Arnold is bearing fruit.
It takes about 28 days for a husky pseudo-Austrian tomato plant to put out one of these. (If you planted the Early Girl variety, which we did. Arnold and Chaz Bono could start a support group.)
And it takes another 45 days for it to turn red. We could have tomatos in our salads by the 1st of August.
Of course, the 45 day projection is deeply flawed. It assumes the presence of warm weather, which comes from the sun.
We live in Oregon, where summer is more ‘not freezing’ than ‘warm.’ As I write, I’m wearing shorts, a long-sleeved shirt, and a sweater.
We should have ripe tomatos by November.