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Post: # 70581Unread post MissS
Fri May 27, 2022 11:18 pm

jmsieglaff wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 10:25 pm @MissS did you mean to @ someone else? I unfortunately don't have any 2.2 lb tomatoes. I am getting a couple microdwarf cherries however and they are delicious!
Well don't you have 2.2 lbs of cherries off of those little micros yet? :lol:

I'm so sorry but I did mean that @Mark_Thompson is currently holding 1st place with his 2.2 lb Domingo.

Great job fellas for the tall and small of it!
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Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:30 pm

I was too late to the party for the seed exchange. However, I figured everyone likes looking at pics so thought I’d share. But this is the best I’ve gotten so far this summer. Sadly, not a winner, but ought to make a fine sandwich. I probably should have picked it and weighed it at first blush. Not a megabloom, just removed other tomatoes from truss.

Variety: Giant Syrian
Weight: 2.09 lbs
Circumference: 16.5”

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Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:03 am

@BlueDog that's a beautiful tomato. I'm so glad that you shared it with us. Thank you!
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Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:48 pm

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I didn't get the seeds from you Miss S, however, I did grow Domingo this year. Actually it was mostly ignored and had several fused blossoms, one of which produced this monster. 2.5 lbs of good flavor. i actually was quite pleasantly surprised with how meaty and yummy Domingo was!
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Thu Oct 06, 2022 11:13 pm

@HL2601 Oh Heide, look at that! Such a lovely picture too. Well done there my dear!

Gosh that mater is almost all meat. It's beautiful.
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:09 pm

It's time for us to tally up the results and announce our winner!

@TessSR you requested seeds of all of them. Did you grow any of these out and if so what were your results? We haven't heard from you.

There are a couple of others that have not reported back, please let us know if you have grown any and your results.
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:22 pm

This was my biggest.
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Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:19 pm

@Yak54; which variety is that monster?

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:58 pm

King Kong and Patti has seeds. :D

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Post: # 83624Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:39 pm

@Yak54; other than sheer HUMONGOSITY, how where King Kong's other vitals (yield, taste, etc.)?

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Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:24 pm

Yak54 was very kind and sent me (ahem) a few seeds. I will be offering them for the 2023 Largest Tomato Contest to whoever would like to grow them next season. Thanks again @Yak54!

I did get a hold of biscuitridge over at Tomatoville who has grown a 16.85lb tomato this year. He will be sending me a few seeds of his Domingo (not the record one). So that will be exciting to see how many seeds I get and if I have enough to share or if I need to grow them out and save some to offer here the next year.
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Post: # 83650Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:33 am

@MissS; seeing's the Big 'Mater Bug has latched onto The Gotch, any chance you's could earmark a few of them there King Kong and Domingo seeds for a fellow WESconsin dweller?

I'll send a li'l something (do you's accept Sweet Pepper seeds?) along with a SASE this week.

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Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:05 am

@Cornelius_Gotchberg please wait until I make the offer to send me your SASE or it will get lost. I will be having a few other offerings in the mix this year too. I will make the offer once they are all here. I'm glad that you would like to play.
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Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:53 am

Cornelius_Gotchberg wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:39 pm @Yak54; other than sheer HUMONGOSITY, how where King Kong's other vitals (yield, taste, etc.)?

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I got the King Kong seeds from Carolyn's Last Seed offer via Farmer Shawn in Feb. 2020 but didn't grow them until this year 2022. I think I picked about 20 tomatoes from the one plant growing in a 15 gal grow bag and 7 of them weighed in at over 2 lbs. as far as taste goes I have to qualify that I'm jaded and a tomato snob so I didn't think the taste was anything special compared to my favorites. I have to say though that in all my years growing tomatoes I've never had so many very very large tomatoes from one plant especially since this plant was not given any special treatment and grew along with 10 other varieties in similar grow bags. So from that perspective it is somewhat special.

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Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:32 pm

Yak54 wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:53 am
Cornelius_Gotchberg wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:39 pm @Yak54; other than sheer HUMONGOSITY, how where King Kong's other vitals (yield, taste, etc.)?

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I got the King Kong seeds from Carolyn's Last Seed offer via Farmer Shawn in Feb. 2020 but didn't grow them until this year 2022. I think I picked about 24 tomatoes from the one plant growing in a 15 gal grow bag and 7 of them weighed in at over 2 lbs. As far as taste goes I have to qualify that I'm jaded and a tomato snob so I didn't think the taste was anything special compared to my favorites. I have to say though that in all my years growing tomatoes I've never had so many very very large tomatoes from one plant especially since this plant was not given any special treatment and grew along with 10 other varieties in similar grow bags. So from that perspective it is somewhat special.

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