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pmcgrady March 9, 2016 06:31 PM

Orange Slice
 
A local friend gave me some Orange Slice Hybrid seeds last year to grow. I planted a few, they grew nice, tasted good and are a good looking tomato. I planted 6 F1 and 6 F2's, all germinated. I was surprised to see 2 of the F2's are potato leafed, it's going to be interesting seeing what the F2's look and taste like.

bigpinks March 24, 2018 03:35 PM

I've grown these for three straight yrs. In my clay soil they make lots of 10-16oz solid fruit. Very meaty with medium taste.

Nan_PA_6b March 25, 2018 01:36 PM

PCMG, do you intend to de-hybridize them?

Nan

pmcgrady March 25, 2018 02:07 PM

[QUOTE=Nan_PA_6b;691339]PCMG, do you intend to de-hybridize them?

Nan[/QUOTE]

I have F2 and F3 seeds I sent to a few people recently, but I haven't started any this year... too many other varieties I'm growing. I'd be happy to send you some seeds though.

Nan_PA_6b March 25, 2018 02:18 PM

Thanks but no, I'm developing a tomato of my own & am up to my ears in F2's.

Nan

Rajun Gardener March 25, 2018 02:31 PM

pmcgrady, I have 2 of each growing and one F-2 is a potato leaf.

pmcgrady March 25, 2018 02:31 PM

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Reports back from this year so far are mostly RL with a few PL plants showing up. It's just a guess but I think one of the F1 parents is KBX. If I was to dehybridize them I don't know what route I would go, RL,PL or grow for size and/or taste.


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bigpinks March 28, 2018 11:15 AM

Orange Slice
 
From Burpee seed they are nearly as prolific as Big Beef in my garden but a bit larger on avg. I am growing both again this yr.

gssgarden June 10, 2018 10:06 AM

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Here's what I got so far..

First pic is my potato leaf one. As you can see from first fruit, very round. Not like a KBX. Decent looking plant so far. Had frost damage but I let her be.

Second is my regular leaf one. Much flatter looking shape. Healthy so far.

Should be interesting!

Greg

gssgarden June 10, 2018 10:07 AM

Sorry they are sideways. My phone is not a morning person I guess. :/

Greg

Greatgardens June 11, 2018 05:05 AM

I grew the OS F2 last year from some seeds sent to me by a kind member here. The one I grew was PL also. Very large, tasty tomatoes, but it was a really big plant for an EarthBox. Orange Wellington F1 tastes very similar to me, but the plants are smaller -- not nearly as wide. I keep thinking I should grow an OW F2 to see how it turns out, but I seem to always to just end up planting the F1. Menards and Lowe's have both carried the seeds for several years, and not expensive at all.

Rajun Gardener June 11, 2018 09:30 AM

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pmcgrady, here's one from the f-3 seeds, it's a RL plant. It's not doing great with this early heat but then none of my plants are.

pmcgrady June 11, 2018 04:36 PM

The original OS f1's were round, but I believe they were RL. It's interesting seeing what's showing up. If I was trying to dehybridize (which I'm not) I'm not sure what route I would go... Round or flattened or PL or RL or taste! Still pretty cool seeing the variations!

nyrfan June 12, 2018 10:57 AM

Orange Slice Hybrid is RL.

gssgarden July 7, 2018 08:44 PM

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Ok, so the reg leaf is producing flat, orange ones. Haven't tasted yet. I will this week.

The Potato one is interesting. Medium sized 'blocky' orange tomatoes. Going to let the one ripen for a couple days on the counter.

Will let you know. :)

Greg


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