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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2019 8:04 PM CST
I love to experiment and each spring as tomato planting time approaches I start to haunt the nurseries looking for something "fun" to buy and try. I live alone and end up giving lots of tomatoes away which I enjoy. My Son and Daughter give me a hard time for being OCD when it comes to tomatoes. Oh well..... I'm growing
Jetsetter
Hawaiian
Black From Tula
Dr. Wyches
Kelloggs Breakfast
Berkley Tie Dye
Momotaro Gold
Sakura
Better Boy
Black Krim
Black Carbon
Sun Sugar
Mighty Mato Sun Sugar....grafted....amazing growth rate
Sun Sugar
Sweet Baby Girl
Sweet 100
Sweet One Million
Goliath
Cherokee Carbon
German Queen
Best Boy
Bonnie Original
Black Prince
Solar Flare
I plan on keeping note and making comment of the data base.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Dirtmechanic
Jun 6, 2019 8:10 PM CST
Wow! I have 17 celebrities. Maybe I should try one of each next year!
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Jun 6, 2019 8:37 PM CST
I found Celebrity to be a disappointment. wish I had the room to try all the others.
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RpR
Jun 6, 2019 8:40 PM CST
Paul2032 said:I love to experiment and each spring as tomato planting time approaches I start to haunt the nurseries looking for something "fun" to buy and try. I live alone and end up giving lots of tomatoes away which I enjoy. My Son and Daughter give me a hard time for being OCD when it comes to tomatoes. Oh well..... I'm growing
Jetsetter
Hawaiian
Black From Tula
Dr. Wyches
Kelloggs Breakfast
Berkley Tie Dye
Momotaro Gold
Sakura
Better Boy
Black Krim
Black Carbon
Sun Sugar
Mighty Mato Sun Sugar....grafted....amazing growth rate
Sun Sugar
Sweet Baby Girl
Sweet 100
Sweet One Million
Goliath
Cherokee Carbon
German Queen
Best Boy
Bonnie Original
Black Prince
Solar Flare
I plan on keeping note and making comment of the data base.

I always find the number of tomatoes some grow here fascinating.

Now I plant mine in cages approx . 30 inches from center so if you had three in a row.you would need a garden, for ease of work space at least 12 feet wide and 24 feet long, that is lot of tomato space. I tip my hat to you.

Now this year I have put in more than I intended to:
Tomatoes: -- Old German, Husky Cherry, Grape (Tammi C), 4 -Green Zebra, 2 Abe Lincoln, Big Beef, Pineapple, Orange Oxheart

My Green Zebra from Piedmont went belly up, I wrote them a letter and they sent me replacements including Abe L. which is doing OK so I now have two of those, but I am crossing my fingers for them surviving;
I sent them a quick note asking if there was a disease that hit on GZ as for several years I have had misery only with those so, they sent an official Ag. Dept. test cert. for their tomatoes. Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Marc
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phish49
Jun 6, 2019 8:46 PM CST
Brandywine, Rutgers, and Cherry. I wish I had the time left to try a couple of others but the heat will be on soon here.
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
Jun 6, 2019 10:13 PM CST
I'm moving but when I'm settled in I really want to try my first Country Taste.
Name: Kaso
Western Idaho
shule
Jun 7, 2019 12:37 AM CST
Here's my tomato list for this year, so far (there are a few others I could potentially plant, but as far as I know, the list is complete). This does not include those I planted that did not sprout, or that did sprout and died (due to a freeze or other such).

If no number of plants is specified, that means I'm growing one plant of that kind of tomato. If there's an asterisk at the beginning, that means I've never grown it before 2019 (unless I just started it in the greenhouse and gave it away instead of transplanting it; I did that with Polish Linguisa).

