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Name: Rob Duval
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Jun 7, 2015 11:10 AM CST

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I'm always curious to see which varieties people have decided to grow each year. For me this season I'll be growing the following...

Sweet Million
Husky Red
Aligote
Pink Bumblebee
Early Girl
Supersonic
Pruden's Purple
Aunt Ginny's Purple
German Johnson
Mortgage Lifter

What's everyone else got goin' on this year?
Name: Dillard Haley
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Jun 7, 2015 12:16 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Jun 7, 2015 2:31 PM CST

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Almost grew Mountain Majesty myself this season, seems to be fairly popular in the nurseries this year.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jun 7, 2015 6:56 PM CST
My list is:

Chocolate Cherry
Evergreen
Nebraska Wedding
Soldacki
Super Sauce
Chocolate Champion (dwarf)
Golden Heart (dwarf)
Sophie's Choice
Mortgage Lifter
Golden Queen USDA
Gartenperle
Paul Robeson
Japanese Black Trifele
Orange Slice
Marianna's Peace

A few repeats, but mostly new varieties for me.


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 9, 2015 6:41 PM CST
2015 LIST
Big Boy
Better Boy
Early Girl
Rutgers
Juliet
Vivia Italia
San Marzano
Roma
Sunray
Jubilee
Beefsteak
Bush Beefsteak
Beefmaster
Patio
Sunsugar
Balls Beefsteak
Italian Plum
Jaune Flamme
Cosmonaut Volkov
Amish Paste
Black Cherry
Sweet N Neat Yellow
Big Beef
Ramapo
Plum
Carolina Gold
Lemon Boy
dwarf mr snow
summertime gold
tasmanian chocolate
rosella purple
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 9, 2015 7:00 PM CST
I feel like a slacker, Rita Hilarious! How many actual plants do you have? More than one of any variety?

Looks like a great list....several varieties I've not heard of (which doesn't surprise me). Love seeing what everyone is growing.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 9, 2015 8:17 PM CST
I have 6 packs of much of the list so 6 packs of-
Big Boy
Better Boy
Early Girl
Rutgers
Juliet
Vivia Italia
San Marzano
Roma
Sunray
Jubilee
Beefsteak
Bush Beefsteak
Beefmaster
Patio
Sunsugar
Balls Beefsteak
Italian Plum

These I have 1 plant of-
Jaune Flamme
Cosmonaut Volkov
Amish Paste
Black Cherry
Sweet N Neat Yellow
Big Beef
Ramapo

The others I have 2 to 4 plants of. So yup, I lot of tomato plants.

Many of my favorites that I grow each year plus some new to me varieties to try.
Name: Rob Duval
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Jun 9, 2015 8:20 PM CST

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One of these days we're gonna see Rita on an episode of 'Hoarders' trying to move from room to room between baskets full of maters, canning supplies and trays of started seeds.


Quite the list Rita...do you have a method to your maddness when selecting varieties or do you simply buy a couple of every single type the local nurseries are selling?
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 9, 2015 8:40 PM CST
robertduval14 said:One of these days we're gonna see Rita on an episode of 'Hoarders' trying to move from room to room between baskets full of maters, canning supplies and trays of started seeds.


Quite the list Rita...do you have a method to your maddness when selecting varieties or do you simply buy a couple of every single type the local nurseries are selling?


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Nope, my basement is a mess but the inside of my house only has the usual amount of clutter.

Well, I bring back my tried and true favorites each year. Then some years I bring back ones from a few years past that I don't do each year. And always I have some new to me varieties. Some years really heavy on the new, other years only a few. But That is how I find new favorites.

I grow mostly hybrids. Not much in the way of heirlooms although I do have a few.

