Early Girl Had Her Chance....and Blew It Again
A while back I posted that the first breaker on a tomato plant was a fruit on the Early Girl plant that was transplanted into a large pot in late February. It was surprising because Early Girl is never early for me.
So, today I harvested the first three ripe tomatoes, and they weren't from Early Girl. They were from Terenzo F-1, a cherry tomato that was a 2011 AAS winner. They're only bite-sized tomatoes, and by DTMs, Terenzo should beat Early Girl, so it is not a big surprise. However, those fruit went from green one morning to breaking color by that afternoon to turning by the next day. It was very quick.
The tomato on Early Girl that started breaking color last week? I guess she was not liking the nights in the low 40s because she stalled and hasn't advanced in color at all since then. This week's heat may change that. Early Girl still has a chance to produce the first full-sized tomato. If she doesn't straighten up, I'm going to go back to calling her Late Girl again.