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Name: Tracy
Azalea Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Vegetable Grower Farmer Dog Lover Organic Gardener
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tracerracer
Feb 28, 2013 11:36 PM CST
Hello, my name is Tracy, and I am a tomato addict ................. I have got 'most' of my list done....... I find this year, there's not as much 'new to me' as in years past, I have found so many that I really enjoy, the 'new' ones will be 'testers' Thumbs up ........ Only 26 plants so far, I still have 4 (or so) 'open' spots, so I will be trin' some new ones....... Here's my list so far

YELLOW/ORANGE: ( yellow and orange maters make fantastic sauce, might need to increase here, to find more varieties 'suitable' for that)
Amana orange...... 2
Kellogg breakfast....... 2
Persimmon......... 2
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BLACK/PURLPE/MULTI:
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Cherokee purple....... 3 (LONG time favorite, BIG 'production')
Pink Berkeley tie-dye ...... 1
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RED/PINK:
German red strawberry.... 2
Giant Belgium.... 2 (excellent BIG mater)
Goliath .......... 2 (hybrid) ......... (LONG time favorite, BIG 'production')
Italian heirloom......... 2
Oxheart heirloom....... 3 ....... (EXCELLENT for 'saucing')
Branywine......... 2 ( what 'strain' is the 'tough' part about this one, I like several)
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CHERRIES:
Black cherry...... 1
Sunsugar....... 1 (hybrid)
Matt’s......... 1
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 2, 2013 2:17 AM CST
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Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Mar 5, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Hi Tracy

Just starting seedlings under lights, or planting out? I'm still 4 weeks before average last frost.

I doubt if they would get to to in time for this year, but would you like to try any of these yellows or oranges (or pink or black?) Some of them, it would only be 5 or so seeds.



'Omar's Lebanese' - pink, INDET, late - huge fruit 1-3 pounds - family heirloom from Lebanon F V N T (probably plenty of seed)

'Black Russian' - 72-78 days - rich old fashioned complex heirloom flavor - sweet taste with spicy and smoky undertones - Heavy producer and early! (plenty of seed)

'Vorlon' - Black - OP - Mid-S 69-80 days - potato-leaf - Stabilized cross between Cherokee Purple and Prudens Purple (plenty of seed)

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Ildi - pear - Yellow Grape INDET - Extra early - long life on or off vine (got plenty of seed)

Taxi - OP Early - bright yellow - DET 2'x2' vines heavy yield for 3-4 weeks (got plenty of seed)

'Jaune Flammee' Tomato OP - orange / deep gold or red blush - INdeterminate early 55 days

Gold Nugget - Yellow Cherry - EXTRA Early - reliable, vigorous in WA, bland

Jaune Coeur de Pigeon - Yellow Cherry Tomato OP 2010

'Azoychka' - 60-70 days, very early for so large - 5-10 oz - LEMON YELLOW & bright yellow interior (just 2-3 seeds if any are left)
very good acidic flavor with a hint of citrus. Bred by Russian hobbyist Valentina Petrovna Kruglova.
Russian Jewish nickname from Arabic female name, 'Aza', meaning 'comfort'.
Name: Tracy
Azalea Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Vegetable Grower Farmer Dog Lover Organic Gardener
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tracerracer
Mar 6, 2013 12:47 PM CST
May 7 ( I think is the earliest 'average' last frost for me) I don't 'trust' it until towards the end of the month... I was raised with the "Don' plant before Memorial Day" mantra ;) ......... I don't generally start my own, I haven't got the right 'set up' (yet, and with tha, I find my "CDO" kicks into 'hyper drive' *Blush* ) (Oh, CDO is OCD int the 'correct' order Big Grin ) ........ I have a couple guys that grow BEAUTIFUL starts and are both 'retired' (and NICE people) so I get my plants from them.... One is in Eagle Creek (think NW Oregon) Quite a 'hike' fer me, but my Sis lives up there and most often I meet her 1/2 way and have lunch Smiling ..( he just sent me an email, sayin' he has planted 350 varieties this yr, almost makes me 'giddy' :nodding:, I can't wait to compare my 'wishlist' to his ) .................The other, I get my Goliaths from, he lives here and I volunteer at the grade school with his wife ........

You have listed a 'couple' that I am gonna look for....... I am not really lookin' for cherries or 'small' maters' and frankly ( my cherries are fer 'grazing' when we outside, now that there is only 2 of us, I'm thinkin' I have 'enough', barely) I have tried my share of 'earlies'....... They have yet to truly produce before the 'mid-seasons' I plant and don't seem to bring a lot to the table (so to speak) :shrug:

I am gonna look for the 'Vorlon' - Black , I've read mixed reviews on it, but, that doesn't matter much to me........ I find that what 'matters' is what it does in MY garden ( I have planted some that friends LOVE, only to be disappointed in the plant or fruit Shrug! )

The Azoychka, is interesting as well ( especially the 'few seeds' part) Like I posted, I really like the 'all' yellow/orange sauce that I put up and have a growing 'love affair' with oxheart type maters......... Romas are a 'train wreck' in my garden, for whatever reason and I have given up on them....... I am happiest when I don't have to process 6-8 maters per pound also Whistling

Thanks for the suggestions...... I generally only have a 'few' types that are consistently in my maters patch and the rest tend to 'rotate' depending on my 'mood', or availability .........................
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Mar 6, 2013 2:35 PM CST
That was an offer to trade, or seeds-for-postage of the types I have enough of.

Vorlon, I know I have enough of, if you would like some. The same with Black Russian, Ildi and Taxi. I usually buy packets much larger than I need, so I can trade.

I'm currently looking for early cherry varieties I can grow in 5 gallon pots.

P.S. If you want to try another early red, I have Oregon Spring.

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