Tomatoes rocking it in February...

27 February, 2015

The tomato harvest is now hitting it's peak:


There is no one tomato plant that is really a stand out at this stage, all have fruit ripening most days and it is a beautiful thing to see all the different colours in the harvest basket.

In the 'to pinch out or not to pinch out' trial it seems the not pinched out tomatoes are still in the lead when it comes to harvests. Having more stems has allowed them to set a great deal more fruit

However the not pinched out tomatoes have been much more affected by late tomato blight. I've been spraying with a copper spray but it's not completely stopping the disease spreading. I'm hoping though that it will keep it at bay long enough to get a few more tomatoes to set fruit and hopefully ripen.

That said, there are still plenty of tomatoes on the plants. I'm hoping there will be a tomato harvest for many a week yet.

How are your tomatoes doing?

6 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous display of tomatoes - you certainly picked some beautiful varieties! The fact that you have 16 different varieties and you can basically tell which one is which by simply looking at them says it all.

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    1. Cheers. Some of them are easy, but a lot look quite similar so it can be hard to tell. I probably get it wrong a fair bit.

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  2. just beautiful to see your amazing varities of tomatoes! so beautiful. you can see what i'm doing with all my tomatoes on my garden shar post (today). am i remembering correctly that you have 40 plants? i have ten and i feel a bit overwhelmed at times.
    but really, i cannot say enough how beautiful (your) tomatoes are.

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    1. They are gorgeous. I'm quite jealous of a few that you have grown this year. Most definitely on the list for next tomato season.
      I have about 30 plants (I can't remember exactly how many) across 28 varieties this year. They are not too overwhelming as I've been freezing a lot to save enough up to make passata and tomato sauce and salsa with. There is no way I could physically eat them all, and even with giving a heap away I still have plenty for preserving and stuffing into my belly.

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  3. I don't know how many plants I've ended up with, but I've picked over 15 kilos so far, mostly cherries because for some reason I planted more of them, which is why I'm going to end up with the most dried tomatoes I've ever had.

    Your Brin de Muget looks very like one I'm growing called Reisentraube (supposed to mean 'bunch of grapes'). That little point at the bottom end is very distinctive.

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    1. I tried to grow reisentraube this year, but it didn't set any fruit so I can't compare. There are a lot of very similar looking plants, probably they are the same but are just given different names in different places.
      I like dried tomatoes, but just don't seem to use them when I've dried them in the past, so this year I'm just doing passata, tomato sauce and salsa with my excess.

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