I tell you what. It has been a long time coming!
I planted my tomato crop in mid-November, which is probably the latest I have ever planted. I think it was because I still had broad beans in the bed that were also late.
To make matters worse, the extreme heat knocked the stuffing out of the plants for week on end. They were just struggling to survive let alone produce fruit and ripen.
So to my surprise, with last weeks weather being sub 30°C, the tomatoes started to recover and ripen.
Without further ado, here are my first tomatoes of the summer of 2013/2014.
There are Tigerella, San Marzano, and a few Broad Ripple Yellow Current down the bottom. All delicious, full in flavour, and we had some in our salad for dinner.
There are a colossal amount of fruit still on the vine, so hopefully they will ripe this week. I might even have enough to make some pasta sauce to preserve for winter.
Who else has a late crop of tomatoes? Did the heat kill them off, or did you harvest before the new year?