First ripe tomato!

schizac(z8 Edmonds WA)July 15, 2009

Early Cascade, very flavorful, firm, about 2". Is it going to be a good year for tomatoes in the NW?

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Apparently it's going to be a good year in Edmonds.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 11:35PM
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jewell_pnw(7)

Congratulations! My heirloom "Bonnie Best" has three big ones turning. Should be ready this week. Have never had this many tomatoes on the vine and of good size so early. Going to be a great tomato year!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 2:51AM
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lucretia1

Oh, I'm so jealous! I had to eat a grocery-store tomato BLT yesterday. My biggest ones on the bush are still green and small.

Good going!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 12:22PM
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dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

I picked a couple of small ones too! It's going to be a good year. Mine are Saltspring Sunrise, an old variety that was developed for the PNW.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 5:37PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

I went out and checked my tomatoes, and found one red ripe tomato on Principe Borghese.:-) And an orange one on Mormon World's Earliest (apparently not quite earliest). I'm excited, I guess this tomato season is going to be great compared to last year with the cold temps and late ripening. Lots of green tomatoes coming on.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 2:14AM
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JudyWWW(z7/WA)

I have NEVER in the 32 years I've gardened on this piece of land had ripe tomatoes this early...usually at this time I have my first tiny fruit sets. On Monday I picked 2 Stupice one of which was 2.5" x 1.5". More Stupice (first year I've tried it) on the way, to be quickly followed by heirloom Matina (great flavor salad size (1.5x 1.5) and Legend (new to me this year). Gold Nugget and Taxi (yellow) are also beginning to turn.
So far, the best tomato season I have experienced here. jwww

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 2:18AM
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haramachi

I second Judywww.

I've had three ripe Stupice of decent size, and several Sungold cherries.

Never before has this happened this early on my small Seattle plot.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 12:15PM
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schizac(z8 Edmonds WA)

Santiam will be next for me, several fruits at the orange stage, this heat has its advantages.

A TV weatherman said that Seattle has been way warmer than NYC so far this season.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 7:31PM
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plantslayer(8)

It's shaping up to be a good year in Seattle; I have a big crop of fruit on the plants already, and I actually had three ripe ones (all Siletz, about 1/3-1/2 pound each?) around July 10! If I had beat the July 4 deadline, you can bet I would have started my own thread to gloat about it...

I think we were lucky because I planted stuff out kind of early (late April) in a tunnel cloche, and the weather was pretty obliging in May.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 9:11PM
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beluga01

Black Krim, Roma, and Dr Wyche are near ripe for me. The Krim is red but not yet dark enough to be ripe.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 3:24PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

Mormon World's Earliest ripened one 2 oz yesterday, it was good. I'm not growing Stupice or Siletz to compare. Juliet is usually my earliest, but now I'm only growing it from saved seed.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 5:44PM
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