Vegetables and Fruit forum: Harvested a 2 1/4 pound Kellogg's Breakfast today

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 12:14 PM CST

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I have to post and share my excitement. Smiling

What a shock! I went out to the garden and there was a positively massive fruit on one of my Kellogg's Breakfast plants. It wasn't beautiful but it's a gigantic.

Actually, there were two of them. One was right at 2lb 4oz and the other was 2lb 2oz. My camera battery is dead (it's charging now) but I'll get a photo of it this afternoon and will post it.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 20, 2013 12:54 PM CST
What is this massive fruit on Kellogg's Breakfast Plant you speak of??? Confused
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 12:56 PM CST

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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Kellogg's Breakfast') Smiling
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CarolineScott
Jun 20, 2013 1:12 PM CST
Way to go! Dave!
My late DH used to like to grow large tomatoes.

Can you make sandwhiches for all of your children from that one tomato?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 1:30 PM CST

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Easily!!
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CarolineScott
Jun 20, 2013 1:36 PM CST
Way to go!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 3:50 PM CST

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Ok, as promised, I've uploaded the photos! What a beauty!



Kellogg's Breakfast is truly a champion among tomatoes, almost without peer.
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Newyorkrita
Jun 20, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Oh my Dave. That is really impressive. And I bet it will taste fabulous.
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 4:11 PM CST

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I assure you that it did. Smiling It's among the best tasting tomatoes we've ever grown. This variety is a staple for us.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 20, 2013 4:13 PM CST
DANG!! Tomato Steaks! YUM!!
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Newyorkrita
Jun 20, 2013 4:34 PM CST
I heard you talk about the Kellogg's Breakfast on the podcast when you were doing tomatoes. I have never tried them but now your making me think that I should next year.

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Patti1957
Jun 20, 2013 4:56 PM CST
Very nice! I love Kelloggs Breakfast, sad to say that I am not growing it this year Sad


Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 5:01 PM CST

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I can't recommend it highly enough.

I'll have plenty of seeds to share. I'm selecting from the best fruits and saving seed from them. They are carefully distanced to ensure seed purity.
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Newyorkrita
Jun 20, 2013 5:09 PM CST
They sell plants at my local nursery. Lots of heirlooms. I just never buy them.

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Patti1957
Jun 20, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Dave, did you save seeds from that 2 1/4 pounder? I would love a few seeds of it if you did.


Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 5:19 PM CST

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I did indeed save seeds from that one but I mixed it in with all my other good Kellogg's Breakfasts.

I'm sure to get some more massive ones through the season. Would you like me to save some exclusively from the mammoths? I'd be glad to do so.

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Patti1957
Jun 20, 2013 6:03 PM CST
Yes please, if you don't mind nodding I would only need a few seeds. If you let me know when they are ready I will send you a SASE.


Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 20, 2013 6:06 PM CST

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I'll keep my eyes out for more giants. So far the rest out there are normal sized. So it'll be a while but I won't forget. Thumbs up

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Patti1957
Jun 20, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Ok, thanks Dave. I would be perfectly happy with a few seeds from your general pool of Kellogg's Breakfast if you don't get any more monsters Smiling


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abhege
Jun 20, 2013 8:07 PM CST
How exciting!

We love this variety but we have been experimenting with different ones so we didn't grow it this year. I hope I still have some seeds. We never got any that gigantic though!

Last year we grew Tree's Bottom Yellow. Not huge fruit but very tasty. This year we only have a dwarf yellow. Wait, we did also grow Brandywine Yellow. No ripe fruit yet.

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