[Market-farming] Re:heirloom tomatoes.
farfish at francomm.com
Sat Feb 12 15:42:59 EST 2005
We are usually picking heirlooms starting in late July (from greenhouse
started seedlings). This is Zone 5 and the July temp averages between the
mid 80s-high90s F. Around 14 hrs daylight. We have a stream so water is
never a problem. I can't claim to be an expert, someone advised me about
picking heirlooms before they ripen and indeed there was far less cracking.
> When you are picking them early, what conditions are you letting them
> color-up in, specifically temperature and light?
> Limerock Orchards
> I concur with the earlier observation; picking heirlooms in a pink wrap
> stage often gets around the cracking and the flavor is still good.
> Freehold NY
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