This has been a most interesting year weather wise. I am beginning to think we should call tomatoes in my neck of the woods a fall crop. Sure, I had smaller ones like the cherry tomatoes, Sweet Baby Girl and Sungold and the Compari and Sweet Carernos tomatoes give us fruit but really none of the biggest ones. Limmony , Cherokee Chocolate and Speckled Roman were next to give us something to eat. Most did not grace our table until the second week of September. Everyday, the crop was increasing as the green tomatoes got bigger and bigger. We waited with bated breath. The first of the big ones to ripen was Mello Yello. It was 2.6 pounds! The Aussies, My Love’s Pink Oxheart and the Coustralees were the next largest. Our Amish Paste put out lot of huge, paste shaped tomatoes. The only one that has not yet produced is the Cosmonaut Volkov. It started out really slow, glacially slow and has good sized tomatoes but it it October 31. I had high hopes for that one.
On of our last harvests
This is a picture of our Amish Paste still going strong on October 31! Amazing. We still have about 150 pounds of green tomatoes which are taking their sweet time to ripen.
Stay tuned for more wrap up posts for the 2014 season.