Texas Gardening forum: First crop of ripe tomatoes.

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 12, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Picked these yesterday from the plant that started coming up last Oct and grew in the greenhouse all winter. There's about twice this many unripe on the plant.

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Chris
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GrammaChar
Apr 12, 2017 6:47 PM CST
Drooling Yum, those look good!!!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Apr 12, 2017 7:38 PM CST
They sure came out picture perfect! No blemishes in sight and all a bright red ripe consistency. Did you eat one?
Donald
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 12, 2017 7:53 PM CST
needrain said:They sure came out picture perfect! No blemishes in sight and all a bright red ripe consistency. Did you eat one?


'You can't just eat one' Rolling on the floor laughing we ate 1/2 the bowl tonight at dinner. Can't let them go bad you know.
Chris
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 12, 2017 10:53 PM CST
They looked wonderful, and bet they tasted great! I had some last winter and we love them!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 13, 2017 5:20 AM CST

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Beautiful tomatoes! Lovey dubby
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 13, 2017 7:51 AM CST
Thanks Karen and Sandi, they were very good, these had kind of a tangy/sweet taste at least to my taste buds they did.
Chris

sundownbrown
Dec 19, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Im trying to grow some indoors this winter, any advice for grow lights?
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Dec 19, 2017 11:36 AM CST
Hmm, not really, those I mentioned above were started in one of my greenhouses I believe.
Chris
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jan 19, 2018 8:09 PM CST
I think I maybe asked this before but here goes. What tomatoes do you all grow? I don't mean 'cherry' or 'slicers', etc. I want actual names. I'm going to be ordering seeds from Victory Seeds and I hope I'll find some that will do well in Texas. And yes, I know that's a tall order since we have so many different (and currently strange) climates and micro climates in Texas. But any clues would be helpful. Thanks.
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GrammaChar
Jan 19, 2018 8:41 PM CST
My favorite is Juliette. Ripen quickly and great flavor.
GrammaChar
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GrammaChar
Jan 19, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Forgot the photos.... :doh:

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jan 19, 2018 8:52 PM CST
I've been looking for one that will produce even thru the hot/humid summers. Moderate success with Hispanola although it was a smaller slicer and canned well. This summer I'm trying three different ones that are supposed to endure the southern summer. They are Dixie Red, Creole and Bella Rosa. And, I will tell you how they did at the end of this coming summer. Whistling
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tx_flower_child
Jan 24, 2018 11:34 AM CST
I just received Victory Seeds catalog in the mail. Tiny print but not distracted by pictures. So far, the tomato that wins 'best name' is Mr. Stripey. Not one that I'm going to order, but you gotta admit if you're like me and talk to your plants, then it would be fun to talk to Mr. Stripey.
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tx_flower_child
Jan 25, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Pod — I found something that might fit your needs. However, I've lost it, in more ways than one. I'm sure I'll come across it again while reading the Victory Seeds catalog.

Gotta run. Have to prepare for the Acrocats show. Coming to a location near you, soon.
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 27, 2018 2:18 PM CST


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tx_flower_child
Feb 5, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Is it too late to plant tomatoes by seed?
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Feb 5, 2018 4:26 PM CST
I'd say starting your tomato seeds would be good timing. Mine are just now germinating.

I don't know about anyone else but I have a bad case of spring fever. Whistling
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Feb 15, 2018 8:14 PM CST
I started my seeds Jan20, in eggshells, and up potted a week ago. Seeds for aboveground can start Feb 16, but I dont know in March. I lost my calendar schedule and need to find it. Wish I had started them in Dec, but too much xtra lighting. These go outdoors at 60* and above, indoors at 55*.
Trying Opalka (gold marked pots,) and PrudensPurple ( green marked pots) some of the square tubs are amaranth. (Cherry Vanilla and Brightest Brilliant). Too many are surviving, but its early yet.
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