• Amana Orange (from 2016 seed; this might be a cross)
• *Aunt Gertie's Gold
• *Big Boy F1
• Black Beauty x 2 (from 2017 seed; one of these has significantly more anthocyanin in the plant than the other; so, I'm thinking the one with less might be a cross)
• *Black Dragon
• *Black Vernissage
• *Bloody Butcher
• Brandy Boy cross F2 x 8 (from 2018 seed; each of these Brandy Boy cross F2s is from a different fruit; the F1 was supposed to be Brandy Boy F12, but it turned out to be an accidental cross between john11840's stabilized Brandy Boy F11 and an unknown regular leaf variety; I really loved it, though)
• *Brandy Boy F1
• *Brandy Boy F10 (stabilized version from john11840 of Gardenweb)
• *Buckbee's New 50-Day
• *Chris Ukrainian
• *Coyote x 2 (one plant is a cutting of the larger plant)
• Early Girl F1 x 2 (one I grew from seed from an open packet I received in a trade, and the other we got as a plant from the store; the other tomatoes on this list were all from seed)
• *Early Treat F1
• *Fourth of July F1
• Frosty F. House x 2 (from 2018 seed)
• Galapagos Island (Solanum cheesmaniae; from 2015 seed)
• *Gilbertie
• *Gnocchia Di Limone
• *Holyland
• *Husky Red F1
• *Jerusalem
• *Marion
• Matina (this isn't from my saved seed)
• *Matt's Wild Cherry
• Mexican Yellow cross F2 (from 2017 seed; the F1 was pink and didn't get a fair evaluation due to being in the shade of some currant bushes)
• *Moravsky Div
• Mountain Princess x 8 (from 2018 seed; I meant to have loads of Frosty F. House and a few of these, but on a whim, I split up a container into loads of plants; I do really like Mountain Princess, though)
• *Napoli
• Nodak Early x 2 (from 2018 seed)
• *Noire De Crimee
• *Palestinian
• PL volunteer (unless tomato seeds traveled a ways, it must be Husky Cherry Red F-something x a PL tomato F2+; last year it was a regular leaf red cherry the same size as Husky Cherry Red F1; if it were pure Husky Cherry Red, it would be F6)
• *Polish Linguisa
• Porter (from 2016 seed; however it does this year, I plan to grow it again in 2020 for the sake of acclimatization; I grew the same seed source in 2017, which didn't yield remarkable results, but I didn't save seeds, and it volunteered in 2018, and I loved it then, although I didn't save seeds, again; so, yeah)
• *Red Robin
• *Rio Grande
• Ron's Carbon Copy cross F2+ (from 2017 seed; the previous generation had very pink fruit, was quite sweet, and had great flavor; it had larger fruit than Ron's Carbon Copy)
• Sausage x 17 (most are from 2018 seed; a few are from the original seed packet; a few are from a new seed packet; I really liked this one last year)
• *Sheboygan
• Snow Fairy (from 2017 seed)
• Sweet Orange Cherry (from 2017 seed)
• Thessaloniki (This isn't from my saved seed.)
• *Tidy Rose F1 x 2 (one is mulched with the strawberries and the other is in an area with black plastic like the rest of the tomatoes)
• *Valley Girl F1
• Volunteer (maybe Husky Cherry Red F5 x Sweet Orange Cherry F2, but possibly other things; if it were pure Husky Cherry Red it would be F6)
• Volunteer (maybe Husky Cherry Red F5 x Sweet Orange Cherry F2, but possibly other things; if it were pure Husky Cherry Red it would be F6; this plant is growing much differently than the other)
• White Queen (from 2017 seed)

Coyote was the first to bloom and set fruit, followed by the store-bought Early Girl F1. The latter was transplanted first, however. The seed-grown Early Girl F1 was transplanted later (and is much younger-looking).
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sallyg
Jun 7, 2019 7:32 AM CST
Cherokee Purple (from collected seed from friend, so ?)
Large Barred Boar
Dancing with Smurfs- 'blue' cherry
Celebrity
Salsa Roma -labeled that way. It's pretty hard to google tomato Salsa and not get endless recipes haha
Grandpa Henry's Paste Tomato- from a friend, no idea
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NoID beefsteak grown near Concord NC, referred to as a German, pinkish color
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 7, 2019 7:43 AM CST
I'll be anxious to hear everyone's reports. I'm already thinking about next year......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 7, 2019 12:17 PM CST
I grow a lot. I dont know if I have a complete list, but here's off my memory, some I never labeled so even forgot what I planted.

