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Post  llama momma on 8/9/2016, 6:04 pm

A Hillbilly 6 inches long, 3-1/4 inches  tall, weighs 1 pound and 15-1/8 oz.  Or one quarter ounce short of matching a personal best.


and a group shot of several varieties-

Hillbilly and Brandywine tend to produce the largest toms in my garden.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/9/2016, 6:58 pm

Nice!

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/10/2016, 10:38 am

 (Also jealous Twisted Evil )

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Post  landarch on 8/10/2016, 11:23 am

very nice...would probably make a good BLT...I need to go to the garden this evening and see what's ripe.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/10/2016, 11:24 am

Wow!  Almost 2 lbs!  I haven't even hit a 1 pounder yet.
Nicely done, LM!  Perfect for sammies.

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Post  llama momma on 8/10/2016, 1:52 pm

Thanks, Cape, Scorp, Country, and Landarch,
 
The compost I used was all of last years stored in containers without stirring  during winter months for aeration.  So I'm very surprised anything could grow this size. Plus I usually mix older compost with new.  I admit there were no plants that grew 8 ft tall like other years.  Whatever, I'm surprised and grateful.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/11/2016, 7:04 am

WOW! Nice looking and nice SIZE!

How does it taste?

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Who's got the biggest tomatoes

Post  plantoid on 9/7/2016, 4:55 pm

I picked four tomatoes today .
 one at 345  grams ( 12 ounces ) , one at 365 grams ( 12.9 ounces ), one at 392 grams ( 13.8 ounces ) and a monster one at 538 grams  ( 19 ounces )  the last two toms are co-joined  double fruits  ,
can any one beat these numbers ?

 The seeds came from Josh Green , he sent me seven of his big ugly tomato seeds s , four were crushed to dust , the remaining three gave me two plants three years ago .  Thanks Josh .

 I took seeds off a plant that gave forth three double headed flowers that became double fruits .

 Last year two plants made double blooms  I took the best sized double tomato ,  ate the flesh and saved a teaspoon of seeds seeds for this years plants & give aways .
This year has given me two plants with double bloom flowers  ,they have given me these whopping tomatoes with a couple more in the offing from them .

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Post  Kelejan on 9/7/2016, 6:54 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:WOW!  Nice looking and nice SIZE!

How does it taste?

That is the Question! Very Happy

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Post  llama momma on 9/7/2016, 7:40 pm

It was chopped and roasted with other tomatoes and peppers for sauce.

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Post  landarch on 9/7/2016, 10:16 pm

very nice llama...this year Granny Cantrell is my big tomato and have had some gorgeous, tasty fruits...single slices cover a BLT.

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Post  plantoid on 9/8/2016, 5:08 pm

I'm happy to be beaten wrt the size of the toms .. I didn''t find the thread , thanks for putting the link up for it .
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/8/2016, 6:57 pm

My Oxhearts were big, so big in fact they broke the steel support and also broke the plant while we were on vacay....had only a couple salvageable, but it is a repeat for sure with more sturdy support in store!  They were very tasty as well.

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Post  plantoid on 9/9/2016, 1:00 am

I think I'll have to get our Munchkin to make me several  tomato hammocks out of some new pantyhose / nylon stockings for next year as I almost had that same problem

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Post  sanderson on 9/9/2016, 2:46 am

Folks, I merged the 2 threads as they were similar. Big and biggest tomatoes.

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