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Old March 21, 2006   #16
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Hi, Lee
I have these varieties started, so hopefully I'll have some of them to bring to Tomatopalooza this year. Looking forward to another delightful day in the park!!!
Denise

Amish Paste
Ananas Noire
Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
Anunt Ruby's German Green
Arkansas Traveler
Banana Legs
Beefmaster (hybrid)
Berkeley Tie-Dye
BHN-444
Big Zac
Black Sea Man
Brandywine Sudduth's
Brilliant (fromF1)
Brown Berry
Buck's County (hybrid)
Campbell's 1327
Copia
Delicious
Dombito (hybrid)
Dr. Carolyn
Earl's Faux
Early Harvest
Ernesto
Fireball
Galina's
German Johnson
Giant Valentine
Glacier
Gogosha
Grandfather Ashlock
Great White
Green Grape
Green Sausage
Hawaiian Pineapple
Hawaiian Red Cherry
Heatwave II (hybrid)
Hillbilly
Isis Candy
Lucky Cross
Marvel Stripe
Novogogoshary
Nyagous
Opalka
Orange Banana
Pineapple
Pink Stuffer
Ponderosa
Pork Chop
Red Dwarf (unknown variety)
Red Robin
Red Zebra
Rinaldo
Rose Quartz
Siletz
Silvery Fir Tree
Speckled Roman
Stupice
Sub-Arctic Plenty
Summer cider
Super Beefsteak(hybrid)
Super Bush (hybrid)
Super Marmande
Super Sioux
Vintage Wine
Wapsipinicon Peach
WinsAll
Wisconsin 55
Yellow Brandywine
Yellow Stuffer
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Old April 4, 2006   #17
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So, the other night I was talking to the LOML and just casually said “Ya know, we should think about doing that trip to Williamsburg and Tomatopalooza like we planned last year. It was rally a shame you didn’t get to go and meet all the tomato heads. Err.. I mean you didn’t get to go to Williamsburg.”

She said “Yah, we should think about that. When is it?”

I immediately said “July 29th – 1 to 4 pm. at Umstead Park.”

And again she said “Yah, we should think about that.”

It looks like I may get to make the trip down to Raleigh again this year.
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Old April 4, 2006   #18
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That would be so cool....fingers crossed! Just think - the chance to taste the Nine Dwarves....some of Brad's unique striped varieties...etc...

Also, imagine another steaming hot Raleigh summer day with the rumble of thunder in the distance.

To tell the truth, I can't wait! It is the last event my wife and I will attend before our August adventure to Madagascar to visit our daughter, Sara, who is teaching English for the Peace Corps.
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Old April 13, 2006   #19
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We're set.
Made the reservation for the shelter today. (Can't be too early!)

Jerry, it would be great if you could come down again!
Interestingly enough, my DW said to me this morning...
"If you want, we could drive to Ohio again this year...."

And I got to wondering, could a NC tomato bring home
the tasting first prize again!

Maybe we'll see....

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Lee, just a comment or two. It looks like you and Craig are putting together another greet meet! I wish y'all much success. I sure would like to be there! Well, I will in spirit. Maybe I could send some by UPS? Don't hold me to it, but remind me. :-)
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Old May 3, 2006   #21
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I should be there too this year. It seems it keeps getting bigger and bigger!
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Old May 11, 2006   #22
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For the past couple of years I've read about the event and wanted to go, but didn't want to drive all that way by myself (5 hours or so). My DH isn't that much into tomatoes. A friend of mine has converted to heirlooms, and caught my tomato-mania. Looks like I've talked her into going with me. So hopefully I will be able to attend this year. Can't wait!

I was a little worried that I may not have any ripe tomatoes by then, but yesterday I noticed small blooms forming on some of my earlier varieties, as well as a few later varieties. So I may even have some tomatoes to contribute.
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Old May 25, 2006   #23
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Just wondering if Tomatopalooza will be kid friendly? Are there slides, swings etc.. near the pavillion?
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Old May 25, 2006   #24
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Umstead Park is a state park with lakes, shelters, camp
ground areas, and nature trails. They have guided tours
and a visitor's center for learning more about the park and
native NC "nature stuff".
From that perspective... it's kid friendly, however there
is no play ground area.... We welcome everyone of
all ages to come, though.

Of course, if you drove up from GA on Friday night, you
could take the family to the Natural History Museum
in downtown Raleigh Saturday morning. My 3.5 and 1.5
year old boys love going there and seeing all the exhibits. (And it's free!)

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Old June 9, 2006   #25
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I keep watching the airfare. $300~325 from Houston to Raleigh, NC for that weekend.

Is it appropro to show up with ziplock bags and markers to save seeds?
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Old June 9, 2006   #26
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Feldon,

Only if done before they are eaten
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Old June 9, 2006   #27
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Yes, feel free to show up for seed saving! That's half the
fun.


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Old June 9, 2006   #28
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Dont forget to bring seeds along too.
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Old June 9, 2006   #29
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I'd love to show up with some really rare and desireable seeds like the two C-Tex varieties.

Either way, I'd bring something. I could make a couple of lemon pound cakes.
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Hey, Lee
Will t-shirts be available this year?
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