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Old September 7, 2020   #106
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I grew Bronze Torch this year too and thought it was great. Try Captain Lucky--it's stunning and great tasting.
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Old September 7, 2020   #107
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Thanks Barb

Again, we try to service the higher end restaurants. They are always looking for something new. Unique.

Artisan sold well along with Bronze Torch.

We pick the day of delivery. Nothing held or stored.

Wild Boar
BLACK BEAUTY
BRAD’S ATOMIC GRAPE
PINK BERKELEY TIE-DYE
maybe others

Key is to be the newest.
You will get a ton of tomatoes from Brad's Atomic Grape. I've grown it several years but didn't last season or this upcoming season. It is much later than my other cherry tomatoes.

For cherry tomatoes, I'm partial to the Tokita Brand: Sun Series - very sweet, prolific, disease resistant. Particularly: Sun Orange (an improved SunGold that doesn't split), SunChocola, SunGarnet. You might want to consider SunGreen which is super high brix - Johnny's and Parkseed have the newest release 4029. I grew the prior release last season and although excellent, there was a learning curve when to pick. I've started the 4029 now and it is supposed to be less DTM and slightly smaller and easier to know when to pick.

Tomatoes with a lot of Antho just don't taste that good when I've grown them so I stopped.

You might want to consider growing Lucid Gem from Wild Boar.

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I grew Bronze Torch this year too and thought it was great. Try Captain Lucky--it's stunning and great tasting.
I'm growing Captain Lucky for the first time this season. I have only heard great things about this tomato.

ETA - If you want something new, check out KarenO's varieties. She has a thread on this site.

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Old September 7, 2020   #108
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Happy Labor Day to All,



Barb...I was wondering what is sungarnet like? It is similar to the "garnet" cherry? I grow garnet cherry every season and wondered if the sungarnet is any different? Also I grew SunChocola last season and got great results. I saved seeds without thinking that it is a hybrid. Have you grown saved seeds from the Tokita variety tomatoes and still got a similar plant as the parent? Just wonder what your thoughts may be. Where can I purchase Sungarnet cherry seeds? Thanks as always for your knowledge and help.



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Barb...I was wondering what is sungarnet like? It is similar to the "garnet" cherry? I grow garnet cherry every season and wondered if the sungarnet is any different? Also I grew SunChocola last season and got great results. I saved seeds without thinking that it is a hybrid. Have you grown saved seeds from the Tokita variety tomatoes and still got a similar plant as the parent? Just wonder what your thoughts may be. Where can I purchase Sungarnet cherry seeds? Thanks as always for your knowledge and help.



I updated an old thread with pictures of SunGarnet etc. I didn't want to intrude on Garlic1 thread.

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.ph...616#post759616

I never grew Garnet; but grew Rosella (Garnet's sister).
I also never grew out F2 seeds from any Tokita brand tomato.
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Old September 7, 2020   #110
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Caption Lucky from whom?
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Caption Lucky from whom?
Caption Lucky was bred by Millard Murdock, a breeder from N.C. who died in the fall of 2019. He was a member here and was well regarded as was the tomatoes he produced.
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Old September 9, 2020   #112
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If your question was to me, my original Captain Lucky seeds were from Steve at Heritage Tomato Seed (https://heritageseedmarket.com/index...e-tomato-seed/), but he doesn't appear to be offering it at the moment.


Fred at Artisan Seeds, who posts here regularly and has developed some great varieties, offers it: https://store.growartisan.com/product/captain-lucky.


I think some other vendors offer it also, but my experience with the two mentioned have always been great.
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Old July 8, 2021   #113
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After reading this thread last year, I decided to stop in to this dirty diner a few blocks from
my house with a selection of tomatoes. The owner who is also the chef started buying flats from me immediately for BLT's. Beginners luck, perhaps. But it has inspired me to want to scale things up. There are a lot of great restaurants in my area that love local produce.
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Each year I manage to grow 200/300 containers of cherrys.A couple of local chefs send someone to pick fresh,I weigh the lot as they leave,once a month we tally up the harvest,I get cold cash and or credit at their restaurants.The chefs love the colors,variety’s and the fact they are literally OTV.Good luck.
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I got some Good Luck as we passed a Farmer's Market with Big Rutabaga on display here in Hampton after the New Year before these Storms. We grow the same Vegetables they have on display each year. But, this was my first Time stopping as these were the Biggest Rutabagas just like the description passed down from my Ancestors that was fed to them by the good people in Canada. I asked my husband to stop, as he took his foot off the gas just in time; as we almost brought up all this Crop of Large Rutabagas. My research shows that Canadians considered rutabaga as a winter vegetable, as they are able to be kept in very cold weather for several months. But we just eat the last one, because it was not going to last for another month.

I need the Historic Seeds from Canada to see if they can last for months after being cut and stored inside. My Ancestors eat these very large Rutabagas too here in front of Forth Monroe, so I need the pure Seeds.

I used them in my soups last week and many side dishes. But the People in Canada used them in their Christmas Cakes and Regular Cooking.

Do The Large Rutabagas come from Native Americans too?
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Old January 24, 2022   #116
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My understanding is that rutabagas were first recorded in Scandinavia (hence one name for them, "swedes"). They are not native to North America and were introduced relatively late (1800s).
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Old January 25, 2022   #117
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Thank you so very much. I have been growing turnips for over 10 years and never saved the seeds because they were not as big as described by my Mother, until passing those Big Rutabaga by a local farmer here in Hampton. Maybe I will go back to that Farmer's Market and learn how long they have been growing their Rutabaga's. I meet their Daughter-Inlaw and we could talk to each other until closing time, as my husband had to lead me out. We were like farming sisters and proud of it, Amen!!!. The 1800s would be around the time introduced to my Great Grandfather relatives in North Carolina, then grown here in Virginia by my Great Grandfather around Fort Monroe. I only have descriptions of Vegetables from my relatives to work with. I will stop growing different varieties of Tunips; trying to find one as large as the Rutabagas my family enjoyed during this strange cold weather last week.
I need the pure seeds of "Swedes Rutabaga Seeds" because this is the type of description of foods given to my Ancestors by Canadians as well in the 1800s, Amen!! Maybe it was cooked in a Fruit Cake by Canadians. I would love to have that Recipe !!!!!!!

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Old January 25, 2022   #118
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If you search for "giant" swede/turnip/rutabaga seeds, you may find a source on line. I know there are competitive growers who specialise in giant vegetables and some sell seeds.
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Thank you DK2021. My Farm Historical Collection of Food Grown around Fort Monroe by the Great Grandfather is completed, Amen!!.
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MrsJustice, this might be similar to what you remember:
https://turtletreeseed.org/product/h...-turnip-seeds/
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