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2014 Tomatoes

Post  jmsieglaff on 5/27/2014, 10:45 pm

I think it would be interesting to see the varieties of tomatoes everyone is growing in their gardens in 2014--so rapid fire, what are you growing?

I'm growing:
Sungold
Black Krim
Purple Bumble Bee
Golden Monarch
Celebrity
Wisconsin 55
Black and Brown Boar
2 different dwarf varieties in 5 gallon buckets
Test Tomato (seed from a store bought yellow round cherry tomato (this seed was from our 4 year old's mouth--he spit it out after we sowed our tomato seeds at the end of March and asked if we could plant it--it's grown and about to flower))

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/27/2014, 10:48 pm

I am growing:

Sweet Orange Roma
Russian Big Roma
Purple Russian (also a Roma)
Sweet Brandy Plum (a cross between a Sweet 100 and a Brandywine)

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Re: 2014 Tomatoes

Post  jmsieglaff on 5/27/2014, 10:49 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:I am growing:

Sweet Orange Roma
Russian Big Roma
Purple Russian (also a Roma)
Sweet Brandy Plum (a cross between a Sweet 100 and a Brandywine)

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Someone likes to make tomato sauce?   Wink 

Did you make the Sweet 100 x Brandywine yourself or is that a purchased variety?  Have you grown it before?

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Post  kauairosina on 5/27/2014, 10:50 pm

Kewalo (pronounced Kavalo) created by University of Hawaii, Principe Borghese and a bunch of volunteers that I have no idea what they are.  I hope some are Sun Gold.  Cut worms got my first Kewalos.  I've saved some towel rolls to see if I can deter them next planting (after this Saturday when hopefully I will pick up new plants at the Sunshine market.)

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Post  yolos on 5/27/2014, 11:08 pm

Brandywine, Pink
Betterboy
Box Car Willie
Gilbertie
Mortgage Lifter
Early Girl
Brandywine, Red
Abe Lincoln
Beefsteak
Juliet Hybrid
Cherokee Purple

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Post  Turan on 5/27/2014, 11:37 pm

Oroma, a determinate Roma type
Celebrity
Purple Cherokee
Striped Roman
Black Icicle (A black paste type)
Stupice
Sunsugar
Cuore di Bue

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Post  TxGramma on 5/27/2014, 11:44 pm

Cherokee Purple 
Mortgage Lifter 
Early Girl 
Patio
San Marzano Paste
Husky Cherry 
Sweet 100 Cherry

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Post  sanderson on 5/28/2014, 3:01 am

Okay, now I am really depressed! I lost all my tomato seedlings to curly leaf and I am afraid that half of my store/nursery- bought tomatoes have the disease also!  Sad 

Congrats to all of you with a variety of healthy toms   

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Re: 2014 Tomatoes

Post  Goosegirl on 5/28/2014, 4:13 am

@jmsieglaff wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:I am growing:

Sweet Orange Roma
Russian Big Roma
Purple Russian (also a Roma)
Sweet Brandy Plum (a cross between a Sweet 100 and a Brandywine)

GG
Someone likes to make tomato sauce?   Wink 

Did you make the Sweet 100 x Brandywine yourself or is that a purchased variety?  Have you grown it before?

Yes, I am the saucy type! The cross is a purchased variety - got it from TomatoFest. Just had to try that one!

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Post  llama momma on 5/28/2014, 6:23 am

These are the varieties and their colors:

Big Red-
Black Krim-brownish
Blue Berry Blend-blue
Giant Ugli-red and multi lobed
Hillbilly-reddish-orangy-yellowy
Italian Heirloom-red
Jersey Giant-red paste
Juane Flamme-orange
San Marzano-red paste
Solar Flare-red and yellow stripes
Super sweet 100-red
Ukrainian Purple- purple paste
Weissbehaarte-white

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Re: 2014 Tomatoes

Post  Judy McConnell on 5/28/2014, 7:48 am

I'm trying:

Black Krim (1 plant)

Sun Glow (1)

Black cherry (1)

Yellow Pear (1)

Big Boy (4)

Campion (1)

Celebrity(4)

Patio (4)

Rutgers (2)



Six are in 5 gal buckets, the rest in MM or regular soil

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Post  Paintedlady on 5/28/2014, 8:44 am

I love seeing what everyone see is growing. It would also be interesting to see (in another thread) where everyone gets their seeds from.

