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Old April 8, 2008   #1
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I read of this variety in the mid-90's in Off The Vine. After being intrigued for so long I procured a sample in April, 2007, from USDA GRIN and grew out a number of plants last year.

The medium-sized pink tomatoes didn't disappoint! They were sweet and very tasty; a real winner.

Has anyone recently grown Cream City?

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I read of this variety in the mid-90's in Off The Vine. After being intrigued for so long I procured a sample in April, 2007, from USDA GRIN and grew out a number of plants last year.

The medium-sized pink tomatoes didn't disappoint! They were sweet and very tasty; a real winner.

Has anyone recently grown Cream City?

john
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I didn't save many seeds last year. Cream City is on my grow list for this year and the plan is to multiply the seeds.

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I got Cream City out of the USDA in 1995 or so....I did like it, but it got lost in the mix since I was trialling dozens of things I got from there in 1994-1996. I think it is an early 1900s variety from an old, obscure company called Currie. I've seen a few seed catalogs of their offered on ebay, but I've been outbid. I will have to look through my catalogs to see if I have it listed in any others (won't be any time soon, though...no time!)
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