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Post  1chichi on 7/6/2010, 9:45 am

Here is pic of a few of my German Orange Strawberry tomatoes.
Do you have any experience with this tomato?
Are these ripe?
Should I pick them now?
They are my 1st heirlooms to turn colors, and since they are supposed to be orange, I can't tell how ripe they are.
Also, they are the back of my sfg, and I only want to climb under there 1 time.
I sure want to pick them!!



This is an unripened ones in a separate location-----

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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  1chichi on 7/6/2010, 9:46 am

These in separate location are in Self-Watering Buckets-----

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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  dixie on 7/6/2010, 12:51 pm

Since they are supposed to be orange, they look ripe to me, but I have never grown them before. I have a German pink & it never gets red, just a pinkish red. When you gently press them, do they "give" a little? if they are hard, they probably are not ripe.

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Post  1chichi on 8/6/2010, 12:56 pm

The German Orange Strawberry plants have done well.
They are still kicking out a few tomatos, but appear to be almost done for this year. A mild tomato with no splitting.
Ripening at a medium orange all over, and when pressed they "give a little"
(like chocolate pop said).

German Orange Strawberry. Early Girl(red), cucumbers, okra



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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  jenjehle on 8/6/2010, 1:20 pm

Ok, this is SPOOKY! Just recently, maybe 2-3 wks ago, I went to our local Farmers Market and this cute little old lady had had orange tomatoes. I was so intrigued, I had to get some.

They are amazing and I'm in LOVE with them. But the weirdest thing is that right this very moment, as I was reading this, I was eating a tomato sandwich made with the orange tomato!!!! And thinking to myself "how can I grow these myself????" I just scraped seeds out of the tomato in hopes to dry them and try to grow them next year.

But if anyone has a few extra of these seeds to share, I would LOVE them! I would be happy to pay for them too!

Thank you!

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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 1:56 pm

I was eating a tomato sandwich made with the orange tomato!!!! And
thinking to myself "how can I grow these myself????" I just scraped
seeds out of the tomato in hopes to dry them and try to grow them next
year.


A true SFGer !! I did the same I made a sandwich with most of a tomato a neighbor gave to me and saved the seeds from the very last part, I got a good amount of seeds out of it too. I went to Wal Mart and bought those teeny ziplocs for jewelry in the craft section 100 for a dollar. I have them saved for next year.
I love knowing how to harvest seeds now !! I feel like Ive done one more thing on my way to being self sufficient.
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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  1chichi on 8/6/2010, 3:33 pm

@jenjehle wrote:Ok, this is SPOOKY! Just recently, maybe 2-3 wks ago, I went to our local Farmers Market and this cute little old lady had had orange tomatoes. I was so intrigued, I had to get some.

They are amazing and I'm in LOVE with them. But the weirdest thing is that right this very moment, as I was reading this, I was eating a tomato sandwich made with the orange tomato!!!! And thinking to myself "how can I grow these myself????" I just scraped seeds out of the tomato in hopes to dry them and try to grow them next year.

But if anyone has a few extra of these seeds to share, I would LOVE them! I would be happy to pay for them too!

Thank you!

Cool, another orange tomato lover! I wonder what type of tomato that was.
I would love to have some of those seeds as well.
Since this is my 1st real garden, I really don't have much for comparisons. Take a look at this site and see if there's any tomato similiar to yours.
*My tomato is supposed to be "strawberry shaped", but only the smaller ones look like that. The larger ones look like beefsteaks (for lack of a better term)!

http://www.mariseeds.com/seedcatalog/yellows.html


In order to harvest the seeds I am trying to isolate the last flowers w/ a wedding favor bag. Next year, I so want to be able to say my seeds came from my 2010 tomatoes.
Today, I opened the bag only to find the flowers had dried up and fell off in the heat. Darn, I wish I had tried this much earlier in the season.
Anyway, I bagged another flower cluster. If this one fails, my only chance now is to save some seeds from the last tomatoes, and hope they were not cross-pollinated or whatever.
I'll be happy to give you seeds if any of this works.
If all else fails, I'll order more from Pinetree, they were $1.15/ Pack for 25 seeds.

