It's time for another Harvest Monday report from Eight Gate Farm. We enjoyed a respite this week from the relentless heat and humidity of the prior week. We did a lot of harvesting, so I'll try to keep the gab at a minimum. I'll start with the "first harvests" as usual.
The first tomatoes ripened. This is "Valentine," a saladette hybrid developed at Penn State University for earliness, Early Blight resistance, and high lycopene and brix levels. They sure are deep red, but neither of us found them particularly sweet. So I'm not sure yet it will be a replacement for Juliet.
|Latte synergistic sweet corn|
|Puntaverde (F1) Romanesco|
|Anaheim (OP) and Highlander (hybrid)|
|Early jalapeno (OP) and Goliath Jalapeno (hybrid)|
|Open pollinated ancho/poblano|
|Ancho Gigantia (?)|
|Katterman hardneck garlic|
|Sugar Rush Cream|
|Hot peppers fermenting in quart jar|
|Genovese and Thai basil|
She also did frequent light pickings of blueberries and raspberries.
|Monday general harvest|
|Wednesday general harvest|
|Friday general harvest|
|Sunday general harvest|
All of our poblanos and jalapenos were stuffed with hot Italian sausage and cheese, and wrapped with bacon, then slowly smoked. It's a lot, but we eat them for days. They're even good cold.
|Smoky pepper feast|