Monday, August 4, 2014

Tomato Stages

While pruning the completely overgrown cherry tomatoes, this vine came to my attention. In one fell swoop it illustrates stages of fruit set on this particular tomato varietal.

From the seven pointed blossom, to the withered petals, to the fruit appearing, this vine shows all the stages except for the ripened fruit, which, by the way, I am still waiting for.

Every year I experiment a little differently with tomatoes. This year's big guys are getting pruned so that the sun can reach some of these blossoms. So far, no tomatoes, but it is the first week of August, and I did set these plants during the first week of June.

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