It is time to celebrate. I ate the first ripe tomatoes this week from my garden. The two tomato plants that made it to the finish line before all the others are Early Girl and Yellow Pear.
I expected the Early Girl plant to give me tomatoes first. I was pleasantly surprised by the earliness of the Yellow Pear. With ripe cucumbers that are also maturing, I was able to make a Greek salad.
More tomatoes are on the vine and getting ready to ripen. All the plants have tomatoes in various stages of growth. Surprisingly the Brandywine plants have a lot of tomatoes. I expected three tomatoes per plant at most during the whole summer. My Rutgers tomato plant is slowly growing with no blossoms yet. I thought this type of tomato plant was going to be a hardy producer.
My huge Juliet grape tomato plant is getting bigger. It really seems to enjoy having its own pot. It also has lots of green tomatoes. I had a friend take my picture next to the plant to give perspective to the size. I am 5'6". It has out grown the trellis. I had to tie a pole on top of the trellis to give the plant support.