Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hot Weather Tomatoes

Since the temperature has settled in the 100+ degree range our tomato output has fallen drastically. Most blooms just won't set fruit at these temps. Yet, as an exception to the rule, our Sunmaster and Heatwave plants still have a few tomatoes on them. Two have ripened on Heatwave A (I'm using the A and B designations whenever we have two plants of the same variety) in the last week, and it still has three growing on the vine. Sunmaster B--a plant that we put out in June--has put on a couple of tomatoes as well. That's not many tomatoes, but I'm impressed with any production in this heat.

Heatwave

Sunmaster

4 comments:

P.Price said...

Kind of reassuring to see even a few tomatoes survive the heat no? We're closing in on 100...having survived Dolly's outer bands. Am soooo ready for the fall garden.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

That's nice that you can still grow tomatoes in that heat. There have been times when it has just been too hot here for the fruit to set, but we've had a mild summer in the Midwest so far. Now if it would just stop raining...

plantgirl said...

My tomatoes are doing pretty good - but have had a few cool days - its pretty unpredictable in Utah, one year it snowed clear almost to July. But now it's in the 90's. I wish I'd planted tons more tomato plants this year lol

DP Nguyen said...

I thought all tomatoes love heat. I guess only to a certain degree. At least you still have a few hanging on!