Many of the varieties I am growing this year are Beefsteak ones, well known for the irregular shape of their fruits, but "Gardener's Delight" is NOT one of those. Despite some very strange-looking "flowers", this plant is still managing to set some fruit.
Many of the "Orkado" fruits, normally regular and round, are developing a waist!
This delectable beauty is "Cherokee Purple", which last year produced some of the best-looking tomatoes I have ever grown. Not this year....
|"Cherokee Purple" - 2013|
This "Giant Syrian" doesn't seem too bad. I think it would have been a bit "rugged" even in normal circumstances.
This fruit of "Orkado" looks as if it is ripening already - which is very early - but if you look closely you will see that it is unfortunately developing Blossom End Rot. The dark brown patch on the underside betrays this.
The disfigurement of the growing-points of the plants is if anything worse now than before. It doesn't look as if many more flowers are going to be produced.
This is a typical leaf:
The prospect of a freezer full of tomato sauce for Winter use is receding rapidly!