Very depressing tomato season here. We came very close to having zero tomatoes ripen. Of course the weather was partly to blame (unseasonably cool and overcast). But then, when the sun did appear its rays bounced off the concrete pavement in the backyard to create an "oven effect," in some cases cooking the tomatoes while still on the vine.
There were a few Sweet 100s to be had, and maybe one or two Early Girls, thus averting a complete failure.
But no heirlooms ever came close. At least we got some fried green tomatoes.
Photo: Green Tomatoes (September)—Marin County, 2010