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StephenCoote December 28, 2016 04:11 AM

First Signs of Ripening
 
I doubt that we will be eating tomatoes from the garden before the end of the year, but maybe one or two will be ready the first week in January.

Gold Nugget. These ones are bigger than the Gold Nugget fruit we got last year:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...psyvooixbr.jpg

Sweet Raisin. I have not grown these before. I think the fruit should be red when ripe, but this one is looking fairly yellow right now:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...psvlhptyxb.jpg

I would have thought that my Stupice should be close to ripening. I have a few quite large fruit, but a couple of the biggest have dropped off their stems while quite green. Dunno what is going on there. Perhaps the dog collided with them.

I have a few Senshyu onions planted. I'm interested in these since a buddy told me that some might grow maybe six inches in diameter. The one in the picture is probably about four inches across:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...psf1aazi7p.jpg

Happy New Year and best wishes from New Zealand. Coote.

ginger2778 December 28, 2016 06:51 AM

Nice photos! Congrats on your first ripening. My Australian friend now starts his seeds in his kitchen when its still cold, then grows them with lights in the cold. He gets them inside if frost is due. There is a thread here called something like cold treatment. He has been harvesting tomatoes in Victoria Australia since just before the end of October. If you want to pm him, he is a member here. Geoffrey44.
Welcome to this forum.

StephenCoote December 28, 2016 02:37 PM

Thanks Ginger, that is some intriguing information you've given me. The thought of having a few tomatoes during the 'lean season' of spring and early summer is very appealing. I'll try to find that thread.

ginger2778 December 28, 2016 02:43 PM

Here it is Stephen. http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...highlight=Cold

StephenCoote December 28, 2016 03:04 PM

Thank you !! Looks interesting and is something I will have to try. Much appreciated.


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