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Old January 18, 2008   #1
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Default Tomatopalooza[tm] VI Variety request

So, with all the visitors from so far off planning to attend TP 6 this year, I thought
I might ask the following question...

What varieties would you most want to taste?
Let us know and we'll see if the request can be accomodated.
Especially since there is enough time to order seeds for some we may not have.

There will be plenty of dwarf project varieties, so don't list those.....
Also, no need to list Cuostralee or Cherokee Purple. With myself and Craig, those
two are guaranteed!



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Old January 19, 2008   #2
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It seems a bit impertinent to be asking to have this or that variety there, but since you asked ...

I've tried for four years running to grow Aunt Gertie's Gold but for one reason or another I've never managed it. If AGG happened to be in someone's garden, and if that someone were going to Tomatopalooza, and if an AGG fruit happened to be ripe at the time, then I'd love to try it.
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Old January 19, 2008   #3
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One possibility that could really expand our varieties....a local farm that supplies a restaurant with produce (from my seedlings!) could have some extra space for me to use. I will probably use the space to grow out lots of the dwarf project, but also can include one each of all of the various seedlings I am going to sell this year - I just added Aunt Gertie and Elbe to my list, just for that (I've really wanted to compare the two, and also compare each to Yellow Brandywine).

Other suggestions welcomed!
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Old January 19, 2008   #4
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Hugh's. I've grown it before, but last time was a couple of years ago. No room on the list for it this year. Nice yellow.
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If they germinate well, survive disease, ripen at the right time...you know the deal - these are the ones I am going to start this year and hopefully have specimens for TPalooza (and again, this doesn't take into account the well over 100 dwarfs!)

Abraham Lincoln
Aker's West Virginia
Amish Paste
Andrew Rahart Jumbo Red
Anna Banana Russian
Anna Russian
Arkansas Traveller
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Black Cherry
Black Krim
Black from Tula
Box Car Willie
Brandywine
Cherokee Chocolate
Cherokee Green
Cherokee Purple
Coyote
Cuostralee
Druzba
Dr. Wyche's Yellow
Dwarf Stone
Eva Purple Ball
German Johnson
Golden Dwarf Champion
Green Giant
Green Grape
Green Zebra
Hege German Pink
Hillbilly
Hugh's
JD Special C Tex
Jaune Flamme
Kellogg's Breakfast
Kimberly
Lemon Boy
Lillian's Yellow
Lime Green Salad
Little Lucky
Lucky Cross
Malschor Isura
Marmande
Martino Roma
Mexico Midget
Mortgage Lifter, Mullens
Nepal
Neves Azorean Red
New Big Dwarf
Opalka
Orange Heirloom
Ozark Cherry
Paul Robeson
Purple Russian
Rainbow Bicolor
Rasp Red
Red Brandywine
Red Robin
Regina's Yellow
Rose Quartz
Shannon's
Sophie's Choc
Spear's Tennessee Green
Sungold
Sweet Million
Taxi
Tiger Tom
Veeroma
Winsall
Yellow Brandywine
Yellow Pear
Casey's Pure Yellow
Tom's Yellow Wonder
Linnie's Oxheart
Grub's Mystery Green
Aunt Gertie's Gold
Elbe
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Old January 21, 2008   #6
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Well Lee and Craig..I am only from Va. Beach, VA and am looking forward to trying some of the tomatoes on your list Craig. My garden is not big enough to try that many tomatoes, so I have to select what I really want for that year. Trying different varieties helps me decide what I want the following year. The more the merrier! I thought that last year was a great turn out in varieties. Looking forward to this year's, and maybe I will make it to the dwarf table!
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Old January 28, 2008   #7
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Are visitors allowed to bring tomatoes that are not on the list or do you want to keep it as is? The more the merrier?

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By far the more the merrier! I hope that my list represents 25% at most of what we hope to taste!
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Old January 28, 2008   #9
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I sure wish I lived close enough to visit.
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Hey Lee,
What does your list look like this year? Just curious, with limited space I am trying to avoid duplicating your's or Craig's (or anyone else for that matter). Can I get an idea of what other attendees plan to bring as well? Thanks, Gary
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Old February 6, 2008   #11
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Ohhh goodie, I haven't tasted Aunt Gertie's Gold either, or Cherokee Purple for that matter, so I'll look forward to both of these!

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You're in for a treat PP! Both are exceptional tomatoes.

These were not on the list but will be in my garden and hope to bring a few to TP- 6.

Black Star
Italian Purple
1884 Purple
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
Black Mountain Pink
Baker Family Heirloom - Given to me from George McLaughlin, Okla. in '06. Nice tomato. Hope to have some.
Tennessee Britches
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Oh, and Purple Haze.

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When it comes to attending out-of-town events, seriously, I can always easily come up with a million and one reasons why I can't and shouldn't do it. Especially if I've got to get on a plane to get there. I am not particularly fond of flying as Morgan will attest to. I'm surprised I didn't break a couple of his fingers during takeoff, lol.

But I still have to say taking the time to attend Tomatopalooza last year was well worth it. Looking very forward to '08.
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Suze, I know what you are talking about. July is my busiest time of the year, and I stand to lose a decent chunk of revenue to even take 2-3 days off at that time of year. That said, I have still been checking flights and prices. I really want to go. Next year when tax time comes around will I miss the money? Probably not. I put a bug in Bully's ear about going too, and we talk about it every year.

I was waiting to get the confirmation on the event being held at the farm again, and now that has been settled........?


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