Tomato Update

Written by Chris on August 22nd, 2010

Surprisingly, the tomatoes are still going pretty well. The cherries I expected to keep producing through the August heat, but am surprised that the non-cherry varieties are not doing too poorly either. Am getting decent tomatoes off the Japanese Black Trifele and somewhat decent tomatoes from the Bush Early Girl. The JBTs are juicy and seem normal (tho I have never grown them before, so not sure what normal is), but the Early Girls are sort of not fully plumped out with juicy tomato innards–there is a gap between the seed gel stuff and the outer tomato wall. I’m assuming this may be due to the hot conditions, not sure. But the JBTs are not showing any signs of this–are juicy through and through. The JBTs I’m getting are weighing in at about 3 oz. Pretty small, but one is enough to fill out a couple of turkey sandwiches.

Japanese Black Trifele Tomato

Japanese Black Trifele

Japanese Black Trifele Tomato

Japanese Black Trifele

Central Texas Tomatoes

Sungold, White Currant, JBT and BEG

 

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