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Tomatoes in North central Kentucky

Post  rrsmith60 on 2/19/2012, 4:51 pm


Hi fellow SFGers.
I'm looking for recommendations for tomato varieties for my area (Lexington/Georgetown) in Kentucky.
Any suggestion out there, preferably indeterminate.

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Re: Tomatoes in North central Kentucky

Post  llama momma on 2/19/2012, 4:58 pm

The following link is from your cooperative extension service in Kentucky-

click on page 8 for your tomato recommendations Very Happy

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id133/id133.pdf
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Re: Tomatoes in North central Kentucky

Post  rrsmith60 on 2/19/2012, 5:14 pm

Thanks Llama Momma,

Yep, I've been using 133 for a guide the past few years, a great guide.

I was hoping to find some varieties other than those shown in the guide.

I've tried a few Heirlooms with limited success. My San Marzano gave me grief with BER and Arkansas Traveler didn’t do well last year.

What are your best producers up your way??
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Post  llama momma on 2/19/2012, 5:21 pm

Oh gosh this year is only my second spring of gardening. No expert here I'm afraid. I can say my local greenhouse has over 50 varieties of transplants each Spring. I guess a lot can grow around here. As for heirooms I'm not the right person to answer you. Sure someone will come along and give us good heirloom advice.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/19/2012, 5:24 pm

My dad has great success with Better Boy, Cherry tomatoes every year.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/19/2012, 5:25 pm

I had a good crop for the amount of plants I had last year of Roma VF.
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Post  Lemonie on 3/10/2012, 12:46 pm

Yay- another Georgetownian! This is only my 2nd season and I got started late last year, but my Roma's and Super-Sweet Cherry did AWESOME last year! I've got some Brandywine and Betterboy seedlings also going this year but can't seem to figure out what I did with my Cherry tomato seeds from last season. Sad Still considering starting them late if I can find them...but might just stick with what I have. With this crazy weather, who knows what we'll be batteling this summer.
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Post  AshleyinKY on 4/30/2012, 4:27 pm

I did really well with Husky Cherry and Romas last year as well... love them both Very Happy
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