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Post  Jola on 6/9/2010, 10:52 am

Has anyone have an experience with centiflor tomatoes?

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Post  martha on 6/9/2010, 11:27 am

I don't have any experience. Your question made me curious, so I googled, and at least the first several entries were all from the UK. What are they?

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Post  Jola on 6/12/2010, 12:10 pm

I just learned about centiflor tomatoes too, and also from English seed company. Then I looked more, and learned that they were developed in the US (!) in Oregon. Now I'm waiting for the seeds, which I ordered from the developer of those tomatoes. From what I understand there are only two types of centiflor tomatoes, and they were developed by the daughter of Dr. Alan Kapuler. These centiflors (meaning 100 flowers) have hypertresses of flowers leading to a unique number of fruits. I will post you abut growing them - when I start them.
Here is a link to Dr. Kapuler's company: http://www.peaceseeds.cn/peaceseeds.cn2010.htm

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Post  miinva on 6/12/2010, 12:53 pm

I look forward to hearing how they grow for you. We planted a red currant tomato and it's going CRAZY! The tomatoes are tiny, currant-sized even, but they're delicious. last year it was a red grape tomato that went nuts on us.

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Post  Jola on 6/12/2010, 5:47 pm

I will definitely post you. Here are nice pictures of Centiflors from British company: http://www.realseeds.co.uk/centitomatoes.html

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Post  quiltbea on 6/14/2010, 12:11 am

I tried to place an order but they evidently do NOT ship to the US.

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Post  Jola on 6/14/2010, 12:36 am

Quiltbea, you can order seeds or seedlings from here:
http://www.peaceseeds.cn/peaceseeds.cn2010.htm
This is company of original developer of these centiflor tomatoes.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/14/2010, 12:40 am

I found a distributor of the centiflor and milleflor tom seed at $3.00 a packet so I placed an order tonite for 4 different tomato seed packets. Postage was $3.00 flat rate. If I don't start any this year, I'll keep them in the fridge for next spring.
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http://www.adaptiveseeds.com/

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Post  Jola on 6/14/2010, 12:27 pm

Thanks for finding this distributor. They have also some other interesting seeds so I bookmarked them.
I will get about 100 seeds of each yellow and red centiflor from Alan Kapuler (I talked to him over the phone and he said that he puts close to 100 seeds, although the website says 50) so I plan to grow some this year and see what happens, and save seeds for the next year.

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Post  martha on 6/16/2010, 8:01 pm

the photos look really appealing!

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I got my order from Adaptive Seeds...

Post  quiltbea on 6/17/2010, 7:01 pm

I'm thrilled. My order came today, the 4 packets of seed I ordered:
Yellow Centiflor....70 days. Med lg cherry. Massive cluster of 50 or more at a time that hold well on the plant.
Millefleur....60 days. Small, oblong yellow cherry with huge clusters of 50 with good flavor.
Harvest Luck....50-60 days. Bright red, round classic cherry. Tresses with up to 30 fruits. Sweet flavor.
Orange Currant...Immense quantities of 1/4" - 1/2" cherry toms in good orange color and split resistant. Excellent fruity and sweet flavor.

I might try one or two in my A-frame later in the season but for now they're going in the freezer.

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Post  chocolatepop on 6/17/2010, 11:07 pm

@quiltbea wrote:I'm thrilled. My order came today, the 4 packets of seed I ordered:
Yellow Centiflor....70 days. Med lg cherry. Massive cluster of 50 or more at a time that hold well on the plant.
Millefleur....60 days. Small, oblong yellow cherry with huge clusters of 50 with good flavor.
Harvest Luck....50-60 days. Bright red, round classic cherry. Tresses with up to 30 fruits. Sweet flavor.
Orange Currant...Immense quantities of 1/4" - 1/2" cherry toms in good orange color and split resistant. Excellent fruity and sweet flavor.

I might try one or two in my A-frame later in the season but for now they're going in the freezer.

you think you still have time for these? are all currants centiflor, this is new to me and very intriguing.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/17/2010, 11:20 pm

No, currants are not Centiflors, but I wanted a currant tomato and they had one that is very prolific.
As for being late this year, yes, its late, but I hope to keep it growing in the fall in my A-frame with the clear plastic sides closed when there are cold nite.

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Post  chocolatepop on 6/17/2010, 11:29 pm

@quiltbea wrote:No, currants are not Centiflors, but I wanted a currant tomato and they had one that is very prolific.
As for being late this year, yes, its late, but I hope to keep it growing in the fall in my A-frame with the clear plastic sides closed when there are cold nite.

ahh A frame as in cold frame, gotcha. Cause I am 5a/b and I started my maters back in march, heck my confusion Wink

I checked out these Centiflors and OMG now I see why they are so wanted!!!

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Post  quiltbea on 6/17/2010, 11:47 pm

Yes, my A-frame is my easily-made coldframe. I made my A-frame over one of my 4 x 4 raised beds from 1x2s and heavy clear vinyl plastic with extra large binder clips to secure the plastic.
It sure did a great job in starting things really early this year. I even have 2 Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes growing right in the A-frame.

This is the A-frame when first made.

This is my A-frame with asstd lettuces, spinach, and 2 tomatoes growing inside it. I start mini-lettuce in the trays in front and transplant them into the garden beneath the leaves of cauliflower, broccoli and anywhere else they will be shaded as well as their own squares under cheesecloth for shading.
Note of interest: Crispino lettuce, a mini, keeps fresh and tasty in the fridge for several days and tastes great. I'm starting more seed tomorrow.

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Post  Jola on 6/18/2010, 3:30 pm

Chocolatepop, I don't think that many people know about Centiflor tom. at all. I guess that when I started this post it was the first of this kind, at least here.
There are only two types of centiflor tomatoes: Yellow and Red Centiflor.
I just got seeds from Alan Kapuler and I'm going to plant them either today or tomorrow, and try to have some fruits this year.

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Post  Jola on 6/18/2010, 3:38 pm

Quiltbea, your frame looks great, I might build similar.
What is the reason that you keep tomatoes' seeds in the freezer? Won't freezing harm the sprouting abilities of seeds?

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Post  quiltbea on 6/18/2010, 7:59 pm

Freezing doesn't hurt the seeds. I saves them year to year.

Actually, I did very well by putting them in lidded glass jars in my crisper drawer of my fridge. I used some this year that were 3 yrs old (I was given some the yr before I started my garden) that I kept in the crisper the last 3 yrs and they germinated great, but I read that freezing them keeps them viable even longer so I thought I'd freeze some. They have to be sealed tightly.

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Post  Jola on 6/19/2010, 9:47 pm

Freezing makes sense, although I never froze my seeds, and this year I grew Yellow Pear tomatoes from seeds which were 10 years in my basement. I found them by chance in an old box, and planted them as an experiment to see if they would germinate, since the books say that tomato seeds last 5 years (as far as I remember correctly). I think that I had 70% germination. So I do not freeze my seeds, and unfortunately don't even have space for such things in my freezer part of fridge.

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