Southwest Gardening forum: Phoenix Tomato

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Mar 7, 2010 1:27 PM CST
Some of you already know of my quest to obtain this tomato from DG. A DGer in San Antonio has obtained the coveted plants and will hopefully mail them this week. They are 4-5" tall and I think he is sending me 18 plants. If they all make it here in one piece I will have plenty to share if you all want to trial this new hybrid. I know Dan and Rene want to try them and Rene had a good point... Dan - do you think if we wait until the swap for you to pick up plants will that give you enough time? All I know is they are determinate early mid-season, so I'm estimating 70 DTM maybe? If April 10th is too late I told Rene I would meet her halfway and give her the plants for you east siders... What do you think?
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 7, 2010 1:56 PM CST
I have room for one or two if they are up for grabs. I can meet you in town whenever. Thanks Kelly.
Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Mar 7, 2010 2:42 PM CST
I would like to trial one in my e-bucket if there is an extra one. I would also be happy to chip in on the shipping expense you incurred. If there is one for me, Mary can you pick it up. I am heading over to California for the week.
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Mar 7, 2010 2:53 PM CST
Sure thing Mary and Jayne. I'll keep you all posted...
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 7, 2010 2:53 PM CST
Sure Jayne and Kelly ditto what Jayne said on shipping costs, sorry I forgot to mention it.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Mar 7, 2010 3:01 PM CST
No biggie - I think I will have to force this person to let me reimburse him for the plants and shipping, so I'll let you know. He wants pepper seeds - lol - and those I have...
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 7, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Kelly...I am frequently in the North Phoenix area. I'll meet up with you some where.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 9, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Kelly, I'll buy one or two if there are enough to go 'round. You do realize, don't you, that meeting up with everyone is going to be a scheduling nightmare? Blinking
Alma
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Mar 10, 2010 8:25 PM CST
LOL Alma - it can be worked out... The plants were mailed yesterday after some tutorial from the Plant Trading forum at DG. My friend isn't too confident in shipping plants but I told him they'd be fine. Tomatoes are tough plants so hopefully they make it here in one piece - maybe tomorrow...
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 5:12 PM CST
I'M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

The tomatoes arrived today and with the exception of 2 broken leaves (out of 18 plants) they look like I just picked them up at the nursery. The packing job was excellent and it took me a while to unpack them as I was trying to be careful - lol. I took some photos and will try to upload them tonight after I get the babies potted up.

The tag that came with them says - Matures in 75 days. A medium-maturing variety that produces high yields of large and extra-large fruit. Heat tolerant.

Let's hope this is a good one for Phoenix! I know Dan, McP, Rene, Jayne and Alma want some. Anyone else?

Kelly
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 11, 2010 6:23 PM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 11, 2010 6:35 PM CST
I think we should all meet up for margaritas someplace for The Great Tomato RoundUp.
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:36 PM CST
lol
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:41 PM CST
1st one

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:41 PM CST
2nd one

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:42 PM CST
3rd one - now we're really looking at the plants - lol...

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:43 PM CST
4th one

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:43 PM CST
5th one

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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locakelly
Mar 11, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Final one...

They are about 5-6" tall in little peat pots with a real sandy soil mix. I'm going to pot them up in the styro cups right now, leaving the little pots because they have pretty good roots growing through them. They look like nice healthy plants!

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 11, 2010 7:08 PM CST
Yup, looking good Kelly. Thanks for sharing!

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