Top of the list is the first of my "Pingtung Long" Aubergines, now about 10" long, and weighing 175g
More Runner Beans, approx 605g
More French Beans (green, yellow and purple), approx 275g
More tomatoes, both large varieties and small, including some "Sungold", 1.75kg
A couple of big "Hot Portugal" chillis
One "Iznik" cucumber
8 Beetroot, about golfball size
656g "Charlotte potatoes"
Here they are in close-up... [Note: this is not the full harvest - just a selection posed to look pretty for the camera!]
The "Charlotte" potatoes were ones from the second planting (end of June). The yield was very small because the plants had contracted blight and I didn't want to leave them any longer and risk losing the whole lot. This batch is only 656g, though the quality of the tubers is very fine once more. "Charlotte" has certainly been the best performer all round this year.
As you can also see in my next photo I picked a lot more green tomatoes, because I had to destroy three complete plants since they were riddled with blight ("Incas" and the 2 x "Speckled Roman"). Some of them were showing touches of colour, so I am hopeful that many of them will ripen in due course.
The beetroot are developing slowly this year, which suits me fine. We find that we can't eat a lot of beetroot without severe consequences to the digestive system, so little and often is good!
With those and what I picked on Sunday we now have a bit of an accumulation of fruit - well over 5kgs actually...
I don't want to use the word "glut" because that implies having too many of something, and I definitely don't think we have got too many tomatoes. Jane has a long list of tomato-based dishes she wants to cook, so the backlog will soon be drastically reduced.
I expect lots of other people will have been harvesting nice things this week, so why not head off to Daphne's Dandelions, like me, and see what they got...
Very nice harvest. We picked our first tomatoes today, one cucumber and some beans. We are just getting started.ReplyDelete
Looks like your harvest is in full swing. Yum.
Almost impossible to have too many tomatoes, not just for cooking with but for eating straight off the vine when the sun has brought their flavour to its height. You have your own harvest festival there. Hope you had a good time away.ReplyDelete
I am so dropping by for dinner one rainy night Mark... watch out for that knock on your door!ReplyDelete
You'd be welcome, Ali. Tomato sauce is on the menu right now - and Runner Beans.Delete
Beautiful baskets of produce! Sorry about the blight, I bet your tomatoes will mostly turn for you with a little patience! Those tomatoes look so perfect!ReplyDelete
Looks a great harvest. My beetroot also seems slow this year. A test picking last week brought up a tiny speciman.ReplyDelete
You could make some green tomato chutney. It will keep for months really..!ReplyDelete
The basket of goodies looks lovely. HOw did ferline fare with blight around?ReplyDelete
Sue; Ferline has withstood the blight quite well, but not as well as Orkado. The latter is a star performer - the yield is huge, and the flavour is good too. Most of them have gone into tomato sauce by now!Delete
What an incredible harvest! Bravo.ReplyDelete
That is a really gorgeous harvest basket. So many pretty colors.ReplyDelete
Great looking basket Mark and that table of toms is fabulous.... ah dreaming of warmer weather!ReplyDelete
Fabulous harvest to come home to. Interesting aubergine, and good size - how does it taste? We have a few little 'Moneymaker's ripening.ReplyDelete
Great harvest; you could always have fried green tomatoes!ReplyDelete