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As a comment about Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'German Johnson, Potato Leaf'), Hemophobic wrote:

I have 4 of these plants in my little garden this year, but so far, I have tomatoes on only 3 plants, and a total of 4 tomatoes in all. Is this a low producer? I was late getting my plants in the ground, but they've been there
since the end of May. Lots of height, little branching. I know tomatoes will not set fruit when the weather is
very hot, as it has been here for the past few weeks, but I've grown tomatoes that did much better in my southern region.
Name: Christine
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Jul 13, 2015 3:48 PM CST
I have two of these plants in one of my gardens this year and so far I have zero tomatoes growing. Like you mentioned, the plants look great, growing to about 5 feet tall with little branching and lots of flowers. And although the weather is hot now, it's been relatively cool until July. I have several other varieties of tomatoes growing and producing okay in the same garden. I did wonder if it was the fact that a tree grew near this garden, blocking the much of the sun, except some filtering until noon. Now that I've read your post, I'm having second thoughts - maybe German Johnson is just a bummer.
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jul 13, 2015 8:52 PM CST
Christine: I don't plant GJs anymore. Once it did start setting fruit last year when the weather cooled a little, the tomatoes were
mealy and not worth the time and effort. I'd plant Better Boys before I'd waste garden space on these again. All of my purple
tomatoes, CP, BK and Black from Tula, have done much better than the GJs.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 14, 2015 7:04 AM CST
Angie, thank you. It's good to know how it turned out. My DH asked why I don't just plant some Celebrities or Carnival tomatoes next year! I think will. And since you mentioned Black from Tula; I have it growing near the GJ's and it's putting out some decent sized fruits that are very tasty, it's been our favorite for BLT's this summer.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jul 14, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Can't beat those purple tomatoes for flavor!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Christine
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Jul 14, 2015 7:44 AM CST
I agree.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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