They had Strite's Orchard on 27 news today. They said at this time last year they had baskets of red tomatoes. Not this year. That entire month of cloudy rainy weather set everything back. I got a handful of Fourth-of July, and Early Girls are starting now. Latest ever for me.
Tomatoes are still green and growing larger every day. I had my plant (just one this year) in the ground pretty early. Lots of leaves and blossoms. Hot peppers are doing very well. I don't eat these, just have them there to discourage rabbits and groundhogs.
Everything seems very late this year. No one is this area (farm stands) has sweet corn yet. The folks around here are often beginning their picking the first week of July. A farmer down the road who normally has a pretty good business for corn hasn't had any ripe to sell yet. Guess when it hits, the market will be overloaded.
It's a fruit,you should prune your tomatoe plant to get larger tomatoes so the deer can pick the largest ones to nibble on,i don't mind a few a week not 3 or 4 a night so i put out the coyote decoy with some coyote scent on it with the trail cam nothing but something took down 12 corn stocks and ate all the ears of corn.I can bet money it was those muslim raccoons,now the war starts.
I just picked 4 amish paste and 2 pineapple tomato's, so far the amish paste are bigger than i ever had them, I left my plants go wild this year with no cages, but mulched very think underneath with cereal rye straw, and they are a jungle of their own, and very loaded, i will have lots of sauce this year.