Vegetables and Fruit forum: Tomato Harvest for 2012

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 30, 2011 6:34 AM CST
We had a light frost forecasted for Thursday morning and the forecast for the next 5 days cool daytime highs, so I picked all the tomatoes in the garden wed evening. I have 2 roma's, a slicer and a grape left in the greenhouse with a heater for cold nights. We have been picking tons of tomatoes for the last couple of months, so I was a little surprised at the qty that were on the plants. I put them on my seed starting shelves in our basement for storage. That is a lot of tomatoes to eat Blinking

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 30, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Wow! Good growin'! Hurray!
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Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Oct 4, 2011 10:30 PM CST
That's a whole lotta tomatoes! I gathered mine this week and put them on a table, spread out so they don't touch each other. They'll ripen over the next few weeks. we'll use some in salads, have a few to can, and the last ones to ripen don't have much flavor and are watery, but they hide very well in soup! I grew Big Beef, Legend, and a new to me gold when ripe variety called Jubilee. It tastes better than the red ones.
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Oct 5, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Joanne, Oh, YUM!!! What a beautiful harvest!
I have some on the vine now and waiting to pick the green for Fried green tomatoes..... and I am a Yankee from Massachusetts! LOL
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Name: Melissa
Southwestern Ohio (Zone 6b)
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Melissa
Oct 22, 2011 8:40 PM CST
I think I'm going to pull my green ones off tomorrow... I'll have to have another look at the forecast, I may be able to leave them another week. I've actually had 3 ripen this week, and for here, that is great!!
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Oct 23, 2011 4:06 PM CST
I did some gleaning in my truck farmer neighbor's fields before he plowed them under, and now have a lot more tomatoes ripening in the basement. Also got a box of assorted peppers which have mostly been pickled and canned. I canned all of my tomatoes last week, and when I finished I thought of my neighbor's field, so called him to ask. Now the table is full again and a card table as well. That should give me about a dozen more quarts. These are mostly heirlooms.
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