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Post  jazzycat on 6/17/2013, 5:44 pm

So I've been harvesting the Green Zebra Cherries for a couple of weeks now, and I'd harvested one Pork Chop (yellow tomato) about a week ago.  Today I got to harvest 8 different varieties!  And man, are they YUMMY!




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Post  camprn on 6/17/2013, 5:46 pm

Nice. So pretty. How do they taste? Do you prefer one over the others? What are you going to do with all the extras?

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Post  mschaef on 6/17/2013, 6:33 pm

Looks yummy hungry...and I don't even like tomatoes!! rofl

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Post  GWN on 6/17/2013, 6:38 pm

berry berry nice

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Post  jazzycat on 6/17/2013, 7:32 pm

camprn, I'm going to EAT them! Very Happy

They're all very different, but I like them all. I really can't say, at this point, which one is my favorite... yet. Some are more sweet, some are more tart. I'm just very happy to finally be eating them! What a Face

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/17/2013, 8:20 pm

All that worry and look at those fine maters. I hope to be as successful this year.
I LOVES ME SOME GREEN ZEBRAS!

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Post  jazzycat on 6/17/2013, 10:06 pm

Thanks Rooster. Thanks everyone. Smile

And I just tried the Berkley Tie Dye. I believe that one may end up being my favorite. You can actually taste different flavors for the different colors. It's pretty wild! What a Face

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/17/2013, 10:15 pm

Oh my goodness those look amazing!!! I would love to be eating mine, but the BIRDS will not stop eating anything with color on them!!!

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Post  sanderson on 6/18/2013, 4:27 am

Jazzy, well done.

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Post  llama momma on 6/18/2013, 6:30 am

Congratulations! Just needs a little mayo and pepper, touch of salt, m m good!

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Post  grownsunshine on 6/18/2013, 11:30 am

BEAUTIFUL!!! Your making me sooooo hungry!!! My garden is still young, so I haven't gotten to harvest anything, but it's getting there though. Some of my plants are taking and are really starting to grow. When I see you pics...I CAN'S WAIT!!!

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/18/2013, 1:09 pm

drooling Jealous!bb

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/18/2013, 5:13 pm

Beeuuutiful rainbow plate of 'maters! Can't wait until it is harvest time around here!

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Post  jazzycat on 6/18/2013, 9:05 pm

Thanks everyone!

llama momma, I'm eating them plain. Very Happy Once I start getting enough, I'll be eating them on sandwiches, in sauces, etc. Right now, I can't resist just putting them in my mouth as soon as they hit the kitchen. They taste so good plain, I can't imagine putting mayo on them!

ArkansasSFGardener, I was having a problem with birds eating my blueberries. I kept wondering where they were disappearing to, and then I saw the culprit, hopping from the container of the citrus trees, to the blueberries and back. I don't mind sharing some, but I've been going out much earlier to make sure I get a bunch of berries every day too.

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Post  jazzycat on 6/20/2013, 1:01 am

Todays harvest.  I'm gonna have a tomato sandwich in a few minutes.  Yea, it's late, but I'm a night owl.  Wink



I noticed some cracking today on a few of the maters. I know this is supposed to be from inconsistent watering. The beds are self-watering, so I usually just fill the reservoirs, and once in awhile give them some top water, like when I use compost tea or feed them. It's been raining though. Would this cause them to crack? Is there a way to lessen the damage, in that case? Thanks bunches! Very Happy

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Post  camprn on 6/20/2013, 5:47 am

Is the cracking specific to a variety?

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/20/2013, 7:33 am

Sometimes cracking is also caused by the insides growing faster than the outside skin.
http://greensideupblog.com/2008/06/solution-for-cracking-and-spliting-tomatoes/

I grew 5 varieties last year and the black krim tomatoes were the only ones I had this problem with. The tomatoes were still delicious, I simply cut off the affected area.

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Post  Yardslave on 6/20/2013, 1:06 pm

I've had Black Krims planted for three years now. They seem to split when the watering is inconsistent. I can pretty much guarantee that they will split when I start falling behind with the watering. I usually overcompensate and drench them- that's when they start splitting. I've left a few on the plants to see what happens (thinking I may salvage a few for the table) but they start rotting if the crack is deep into the pith and am now cutting the cracked fruit off so the plant will continue to push more blossoms. The newer hybrids are bred for thick skins that can tolerate being pig-piled by the hundreds of pounds into shipping vats to be trucked from the fields to the distributors. They can even tolerate less water- early girl is a variety that is dry farmed just 30 miles north of my area, and they are said to be pretty tasty when this method is used.

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Post  jazzycat on 6/20/2013, 7:45 pm

camprn, it's happened on several different ones, and it only happened after several days of rain. Hence my assumption that maybe the downpour we've been having is the culprit. I've been harvesting the ones that are cracked, even if they aren't quite ripe. It's supposed to continue raining for the next few days, and then we get some dry, sunny days again. I hope they don't all crack! It seems to be happening on more mature tomatoes that either ready, or almost ready, for harvest. So no loss. Like Rooster said, I'll just cut that part off and eat the rest. It's not really severe, just some little cracks.

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Post  camprn on 6/20/2013, 8:14 pm

The reason I asked is that some varieties are known to be more prone to cracking or catfacing. I was curious which ones you were actually having trouble with.

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