JD's Special C-Tex

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Thu May 28, 2020 9:33 am

Cross between Early Girl and Black Krim, with a taste that rivals Cherokee Purple. In my opinion it has more disease resistance than Cherokee Purple.

I picked it unripe before the squirrels could get it.


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Thu May 28, 2020 10:12 am

nice. It is one of my favorites.
do you share seeds? I am looking for a few. I am out and I must not have saved any the last tomato I poicked because I sure can't find any of my seeds.
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Thu May 28, 2020 11:22 am

I can probably send you some seeds. Let me check my seedbox when I get home. Seeds can be hard t o find.
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Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm

Clkeiper, I can send you a few seeds. PM me with with your address.
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Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 pm

Thank you thank you.
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Thu May 28, 2020 7:58 pm

Thanks for the great review of this tomato. It is in my garden this year for the first time and I can not wait to try it. I did start about 10 plants of it many years ago but ended up giving them all away and sadly did not keep one for my self. Hopefully all will go well and I will get to try this wonderful tomato this year.
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:04 am

Was wanting to plant this next year myself, if I can find any seeds. I didn't know what it was a cross of, but it sounds right up my alley.

When I lived in Katy I lost 90% of my tomatoes to squirrels one year. Next year I decided to get aggressive about prevention, and lost 2. I found that a lead based solution diligently and relentlessly applied was the only thing that delivered consistent results ;). Here in the Austin suburbs it's the mockingbirds rather than the squirrels, and the same solution is not viable. Still working on that...
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:35 am

@ TXTravis I have seeds for JD's sent me a pm with your address and I will send you some. Mike
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:18 am

TXTravis wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:04 am
Was wanting to plant this next year myself, if I can find any seeds. I didn't know what it was a cross of, but it sounds right up my alley.

When I lived in Katy I lost 90% of my tomatoes to squirrels one year. Next year I decided to get aggressive about prevention, and lost 2. I found that a lead based solution diligently and relentlessly applied was the only thing that delivered consistent results ;). Here in the Austin suburbs it's the mockingbirds rather than the squirrels, and the same solution is not viable. Still working on that...
I have read that birds actually aren't interested in eating the tomatoes, they're looking for water... so putting a bird bath somewhere can help cut down on tomato pecking. I confess I haven't tested the theory because I've been afraid to encourage more birds in my garden, but it seems plausible at least.
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Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:46 am

@KathyDC, I've read that too. My solution for this year is to just pick them when they first start to turn (though I lose a few greenies now and then too). Next year I'll plant a Red Currant off by itself just for the birds. I don't have the patience to pick tomatoes smaller than my pinky fingernail, they're super prolific, and bright red. Hopefully that will keep them away from the REAL tomatoes. Also might add a bird bath. I've been wanting to do that anyway.
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