As I mentioned in the canned produce thread, it appears that our tomato patch is just about played out. Weeds and blight have just about taken over, and most of the fruit that's left is rotting or rotted. There are a few green tom's left, and those will just be for fresh eating. Mrs Dood picked about 3 gallons worth this morning and we canned 4 1/2 quarts.
Here are a few more pics of some of the last of the fruit we picked. As you can see, lots of split fruit, mostly because of all the rain.
Here is a big 19oz Yellow Brandywine. I just sliced it up and shared it with the wife. It was very good, quite tart, but had some sweetness to balance it out. Hard to say if it tastes better than the orange KY beefsteak, but I think I'd give it the edge. As you can see, it was more orange than yellow. I would recommend it for flavor and plant hardiness, but it is a shy bearer, so keep that in mind.
Even though the 'maters are just about done, the pepper patch seems to have perked up after I weeded and fertilized the plants a couple weeks ago. There are lots of little jalapenos and banana peppers getting going. So, that is encouraging. We planted about 10 jalapeno plants, and hope to be able to can those later in the season.
I picked an Anaheim chile and a Stavros pepperoncini. Haven't tried the chile, but I cut up the Stavros, and it is quite the sinus clearer. I was surprised it was that hot, guess I've been used to the pickled ones.
Not quite jalapeno hot, but close.
When the last of the tomatoes are done, I'll give an evaluation of the ones we were able to sample. Some plants, however, got hit so fast with disease, that we couldn't get an adequate sampling. But, I'll still try to give an opinion of those.