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Jan 2, 2021 10:49 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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A new Year and now a discussion of our 2021 Tomatoes.

I Have to order more seeds to start my tomato plants March 1st.
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Jan 2, 2021 10:59 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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Happy New Year Rita, nice to see a new thread.
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Jan 2, 2021 11:18 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Happy New Year to Rita and all tomato lovers!

Dream of eating a nice juicy tomato in the garden as the juice runs down your arm.
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Jan 2, 2021 11:38 AM CST
Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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I picked yellow cherry tomatoes this morning from my basement.

Thanks for starting the thread Rita. I was going to, but tradition for you to. nodding

Here's what I'm planning on growing so far this season. I know it's not as many different varieties that you all plan on growing. If anyone sees a particular type of tomato that is missing, I'd listen to recommendations.

Principe Borghese
Sun Gold II
Gramps (proprietary variety developed by my great grandfather)
Roma
Supersweet 100
Rutgers
Kelloggs Breakfast
Green Zebra
Dad's Sunset
Purple Russian
Chadwick Cherry
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Jan 2, 2021 12:20 PM CST

Just Dunne and Optima for me this year: they have proven their worth last year in very difficult conditions and I will be more than happy to repeat the experience. Hopefully the local nursery will continue selling Seminis and Syngenta seedlings so I don't have to drag myself all over the place to find them.
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Jan 2, 2021 12:31 PM CST
Name: BetNC
Henderson County, NC (Zone 7a)
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I paused my poring over seed catalogs just to say"HI!" Angel

Now, back to shopping !!!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Jan 2, 2021 1:53 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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New year, new hope, new gardens!
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Jan 2, 2021 4:10 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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I'm having to order MG seeds earlier than I wanted to..... would y'all believe almost all the purple/ black tomatoes are already out in the company seedsnsuch? The only one I saw was purple Russian, and while I'm thinking of growing it for myself, I wanted to buy black Krim for the sale.,
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Jan 2, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Hi, thanks, Rita, and Happy New Year!
Might get my seeds out tomorrow and see what all I have which will be more than I thought Smiling
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Jan 3, 2021 2:06 PM CST
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Thank you Rita and Happy New Year

I am not yet sure just what I am going to do regarding tomatoes yet.
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Jan 3, 2021 10:11 PM CST
Name: Chip
Medicine Bow Range, Wyoming (Zone 3a)
The best ones for my greenhouse (since I can't grow them outdoors here). I = vine D= bush

Sun Gold- yellow/orange cherry (I)
Sakura- red, large cherry (I)
Peasant- a Russian heirloom Roma-type tomato, great for puree and sauce (D)
Moskvitch- a medium-small beefsteak, great taste (I)
Black Plum- dark red, wine flavor (I)
Black Cherry–vigorous, tasty (I)
Trust- large, vigorous red beefsteak (I)
Frederik- medium red beefsteak (I)

Most are from Johnny's or Seeds Trust. The Peasant and Moskvitch are heirlooms and I save seed.
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Jan 5, 2021 1:18 PM CST
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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Just found a packet of Supersweet 100 so I don't need to order online. Just 1 plant this year. So far.
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
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Jan 5, 2021 3:15 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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I can only have one tomato on my patio. It's hard trying to decide on which one.
I'd like a yellow (not gold) container type that has the old-fashioned not sweet flavor, but I'm not sure if a tomato like this exists.
Anyone have ideas?
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Jan 5, 2021 3:48 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Kelloggs Breakfast or maybe Pineapple. I haven't grown either of them but Kellogg's is on the top tomato list here at NGA.

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Kellogg's Breakfast')

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Pineapple')
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Jan 5, 2021 5:24 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I think the pineapple is too big for a container. Look into Jubilee, Lemon Boy and Taxi. All of these Ive grown successfully in containers. As a general rule, yellow tomatoes tend to be much milder than reds and are much lower in acid, that's what helps give tomatoes that old fashioned flavor. Many yellows have a distinctly fruity note to them.
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Jan 5, 2021 5:37 PM CST
Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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The Kelloggs Breakfast is my favorite yellow, but as Lynda suggested, Kelloggs doesn't have the red tomato flavor, but every time I had one last year I told myself it was the best yellow tomato I've ever had. I'm growing a yellow cherry tomato in the basement and have been harvesting it the last three weeks. Heavy producer.
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Jan 5, 2021 8:11 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Rabbit Keeper
The plant itself would need to be a manageable size. Thomas, what cherry is it?
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Jan 6, 2021 9:06 AM CST
Alabama, USA (Zone 8a)
Second year growing. I'm just planning on growing some nice beefsteaks and cherries. Smiling
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Jan 6, 2021 9:32 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I will be starting tomato seedlings soon, outdoor sowing in containers, 4 in 1. Celebrity, Sun Gold, Early Girl, Early Boy or Better Boy, whatever I have. I think I can pack 4 in this large container.
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Jan 6, 2021 1:18 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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Sun gold is suitable for containers.
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