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KarenO April 6, 2015 08:13 PM

True North Tomatoes
 
F3- the Next Generation:

It was not easy to choose which of the F2's to work with first. There were a number from each cross that I thought were worth bringing forward. I decided to go with three potato leaf hearts to begin with as they are unique ,each in their way. Hoping to stabilize a bicolour, a black and a ribbed dark pink/purple heart. All three have a clear epidermis in the F2. The flavour was great on all three and all three were early enough to produce in my zone 3 garden.
If you are interested, you can watch the progress on my garden page at:
[URL]https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.525366374271222.1073741862.165594393581757&type=1[/URL]


KarenO

SharonRossy April 9, 2015 12:43 AM

Karen, it's amazing! Wishing you great success. Remember when you get something stabilized, I'll take some seed! Good work. We need delicious tomatoes in our northern climes!:D

AKmark April 9, 2015 01:45 AM

Nice looking starts Karen, good luck with the project.

ginger2778 April 9, 2015 07:49 AM

Me wanty!

efisakov April 9, 2015 08:22 AM

Wow, KarenO, love all your beautiful gardens: backyard, greenhouse, and community.
Your crosses look amazing. Nice hobby with crossing tomatoes.
Excellent videos. All the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchinis, beens, lettuce, herbs...
Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your 2015 postings.

KarenO April 9, 2015 10:16 AM

Thank you for the kind comments, I really appreciate the encouragement I have received here at TV since I started this project.
I am so looking forward to the time when I can send stable seed to my Tomatoville friends to try. It's a slow process and it tests my impatient nature sometimes but I do think they will be worth waiting for in the end. Please continue to look in from time to time to see how they are doing. I am interested in any comments and ideas folks here have.
Karen

heirloomtomaguy April 9, 2015 10:30 AM

I wish i could see the link but i dont use facebook. :no:

efisakov April 9, 2015 10:34 AM

[QUOTE=heirloomtomaguy;463347]I wish i could see the link but i dont use facebook. :no:[/QUOTE]

I do not use Facebook but can see the link and videos.

KarenO April 9, 2015 10:42 AM

[QUOTE=heirloomtomaguy;463347]I wish i could see the link but i dont use facebook. :no:[/QUOTE]

Hiya,
It's a public Gardening page I call Northern Gardener so anyone should be able to see it I think, even folks who do not have FB accounts themselves.
have a try and let me know if you can't see the album please
KarenO

bower April 9, 2015 07:22 PM

Yes, I can see it although I don't use Facebook.

Don't forget to post here too, Karen, so us non-FB users are reminded to see what's new. I hope you have a great season, and may you find the stable traits you seek! :) And share em wit us, of course. ;)

KarenO April 10, 2015 02:44 AM

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24 of each. So far so good with (as I thought) 100% potato leaf seedlings. Strong and vigorous with first true leaves. Opening up the greenhouse and potting up on the weekend
Karen

KarenO April 10, 2015 03:37 AM

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These are the three selections I'm working with this year. All Indeterminate potato leaf plants. This one chosen for odd colour and shape, ribbed blunt hearts. Meaty few seeds and fantastic flavour very dark pink/purple with clear epidermis. "Tundra" is what I call it

KarenO April 10, 2015 03:44 AM

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Midnight Sun: meaty bicolour hearts ripen pale yellow all the way to a dark apricot with dark pink/ yellow marbled interior. Great flavour. Clear epidermis

KarenO April 10, 2015 03:47 AM

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And "Polaris " a very large clear epidermis black, no green shoulders, phenomenal flavour, later than the other two but had to grow it. This one was 1 lb 11.5 oz and honestly the best tomato I have ever grown/ tasted.

ginger2778 April 10, 2015 06:14 AM

How exciting Karen. They are all gorgeous. So nice to see a new selection of PL hearts.

NarnianGarden April 10, 2015 07:06 AM

Wow. *Raises hand* Count me in when you need some extra growers! :)

efisakov April 10, 2015 08:46 AM

Me 2, specially the black one. I am a sucker for black PL tomatoes. Is there a medicine for it? If there is, I refuse the treatment.:mehh:

bower April 10, 2015 05:50 PM

Oh, wow... my mouth is watering for those gorgeous tomatoes...:roll:

heirloomtomaguy April 10, 2015 06:45 PM

[QUOTE=KarenO;463351]Hiya,
It's a public Gardening page I call Northern Gardener so anyone should be able to see it I think, even folks who do not have FB accounts themselves.
have a try and let me know if you can't see the album please
KarenO[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the pics. I tried the link but it required me to log into facebook. Maybe that happens when you try it from a phone oh well. Beautiful i am liking the bicolor. Who am i kidding i like both great job.

KarenO April 10, 2015 07:05 PM

Oh yes, anyone can see from a PC. To see on a phone, you may need the app
And thanks :)
KO

Al@NC April 17, 2015 12:34 AM

Great project, which tomatoes did you cross?

Canehdian April 17, 2015 12:51 AM

Very impressive photos Karen. I enjoy the Facebook posts too. It gives me great hopes, being in Alberta too..

AKmark April 18, 2015 02:42 AM

Yum, those are excellent pictures, good luck with the project.

KarenO April 22, 2015 10:47 AM

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April 22 f3 seedlings coming along well out in the greenhouse
K

greyghost April 22, 2015 11:53 AM

Really beautiful, healthy seedlings, Karen. I hope you get what you're looking for!

ginger2778 April 22, 2015 12:38 PM

Look at those gorgeous droopy PLs. Droopy like as in "wispy". Gosh this is sooo exciting to me Karen. Sending you a PM.

bower April 22, 2015 01:11 PM

My they do look mighty fine! :yes:
First flower buds are appearing on my earliest F2's, yesterday and today! :D They're about four weeks old... sign of earliness is so exciting. :panic:;)

efisakov April 22, 2015 05:50 PM

Love PLs.

KarenO April 22, 2015 06:39 PM

[QUOTE=bower;466911]My they do look mighty fine! :yes:
First flower buds are appearing on my earliest F2's, yesterday and today! :D They're about four weeks old... sign of earliness is so exciting. :panic:;)[/QUOTE]

What! 4 weeks! make a thread so we can watch your project too please, very interested in what you are doing out east :)
Karen

gbutterfly April 22, 2015 09:20 PM

As a fellow zone 3 tomato grower (near Winnipeg), I can't wait to see the outcome of your project. And if you need a test grower for future years, let me know!


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