Texas Gardening forum: Tomato Texas wild

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Name: Betsy
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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...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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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)
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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)
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canadanna
Jul 3, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Thanks! Will star it.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 3, 2014 7:35 AM CST

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