Tomato ‘Sapho’...still harvesting!

Jul 16, 2011

Still harvesting off my spring planted 'Sapho' plants...

Pulled these beauties off one plant today. Even though they are still producing a small amount of new fruit, I decided to go ahead and pull out the plants and put the new plants in for fall harvest. Even if the plants still look ok through summer, I find that I never get a really good harvest in the fall off of spring-planted tomatoes. Best to go ahead and plant new ones. If you have your fall transplants, get them in the ground ASAP!

Summer Tomato Planting Tip:  The brutal heat and sun this time of year can scortch new tomato transplants. It helps to cover new transplants with some shade cloth or frost cloth (row cover) for a few days until plants get acclimated. You'll also need to water daily until plants root and start to grow.

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Jul 16, 2011
12:23 pm

I bought two of the Sapho plants and put them in over 4th of July weekend.  Can’t wait for them to start producing.  I also planted Cherokee Purple, Phoenix, Solar Fire and Super Fantastic.  None of which I’ve planted before.  I was disappointed in my spring crop this year so I am really crossing my fingers for these babys.

Jul 16, 2011
3:14 pm

My wife came up with another way to give the tomatoes some shade.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jul 16, 2011
3:31 pm

Stu42- Ha! That’s genius! Love it!

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