calendar switched to September, my seven tomato plants were covered with green tomatoes. I was really concerned that there might not be enough warm weather left to ripen all of the fruit. Enter almost two weeks straight of 90 degree days to the rescue! In September! This has been such a strange weather year. But by this weekend there was lots of color peaking out beneath the green foliage.

My biggest harvest of the day came from my "Black Krim" tomatoes. I picked 12 fruit and the total weight was 7 lbs 12.7 oz.

This plate shows from left to right; "Peron Sprayless OG", "Azoychka" and "Black Prince". I harvested eleven fruit that weighted 1 lbs 9.1 oz of "Peron Sprayless OG", seven fruit of "Azoychka" that weighted 2 lbs. .2 oz, and sixteen fruit of "Black Prince" that weighted 2 lbs. 4.5 oz.

And this plate is holding a container of "Super Sweet 100", a pile of "Black Plum" and two "Santa Clara Canner. I picked 65 "Super Sweet 100" that weighted 1 lbs. 7.7 oz., two "Santa Clara Canner" that weighed 7.0 oz., and 27 "Black Plum" that weighed 1 lbs. 3 oz.

So my total harvests for this week:
  • Tomatoes 16 lbs. 12.2 oz
  • Blackberries 4 lbs. 3.9 oz.


Anonymous said...

Holy tomatoes, Batman! :) Those look great. I had a Super Sweet 100 last year that went berserk, too, but this year I may have gotten only 6-7 tomatoes from it. Yours look amazing!

Eugenia said...

Beautiful! My Black Krim are just beginning to give me a good crop, but I don't think I have anything that is that large on the plant!

Mindy said...

Okay, so I'm COMPLETELY jealous that I had to BUY tomatoes for my heirloom salad when you've got them coming out your ears!!! Thanks for the nice comment - looks like you could certainly reproduce it!

BTW, your email address isn't attached to your profile when you comment. I know some people don't like it attached, but some don't realize it isn't.

Robin said...

Absolutely beautfiul tomatoes! Mine are about done for the year :(

Veggie PAK said...

Great tomato harvest! I'll get a few more, but not many.