Vegetables and Fruit forum: Anyone hybridizing tomatoes?

Views: 352, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Jun 20, 2013 7:58 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Some of my older children have been reading up on hybridizing and decided to try their hand at crossing some tomatoes this year for fun. Anyone else done this yet? Any thoughts on the subject?
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
abhege
Jun 20, 2013 8:16 PM CST
I haven't tried it. Mostly because I'm just to overwhelmed with everything it takes just to keep up for farmers market. But it sounds like it could really be fun. Have they decided which varieties yet?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Jun 20, 2013 8:58 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

We're growing quite a few varieties this year and they want to make a tiny striped variety. They want to cross Tigerella with Mexico Midget. I think it's a great idea. We'll play with it and see what happens.

The WITWIT Badge Mules Forum moderator
Patti1957
Jun 20, 2013 9:10 PM CST
I just watched a good YouTube video that Steve from Double Helix Farms made. It was pretty informative and I think that I may give it a try. Picking the parents may take some thought.


Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CarolineScott
Jun 21, 2013 7:32 AM CST
Good idea for children to learn.
I lost many of the seedlings,
but I was thinking of crossing some of the blues with Purple Smudge
to try for a larger size "blue".
Not doing any now.
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
Image
Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Dave that is wonderful that they want to do this. And I think you have the room needed to grow out the crosses. Me, I will stick to tried and true varieties that are already here.
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Garden Photography
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads Organic Gardener Greenhouse Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Image
psa
Jun 25, 2013 11:49 AM CST
I've got a dozen or so lines of tomatoes that I've been stabilizing. Hope to have solid results on a couple of them this year, and maybe release next year or the year after.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Vegetables and Fruit forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"