First big toms are in

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First big toms are in

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Post: # 20318Unread post fluffy_gumbo
Tue May 19, 2020 1:37 pm

IT'S ABOUT TIME.

Early Girl was first - true to its name
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Creoles - gosh, these are not lookers, hope they will taste good because we got about 30 more on each plant!
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Bonus - garden mix
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Tue May 19, 2020 1:55 pm

Very nice! Love the yard long beans.
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Tue May 19, 2020 3:14 pm

What a great way to start the year. I do hope that you enjoy your native Creole. It is supposed to taste very good.
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Wed May 20, 2020 8:20 am

MissS wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:14 pm
What a great way to start the year. I do hope that you enjoy your native Creole. It is supposed to taste very good.
We should have one ready for the first taste test tomorrow and will let you know! The plants are extremely productive for the climate here. They certainly aren't the prettiest of toms, but I will pick great taste over looks any day :D
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Thu May 21, 2020 9:22 am

fluffy_gumbo wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:20 am
MissS wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:14 pm
What a great way to start the year. I do hope that you enjoy your native Creole. It is supposed to taste very good.
We should have one ready for the first taste test tomorrow and will let you know! The plants are extremely productive for the climate here. They certainly aren't the prettiest of toms, but I will pick great taste over looks any day :D
So we cut one up yesterday and I'm a bit confused about all the descriptions I found of the tomato online. We are in Louisiana so as far as that's concerned, it's grown where it's intended. While sweet tasting, the texture is odd. It's not mealy but it's like a ripe peach? Soft and meaty, I'm not sure we're for that. We might use it as a cooking tomato, probably good as a sauce or in tomato rice. I might get one from the store to see if it's different, but physically, they looked the same as what I've seen.

Anyone with a different Creole tomato experience?
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Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm

fluffy_gumbo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:22 am
Anyone with a different Creole tomato experience?
Yes! I grew Creole in 2016 from seeds I got here.

They were smooth and roundish as pictured in my link, without blemishes. They were firm and fleshy. Not soft and juicy. They weren't mealy.

I overwatered them that year. It was a lot like Thessaloniki the same year, except it had earlier and fewer fruits than Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki with less water last year was quite a bit different. I grew Creole again in 2017, from my saved seeds, but it wasn't in good conditions, and it didn't produce enough for comment.

I might grow it again some year in better conditions with black plastic and full sun, without overwatering it.
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Sat May 23, 2020 5:05 am

I grew it in Houston years and years ago. I remember not particularly liking the texture or flavor, but I only grew it the one time. Seem like it lacked something flavor wise, maybe a little brightness. It wasn’t very productive either. That was the same time I started growing Carmello and that tomato was far more productive and tastier. But, then again what is the real Creole? Look at the LSU link and it might shed some light or not.

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/lb ... 9026887857
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Wed May 27, 2020 9:28 am

My first STUMP OF THE WORLDs! Can't wait to try them, they are so beautiful!
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The biggest boi
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Sadly, my Sweet Million is on its way out - Maybe Fusarium wilt?
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Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 pm

There's a lot of fruit left on that plant. :)
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Post: # 20976Unread post fluffy_gumbo
Fri May 29, 2020 10:14 am

Bower wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 pm
There's a lot of fruit left on that plant. :)
Yes! I am leaving it to slowly go until all the fruit have ripened. Good thing about the weird tomato season in the Southeast is you can actually ripen all the tomatoes on the plant since the end of the season is not due to cold weather :D
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