Alright, for those who care for my daily updates, here are some pics from what I picked today, and the end product.
Our first Orange Kentucky Beefsteak, that hasn't rotted or split on the vine. Pretty sweet flavor, not too tangy. This one weighed in at about 14oz.
De Barao, pretty good flavor, prob will grow again next year
A Watermelon beefsteak, somewhat sweet, with a little tang. The insides look like, yes, a watermelon. Weighs about 15oz.
A mutant Mortgage Lifter, looks almost obscene..
Gordost Sibiri, very good tomato flavor, looks somewhat like a watermelon inside too.
A slew of Mr Bruno's, decent flavor, but with a kinda tough skin.
Aunt Ruby German Green, tastes like a ripe red tomato, but was kind of pithy. Maybe should've let it ripen a bit more. This monster had to be cut in half in order to not peg the scale. Even after cutting out the core, it still came in at 20oz.
The bucketful from today, the fruit on top are Siberian Pink Honey, which are oxheart shaped. Very good flavor, will grow again next year.
Annnd, here are the results, after sampling various fruit. Seven quarts ready for the cellar.
After yesterday's disappointing taste tests, today was an improvement. Still waiting on quite a few more varieties to ripen up, and hope they don't rot or get scarfed up by deer, who have seemed to have figured a way thru my fence force field.
So far, the varieties to make the cut to next year so far are: Jaune Flamme, Chocolate Cherry, Yellow Pear, Gordost Sibiri, Siberian Pink Honey, Orange KY Beefsteak, and maybe De Barao.