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Post: # 16634Unread post verboten82
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:04 am

Right now I'm growing Aunt Ruby's German Green,Cherokee Purple, and Eva Purple Ball.
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Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 pm

The last I saw was that there were 16 varieties left. We looked thru the seeds of Carolyn's and could find twelve of those. Farmer Shawn has agreed to try and see what he can do with those. It might be a while as he just received 6" of new snow. The one's we did not find are.Dorothy's Green/Jefferson Giant/Nectarine/and Peach Blow Sutton. I am just in awe at what has been accomplished. Thanks to all dave

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Post: # 16982Unread post HL2601
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:51 pm

GREAT NEWS! WE ONLY NEED 3 MORE VARIETIES! Does anyone have seeds? Can anyone grow these?
Happy Easter to all.
Heide

Dorothy's Green
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Peach Blow Sutton
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Post: # 17076Unread post Bower
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:54 pm

Happy Easter Heide!
I was reluctant to try any unknowns this year, on account of the marginal tomato weather we've been having in recent years, so I decided on a variety I got from Carolyn in 2013 called Zolotoy Zapas. Only one came up, and it was a 'helmet head' I couldn't shuck. I thought the effort was doomed, although I duly transplanted it (and it is still living without yet shrugging off the seed). But this morning I discovered that THREE of them are up in the discard tray, and have shucked their seed perfectly, so no problems going forward. I'm confident I will get some seed for the tribute, so please add Zolotoy Zapas to the list.
In the year that I grew it (2013) more than one person singled it out as the best tasting of all the varieties that year. I commented to Carolyn that it had 'a hint of cantaloupe' in the flavor. She scoffed at that :) , as you know, she would never agree to compare a tomato to any other fruit, LOL. :) Every tomato I ever got from her was really special in one way or another, and especially there was some unique flavor that made her list. She just had an incredible eye and taste for outstanding toms. This is another one worth tasting, so I am growing it in her memory.
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Post: # 17181Unread post HL2601
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:39 am

Bower that's terrific and I will add. How fun on Easter resurrection you found discarded but now newly burst seedlings. Ted just posted a thread about being patient with old seeds too. Carolyn would surely be smiling.

Every time I find a helmet head I think of her telling me to just use my spit. Funny how some things stick with you.

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Post: # 17193Unread post Bower
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:20 pm

Yes I remembered that, and I even tried spit on it this time! :lol: But it stayed hard as a rock. I have killed so many trying to 'help' with a tight seed. :oops: Usually they're extras and don't really matter, but this year I decided to let them figure it out on their own. Anyway, well pleased to see those seeds that germinated a bit later also softened up that old seed coat. 8-) They are under the lights now with their (slightly) older sibs.
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Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:47 pm

I didn't read back thru all the thread here, but would like to say that she really liked Lincoln Adams and Krasnodar Titans. She had sent seeds to me that were labeled Lincoln Adams and I was so proud to post pictures. She took one look and then ask me where I had gotten Lincoln Adams because the fruits I showed were definitely NOT Lincoln Adams. After some back and forth, we figured out she had actually sent me Krasnodar Titans. I corrected all my database points and the REAL Lincoln Adams showed up at my mailbox in short order. Actually, both tomatoes are first class winners.
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Post: # 18364Unread post FarmerShawn
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:35 pm

I received the seeds from Carolyn's brother today - the twelve he found that were unclaimed on the book list. They're OOOLD. 1993 is the oldest dated, but more than half have no date. So. They are all planted and soaking, doused with a bit of ferts to help wake them up, as Carolyn often repeated she did. So wish them (and me...) luck! They are comfy on the heat mat, set to 76. All I can do now is wait, and keep checking!

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Post: # 18399Unread post Gardadore
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:51 pm

An update on my stubborn Cherokee Chocolate attempts. After weeks one of the seeds in the towel finally produced a tail. I was shocked after checking the towel daily. It was close to disintegrating after so long!! Transferred to a cup of potting mix, emerged and is doing well! Shortly after that one of the seeds planted
originally in a yogurt cup appeared but was very weak. It too is doing well having been transferred to a Solo cup. I had come very close to throwing out the paper towel efforts so it goes to show you never know.
I have a couple of varieties besides the Cherokee Chocolate that emerged after three or four weeks so patience is the game!
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Post: # 18454Unread post Nico
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:12 pm

I have kellogg´s breakfast and crnkovic yogoslavian seeds, this year I repeat Kb because I loved it last year, I am also growing for the first time Dr. Carolyn and Dr.Carolyn pink.I see that Dr. Carolyne pink is not on the list.
By the way, I don't know if I'll be the only one, but I have Dr Carolyn RL and PL.
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Post: # 18669Unread post HL2601
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:22 pm

Great news from everyone! Carolyn's will is obviously strong. Good luck especially to Farmer Shawn with the oldest seeds... And a big thanks to Hybrid and his wife for making the seeds available to the project.

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Post: # 20106Unread post FarmerShawn
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 pm

I'm very sorry to report that I have not seen any signs of life from any of the seeds Carolyn's brother sent me, 12 of the missing varieties. I planted them all, in hopes of getting, well, something! I'm not giving up quite yet, as I know old seeds can take their time, but I thought by now I'd have a glimmer of hope. But not yet.:-( :cry:
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Post: # 20107Unread post MissS
Sat May 16, 2020 4:15 pm

Germination or not, this was a very kind and generous gesture from Hybrid to save Carolyn's seeds and to give them to you to share with all. Hopefully something will happen but if not Carolyn can have a good chuckle at our expense. Thank you so much FarmerShawn for your time and effort with these seeds we do appreciate all that you are doing.
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Post: # 20531Unread post HL2601
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 pm

Good luck everyone with your growing season and encouraging all The Carolyn favorites. We will get what we get at the end of the season so no pressure if things don't work the way we all mean them too. This is a really great worldwide effort and that's what counts! If people could start thinking about ways we would like to see the seeds distributed that would be great too.
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