What tomatoes are impressing you, today?

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Post: # 23304Unread post Shule
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:38 am

What tomatoes are impressing you, today? You can answer as many tomatoes as you want, as many days as you want.

Today, I'm particularly impressed by Austin's Black Cherry. It has a very open-habit (which makes fruit easy to see), and it's setting fruit nicely.

My Husky Red offtype is still impressing me a lot, too. It's only like a foot tall, and basically in the shade (with eastern sun), and last I checked several days ago, it had set nine fruit, sizing up nicely. Mind you, this isn't a cherry tomato. It's not a Husky Cherry Red offtype; it's a Husky Red offtype. It's the F2 generation of that offtype, if the offtype isn't true-to-type. It is regular leaf (not rugose); its parent was also regular leaf (which is why I call it an offtype).

Nineveh is also impressing me. It's setting fruit rather nicely. It seems to appreciate the black plastic.

Japanese Black Trifele is flowering vigorously and is looking nice.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:00 am

I've been very impressed so far with Grosse Cotelee. It's put on bulk very quickly and has already set several trusses of flowers that I can't wait to see ripen!
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 am

Big Beef -- bought on a whim after reading some chatter. Largest fruit is baseball sized, setting new fruit like crazy, and a squat, strong profile.

Cowlick's Brandywine -- first truss has 8 fruits and overall amazing vigor

Marianna's Peace --multiple trusses setting fruit. Tallest in the garden.

Aunt Ginny's Purple -- loaded first truss. Incredibly vigorous.

Honorable mention: NAR. Was the runt, now growing freakishly thick stemmed and robust. BER on lowest truss, though :(
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Post: # 23350Unread post kath
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:53 pm

Fun thread, Shule!

It's very early in my season, so it's usually height, vigor, early or abundant fruit set that grabs my attention in a good way. With that in mind, shout outs go to:

Aunt Zabeth's Belgian Beefsteak for its height and early fruits (has bad early blight already, though)

Blackberry for its abundant early fruit set, stockiness and promise of great things to come. ;)

Bogatyr Maslov for its height, vigor, and large early fruits

Chocolate Miracle for its sturdy, compact growth habit, pretty & early fruits, and potential to give Blackberry a run for the $

Erdie Family Heirloom for its height and early large fruits

Taiga for having the largest and potentially first ripe fruit.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Big belgian pink and cour di bue for plant size and green tomatoes already.
Some other plants don't even have blossoms yet.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:00 pm

Brandy Boy for its thick stems and huge leaves. Taller than anyone else in the garden! I bought this as a transplant because it looked so healthy, but didn't have an extra-large cage to put it in.

KARMA Miracle and KARMA Apricot for their robustness -- thick stems, huge leaves -- especially after being slow to germinate for me.

Marzano Fire for its massive flowering! Makes me wonder if my saved seed was correct. More flowers than multifloras nearby!
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Post: # 23423Unread post Shule
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 pm

Today, I'm most impressed with B.S.X. It's a PL tomato that's an F4 cross between Brandywine Sudduth's, and maybe Black Cherry. It's setting a whole bunch of fruit, like a prolific cherry, but they're getting big. The largest are salad-sized already, and growing, I believe.

Others that impress me today are Silvery Fir Tree and Riesentraube (they're flowering heavily, and although Riesentraube doesn't have many flowers per truss—it's supposed to—it has a lot of trusses and bright yellow flowers). Also, Cherokee Yellow Red Pear is fruiting nicely.

Here are the two largest fruits on B.S.X., so far:
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:40 pm

habitat-gardener wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Marzano Fire for its massive flowering! Makes me wonder if my saved seed was correct. More flowers than multifloras nearby!
I'm growing Marzano Fire, too! :) I'm pretty excited about it. My plant is still young, though.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:21 pm

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Believe it or not, Red Robin! I knew they were tiny micro-plants so I figured they would put out a small handful of micro-sized fruit. Please forgive the brown leaves, I panicked when my EML's got aphids and sprayed these guys with diluted Dawn too. Too strong a solution 😕 but they have soldiered on regardless.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:15 pm

Great thread! It definitely changes daily :)

Today it's Rebel Alliance. It was among the very last tomatoes started inside, then got planted out to one of the coldest, windiest, wettest spots, but it has already caught up with the first sowing of plants in height, and is bushier than them too. The others from the same batch are maybe half the size of the first round. And its first multiflora branch looks amazing, so much anticipation! :)

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:58 pm

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Lucky Cross. It may not set the world on fire but any tomato that continues to crank out fruit in Florida in June is a winner.
Oh, and no cracking. Added photo of Lucky Cross haul from last 7 days.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:49 pm

Today I am impressed by my Micro Tom. I started them on 5/26 of the 5 seedlings I potted on 3 are in full bloom and the 2 slow pokes have small flower buds on them...
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Post: # 23588Unread post Ginger2778
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:59 pm

PlainJane wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:58 pm
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Lucky Cross. It may not set the world on fire but any tomato that continues to crank out fruit in Florida in June is a winner.
Oh, and no cracking. Added photo of Lucky Cross haul from last 7 days.
Are you talking about all in the upper group in the photo, or just the few yellowish ones on the left? Because Lucky Cross is a yellow with red center bicolor, never red or pink fruited. Mine did crappy in S.Fl. it was a disease magnet. Little Lucky did much better.
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Post: # 23615Unread post PlainJane
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:21 pm

@Ginger2778, my Lucky Cross all ripened to solid red; no yellow at all. Seed from Curtis.
And it was pretty disease resistant, too. I’m careful about labeling but ...
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Post: # 23616Unread post Ginger2778
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 pm

Not bicolor = not Lucky Cross. If its great though, who cares?!☺
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:37 pm

GGWT is a winner. Growing over a Texas Tomato Cage with Extension. Over 18 fruit in the 8 -14 oz range. No disease yet. Might be able to have more fruit if it stays below 70 degrees at night. The taste is superb.

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I’m pleased with most of my tomatoes, how they are hanging in there so well given it’s June 27th on the Gulf of Mexico Coast. Still have a decent amount of fruit of various sizes on the vines. Somehow, getting some tomatoes even on the open pollinated types to continue to set in spite of super humid conditions. I’m not growing any speciality hot set types. Now, if the squirrels and horn worms can be tamed...
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Post: # 23948Unread post KathyDC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 pm

Today it's definitely my Taiga plant. Just over the past day or two it's put on a serious growth spurt that has its height rivaling others in my garden that have been pace-setters!
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:32 pm

And it is no surprise that my little young Micro Tom are also my first baby tomato... Remember the seeds for this plant were planted on May 26th...
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Post: # 23992Unread post worth1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 pm

Large red cherry and Juliet.
Amazing considering my total neglect.
Setting fruit in extreme heat as we speak.
Maybe not the best flavor maybe not very big but by damn they ain't no store bought tomatoes either.
I enjoy coming home from work picking a few and letting them cool in the house.
Better yet picking and eating out of hand in the morning for a snack on the way to work.
I want a plant that will keep on giving past the spring here in Texas and they are far and few between.
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