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Jun 18, 2015 3:26 AM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Yesterday two Clint Eastwood Rowdy Reds. My first time growing this variety, seeds from Tomatoville. Planted indoors in February under lights then outside during daytime weather permitting thru early April when it went in the ground. Great taste and my husband, daughter and I gobbled them up. Many more to come!
Have you any red ones yet? Post here, tell us the variety if you know it and about when planted.
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Jun 18, 2015 8:47 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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What a fun idea for a thread! Thumbs up

Hurray for first ripe tomatoes of the season. Those look really nice.

Nothing ripe here yet as it is way too early. I do have lots of green fruit though.
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Jun 18, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Southeast US (Zone 7b)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Mater samich's Thumbs up nodding

I got tired of waiting on mine to get ripe...so I went to the Amish and bought a few ripe ones to tide me over until mine get ripe
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Jun 18, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Not many people here have ripe tomatoes yet so there are no local ones to buy yet, but the flood is coming very soon..... so has anyone else had a ripe tomato, c'mon you Texas and Florida folks I know you have them.
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Jun 22, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Name: tk
(Zone 8b)

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These are my first New Big Dwarf. Largest is 14.4 oz



Thank you @rita, for introducing me to this thread
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Jun 22, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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I think this is a fun topic for a thread. Trouble is only you guys way south of guys have anything ripe as yet. But of course I have green ones and am dreaming of the ripe fruits.

TK be sure and let us know what you think of the flavor. Thumbs up
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Jun 23, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Clint Eastwood was sort of lemony, very good.
Today had a Black from Tula, very tomato-y, LOL hard to describe. It just seemed to taste like my idea of a tomato from childhood. Its supposed to be one of the best tasting black tomato... all in all it was excellent.
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Jul 1, 2015 12:10 AM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Had big beef, both the hybrid and the dehybridized. Big and delicious.
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Jul 1, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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SCButtercup said:Had big beef, both the hybrid and the dehybridized. Big and delicious.


Hurray!!! Hurray! Hurray!

My big beef has nice green tomatoes not nothing near ripe yet. Mine is the hybred version.
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Jul 8, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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First red tomatoes here are Juliets. Only a few so I already ate them all!


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Jul 8, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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Loving to see everyone's photos and hearing your reports. I'm living vicariously through you all......
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Jul 8, 2015 9:26 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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@newyorkrita congrats on your Juliet, from all the many plants you have it sounds like there will be an avalanche of red tomatoes very soon! Keep letting us know as they ripen, I'm always wanting to learn about different tomato varieties.
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Jul 8, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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@mom2goldens
Do you have some planted? They will ripen eventually!
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Jul 9, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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SCButtercup said:@newyorkrita congrats on your Juliet, from all the many plants you have it sounds like there will be an avalanche of red tomatoes very soon! Keep letting us know as they ripen, I'm always wanting to learn about different tomato varieties.


Oh yes. I have had the Juliets before and they always produce like crazy. Hurray!
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Jul 9, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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SCButtercup said:@mom2goldens
Do you have some planted? They will ripen eventually!


I have 15 tomato plants, but our weather has been so bad that the amount of fruit setting is way behind. Cool, rainy temps mean tomatoes aren't growing much, nor getting ripe. Sigh.....

On the other hand, the plants are huge--they have jungle-like growth, just not much fruit!!!!
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Jul 9, 2015 8:17 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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@mom2goldens
Tomatoes like it hot. When I lived in Buffalo I grew a short season tomato that worked out pretty well but can't remember what it was. Confused
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Jul 12, 2015 2:09 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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The first of the early girls to get ripe. I ate it after I took the picture.

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Jul 12, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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Looks yummy, Rita!
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Jul 12, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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It actually was blander than they usually are. Still, it wasn't bad and I am sure the rest will be fine.
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Jul 12, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I am overrun with red tomatoes but I learned that I really do like black tomatoes. And unfortunately Black from Tulsa has issues with fungus or something so now I'm on a quest foe a black tomato that tastes great but also disease resistant.

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