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Old August 25, 2017   #76
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I never tasted the PL but the normal Indian can be pretty gosh darnoodley good. Tangy yes, but good flavour and great texture. You're going to have a hard time comparing other tomatoes to the GWRs, all that I tried have been on average better than any other colour by a good amount.
There's some powdery mildew there, plants seem a bit crowded. I would remove some stems and get air in there.
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Old August 25, 2017   #77
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LOL @MissS, raincoats eh! might be an idea worth pursuing! I'll gladly take you up on your offer after the season is done

@bschaerger GGWT seems to be a safe bet, got lots of rain as well in Germany? I always imagined you guys had better weather than us!

@zipcode it pains me to hear this about Indian Stripe as I failed, yet again today, to detect any flavor and the texture is not great.

I kept 20 inches between plants but due to travelling overseas a couple of times this summer, some suckers got away and I didn't have the heart to cut them after they thickened. Should've probably cut them anyways, I always think it would shock the plant and throw its growth into limbo for a while, I hope my theory is wrong.

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Old August 25, 2017   #78
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I never tasted the PL but the normal Indian can be pretty gosh darnoodley good. Tangy yes, but good flavour and great texture. You're going to have a hard time comparing other tomatoes to the GWRs, all that I tried have been on average better than any other colour by a good amount.
There's some powdery mildew there, plants seem a bit crowded. I would remove some stems and get air in there.
For me, growing where I used to grow,there was absolutely no difference between IS RL and IS PL, except for leaf form. I love that variety, well both leaf forms and grew it a lot,for seed offers,SSE listings, etc.

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Old September 6, 2017   #79
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I've been enjoying picking a lot of tomatoes this past week and look forward to 2 more weeks before the frost hits!

Paul Robeson, GGWT, Cherokee Lime, LLK and Black Cherry are this year's STARS



Productive & Beautiful: Paul Robeson



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Old September 6, 2017   #80
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I need to work on better support next year to avoid situations like this:
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Old September 6, 2017   #81
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This year I had 3 (out of 20) Cosmonaut Volkov plants

What a waste of space, low production, not pretty and the taste is not great.
Definitely not coming back, I'd rather go for smaller/earlier tomatoes

Matsu is the first plant to succumb to disease and production is low. This one also will not be returning.

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Those are some beautiful tomatoes that you have grown. I'm glad that you have so many that will be making a return to your garden next season. I am always happy when I just find one or two out of the bunch that will be making a return visit. I suppose that is because I like to try so many 'new to me' varieties. The next garden I plant, I intend to just grow 10-15 of my favorites and leave the experiments for another year. I figure that I finally deserve a year of eating the 'best of the best' and see which ones I enjoy the best of all.

You have learned a LOT and done a wonderful job!
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Banadoura, Nice going. Beautiful fruit. I prepped you about GGWT, remember ? ;-)

I too have become merciless when it comes to poor performers, they're not invited back. Too little time and space to bother.
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Great looking harvest!
So nice to follow the season all the way through, the downs and
ups.
I always get a couple varieties that just never do well here. I often
give them 2 or three more tries but most often they are just duds
in certain climates.
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Those are some beautiful tomatoes that you have grown. I'm glad that you have so many that will be making a return to your garden next season. I am always happy when I just find one or two out of the bunch that will be making a return visit. I suppose that is because I like to try so many 'new to me' varieties. The next garden I plant, I intend to just grow 10-15 of my favorites and leave the experiments for another year. I figure that I finally deserve a year of eating the 'best of the best' and see which ones I enjoy the best of all.

You have learned a LOT and done a wonderful job!
Thanks MissS! your advice was instrumental to this success

I will settle on favorites only, one of these days, as there's still too many to try in my case
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@taboule yessir you did!

@oakley speaking of climates, you and @taboule are not that different in terms of zone from me, I'd be curious to hear what other varieties were a success in your gardens?
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We were very lucky to have gone through somewhat a second summer with excellent temps all through September. In fact, I only removed the plants a couple of weeks ago.

So I was lucky enough to get another batch of tomatoes in the second half of September. In October, I harvested the green left overs that had a chance to blush and called it a season. I still have a couple of garden tomatoes blushing to be eaten this week, a first ever at this time!

Jaune Flammee just kept going in substantial numbers until the very end, a shame the taste was not there so it was in vain.

Rebel Yell wins the biggest tomato for the season at 1 lb.


Lindy's Little Krim was a good one.


Returning next year (100%) will be LLK and GGWT, the rest will most likely be new varieties to test. Come January I'll start putting the seeds together and gear up to the 2018 season

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Congratulations and well done! It's been a pleasure following your progress this season.
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Banadoura, what a wonderful thread you have created. Thanks so much for sharing your garden adventures with everyone here. I hope that others have learned from your experience.

I wish you better growing weather next year. Most likely you will have a whole new variety of issues to address as well as new varieties of tomatoes to talk about. The offer of seeds still stands.

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Banadoura, nice job, lots of nice pictures during your adventure.

You ended on a good note with L's Little Krim, zaytoun asouad, khibz, and what's the white stuff on the right? Jibne? or labne?

Bravo ;-)
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