Even with some crop damage, we’re to the point in the season where we could pick tomatoes and peppers just about every day if we wanted to.
Today I opted to pick tomatoes, and ended up with a 15 pound haul.
Here’s the breakdown:
- 3 Cherry Tomatoes at 0.90 ounces (these are the first of the volunteer cherry tomatoes, and only account for the few that made it inside, since the kids love eating them as soon as they’re picked)
- 11 Black Cherry Tomatoes at 6.30 ounces (this is our first year trying these, and they are BIG for a cherry tomato)
- 4 Red Pear Tomatoes at 1.60 ounces
- 11 Yellow Pear Tomatoes at 3.90 ounces
- 8 Bloody Butcher Tomatoes at 13.70 ounces
- 36 Roma Tomatoes at 59.05 ounces
- 8 Mortgage Lifter (Heirloom) Tomatoes at 49.15 ounces
- 7 Cherokee Purple (Heirloom) Tomatoes at 37.75 ounces
- 6 Independence Day Tomatoes at 19.20 ounces
- 2 Beefsteak Tomatoes at 9.15 ounces
- 13 Grape Tomatoes at 9.65 ounces (these seeds came out of the red & yellow pear packet I started, but clearly are neither. It may not be a traditional grape either, but that’s the general shape.)
So the total of the 11 different tomato varieties comes out to 242.75 ounces, or 15.17 pounds. Not too shabby for a single day from a backyard garden.
On top of that I did pick one zucchini that I was letting grow larger (2 pounds), to use for zucchini pie and/or bread.