Hello again from Eight Gate Farm! Most of the tomato variety holdouts got their first harvest this week; just two are still being shy. I'll start with the determinates.
This is Red Siberian, an OP variety. Despite not claiming any special disease resistance, it's holding up pretty well. Of course, all of my tomato plants are diseased to a greater or lesser extent. It's just something I have to live with these days.
In recent posts I've mentioned two "workhorse" tomato varieties I grow for canning production: Juliet and Roma. This week the third horse made an appearance, Rutgers, an OP classic. I'm not sure why this year they're turning orange on their way to red-ripeness.
Iron Lady is another one, which even claims some resistance to Septoria Leaf Spot, which is much more of a problem here than early or late blight. Unfortunately, it's not immune.
As its name implies, Bush Steak offers beefsteak-sized fruits on a determinate plant. I grew it last year and was impressed with the taste. Unfortunately it seems to have almost no disease resistance, and the plant is already dead now. I think this one won't make the cut next year.
|Bush Steak hybrid|
|Cour di Bue (OP)|
|Big Mama hybrid|
|Bride and Thai Long Green|
|Red Marble onions|
|Illusion hybrid sweet corn|