Here (SW coastal B.C.) it's been a very dry summer after a cool wet spring. Here's how my tomatoes look late August.
Varieties new to me this year:
- Cherokee Purple: Not early; Fairly large fruits, some (the earliest ones?) double & a bit ugly, almost catfaced.
- Feuerwerk: (NOT Firework): mid-season, large fruits. Slight leaf curl but not like P. Borghese (see below.) V. flavourful, tangy.
- Gray's Sweet Cherry: Early, sweet, delicious. Cherry size. But quite a thug. Multiple long sprawling vines, 6ft plus; some double "suckers" from leaf axils. Fruit clusters do not terminate but grow on to make new vines. This sounds similar to the one Applestar has called Matt's Cherry -?? anyway too much work (for me) keeping it in check. (Photos)
- Silvery Fir Tree: A "dwarf" shrub tomato with unusual foliage & good-size fruit. Mid season; First fruits have good flavour, tangy.
- Ailsa Craig: I broke the leader. Now growing well, from what were side shoots/suckers. Bearing fruit, not yet ripeninjg.
- Camp Joy aka Chadwick's Cherry: A favourite; dependable golf-ball size sweet cherry. Long spreading vines but easier to control than Gray's Cherry.
- Latah: Always the first for eating & good "neutral" flavour.
- Longkeeper: Always last to become inedible (Xmas tomatoes above 49 north!)
- Principe Borghese: Doing well but has serious leaf-curl; noted before but worse this year (V. dry summer.) Lots of water makes no difference.
- Sweetie: I guess I mislabelled the seedling; it's looking more like P. Borghese .
- What causes leaf curl as seen on P. Borghese (photo)? Neighbouring varieties unaffected.)
- Upper parts of my Gray's Cherry vines are showing "bumpy" stems. (photo.) What is this?
P.S. Can someone please tell me how to insert photos rather than attach them?