Then 2 of the lower green fruits on the Jaune Flamme turned up like this. I believe it's the tomato fruitworm, aka corn earworm. Disgusting! No worms on any other plants.
These are the holes where the worm entered.
And this is clearly bird damage-- there were 3 of these on the lower part of the BHN-444, still hanging from the stem.
Current Tally (all green):
- German Johnson--no fruit, but topheavy with new blooms
- Azoychka--2 large, undamaged fruits, some new blooms
- BHN-444--4 fruit, lots of bloom
- Black Cherry--lots of fruit and blooms
- Jaune Flamme--lots of fruit and blooms
- Juliet--lots of fruit and blooms
- ripe and eaten so far--1 Juliet and 1 Jaune Flamme
So I'm thinking I could have spent some of the $$$ I threw down on compost, fertilizer and plants at the Farmers' Market instead and had a BLT by now. No tomato picture (although they have lots), but here's some of the other great stuff at the Austin Farmers' Market last Saturday. If you've not been lately, you should hike on down there to the corner of San Antonio and 4th St. soon. Great people and dog watching, friendly farmers, terrific pickup breakfast food, the best coffee, and live music! Peaches, blueberries and blackberries in abundance.
When not yelling at the vegetables, I'm now enjoying the new fountain that was installed last week. Those darn birds seem to like it, too.