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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Jun 22, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Ya'll stop talking about those tomatoes that I don't have any of.

Dot Crying
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 22, 2012 3:49 PM CST
Same here.

Dot, veggie gardening crazies this year. Going to be posting lots of tomato plant pictures. Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 22, 2012 10:14 PM CST
Dot, I noticed tonight that I have a yellow pear tomato that should be ready tomorrow. I'll enjoy it in your honor. I can't believe I'm eating tomatoes already! It's my lucky year!
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 10:07 AM CST
I am envious. I have so many of the small tomatoes set like Juliet and Sun Gold but they are all still green.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 23, 2012 10:12 AM CST
Rita, I'll enjoy the yellow pear for you, too! It's going to be delicious! I'm having it for lunch. It's a tiny little thing, so lunch will be over in a few seconds!
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up

Most years I might plant one cherry tomato plant but I had not in the past three years or so. This year went nuts with the tomato plants. So as well as all the regular sized tomatoes I planted all those Juliet grape tomatoes. Also the Sun Gold and a Suggery plus a Sweet 100.

I thought pear tomatoes were much bigger than the grape kinds, not that I have ever tried growing any. Besides those small ones my next smallest size fruit is on the Fourth of July. Then I don't know how big those fruits will get on the Viva Italia which are a roma type, but much better.

Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 23, 2012 10:41 AM CST
The yellow pear tomatoes are a little bit larger than a grape tomato, but not by much. I'd take a picture of them side-by-side, but that will have to wait until I get a ripe grape tomato!
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 10:51 AM CST
All right. So if they are not much bigger then what is their main attraction? Snacking like the grape tomatoes?

Speaking of snacking, I was just outside eating peas off my pea vines. Peas never make it into the house here as I just eat them right off the vine as soon as they are ready. I love peas. Next to your own home grown tomatoes I like garden fresh peas next best.

I have bought a lot more pea seed that I plan on planting for a fall crop of peas as well as having the spring crop. I just need a place to put them all. I have already started some brocolo seedlings for fall (120 days) and have brocoli raab to start also. And lettuce.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 12:19 PM CST
So since we are talking about tomatoes and veggies here are some more pictures.

Tomato jungle in the side yard.
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tomatoes in a sack Hilarious!
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the tomato and veggie garden area done this spring
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the tomatoes planted in front of the front porch
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a different angle
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Which leads to the newly created veggie garden that was were all those moved roses used to be.
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Beans grow in pots here although there are no bean flowers as yet.
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Even some cucumbers in pots although I have lots more cucumbers in ground in the back yard.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 23, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Nice and healthy looking!!!
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Jun 23, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Green green green everywhere. I can tell you got lots of rain. It's going to be 100 here on Monday, IF I had any tomatoes they would just burn up. It will be all we can do to keep the daylily pots watered.

Dot
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 12:44 PM CST
Rained yesterday afternoon hard. Cleared up. Then rained overnight most of the night. Bright and sunny today but the plants are well watered.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 23, 2012 12:48 PM CST
We usually just munch on the yellow pear tomatoes in the garden, but I love putting them in salads with the yellow cherry and grape tomatoes. The colors look great! I think the yellow pear is a little more acidic than the other two, which also balances things out some. I usually add all three to the pan when I'm cooking sliced zucchini. I love the flavor of them cooked!

I just picked the yellow pear, and found two more yellow cherry tomatoes that were ready, so I took a picture of them for you. The pear is a little smaller than normal (it's on the left), but it's the first one, so I wasn't expecting much! Also, they aren't always shaped like this. Many of them have sort of a neck, and then a ball at the bottom.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 1:15 PM CST
It is oddly shaped even in this photo and your description of the normal shape is even weirder. At least for a tomato. Guess that is why they call them pear tomatoes! Hilarious!

Great picture! Really illustrates the point. Thankyou! Maybe I will try some next year. But then again if I had my way I would get just about every tomato plant there is. I need a farm just to plant all the tomatoes that I want.
Name: Katie
Stafford, VA (Zone 7a)
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gonegardening
Jun 23, 2012 1:54 PM CST
I'm continuing to enjoy your pictures, Rita. Have to agree about Fabulous Freida. Added it last fall and have been so pleased with the blooms this year. Betty Ford doesn't open well for me, unfortunately. I'm not sure if it is because of its location or whatever, but I am seriously considering moving it out. It's had plenty of years here to get it together. Do like Hoochie Coochie Man better. And, the name makes me laugh. Funny, I had moved out the older Magic Carpet Ride, intending to dispose of it, but left it behind a bench. Well, it's bloomed nicely this year...so much so, that I've decided it gets a second chance (smile). Nothing like a good red to make the garden pop.

Have had about three Sun Golds ripen...and impatiently waiting on some larger tomatoes! I look at them every single day and practically beg them ripen...haha.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Sometimes a change of location makes all the difference in the world. Honestly, I always think I have things here that are tempermental in my garden while doing just fine elsewhere but BETTY FORD has always done well. A slow increaser though but it blooms nicely and the flowers are beautiful. But I think FABULOUS FRIEDA is even prettier. I just love it!!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jun 23, 2012 4:03 PM CST
I'm a big FABULOUS FRIEDA fan too!

Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 23, 2012 6:57 PM CST
I agree Me too, Betty. Fabulous Frieda really is well named as she is fabulous!

Katie, I was out eyeing the green Sun Gold tomatoes just willing them to get ripe but nothing happened. Rolling on the floor laughing I am just wracking my brain trying to figgure where I could possibly get more veggie gardens. Not coming up with any ideas as there really is no room here as everything is jam packed with flower beds and I don't want to get rid of those. I will keep thinking on it. Blinking
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jun 24, 2012 11:36 AM CST
more pictures-

face dancer ffo
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hello heartstrings ffo
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inner vision
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instant celebration
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just kiss me
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loaves and fishes
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man of sorrows ffo
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off beat ffo
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some yellow lilies
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Jun 24, 2012 11:41 AM CST
possession of obsession ffo
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samuel bell
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shimmering red satin
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tears for gus
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thanks a bunch with malaysian marketplace
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tropical jewel
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westbourne corn crib
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yo big mouth
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