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Old 1 Week Ago   #301
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Pmcgrady-not sure why your mega seeds are duds, I'd be happy to try to help you if you give me some details of your growing techniques, you should have mega blooms all summer, all the way up the plant, the last two 7 lbrs. were 6 to 7 feet up the plant. And most all of them take and produce tomatoes, then you need to know what to look for for size potential and cull the rest.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #302
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The mega seeds from a mega bloom Mushroom Basket I grew last year were planted and grew beautiful plants with no tomatoes, one plant did produce one small tomato. The plants didn't bloom or flower. I had given some of the plants to friends and they had the same results. Weird...
The only plants that I have gotten mega blooms on were planted early in the ground and went thru a cold snap in the weather.

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Dan, another question I'd like to ask you and this is it.Big Zac,which was your winner, was originally released by Minnie Z as an F1 hybrid.She was asked to come to the original Garden Web b/c one of the websites that Wayne Hilton still owned had said to rogue out any off types,which doesn't happen that often with F1 hybrids. But several who were at GW at the time had had the same experience.

What Minnie said at GW was that one of the parents of Big Zac F1 had been lost,apparently by someone who was doing the seed production for it. Some seed sites were still calling it an F1, Reimer's did so.

I know that one of the parents of BZ was Minnie's own family heirloom variety and that she had won many contests with it in NJ where she lived at the time, but I don't think she said anything about the other parent.

Here's Tania's link for it

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Big_Zac

Now the above is dated, that is true.

So did you have access to any original F1's or did you grow the OP version.

If there are any F1 seeds still around I think it would be interesting to try to dehybridize it.I tried to dehybridize Burpee's F1 Big Boy one time,with the help of Dr. Oved Shriffress who bred it, but for some reason I didn't continue with that project.

Just curious about your winner,as in F1 or OP.

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"Officially Amazing"

Yep.

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Old 6 Days Ago   #305
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Great job!
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Cool. Wondered what that would look like. (fixed the pic so those
on a phone could see it as phones keep turning the pic sideways)

Dan posted almost a year ago that he had the record, and is not
a new member, just probably not interested in other postings on
the forum. Many here just never saw that posting. Hence the
confusion?
Interesting that there is a Winter grow challenge. I'll follow that
one for sure. I grew toms all last Winter so it will be interesting what
techniques are used. (not looking for big, just want to keep them
alive)
It wasn't at all necessary to 'prove it' but thanks for posting
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Old 6 Days Ago   #307
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I actually looked around the home yesterday for a similar object
with that weight. Wow is that a big tomato
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Oakley, you should join us in the winter winter grow, sounds like you have more experience than a lot of them, come on over and join the fun!
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