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Old April 15, 2018   #1
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Default Lithium Sunset plant size

I haven't had any luck in my searches but I am trying to decide where/how I want to grow this one ( container or ground). Right now it's about the same size as my PBTD and Indian Stripe. So I am wondering if it is considered a compact indeterminate? I am planting out in a few days so any information would be much appreciated.

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Old April 15, 2018   #2
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I haven't had any luck in my searches but I am trying to decide where/how I want to grow this one ( container or ground). Right now it's about the same size as my PBTD and Indian Stripe. So I am wondering if it is considered a compact indeterminate? I am planting out in a few days so any information would be much appreciated.

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I've grown it a few times. It is a full size indeterminate. I really like it. Very attractive and tasty fruit.
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Old April 15, 2018   #3
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I agree with dfollett. I grew it last year- about 6 feet tall, moderately productive, and great flavor. Nice plant!
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Old April 16, 2018   #4
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That helps, I have determined where to put her now. I always start too many seeds, year after year lol. But I am determined to grow them all, hopefully I can scrounge up a few more cages.

Thanks so much guys!
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Old April 16, 2018   #5
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Here are a few photos of the young plant that I found- from 2017...
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Old April 16, 2018   #6
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Darin, thanks for sharing the pics! I have decided to grow it in an earth box. I have 23 plants, the 6 determinates will be grown in 10 gallon grow bags. Of my indeterminate varieties, 6 will be grown in new garden bed,. 6 in earthboxes and 3 in 20 gallon grow bags. That leaves 2 to give away, no more cages!

Do you remember if Lithium Sunset is mid or late season?
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Old April 16, 2018   #7
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In my garden it was a mid season producer
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For me it was very highly productive and fairly early.
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Yes! Mine was also one of the first to bear ripe fruit. Marsha- thanks again for those seeds last year
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Old April 16, 2018   #10
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Thanks all, glad to know it's early to mid season! And yes, Marsha, thanks for sharing these seeds.

Darin, I grow at least one heart variety each year, this season it's Grightmire's Pride.
Next year I would love to grow Dotson's Lebanese Heart! The pics I've seen are just gorgeous. Have you planted out yet? I am less than an hour from you and geez it's frigid out there tonight! I am glad I decided to wait, am hoping to plant out Wednesday.
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Hi Jillian- I did plant 3 Early Girls and an Akers WV plant- but I have them covered with a bucket and a towel. The other 12 or so plants will go in the dirt perhaps Wednesday. I think we'll be fine.

If you want some seeds, just PM me your address if you don't have them already! No SASE required .

Best of luck!

Oh, I forgot- here's a picture of a ripe Lithium Sunset- these are SOOO delicious!!
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Old April 17, 2018   #12
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I grew a couple lithium sunset last year, florida weaved, full sun, next to Aunt Ginny's Purple and a few rows away from Cherokee purple and cuostralee. I considered it a normal size indeterminate. They were pretty; unfortunately taste was only average, the leaves were not very resistant to blight, and they didn't make the cut for this year.
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Old April 17, 2018   #13
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Oh my goodness, that looks indescribably good. My mouth is watering, I am really looking forward to this one now!

Thanks Darin, sending you a pm.
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Lithium Sunset photos, not actually ripe enough. I thought they were delicious.
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Very interesting. The original Lithium Sunset was a yellow bicolor with yelllow stripes, but the photos here seem to show a red tomato with yellow stripes.
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