2 IL Beauty
2 Gold Medal
2 Brandywine
2 Blue Berries (cherry)
1 Yellow Pear (cherry)
2 Black Krim
2 Dester
2 Dad's Sunset
2 Marizol Red
24 San Marzano

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Re: 2014 Tomatoes

Post  walshevak on 5/28/2014, 10:13 am

I planned to only have 8 tomato plants this year.  The best laid plans................

Lemon Boy
German Queen
Red Beefsteak
Black Krim
Sun Sugar cherry

All Bonnie Starts

2 San Marzano from purchased seed
1 Sungold - I hope.  I found a yellow cherry tomato skin with seeds just starting to sprout when weeding a bed.  I brought it inside and put some of the seeds into cups of MM.  Got 3 seedlings, gave 2 to my son and kept 1.

5 volunteers  1 next to the cuke trellis, 1 next to a butternut squash trellis and 3 I moved to buckets.  I know I will be planting more cukes when the peas play out so I'm leaving that one there.  Can't decide whether to leave the one next to the squash.

I also have 3 volunteers in a cup in the kitchen that came from the strawberry bed. Thing is,  this was where the Great White beefsteak was growing on a cattle panel last year.  I moved the cattle panel and it has pumpkins growing on it now but can't decide if I want to buy another panel and take a chance this great tomato is one of the volunteers.  Or plant 2 in with the peas knowing I'll be replacing the peas with cukes soon and 1 in a bucket.  I didn't plan to buy another cattle panel this year.

  DECISIONS!!!!! 

I was late getting back home this year and didn't get my tomatoes started in time, so I was going to depend on starts for sure, but couldn't find any San Mazano so took a chance on some seeds.  Then I had so many volunteers I had to throw a bunch away.  
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Post  walshevak on 5/28/2014, 10:19 am

@sanderson wrote:Okay, now I am really depressed!  I lost all my tomato seedlings to curly leaf and I am afraid that half of my store/nursery-  bought tomatoes have the disease also!  Sad 

Congrats to all of you with a variety of healthy toms   

Dang, I threw away and gave away enough volunteers to start a small farm.  Wish you were closer.  I just pulled 3 more this morning.   Sad   And they all SEEM healthy.  Hope my purchased starts hang in there.

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Post  grownsunshine on 5/28/2014, 12:37 pm

Black Cherry (1)
White Cherry (1)
Red Cherry (2)
Early Cherry (5) from seed
Roma (1) from Costco
Early Roma (5) from seed
Celebrity (6)
Beefsteak (1)
Black Krim (1)
Early Girl (1)
Pineapple (1) from Costco
Pink Lemonade (1) from Costco - I think that's the name. I also have a Pink Lemonade Blueberry bush. Getting confused.

So far most are doing pretty well and have a decent number of toms, but still green. A couple are starting to turn slightly red.  A couple of plants might be fighting off leaf curl but they are hanging in there. I moved one away from the others (pink lemonade). May need to move another one (pineapple). I have one cherry tomato plant that carried over from last year and is all bent over and curling around back up, but is productive...more than last year.

...it's fun to see all of the different toms everyone is growing.

