It sure is taking a very long time for our slicing tomatoes to ripen this year. Not one of them is showing any signs of turning color. The weatherman says that our area will be experiencing the effects a "heat dome" and near triple digit highs for the next couple of days. Hopefully this will encourage some of the fruit to ripen, which is the only upside I can see to this hot mess.
Sun scald can be an issue on days like these I suppose but fortunately for us, most of the fruit is protected under a thick canopy of leaves. I haven't had to water the garden much this year but I guess that all changes now. (Why didn't I invest in a drip irrigation system?) One thing's for sure - I'm not planting out my fall greens until this heatwave is over.