Honestly If I had acreage I woulds have at least 200 tomato plants. I love to grow tomatoes.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 9, 2015 8:58 PM CST
I purchased plants this year, as my own were too tiny after starting them late.
There is a mix of hybrids and Heirlooms.
Super Fantastic
Sungold
Old German
Mortgage Lifter
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Sweet 100
Cherokee Purple
Money Maker
Black Krim
Black Prince
Green Zebra
Juliet
Sunsugar
Orange Zinger
Red Siberian
Manitoba
Tumbler
Roma
Health Kick
Grocery store seeds of a Tomato on the Vine- -- only one I have from seeds as they are vigorous plants
Also have two commercial hanging baskets of ??? but think they are too much plant for a small hanging basket-need to repot those,-- I think.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 10, 2015 10:13 AM CST
A very nice list there!
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 10, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Great list, Carolyn. Looks like you go for a variety of colors, which is what I do. I'm so envious of everyone that has space to grow so many tomatoes. It's always a challenge for me to limit my choices to fit my available space.
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CarolineScott
Jun 10, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Yes I like to grow a variety of colors.
Would have liked an orange slicing tomato,but did not find any.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 10, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Funny you mentioned that, Carolyn. I tried to grow some Sweet Ozark Orange, but didn't get any germination. I found an Orange Slice at our MG plant sale, so snapped it up to replace my missing orange tomato LOL. It is a hybrid, but sounded good enough to try.

Got my first plant setting tomatoes--my chocolate cherry has a few baby tomatoes on it Hurray!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 10, 2015 6:52 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Funny you mentioned that, Carolyn. I tried to grow some Sweet Ozark Orange, but didn't get any germination. I found an Orange Slice at our MG plant sale, so snapped it up to replace my missing orange tomato LOL. It is a hybrid, but sounded good enough to try.

Got my first plant setting tomatoes--my chocolate cherry has a few baby tomatoes on it Hurray!


If I find Chocolate Cherry locally I would plant it. As I I grow Black Cherry and that is a good one for sure.

Have you had chocolate cherry before? I just wondered about the taste.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 10, 2015 6:57 PM CST
This is probably the 3rd time I've grown Chocolate Cherry....we really like the flavor, and it is a really good producer (although most cherry tomatoes are good producers, aren't they?) The only down-side, if any, is that the plants get huge. They usually outgrow my 6' tall tomato cages, and start just crawling along the top of our picket fence. Not a bad problem, overall.

Even our dogs like these....they've learned how to spot the ripe tomatoes, and just go help themselves to the ripe tomatoes as they wish.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 10, 2015 7:32 PM CST
mom2goldens said:This is probably the 3rd time I've grown Chocolate Cherry....we really like the flavor, and it is a really good producer (although most cherry tomatoes are good producers, aren't they?) The only down-side, if any, is that the plants get huge. They usually outgrow my 6' tall tomato cages, and start just crawling along the top of our picket fence. Not a bad problem, overall.

Even our dogs like these....they've learned how to spot the ripe tomatoes, and just go help themselves to the ripe tomatoes as they wish.


That is good to know about the taste. As far as plant size, yup my cherry tomatoes grow huge plants also that go over the fence into my neighbors yard. She doesn't mind one bit.
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Jun 10, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I recently saw a teeshirt in a catalog that said "It's not hoarding if it's just books"

I think in Rita's case we can translate that to "just tomatoes" !!

Plants getting tall is a a good thing in my world... around mid-season my plants always seem to get hit with some disease (not blight, I don't think; probably verticillium or fusarium wilt), and the taller ones seem to be able to pretty much stay ahead of it.

I know I've pimped this one before, but Djena Lee's Golden Girl is a really nice yellow tomato -- not huge, but about 2-1/2" across and I think it has great flavor and texture.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jun 11, 2015 9:25 AM CST
I have a lot of yellow or golden tomatoes this year. But then I am stuck with whatever I can find locally to buy.
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Claudia
Jun 13, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Short list for me this year.

Jaune Flamme
Sioux
Rutgers
Sweet Ozark Orange
Pruden's Purple
Arkansas Traveler
Super Sweet 100
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