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Post: # 22735Unread post ddsack
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:00 am

In my garden, Stupice is always the first, but this year three of the tomatoes from Marsha's offer beat it out for fruit set. But because Stupice is a smaller ripe size, I do expect it will still be the first to be ripe.

Red Lithium was first -
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Heart of Ashgabat was 2nd -
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Mocha Splash was third -
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Stupice -
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I also have small pea sized fruit on KARMA Peach and KARMA miracle.
Which larger tomatoes were your first to set fruit?
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Post: # 22738Unread post Bower
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:29 am

Those look great Dee! My two standards Moravsky Div and Oaxaca Jewel PL have set fruit about simultaneously this year, along with a couple of smaller fruit in my growouts. They are all still the size of peas because I'm late of course. But OJPL is a large fruited (beef) variety. They seem to have gotten earlier every year since I started to grow them. :lol:
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Post: # 22742Unread post Ginger2778
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:46 pm

ddsack wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:00 am
In my garden, Stupice is always the first, but this year three of the tomatoes from Marsha's offer beat it out for fruit set. But because Stupice is a smaller ripe size, I do expect it will still be the first to be ripe.

Red Lithium was first -
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Heart of Ashgabat was 2nd -
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Mocha Splash was third -
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Stupice -
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I also have small pea sized fruit on KARMA Peach and KARMA miracle.
Which larger tomatoes were your first to set fruit?
I'm delighted to see this Dee. Red Lithium is always one of my first to ripen and they are full sized, usually before anything except maybe SunGold. For me , the production was over the top too. Bill Yoder just yesterday put up a photo on facebook of them ripening along with the others, on the vine.
Mocha Splash doesnt get much bigger than 5 oz in my garden but it sure does set a cluster of fruit. Your H of A is very attractive. Glad to see so much success!
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Post: # 22744Unread post Lonejack
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 pm

Sungold followed by Pink Ping Pong for me. A few of my larger types haven't set any fruit due to a week+ long period of temps in the mid 90s during the early June prime fruit set window.
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Post: # 22751Unread post Nan6b
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:44 pm

This year has had setbacks, so the first fruit set is going to be Stump of the World. I lost almost all seedlings first time around, but had this perfectly healthy Stump, practically the only one that got set out at the right time. It's the only one with flowers so far.
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Post: # 22759Unread post Shule
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:39 pm

@ddsack @Ginger2778
That's great to know about Red Lithium and the other new ones that set soon after. Good job.

My first few tomatoes to set fruit this year were Galapagos Island (on ~2 June), followed by Chadwick Cherry (6 June), followed by my Husky Red offtype and Sweet Orange Cherry (on 8 June). This is out of 92+ kinds.
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Post: # 22760Unread post Labradors
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:43 pm

Ocharovanie Komnatniy, a micro from Russia was the first to bear ripe fruit which we began to enjoy a week ago. Mind you, I started them in mid-Feb.

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Post: # 22765Unread post slugworth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:48 pm

4th of july hybrid bought plant from a greenhouse @ 8 weeks old had a green tomato.
He had other plants with blossoms and others without blossoms,all started the same time.
Independence Day,which is a determinate,had blossoms @ 8 weeks also from seed.
Planted the 4th of july may 8th and picked the 1st red one today.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:51 pm

Maglia rosa and Sungold are neck and neck in my garden this year. No color yet but they are filling out.
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Post: # 22769Unread post pepperhead212
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:38 pm

I was surprised at the first variety that set fruit for me, including the cherries - one of the Prime Rib plants, which is a larger variety than most I have out there, though it is growing slowly, as I've watched them.
ImageFirst tomato set, 6-5 Prime Rib. I have not even seen seen any cherrys yet. by pepperhead212, on Flickr

The Big Beef wasn't too far after, and was faster growing, with a 2½" one I saw about a week after the Prime Rib.
ImageBig Beef - not the first to blossom, but has surpassed the others. Still none ripe, but it seems ahead of other years. 6-12 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Most of them now have some set fruits, and the cherries will probably be the first to ripen, though they are lagging this year, due to that cold snap.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Oud Holland for me - just spotted today ...... but Red Lithium is just loaded with blossoms
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Post: # 22773Unread post Sue_CT
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:22 pm

Box Car Willie. Only one tomato in the garden yet and that is it.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:26 pm

Black Bear
Esterina
Brad's Atomic Grape
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Post: # 22781Unread post GoDawgs
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 pm

Early Annie, Early Girl, Brad's Atomic Grape and Red Siberian.
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Post: # 22791Unread post root_grow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:23 am

I was surprised Manyel was the first this year. Followed closely by Black Plum, Pervaya Lyubov and Sweet Tooth.
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Post: # 22794Unread post Gardadore
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:55 am

Rosella Cherry is first followed by Esterina. Thanks Marsha for the Rosella which was an extra I would never have thought to request from you. It was the tallest of all my seedlings when planted out end of May, a good two feet tall. Had to plant super carefully so as not to break the stem but had it well staked. Blush may be third with lots of flowers at the moment!
Curious which big one will set first!
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Post: # 22801Unread post PlainJane
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:43 am

Clear Lake Heirloom and Wild Thyme Purple.
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Post: # 22811Unread post heirl00m
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:58 am

Transplanted 30 days ago, in southern New England (41 degrees North, zone 6b)

Big Beef has a tennis ball sized fruit
Eva Purple Ball has 3 ping pong balls
Sungold has 3 or 4 full trusses (although the plant itself is the least vigorous of my 21 plants)

Setting fruit, larger than a marble:
Cherokee Purple
Orange Russian 117

Setting fruit, from pea-sized to marble sized:
Marianna's Peace
Momotaro
Aunt Ginny's Purple
BWS
Prudens Purple
Rebel Yell
Cowlick's
SOTW
Dester
Kellogg's Breakfast
Orange Strawberry
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Post: # 23945Unread post Hatgirl
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm

42 Days. A lovely sharp tomato for bruschetta
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:40 pm

mountain fresh
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