Hardy Russian Varieties!

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Hardy Russian Varieties!


Post: # 15025Unread post Greatgardens
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 am

Early this January, I started 8 "balcony-sized" varieties, and the remaining (survivors) are down to 3. Two Russian/Ukrainian varieties both sold by Heritage Seed Market (Ellie) -- Linda and Russian Saskatchewan. These are both thriving in my cool garage, and I also have a hybrid -- Mega Bite, but it is not thriving. I have all of them in apx 8" pots now, and in early May they will go into 12" hanging baskets or perhaps 5 gallon cloth pots, but probably not completely filling them with potting mix.

Probably some of the other varieties would have done much better if planted later when they did not have to endure my 50-degree (F.) garage. But that can't take away from the vigor that the Russian varieties have shown. I know from several years of experience that Linda produces excellent saladette tomatoes and quite a few, given that it is only 15" or so tall. This is the first year with RS, so I can only be hopeful. It is also a similar size plant that supposedly will produce saladettes. They are similar varieties, but I can see differences in the plants. I'll update this later when I've got tomatoes from all three.


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