That's the estimate. It's a rough estimate, I didn't count every single one. I don't think I could, the plants are so huge I'm not sure how I'll get in to pick them.
Not that I think that's really a genuine concern right now. They're never going to turn. Ever. E.V.E.R. They're just going to remain the biggest tomato plants in history, with the most beautiful big round lovely fruits ever, that will never, ever, ever turn red. Ever.
I had one. One that was rather small, but had a lovely red tinge, and soon looked ready to pick. So I finally picked it.
And stuck my fingers through the hidden, ROTTEN other side.
Seriously, some horticulturalist needs to come study these plants. They are lovely. They have had their suckers removed. They should have been pruned more than they were, but frankly that has not affected production. I KNOW there's 100 tomatoes set on. Most of them are softball sized, and beautiful, beautiful fruits.
They're just green as the grass in June, that's all.
Don't believe me? Well, allow me to show you.
I have more. I can post them.
I WANT MY OWN TOMATOES OFF MY OWN VINES GODDAMMIT!!!!!!
Ok, tantrum over. I'm going to go check now, convinced that I'll see nothing different today than I saw yesterday. If by some miracle of God I happen to notice a change in the dozens and dozens of green spheres hanging out in my back yard, I'll letcha know.
But don't wait around for it.
UPDATE (2o minutes later):
Two. There are two that are beginning to turn. Oh, and I did a more specific count of one plant. I counted no less than 55 - on one plant. I have four. I am now hearing that old addage in my head "Be careful what you wish for...", because I lack the answer to the question "What in hell am I going to do with over 200 tomatoes?!?"
I hope to find out. But again, not banking on it.