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GreenThumbGal_07 March 3, 2006 06:22 PM

Nor Cal tomato swap
Hello all,

Would it be possible for us northerners to hold a plant swap, perhaps in mid-April? I'm just getting some seeds started (this weekend) and might even submit a list of those I have in mind.

P.S. Logistics to follow (space rental, refreshments, even a bit of music?).

Your thoughts?



chilhuacle March 3, 2006 06:57 PM

It think it was discussed in the 'So is this event going to happen again' thread with Davis as a possibility. If there are enough that are interested in Sacratomato then that would be great. If not and you want something somewhere in the Bay Area that could work too.

I'd vote for a park where we could meet for free. The park in Sacramento we used last year or the one in Davis. Depends on the response.

I've planted and should have extras of:

Amana Orange
Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red
Black From Tula
Brandy Boy
Bucks County Hybrid
Cougar Red
Feraltomatoes’ Black Heart
Germaid Red
Goose Creek
Grandfather Ashlock
Grub’s Mystery Green PL
Japanese Trifele Black
Krasnodor Titans
Moldovan Green
Simpsons Summer Palace
Southern Night
Stump of the World

Updated list Apr 5, 2005 based on what germinated.

landarc March 5, 2006 12:48 PM

this sounds like it would be fun, unfortunately, I have not been able to start seeds, if timing and schedule allow, I would be in.

kristy March 5, 2006 04:10 PM

I'm in
I'm with Landarc... seeds still in packets. My mother in law's extended visit is to blame. I think mid april would be fine for me. I don't think we would need to bother with a site rental or anything -- just meeting at a park in Davis would work for me. I'd have tiny plants in early April if that would work better for people that started seeds on time. :)

Chilhuacle, I'd be interested in an extra Earl's Faux or Stump of the World if you have any.

- Kristy

chilhuacle March 5, 2006 04:25 PM

Everything's up except Coyote, Goose Creek, Nepal & Sekai Ichi. It's only been a week though so I still expect those to come up too (well, except Sekai Ichi).

Kristy, Earl's and Stump, I'll save you the biggest and best.

sacratomato70 March 5, 2006 08:19 PM

Tomato Plant Swap
Hi Everyone,
I would love to participate. I am in West Sacramento so anywhere in Yolo or Sacramento is great with me. I have lots of seedlings which I planted in January ready to go to some happy homes. Some of the varieties I have ready to plant in peat pellets are:

Carolina Gold Hybrid
Golden Milano (yellow roma)
Qualit 21 hybrid
Marianna Hybrid (commercial roma)
Sun King
Terrific Hybrid

I also will be planting more varieties of tomatoes, basil, and peppers this weekend alongside the varieties I planted last week.


kristy March 7, 2006 02:09 PM

Okay, things are finally getting planted here...
I'm seeding (in no particular order):
Sweet Baby Girl
Caspian Pink
Bulgarian Triumph
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Marianna's Peace
Kellogg's Breakfast
Noire de Crimee
Aunt Gertie's Gold
Lucky Cross
Little Lucky
Yellow Brandywine
Brandywine OTV
Big Beef
Break O'Day
Regina's Yellow
Cherokee Green
Olena Ukrainian
Amish Paste
Black Cherry
Snow White
Paul Robeson
Green Zebra
Cherokee Purple
Neves Azorean Red
Golden Queen (USDA)
Red Brandywine
Wisc 55
Isis Candy
Green Grape
Anna Russian

I'm not planting big numbers of any single variety(I don't want to sell seedlings this year... that was fun but would be difficult with a crawling baby getting into stuff). I planted enough for my garden, my dad's garden, and a couple of friends who have grown to rely on my seedlings, plus at least one backup of every variety. If anyone is interested in a particular variety I'll do my best to set it aside for you. :)


GreenThumbGal_07 March 23, 2006 12:49 PM

Nor Cal tomato plant swap
[Since we've already set up a time for the NORCATT tomato tasting on August 26th in Davis, could I please change the title to Nor Cal tomato plant swap? Have we decided on a date/time/place for the plant swap?]

Here's my "to grow" list which (of course) is subject to change:

Seeded March 17-20, waiting on sprouts:

Akers West Virginia
Andes (Cornue des Andes)
Bear Claw
Brandywine (Sudduth's strain)
Burracker's Favorite
Campbell 1327
Clear Pink Early
County Agent
Del Mar
German Johnson
Hillegass Cherry (experiment)
Honey Hybrid
Hungarian Italian Paste
Ingegnoli Gigante Liscio
Kalman's Hungarian Pink
Marianna's Peace
Mayo's Delight
Momotaro Hybrid
Mr. Potato Leaf ("Mr. Mango")
Mrs. Benson
Neves Azorean Red
Odoriko Hybrid
Old Yellow Candystripe
Opalka Paste
Rockridge Red Grape
Rouge D'Irak
Russian 117
Saint Pierre
Santa Clara Canner
Stump of the World
Sun Gold Hybrid
Sweet Baby Girl Hybrid
Sweet Quartz Hybrid
Tatar of Mongolistan
Verna Orange
Wispy Critter

Have plants of:

Hawaiian Pineapple (four plants)
Honey (TomatoFest) (one plant)
Jefferson Giant (five plants)
Opalka Paste (one plant)
Pink Grapefruit (one plant)
Sugar Lump (Northrup King) (five plants)

Still waiting on these (old seed, experimental)

Red Kaki
Visitation Valley


chilhuacle March 23, 2006 08:20 PM

It looks like we have Tomatovillians in Sacramento and the Bay Area that are interested. Perhaps the same park towards the middle of April? We could just use a vacant table or have a tailgate party in the parking lot for the swap. Then a plant sale afterwards, for all the plants we don’t want to drive back home. :lol: 8)

If we plan it after the tax crunch that would the 22nd or 23rd. Let’s pick a date when everyone can make it. That weekend works for me.

GreenThumbGal_07 March 23, 2006 11:12 PM

Saturday, April 22nd, works for me.

[We will have to decide on logistics for park rental as for the August tasting, please let me know how I can help.]

Good citizens of NORCATT, what say ye?


chilhuacle April 5, 2006 05:42 PM

Sacramento citizens of NORCATT, what say ye? 8)

GreenThumbGal_07 April 6, 2006 12:54 PM

I'm still potting up my plants (most have at least two true leaves by now) so the plants will be manageable size for transport and the root systems will have time to recover. So what I'll be bringing to the April 22-23 event will be relatively small plants, I hope that's OK.


betsylt April 16, 2006 07:24 AM

I'm in the same place as GTG; small seedlings...

I'm in the Santa Clara Valley, so I don't know where y'all have your gathering(s), but I'm interested in both the plant swap and the tasting. Please keep me updated.


GreenThumbGal_07 April 17, 2006 12:11 PM

Plant swap on April 22nd, Davis (?)

Is this still happening? April 22 or 23rd?



betsylt April 19, 2006 02:53 AM

Plant swap on April 22nd, Davis (?)
Help! It feels like I've fallen into a black hole here. Is there going to be a tomato swap this weekend? Is anyone still out there?

GTG, did you get any response from your post?


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