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Todd1700 June 18, 2018 11:40 PM

German Queen
 
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Got some nice sized German Queen tomatoes coming along this year. I typically plant at least two of these type tomatoes every year. I do not know why but this type grows the biggest tomatoes for me of any I have tried. And I even planted Big Zacs one year and followed every tip in the book with them for growing big tomatoes. They didn't beat my German Queens. (and were ugly as sin to boot)

These tomatoes on the other hand I just treat like any other type I grow and man do they produce some monster tomatoes.

Greatgardens June 19, 2018 01:57 AM

Nice! I always hear good things about GQ (the tomato, not the magazine). How big is the plant size? But I see you're growing in a container...

HudsonValley June 19, 2018 02:25 AM

Gorgeous! How big is that container?

Todd1700 June 19, 2018 02:55 AM

The containers are 18 inches deep and 21 inches wide at the top. My father has cows and he occasionally sets out these tubs with a solid mineral lick inside them which he purchases from the feed and seed store. The cows pretty quickly lick the things clean. When empty I take them, wash them, drill some holes in the bottom and use them as planters.

Todd1700 June 19, 2018 03:00 AM

As for plant size they typically grow about 6 to 7 feet tall in my containers.

taboule June 19, 2018 07:58 AM

Very nice, GQ is one of my favorites too, always a resident of my garden. Impressive that you're growing it in such a relatively small pot.

Salsacharley June 19, 2018 10:55 AM

May I ask what your seed source is? Do you save your own seeds? Thanks.





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Originally Posted by Todd1700 (Post 704913)
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Got some nice sized German Queen tomatoes coming along this year. I typically plant at least two of these type tomatoes every year. I do not know why but this type grows the biggest tomatoes for me of any I have tried. And I even planted Big Zacs one year and followed every tip in the book with them for growing big tomatoes. They didn't beat my German Queens. (and were ugly as sin to boot)

These tomatoes on the other hand I just treat like any other type I grow and man do they produce some monster tomatoes.


wildcat62 June 19, 2018 10:56 AM

Probably my favorite tomato. Somehow I only ended up with one plant this year.

HudsonValley June 20, 2018 02:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Todd1700 (Post 704943)
The containers are 18 inches deep and 21 inches wide at the top. My father has cows and he occasionally sets out these tubs with a solid mineral lick inside them which he purchases from the feed and seed store. The cows pretty quickly lick the things clean. When empty I take them, wash them, drill some holes in the bottom and use them as planters.


Cool. I have similar containers with plastic rope handles, but haven't tried a tall indeterminate in them... Maybe next year!

mikemansker June 20, 2018 11:25 AM

How is German Queen for disease resistance?

nbardo June 20, 2018 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mikemansker (Post 705147)
How is German Queen for disease resistance?



I dont have enough experience yet growing different varieties to say it is more or less resistant than average, but when i grew it last year it held up well all season and was finally killed by frost in late october. I lost a couple of nearby plants to disease in july/august. I didnt really know what i was doing and watered overhead most of the year too, and there was no mulch to protect the lower leaves from soil splashing. So it stood up to some abuse.


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taboule June 20, 2018 04:20 PM

In my experience, it's better than the average other tomato plant in my garden. It's been one of the longest lasting late in the season, one of the last ones to die. Never lost one to disease.

mikemansker June 20, 2018 06:21 PM

I'll put it on my grow list for next year. Foliar disease is tough in southern Missouri. High heat and humidity.


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