By a nose............
Although Victor was the first to blossom, Bloody Butcher once again was the first to bear fruit! Last year, this variety gave me my first tomato of the year on June 21.
Of course, the four Minigold tomato plants, that were started in January and grown to fruiting in the laundry room window, are still the big winners.
This one has several clusters of tomatoes, some ripening ones at the lower left.
Both of these are loaded with blossoms, and one has several clusters of baby tomatoes.
The fourth one grew too tall for the patio, so it was planted in the garden a couple of weeks ago. It also has ripening fruit.
Not a huge harvest, but not bad for Eastern Washington in May! If we ever get more than a few warm days in a row, all four Minigolds will be loaded with ripening fruits.
As I brag about my tomatoes, my heart goes out to Elizabeth, from Montana, whose garden is under a layer of heavy snow today. Everybody please cross your fingers that her peas survive!