A couple of tomato varieties produced the first ripe fruits last week. The red one is Camp Joy, a large cherry tomato with a classic umami laden tomato flavor. The striped one in the center is Spike, whose flavor I can't comment on since I haven't tasted it yet. The orange tomatoes are Jaune Flamme, a favorite around here that I've been growing for a few years.
|Camp Joy, Jaune Flamme, and Spike tomatoes|
|Mareko Fana peppers, Sweet Gold and Camp Joy tomatoes|
|Tender Leaf amaranth and Ruby Streaks mizuna|
|Romanesco zucchini and Tromba D'Albenga squash|
|Tasty Treat and Green Fingers cucumbers|
Tromba D'Albenga squash and Romanesco zucchini
|Rattlesnake, Purple, and Stortino di Trento beans|
|Purple and Rattlesnake beans|
|Stortino di Trento beans|
I pulled out all the Red Baron and Golden beets that I had sown for summer harvests. These have been roasted and I'll be including them in salads this week.
Yet one more funky Sicilian cauliflower which really got away from me. It was difficult to tell just how overgrown it was because there are so many leaves growing up between the florets which I trimmed back before taking the photo.
You may have seen these already, these are the onions that I used to experiment with smoking and drying onions.
Here's the end product, dehydrated until leathery. Now I need to come up with some good uses for them. I think they would be interesting ground up and mixed with salt to make a smoky onion salt. I'm also thinking that they would be really tasty in bean soup or baked beans.
Here's the details of the harvests for the past week:
Tender Leaf amaranth - 8.9 oz.
Purple pole beans - 13.7 oz.
Rattlesnake beans - 2 lb., 7.4 oz.
Stortino di Trento beans - 1 lb., 4.1 oz.
Golden beets - 11.4 oz.
Red Baron beets - 1 lb., 1.7 oz.
Sicilian cauliflower - 3 lb., 5.4 oz.
Green Fingers cucumbers - 1.6 oz.
Tasty Treat cucumbers - 1 lb., 13.3 oz.
Bonica eggplant - 15.4 oz.
Ruby Streaks mizuna - 4.6 oz.
Candy onions - 3 lb., 1.3 oz.
Superstar onion - 1 lb., 9.2 oz.
Tonda Musona onion - 11.4 oz.
Mareko Fana peppers - 3.3 oz.
Padron peppers - 11.1 oz.
Camp Joy tomatoes - 4.2 oz.
Jaune Flamme tomatoes - 6.8 oz.
Spike tomato - 2 oz.
Sweet Gold tomatoes - 3.9 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 2 lb., .9 oz.
Tromba D'Albenga squash - 3 lb., 2.6 oz.
Total harvests for the week - 26 lb., .2 oz. (11.8 kg.)
2015 YTD - 454 lb., 12 oz. (206.3 kg.)
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to be inspired by what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.