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Old May 21, 2016   #31
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Uhoh. I picked up some Aunt Lou's Underground Railroad seeds from Mad River Seeds, and they're apparently striped, not pink? My plants haven't even started blooming yet, but this is the photo the seller provided. Do I not have the true thing, then?
Nope,you don't have the right variety.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/A...b=General_Info

Who knows what seeds you got,they don 't or they wouldn't have labeled the seeds Aunt Lou, but the striped one sure is pretty whatever it is.

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Old May 21, 2016   #32
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It's absolutely gorgeous, and I'll grow it out anyways, but I wish I knew what it was, and I wish it *was* the right thing. I'd never actually seen the fruit, just wanted the strain for its historical significance. Darn, back to square one.
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Old May 22, 2016   #33
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It's absolutely gorgeous, and I'll grow it out anyways, but I wish I knew what it was, and I wish it *was* the right thing. I'd never actually seen the fruit, just wanted the strain for its historical significance. Darn, back to square one.
I guess you can call the striped one Not Aunt Lou for now...how does it taste?
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I guess you can call the striped one Not Aunt Lou for now...how does it taste?

I don't know; it's only a small seedling for me. These photos came from the seller. I'll document it as it goes.
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Old May 22, 2016   #35
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Found another, much better photo Mad River sent me of the "Underground Railroad".
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No. Im sorry, Aunt Lou's is a solid pink tomato. You have incorrect seed
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Old May 22, 2016   #37
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Never heard of it before but would love to have a few seeds of it as I'm straight across the river from Ripley Ohio.
Get with me this summer when things calm down around here. I believe i have some seed left. Are you near Maysville?
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Yes, just a few miles west. I appreciate the offer & will be in touch. The pic in my sig is looking towards Maysville from our farm. If I looked in the other direction I would be looking down at Ripley.
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Old May 24, 2016   #39
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I grew it in BC about three years ago, it was definitely not striped it was about 6 ounces,It was round and definitely pink. I used it as a canner as I had a lot of them and they were the best candidate I had for canning that year and it canned vey well.

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Grown here in Nebraska, mine were also solid pink, solid fruit with solid flavor. They were a bit larger, 12 ounce average with the largest at a whopping 24 ounces. The next couple of years they were a little smaller but still solid.
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Found another, much better photo Mad River sent me of the "Underground Railroad".
This looks very much like Solar Flare.
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Old May 24, 2016   #42
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This looks very much like Solar Flare.
Hm, that it does. Glad to have a starting point in figuring out what it may be. Thanks!
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It looks like it could be a Skyreacher. New offering from TSC this year.

I'm trying it this year.

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