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Shortcut Slim
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Post: # 61980Unread post Shortcut Slim
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:59 pm

I'm from Southern Oregon (Zone 8a). Not the lush green portion that is the Northern portion,but the Southern end where it is hot and dry during the growing season with a normally heavy dose for forest fire smoke in the summer. I have just a few raised beds in my smallish backyard,of which half the beds have been taken over for the searching for that Special Tomato.The only other forum I have participated in is Tville,but I don't reside in the Tropics anymore,so a change in my Nick was called for.

My Grandfather was a truck farmer in the earlier part of his life,and I picked up his fondness for Tomatoes. My Daughter now carries the Tomato fondness torch as well. The Daughter and I normally coordinate what varieties to grow,but she is a special needs teacher and also has 2 small children and a husband to raise which commands a large portion of her time. That makes me the head seed germinator and seedling watcheroverer. :lol:

I'm an oldster,just trying to find "my" perfect Tomato before my sojourn here comes to an unwelcome conclusion. I have found a couple Tomatoes that I enjoy (Wes Crnkovic Yugoslavian and a particular pheno of Amana Orange). Still deciding on what "new to me" varieties to try this year. No doubt the fine members here can help me with the additional selections.

Cheers!

Shortcut

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Post: # 61981Unread post Cornelius_Gotchberg
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:30 pm

A kindred holler from The 77 Square Miles surrounded By A Sea Of Reality!

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Madison WESconsin/Growing Zone 5-A/Raised beds above the Midvale Heights spade-caking clay in the 77 Square Miles surrounded by A Sea Of Reality

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Post: # 61983Unread post GoDawgs
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:38 pm

Sending a Hey! from east central Georgia!

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Post: # 61986Unread post pepperhead212
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:57 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Woodbury, NJ zone 6B-7

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Post: # 61987Unread post Tormato
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:02 pm

Welcome to the forum, Shortcut.

From your short list of varieties, it looks like large, very sweet tomatoes are your preference. There are usually no shortcuts in finding that perfect one. However, it is possible. About 20 years ago was when I first researched tomatoes. I decided on Brandywine Sudduth as a must, as so many people back then raved about it. I also chose Aunt Ginny's Purple, as a few people who had grown hundreds of varieties liked AGP better than BS. After 20 + years, AGP is still my near perfect tomato.

Have you tried Stump of the World? It's more balanced in flavor than being on the very sweet side.

And, with little children around, I'll have to recommend SunGold.

Just remember that there are a lot of people, here, with weird taste buds, myself included.

Good luck in your quest.

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Post: # 61989Unread post Bower
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:41 pm

Welcome, and good luck with those choices... hope you find one this year that you'll grow again and again. :)
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Post: # 61990Unread post Whwoz
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:54 pm

Welcome to the junction from Down Under @Shortcut Slim, you may find the need for bigger beds a calling, espeially if you get caught up in the MMMM down the track.....

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Post: # 61991Unread post Nan6b
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:12 pm

Welcome from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! I second what was said about Stump of the World; it's my favorite... so far.

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Post: # 61993Unread post rxkeith
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:51 pm

welcome from da U.P.

here, we get about three weeks of hot weather, not consecutive days.
i still manage to grow tomatoes, along with other stuff.
it takes a lot of time to raise a husband i hear.


keith

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Post: # 61997Unread post Harry Cabluck
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:13 pm

Welcome from Austin, Texas.
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Post: # 62006Unread post MissS
Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:50 pm

Hello and Welcome to the Junction! Stick around a week or two and your grow list will be longer than you ever knew. I will second Stump of the World as a top tier tomato.
~ Patti ~

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Post: # 62030Unread post Shule
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:13 am

@Shortcut Slim

Welcome!

Sounds like your climate is possibly similar to mine, but in a warmer USDA hardiness zone.

I like Amana Orange, and it's one of the main varieties I plan to grow this year (I've grown it a few times). It's not that it does better than other varieties so much as I just really like the fruit (but one of my plants last year produced a lot, and I'm hoping that was genetic!) So, I'm very interested to learn about the phenotype you have. I might get Amana Orange (Burrough's Strain), too.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
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Elevation: 2,260 feet

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Post: # 62033Unread post worth1
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:34 am

Welcome from Texas.
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25 miles southeast of Liverpool.

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Post: # 62037Unread post AZGardener
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:21 am

Welcome to the Junction!
USDA Zone 9b, Sunset Zone 13
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Post: # 62053Unread post Seven Bends
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:09 am

Welcome from Virginia!

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Post: # 62054Unread post rdback
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:13 am

Welcome to TJ @Shortcut Slim!

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Post: # 62067Unread post eyegrotom
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:07 pm

Welcome to the Junction

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Post: # 62275Unread post Shortcut Slim
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:15 am

Thanks so much for the warm welcome everybody. I'm hoping we all have a banner year upcoming. It's been unseasonably warm lately. I'd like it to continue,but I don't know if it would be a good thing, all things considered.

Look forward to seeing how everybody's gardens do this year.

Slim

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Post: # 62292Unread post Tormato
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:17 am

Shortcut Slim wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:15 am Thanks so much for the warm welcome everybody. I'm hoping we all have a banner year upcoming. It's been unseasonably warm lately. I'd like it to continue,but I don't know if it would be a good thing, all things considered.

Look forward to seeing how everybody's gardens do this year.

Slim
Would it effect fruit trees blooming too early, there?

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Post: # 62464Unread post Shortcut Slim
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:07 pm

I'm not seeing any early budding of the fruiting trees yet. Hopefully the temp fluctuation is short-lived. I do have a Fig that I overwinter in the garage showing some green.I don't quite know what to make of that honestly. Just as long as it doesn't die I'll be happy. :)

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