Celebrity
Early Girl
Better Boy
Paul Roberson
Sun Gold
Arkansas Traveler
Mortgage lifter
Purple Russian
True Black Brandywine
Red Brandywine
Marianna's peace
Box Car Willie
Abe Lincoln
Aunt Ruby's German Green
St Pierre
Black Krim
Black from Tulsa
Black Beauty
Carbon
Caspian Pink
Homestead
Rainbow
Cuor Di Bue
Champion
Rio Grande

And some type of black cherry tomatoes, red cherry tomatoes, and beefsteaks.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: Arnie
Southern California (Zone 10a)
RealLazyGardener
Jun 7, 2019 12:20 PM CST
Solar Fire
Solar Flare
Legend
Big Boy
Early Girl
Juliet
Arkansas Traveler (Just ordered seed)

The only ones I've grown before are Solar Flare and Juliet. The rest are new to me. So far, all are doing well in vegetative growth and fruit production.
Taos, New Mexico (Zone 5b)
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Henderman
Jun 7, 2019 2:58 PM CST
Pink Ox Heart
Mountain Princess
Anna Russian
Ildi
Mortgage Lifter
German Johnson
Brandywine

knkweinzierl
Jun 11, 2019 3:28 PM CST
This year I am growing.....
Taxi
Saucey paste
Carolina Gold
Big League
Kelloggs Breakfast
Amana Orange
Cherokee Purple
Prudens Purple
Black Krim
Gold Medal
Winsall.....biggest tomatoes I've grown.....over 2 lbs.



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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 11, 2019 3:44 PM CST
Nice selection. I would have planted Amana Orange but didn't find a plant. Saw some seed of Abraham Lincoln and may get some for next year. II have planted absolutely the last 2 for the year, cross my heart, Genuwine and Big Brandy.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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repentantslide
Jun 11, 2019 3:55 PM CST
I tried to start an amana orange but that and my sungold somehow killed themselves almost as soon as I planted them.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM CST
I can live without Amana Orange but would feel really bad without SunSugar......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Kaso
Western Idaho
shule
Jun 11, 2019 9:30 PM CST
Paul2032 said:I'll be anxious to hear everyone's reports. I'm already thinking about next year......


I know it's not harvest time, but I'm pretty impressed with Red Robin. The plant is very small, but it's sure flowering a lot, and was the fourth variety to set fruit, this year (unless I missed one). I already want to grow it again next year. A lot of my tomatoes are blooming now.

One of my volunteers has leaves that smell really, really good (and sweet). That makes me think it's Poca Roja (a red version of Big Sungold Select, instead of one of my Husky Cherry Red lines). I hope it's Poca Roja, actually, but either one should be good.

@Everyone who mentioned Amana Orange:

I really like Amana Orange (or my tomato that is either it or a cross with it). It's got excellent texture and great taste. Most large orange tomatoes I've tried taste very similar, but this one, Kellogg's Beefsteak and Persimmon have had unique flavors.

@All

Sounds like you all are growing some tasty tomatoes. Paul Robeson's a really nice one for taste. Black Krim, Kellogg's Breakfast, Carbon, Marianna's Peace, Cherokee Purple, Caspian Pink, Sungold F1, Sunsugar F1, and others I see here often get great reviews for taste. I always wonder what Cherokee Purple is supposed to taste like. I've got seeds to try it some year, anyhow.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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Jun 16, 2019 9:13 PM CST
The seeds did not germinate well for me.."...I think it was the seed starter mix.
SO I am growing what I could find locally.
PRudens Purple did germinate.
ANd so did Purple Dragon

THen I bought plants for
SUper Fantastic
Manitoba
TUmbler F1
Orange zinger
sweet 100
ANd some which might be Sungold. Some labels were ???
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jun 18, 2019 10:48 AM CST
SoCalGardenNut said:I grow a lot. I do t know if I have a complete list, but here's off my memory, some I never labeled so even forgot what I planted.

Yo, I been there done/do that. Hilarious!
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jun 18, 2019 10:55 AM CST
shule said:
I always wonder what Cherokee Purple is supposed to taste like. I've got seeds to try it some year, anyhow.

I have grown it several times and found out that what one site said, -- that it does not last long after becoming ripe -- I.E. it will split or fall off of the vine and even in the kitchen will spit open shortly after picking. (Those little fruit flies love it).

Tastes good but you have to deal with it continually, especially if , like last year up here, it is a good tomato year. I tip my hat to you.

My tomatoes I listed above, are now looking good but do not seem to be in a hurry to do much more than turn darker green from the fertilizer I gave them as they have grown three inches at most.
My replacements from Piedmont all look to be doing well.

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