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Old March 31, 2016   #61
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Wow. That's interesting!


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thought you might find this of interest .......... chocolate covered Maglia Rosa with chili pepper

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Old March 31, 2016   #62
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Tried my first fruit yesterday, excellent. It is an ideal plant for containers.
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Old April 1, 2016   #63
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This seed was started with my very early cold tolerant tomatoes and its the first have a bloom, beating Stupice. Poor thing has another month to primarily live indoors in a one gallon pot with trips outside when sunny and over 45 degrees.

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Old April 1, 2016   #64
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I grew it this season. Its really delicious.
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Old April 3, 2016   #65
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Mr. Hemple...I have seen it mentioned upthread that Maglia Rosa does well in containers...I saw 5-gallon referenced; but do you feel that is large enough? Would you recommend ten, or even twenty for maximum performance?
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Old April 3, 2016   #66
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I think 5 gallon is good, and that you might not get much more production in 10 or 20. But, with the larger containers the risk of the container drying out in a heat-wave goes way down.

During hot days you might have to water 2 or 3 times with a 5 gallon container.
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Old April 20, 2016   #67
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Cole Robbie described the plant differences well, above.

I like Maglia Rosa a little better, flavorwise. It is bright, sweet and tangy.


We do sell it at our site
. Was that the site you couldn't find it at?
Fred-I tossed my Pink Tiger seedlings last year because they looked virusy. This year I grew a few anyway--thinking it might just be genetic. The plant in the tomato patch looks a bit wispy but I'm hoping it is healthy. Does this sound like a typical characteristic of Pink Tiger?
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Old April 20, 2016   #68
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Yeah, that's normal. A lot of Fred's varieties have wispy foliage.
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Old April 20, 2016   #69
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Pink Tiger is wispy. So is Maglia Rosa, Green Tiger, Blush and Lucky Tiger.

The Bumblebees are not wispy.
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Old April 20, 2016   #70
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The Bumblebees are not wispy.
Mine look kinda wispy right now. Is that a seedling thing that they grow out of? wispy-ish? They look a little different, but not full-fledged wispy.
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They can be a bit wispy, but not full on.
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Old April 20, 2016   #72
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I am growing Maglia Rosa this season. I looked online, and read about it here, but other than that, I can't find much about Maglia Rosa. My plants are potato leaf, just getting a few true leaves. I know it is determinate, and read it can be grown it a 5 gallon pot, pick at pink stage...but is there anything else? I am excited about growing it.
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Old April 20, 2016   #73
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Well, I can say that it is definitely not potato leaf.

Where did you get your seed?
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Old April 20, 2016   #74
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Not potato leaf for sure.
You can probably put two or three MR to occupy one regular spot. They are small plants with no backbones, but lots of side branches. It would be hard to stake or trellis them, but doable. A tall sturdy pot for them to hang down naturally on the side would work better.

I planted mine on the edge of a tall raised bed (18"), buried long sections of the main roots and stems (for more new roots in the future), so they can hang freely downwards. Behind them will be the regulars with trellis support.
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Old April 21, 2016   #75
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Well, I can say that it is definitely not potato leaf.

Where did you get your seed?
I received as a gift from:The Sample Seed Shop. I had my tomatoes started for the season, so I only started two plants. Both are potato leaf. Both plants are nice, one though is quite a bit hardier than the other. I have the seed pack in my hand right now, it says Maglia Rosa. But both of my plants are potato leaf. I ordered two packs of dwarf tomato seed from her. On her site, it said that Maglia Rosa was good for containers. I am guessing that is why she sent me Maglia Rosa as free seed. But perhaps a different tomato, mislabeled. :shrug: I guess I will find out what I have later on.

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