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Harvest Day! - Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers, Tomatillos, ... etc.

Monday, 05 Sep 11 Sunny 28°C / 83°F

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This harvest day fell at a perfect time; The tomatoes are all producing and pretty much everything in the garden can be represented in this posting.

In the heirloom tomato category, I have:

Lime Green Salad, Black Prince, Jaune Flamme (a new favorite), Yellow Pear, Riesentomate aus Siebenburgen (Traveler’s tomato), Amazon Chocolate (a favorite Beefsteak), and the Costoluto Genovese.

In the standards or new F1 hybrid category, I have:
Clint Eastwood’s Rowdy Red, Shady Lady, Mountain Spring, Victoria Supreme, and Sun Gold (the best orange cherry tomato ever).

The only tomatoes that weren’t ready for the harvest were the Green Zebra and the Opalka, but it will only take a few more days before they are ready.

I suppose that I should also mention the Brandywine, but it looks like it has contracted blight and may or may not ripen it’s last tomato. I haven’t been very impressed with the Brandywine this year.. it has produced two tomatoes, and neither one was very good quality.

The Broccoli had some heads ready, so I grabbed those, there were a couple of zucchini ready too.
The tomatillos continue to ripen and drop from the vines. I have three varieties and all are producing. The Verde Puebla is the earliest and the most prolific, with the Purple coming in next, and Cisineros bringing up the rear.

The sweet peppers contributed some to the harvest as well. I harvested some Gypsy, Ace, Big Early, and Socrates bell peppers.

This sounds like a lot of stuff, but there is only 2 or 3 of each, so it is a great variety, but not a large quantity.

As a subnote, we did pick the one ear of corn that the coons didn’t destroy, cut off the kernels and had about 1/4 c of fresh corn microwaved in some butter with salt. At least they didn’t get ALL of the corn!

Photos

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Day 106

Sweet Corn 'Delectable'

Zea mays var. saccharata

Harvesting 1.0 x item

Picked one ear of corn that the coons didn’t completely eat. Cut off about 1/4 c from the cob, microwaved with butter and salt.

Day 159

Tomatillo 'Purple' (MG middle)

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 1.0 x item [1.5 oz]
Day 159

Tomatillo 'Verde Puebla' (MG middle)

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 6.0 x item [10.0 oz]

This planting is doing very well. These tomatillos are largest so far.

Day 159

Tomatillo 'Purple' (KG)

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 2.0 x item [2.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomatillo 'Purple'

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 9.0 x item [6.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomatillo 'Verde Puebla'

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 6.0 x item [7.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomatillo 'Cisineros'

Physalis ixocarpa

Harvesting 5.0 x item [5.0 oz]
Day 177

Pepper 'Green to Red Bell Ace F1'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Harvesting 1.0 x item [2.0 oz]
Day 177

Bell Pepper 'Socrates X3R Hybrid'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Harvesting 1.0 x item [3.5 oz]

This pepper is heavier, so has thicker walls than the Ace F1

Day 177

Bell Pepper 'The Big Early'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Harvesting 2.0 x item [4.0 oz]
Day 177

Sweet Pepper 'Gypsy' (raised bed)

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Harvesting 3.0 x item [4.0 oz]
Day 72

Zucchini 'Black Beauty'

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica

Harvesting 2.0 x item [22.0 oz]
Day 155

Broccoli 'Green sprouting calabrese'

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Harvesting 5.0 x item [6.5 oz]

Sprouting broccoli keeps providing… guess what… sprouts!

Day 159

Tomato 'Sun Gold'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 50.0 x item [10.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Victoria Supreme'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 3.0 x item [9.5 oz]

First tomatoes from this one. More to come.

Day 159

Tomato 'Mountain Spring'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 3.0 x item [13.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Shady Lady'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 3.0 x item [8.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Rowdy Red'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 6.0 x item [14.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Costoluto Genovese'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 1.0 x item [2.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Amazon Chocolate'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 1.0 x item [7.0 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Riesentomate aus Siebenburgen'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 6.0 x item [12.0 oz]
Day 145

Tomato 'Yellow Pear'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 15.0 x item [5.5 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Jaune Flamme Heirloom'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 4.0 x item [5.5 oz]
Day 159

Tomato 'Black Prince'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 5.0 x item [10.5 oz]
Day 145

Tomato 'Lime Green Salad'

Solanum lycopersicum

Harvesting 2.0 x item [4.0 oz]

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Comments

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    amazing!

    Posted on 06 Sep 11 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Ostrya

    Ostrya wrote:

    This was so fun to photograph and log! I’m glad that you suggested the “Harvest Day” badge, as it gave me an excuse to do this. Thanks!

    Posted on 08 Sep 11 (almost 3 years ago)

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