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by Paquebot
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Troubled Rosella Purple
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Troubled Rosella Purple

May be nothing wrong. After all, they are dwarfs. Grew Rosella Purple last year and they weren't very large plants. They barely made it to 3 feet. .

Martin
by Paquebot
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Random and miscellaneous tomato plant pictures
Replies: 26
Views: 615

Re: Random and miscellaneous tomato plant pictures

pondgardner, the tricot variety is Paquebot Roma. That's what I was trying to lock in. Turned out to be a great tomato even without the "hurry-up" gene.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Onions
Topic: World record onion...
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: World record onion...

Record onion was Kelsea Giant. Biggest that we have in the US is Ailsa Craig.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Saving WI55
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: Saving WI55

You quite surely have Paquebot Roma before it was given a name. (I did not name it. Another GW member did.) When I was perfecting it, I was trying to determine if tricots were a gene which could be isolated. It seemed to stay at around 15%. Eventually, all Paquebot Roma seed distributed came from a ...
by Paquebot
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Saving WI55
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: Saving WI55

eyolf, if you had followed the WI55 saga from Feb 2003, you would know why it was dropped. Sometime in the late '90s, the seed supplier either mixed or crossed them. I was made aware of it about 1999 when a high school classmate reported that half of her plants produced a Roma-type fruit. Apparently...
by Paquebot
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Potatoes
Topic: Potato recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Potato recommendations

For whiie, Kennebec or Mega Chip. Both store a long time. For red, Red Norland or Red Pontiac. They've been standard in the Midwest for ages.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Onions
Topic: Can you grow onion starts as big as Dixondale's?
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: Can you grow onion starts as big as Dixondale's?

Dixondale plants are not always long. I have seen many cases at Jung's and there have been some which are barely 3" but over 100 in a bundle. Regardless of their length, first tool needed is a scissors. No matter how big the plants are, roots are trimmed to no more than ½". Those early roots are exp...
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Onions
Topic: Can I transplant onions still growing?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Can I transplant onions still growing?

If they have undergone a dormant period, there's a good chance that they will bolt to seed rather than make a bulb. Most of our onions are biennial and nothing will change their genetic plans.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Potatoes
Topic: Sweet Potato
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Sweet Potato

Clk, no secret to get uniform tubers. Just needs a little extra work. First is to loosen soil good to at least 8" and work fertilizer into that. Then create a mounded row at least another 8". That will give at least a foot of loose soil for the tubers to be formed in. Also, there is no need to put f...
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Cherry Tomatoes - Looking for Recommendations
Replies: 36
Views: 813

Re: Cherry Tomatoes - Looking for Recommendations

Have grown more than I can count but most memorable was Tomadose des Comores. Everyone who got plants from me that year wanted the same the following year. I grew it a second time and liked it even more than the first!

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Onions
Topic: Bonus green onions
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Bonus green onions

We never toss a sprouted onion. Just let it grow until it has used up almost all of the bulb and use it as a green onion for cooking. Sweetest onions make the sweetest scallions.

Martin
by Paquebot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Potatoes
Topic: Dowding’s No Dig Potatoes
Replies: 31
Views: 486

Re: Dowding’s No Dig Potatoes

Nan, wood chips would work OK if they were smallish. Problem may be to keep them damp. Also, the stolons might have a hard time getting through them. I like a mix of finely-shredded pine boughs mixed with just enough soil to "fill in the blanks". That can be duplicated with wood chips if they are sm...
by Paquebot
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Have you ever seen a grocery store oxheart tomato?
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Have you ever seen a grocery store oxheart tomato?

Any store tomato now is the best fresh tomato no matter how bad it tastes. We have a large greenhouse complex not far from here in Wisconsin so "local" tomatoes are better than what used to come up from Florida. I have seen oxheart but have never bought any. In a way, I'm surprised that they are not...
by Paquebot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Open Pollinated/Tomatoes of Yesteryear
Topic: Workhorses
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Workhorses

Heinz 1439 was a super producer for me, too. It wasn't really big plants but I would have called it semi-determinate. USDA has 16 numbered Heinz varieties. If I had time, space, and health, I'd be rescuing them and getting them into circulation again.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Pollinated/Tomatoes of Yesteryear
Topic: Workhorses
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Workhorses

I've posted about WI55 and all who grew it know that it's a workhorse. But that's a newcomer compared to some really old ones that are still available. Campbell Soup and Heinz had their own breeding programs long before any of us are born. We all know of Rutgers which was released in 1928. One of th...
by Paquebot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Read First Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Can't Read First Posts

OK, it's the browser. I read all forums on the IncrediMail browser as I can adjust it for my failing eyes. If I had to rely on IE11, I would not be posting here. Since it is the browser, oddity is that it only affects this forum. I'll have to see what IncrediMail Support has to say. Thanks for the a...
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Read First Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Can't Read First Posts

It's Sue's fault! Deleted cookies as recommended. Now the first post on any thread only appears on right hand portion of the page. All subsequent posts are normal. I can live with it but it's totally weird.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Read First Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Can't Read First Posts

The original post here appears as one long coloum of single words.

Martin
by Paquebot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Read First Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Can't Read First Posts

This is a crazy one. The first post on every thread is just one long column of single letters. All replies are normal. Been that way since latest format change. ??????

Martin
by Paquebot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Saving WI55
Replies: 34
Views: 850

Re: Saving WI55

WI55 and WI55 Gold are identical in every way other than color. Size of both should be 6 to 12 ounces with some early fruit being bigger. I grew out some 2004 seeds last year to make certain that I had fresh pure seed.

Martin

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