Texas Gardening forum: Tomato Texas wild

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 1, 2014 10:56 AM CST
I was given this tomato at our Master G. sale in May when I was telling a MG about my search for a cherry tomato that would work in our area; she said to try this one - Texas wild. I had grown the sweet 100's and Matt's wild cherry but for the last few years, both didn't do well.

Today it is over 6 ft. and producing small tart tomatoes. I googled it looking for info on these and found quite a bit of information: hardy, easy care, prolific, drough-tolerant, etc.

Who else is growing these? They are a little tart for me; would have liked a sweeter taste but they are still very good.



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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 1, 2014 11:09 AM CST

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I'd never heard of this variety before today. Looks like a nice variety to try.

We grew Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Amy's Sugar Gem') this year and loved it. It's been my favorite small salad tomato, just slightly larger than a cherry with fine flavor. Extremely productive large vines.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
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piksihk
Jul 1, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Alright, Dave, save me some seeds, we can trade...
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Jul 1, 2014 11:58 AM CST

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Alas I can't save seed from this one this year. It's in my trial garden where I'm growing multiple varieties in the same area. This means I can't ensure seed purity. I plan to grow it again next year in an isolated place to ensure seed purity.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Jul 3, 2014 7:05 AM CST
My tomatoes have been better than usual this year. Maybe a combination of weather, more watering ,more compost and placing them closer together. I will look for that variety. Where did you buy the seed Dave?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Jul 3, 2014 7:12 AM CST

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I ordered them from:
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Jul 3, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Thanks! Will star it.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Jul 3, 2014 7:35 AM CST

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