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Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

So Cal was also chilly this summer, it barely got up to 70 degrees F at the coast where I live. Even the cherry tomatoes suffered, I had very low yields of yellow pear, black cherry, and 'camp joy' cherry. The 2 varieties that did pull through were 'Better Boy' (always reliable!) and 'Brandy Boy'. The 'persimmon' orange heirloom also did pretty well. The others that suffered were 'Big mama', 'black krim', and even 'Early Girl'.

Besides the unusually cold summer, I was also battling a raccoon that seemed to have a knack for knowing exactly when a tomato was ripe -- I found several half-eaten Brandy Boys on the vine! At least the raccoon had good taste!