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Post  kamigh on 5/28/2014, 1:15 pm

Here's what I've got:
Yellow pear (already almost 5 feet tall with tons of green tomatoes!)
San Marzano (red)
Sungold cherry (orange/yellow)
Sweet 100 cherry (red)
Tigerella (orange/red)
Green Zebra (green)
Paul Robeson (purple)
Taxi (yellow)
Arkansas Traveler (red/pink)
Golden jubilee (orange)

I started all but the Sweet 100 and Arkansas traveler from seed.  Tried to get a variety of colors but kept to smaller sizes because I've had a lot either crack or get nibbled by birds in the past. So far, so good.  I got super-excited for my first year of SFG and put everything out too early, so they had to weather some lower temps and some awful late winter/early spring winds, but none look worse for the wear at this point.  Can't wait to pop that first sun-warmed tomato in my mouth!
 There was a white cherry tomato (Italian Ice) I wanted to try but couldn't bring myself to spend the $5 or so Burpee wanted for the seeds . . . anyone have that one???

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Post  jmsieglaff on 5/28/2014, 1:16 pm

I hope people keep them coming, it is interesting to see what tomatoes everyone grows.  Black Krim looks to be a favorite of many.

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Post  kensadams on 5/28/2014, 2:16 pm

For me:
3x Sweet 100's
1x Burpee Tomatoberry
1x Mr. Stripey
1x Yellow Pear

The cherrry tomatoes grow the best overall as I am a bit sun challenged -but hoping Mr. Stripey works out.

Plants just in the ground 3 weeks ago -some decent growth but a long ways to go still

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Post  dvelten on 5/28/2014, 5:22 pm

I killed some (lots Wink,) of my starts so had to purchase some plants.

2x Esterina (High Mowing, a yellow cherry supposed to be more crack resistant than Sungold, a favorite)
2x Black Pear (Baker Creek, tired of poor yield from Black Cherry)
2x Jaune Flamme (a large orange cherry, supposedly great flavor)
2x Sunkist (High Mowing, an orange slicer from UNH)
2x Blue Beech (Fedco, purchased plants since I killed my Opalka starts, a paste from Blue Beech Farm in VT)
2x Juliet (purchased)
2x Big Beef (purchased)

These are still shivering in their pots since it is cold and rainy here in MA, just like last year.

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Post  llama momma on 5/28/2014, 6:01 pm

I grew Jaune  Flamme last year and it certainly grew golf ball size fruit.  Very Happy

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Post  68carguy on 5/28/2014, 7:20 pm

Boy Oh Boy
Early Girl
Sweet 100
Yellow pear
All started from seed.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 5/28/2014, 8:57 pm

Tomato Blueberry (cherry from Baker Creek)
Jubilee
Big Beef
Chocolate Cherry
Better Bush

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/28/2014, 9:50 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:I am growing:

Sweet Orange Roma
Russian Big Roma
Purple Russian (also a Roma)
Sweet Brandy Plum (a cross between a Sweet 100 and a Brandywine)

GG

Just adding the details everyone else thought of but me! All started from seed. Had 6 pots of each, gave all the others away. Could not bring myself to sacrifice any of the healthy seedlings (2-3 per pot) so I let them all grow until time to put outside. They still looked too good, so the snippings are in glasses of water taking root.

Sweet Orange Roma 3
Russian Big Roma 3 Red
Purple Russian (also a Roma) 4
Sweet Brandy Plum (a cross between a Sweet 100 and a Brandywine) 2 assuming red

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/29/2014, 8:35 am

Mine are all Bonnie's starts this year, but also heirlooms.

Roma
Cherokee Purple
Red Beefsteak
Heinz Heirloom
German Johnson
German Queen
Bradley
Rutgers
Amish Paste
Golden Jubilee
Homestead

Lost my Black Krim in that last freeze we had...

GG - What is a Russian Big Roma?

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/29/2014, 8:51 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote: GG - What is a Russian Big Roma?

It is a Russian variety of Roma, it is red, and it is BIG! From past experience, it is approximately 3-4" diameter, with the traditional Roma shape (longer than wide, slightly pointy on the end). Excellent flavor and makes a great sauce!!!

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