Texas Gardening forum: determinate heirloom tomato

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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 27, 2014 11:41 AM CST
Anyone in tx know of a determinate heirloom tomato that grows well in TX, and tastes good too. I'm looking for a medium or larger size.
Thank You!
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 27, 2014 11:57 AM CST
I always thought all the heirlooms were indeterminate...
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 27, 2014 12:14 PM CST
There are some that are determinate. These are on my current list from tomatofest:

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Since they grow well, in HI, how can they not in TX?
Anyone ever tasted them?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 27, 2014 12:30 PM CST

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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Taxi') is a determinate heirloom tomato that we grew this year. Very, very small plants absolutely loaded with the dullest flavored tomatoes you've ever eaten. But you sure can't complain about their vigor and ability to handle our climate.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 27, 2014 1:33 PM CST
Well........I'll let you know how mine from HI turn out. Still waiting if anyone knows about them.
I looked up half a dozen description's from different companies about taxi after you said that. Not one said it tasted good, one said sweet, one mild, one non acid. In other words........blah? That wording is something to watch for, like starter home for real estate
Thanks @dave
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 27, 2014 1:54 PM CST

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Mild is the way I'd describe it. I like a tomato to have a good tomato flavor and Taxi is completely missing it. Still, it was the very last tomato still ripe outside and so I was glad to have it when I had it.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 27, 2014 2:27 PM CST
How are your second season tomatoes?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 27, 2014 3:08 PM CST

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Mine are only about a foot tall. Just now starting to grow.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 27, 2014 3:54 PM CST
When did you set them out, and how tall were they then?
I think this is a paste of some kind:

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This is kellogs breakfast:



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This is franchi red pear:




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I tried to take a picture of my tigerella, which has three small tomatoes. Also, of my one determinate tomato called mountain pride. But, my tablet must have got hot, and refused to budge.


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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 28, 2014 4:29 PM CST
This is what I ordered from tomatofest:

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I'm going to start a row of determinate tomatoes each month next year, (provided the one "test" determinate i planted this summer sets fruit this late in the summer, and plant a row of indeterminates for fall harvest IF I ever get any tomatoes from them this fall. So far, they keep growing, but haven't produced much.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 28, 2014 7:26 PM CST

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We planted our tomatoes maybe 10 to 14 days ago. Tried to get them in as soon as possible but man, it's been so hot that I hated to put them out. But they're doing okay. Your tomatoes plants look really good.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 28, 2014 8:09 PM CST
I'm all aglow! A plant compliment from @dave!
Thank You!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 28, 2014 8:54 PM CST

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Big Grin
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Aug 30, 2014 12:04 PM CST
I thought determinate tomatoes did not need staking, so imagine my surprise after it rained just a little, and my 3' tomato plant was laying flat on the ground. I have now put a cage over it.
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cactusman8
Sep 27, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Homestead and Oregon Spring have done well for me in the past.

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