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Old August 3, 2017   #1
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I have tons of fruit, more than years past but they are late this year.
1. Chocolate Stripes
2. Black Krim
3. Soldaki
4. Daniel Burson
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Most of mine are late but more numerous here, too (a bit north of you). I'm chalking it up to the monsoon-like rains that we've had this summer. I think I'd rather have rain and decent temperatures than last year's month-long heatwave -- fewer dropped blossoms this year, for sure. Our patience will soon be rewarded!
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I completely agree with you and yes, last year's heat was awful for me too.
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Most of mine are late but more numerous here, too (a bit north of you). I'm chalking it up to the monsoon-like rains that we've had this summer. I think I'd rather have rain and decent temperatures than last year's month-long heatwave -- fewer dropped blossoms this year, for sure. Our patience will soon be rewarded!
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P.S. - Your tomatoes look great, even if not yet ripe, and kudos for the creative use of rick-rack trim as plant ties!
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Ha Ha! Yes the rick-rack works perfectly! Years ago I bought a huge spool of it at an estate sale for like a nickel. This year it finally ran out.
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The tomatoes do look great pinklady5
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Awesome pictures! Love to see pictures of your ripe Black Krim when they are ready! Will start my seeds here in FL next weekend. Will have my first ripe fruit by 11/10 or 12/10..depends on pests, disease or weather issues.
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Gorgeous tomatoes!

I think all tomatoes are slow coming this years. I thought mine were behind from
neglect being out of town in July. I am picking a lot of cherries and just picked up
a couple Jersey farm stand toms...had to have that first BLT. It was a really good
one, but patience. Yours will be fantastic.
I have so many cherries ripening now I have had to freeze a quart already.
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Hi Gardenboy, I would love to share more photos with you as they ripen.
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Awesome pictures! Love to see pictures of your ripe Black Krim when they are ready! Will start my seeds here in FL next weekend. Will have my first ripe fruit by 11/10 or 12/10..depends on pests, disease or weather issues.
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Wonderful looking fruits and plants, pinklady! The fruits were very late to ripen here this year, too, but are really starting to turn now. It'll be worth the wait!

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I have so many cherries ripening now I have had to freeze a quart already.
How do you freeze your cherries?
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I'm a bit further south than you but have also had a weird year. We had a very cold and wet spring and tomatoes were late to set to begin with. Then when I did get ripe ones, they were mushy and bland with thick skin--all spitters. When the warmth finally arrived and stayed, I started to get good tomatoes. Such a delicate balance--too cold and tomatoes are mushy, too hot and no tomatoes at all. Fingers crossed for all of us.
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Green with envy - those look great, and they will be fabulous once they start ripening!
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My first ones were a bit bland. They just started to get pretty good... and now all this rain.

Also, to anyone in SE PA--late blight was confirmed on a small farm in Chester County recently, and now we're in for a stretch of cool, wet weather. I normally only use biologicals and maybe some organic copper in my garden, but I've sprayed Daconil once and will probably do so again tonight if we get a long enough lull in the rain for it to dry.

I've been researching, and chlorathonil (Daconil, Ortho Max) is a very good at LB prevention. Copper and biologicals are not that great when it comes to warding off LB.

As a side note, chlorathonil is awful at powdery and downy mildew control and prevention on cucurbits. I had some extra in the sprayer and sprayed a squash and melon plant suffering with these, and it made the problem dramatically worse overnight. I'll stick to copper and biologicals for those.
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