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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  1chichi on 8/6/2010, 3:48 pm

@Ha-v-v wrote:
I was eating a tomato sandwich made with the orange tomato!!!! And
thinking to myself "how can I grow these myself????" I just scraped
seeds out of the tomato in hopes to dry them and try to grow them next
year.


A true SFGer !! I did the same I made a sandwich with most of a tomato a neighbor gave to me and saved the seeds from the very last part, I got a good amount of seeds out of it too. I went to Wal Mart and bought those teeny ziplocs for jewelry in the craft section 100 for a dollar. I have them saved for next year.
I love knowing how to harvest seeds now !! I feel like Ive done one more thing on my way to being self sufficient.
Ha-v-v

How will you store and catalog the little bags?

I have most of mine now in tiny freezer ziplock bags for pills (Wal-Mart Pharmacy at approx. 50/$1.34). I have the jewelry ones too, since I'm making jewelry these days.
Lately, I just keep them in a basket, but that's not orderly. I have to rummage through all of them to get to the one I want.

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Re: German Orange Strawberry Tomato

Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 4:01 pm

How will you store and catalog the little bags?

I want to use little labels and print them out, but I may resort to the pen ! I have some I received from Dixie and thats why I bought the tiny jewelry bags from walmart so inexpensive I thought. I will put them in the freezer.

I took a picture of the seeds I received from Dixie ( a treasure for me )



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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 4:04 pm

1chichi, I love those orange tomatoes, I had orange tomatoes one time, but this year I have had a good amount of lemon boys. I like them, they are juicy and less acidic.
Your tomatoes look so pretty sliced !!!
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Post  1chichi on 8/6/2010, 5:44 pm

@Ha-v-v wrote:1chichi, I love those orange tomatoes, I had orange tomatoes one time, but this year I have had a good amount of lemon boys. I like them, they are juicy and less acidic.
Your tomatoes look so pretty sliced !!!
Ha-v-v

Oh you're freezing. My freezer is always so crammed, I'd better not put them in there. The hunt is still on for a system. I'm thinking of putting them in a binder inside of some sort of sealed page protectors.

Thanks for telling me about the Lemon Boys, I found some beautiful pics of them on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/showalter/2778808394/

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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/6/2010, 5:54 pm

Oh yes those are the lovely lemon boys, I will look at them and see if they are hybrid or not, I will save seeds from those as well. Well I have a big freezer besides the refrigerator and dont have that many seeds yet. Once I have more seeds to keep I will more food to keep and an even bigger freezer. Let us know what you come up with too, it will give us all an idea too Smile I really like the variety of color in all the veggies, I like different colored peppers if I can get them too.
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Post  Megan on 8/6/2010, 7:14 pm

Ah ha! So THAT's where you get the little zip top bags! Smile Beautiful maters, 1chichi!

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Post  jenjehle on 8/7/2010, 1:11 am

@jenjehle wrote:They are amazing and I'm in LOVE with them. But the weirdest thing is that right this very moment, as I was reading this, I was eating a tomato sandwich made with the orange tomato!!!!

But if anyone has a few extra of these seeds to share, I would LOVE them! I would be happy to pay for them too!

Thank you!

Ugh, right after posting this, my husbands friend came by our house. I set my beloved tom sandwich down on the counter to go say hello and when I came back my DOG had gotten up on her hind legs and taken the paper plate down and finished my sandwich!!!! (note to self, next time-finish it first before greeting company... PRIORTIES HERE JENNY!!!) Can you believe that????? I was furious! I put her in her kennel and scolded her for about an hour; letting her know I wasn't pleased. It was the last of my orange maters. Guess I'll HAVE to go back to the Farmers Market Saturday morning (YEAH!!)

Well, at least by dog has good taste!

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