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Lee April 9, 2009 09:21 PM

Tomatopalooza™ 7 Announcement
Announcing the seventh annual Tomatopalooza™ heirloom tomato tasting!

We will be holding our seventh annual event this year at
Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh, NC.
Date : 7/25/2009
Time: 1pm~4pm

This year marks a more laid back event than the spectacular ones of the past two years.

We will be in shelter 7 at the park only 30' from the waterside!

See [URL][/URL] for more information and directions.

Please post here if you have questions/comments or are
planning to attend.


TheClaw May 27, 2009 03:14 PM


I am planning to attend.


gssgarden July 6, 2009 09:12 PM

How are the TP7 plans coming along?

Do we have a list in the making?

I SHOULD be there.


nctomatoman July 13, 2009 08:24 PM daughter Sara just dropped this bomb on Sue and I!


I guess there's our ad for Tomatopalooza, Lee!

Lee July 13, 2009 10:54 PM

Very nice.

Plans are all set. Just waiting to hear who's coming and what
they're bringing. Post here and I'll be sure to have lists and
name cards printed and available.


nctomatoman July 14, 2009 07:05 AM

Once I get a good set of email responses (if I do???), I will email names to you, Lee, and numbers, if specified. Not too many thus far - I am getting the sense lots of people are out of town right now.

TheClaw July 14, 2009 04:11 PM

I am definitely coming but won't know what I am bringing for several more days. I am hoping some of the dwarf varieties will be ready by then. Otherwise it will probably be some combination of Lillian's Yellow, Anna Banana Russian, Andrew Rahart Jumbo Red, Akers West Virginia, Mortgage Lifter, German Johnson, Green Zebra, Mule Team, Nepal, Abe Lincoln, Little Lucky, Brandywine, Rose Quartz, and Coyote.


stormymater July 14, 2009 04:56 PM

We'll be coming! Anxiously waiting to see whether any blacks will be ready to travel (they're my sole hope at this point). Scattered cherries that I am fighting the catbirds for otherwise - darn that pH of 8 in my expensive purchased "topsoil blend".

gssgarden July 14, 2009 05:57 PM

Well, this is whats growing but of course I have no idea what will be ready.

Tom's Yellow wonder
Cherokee Purple
Marianna's Peace
Brandywine Landis Valley Strain
Mexico Midget - I might bring the whole plant!! This thing is a production MONSTER.!! Yeesh Need to trim it next year. Countless toms.
Coustralee - As if it won't be there already-Lee
Purple Russian
KBX - if it ever gets its act together
Faux Toedebusch Pink - green maybe??
Grumpy F4
Tas. Choc F5? 6? I'll check later
Summertime Gold
Black Cherry
Heatherington Pink - probably a no-show
Opalka - very round one's. First one came out like the pictures but the rest are taking on some funny shapes
Anna Russian - these wil be lucky if I don't eat them before they get inside. :)

Hybrids - if they're allowed at the party. lol
Big Bite
Big Beef
Big Boy - maybe


Oh, and Craig, I'll bring some peppers from the Hot Pepper experiment if you like.

TheClaw July 19, 2009 08:50 PM

Hi Greg and Lee,

What should I plant to bring in addition to tomatoes? Plates, knives, forks, spoons, balsamic vinegar, salt, tables, napkins, paper towels, trash bags, folding canvas chairs?

Sarah and I have cooked up two batches of oven roasted heirloom tomato sauce that we would like to share, and can bring plastic spoons and forks and a loaf of crust bread to cube up and dip into the sauce.

Is there electricity? I have a digital picture frame that I can load up with pictures of garden, fruit, etc, but it is not battery powered.

Since this is my first Tomatopalooza, I am trying to plan ahead.



Lee July 20, 2009 09:28 AM

Hi Howard,

I think we've got most of the items on your list covered. Since it's at a local
park, they've got the trash cans, tables, chairs, etc... already available.
And someone else has already got the utensils, plates, paper products.

Your sauce sounds great though. That would be a wonderful addition.

I don't know if there's electricity out at the shelter or not. You could always
bring your picture frame, and we could use it if a plug is around.

Thanks for checking in!


gardenmama July 23, 2009 09:58 PM

I'll be there! DH and the kids are tagging along as well but only because I bribed them with the promise of a snagging a few nearby geocaches and being able to attend the Tides/Bulls baseball game while I am schmoozing with the maters. Their loss.
I have ripe/ripening
Cherokee Purple
Sweet Sue (Globe)
Japanese Black Trifele (a grow out from the RL globe shaped one last year)
JBT, (true form)
Wild Fred
Bella Rosa Hybrid
Big Sungold Select (from Rheinhard Kraft via Carolyn)
Summertime Green

Hoping to have (but odds don't look good)
Green Giant

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