Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Member discussion regarding the methods, varieties and merits of growing tomatoes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 13, 2018   #31
KarenO
Tomatovillian™
 
KarenO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 4,710
Default

Beautiful and perfect even that huge. awesome
That big one pictured is definitely still a heart.
Very normal to have variation in shape and normal for the first settings to be larger than later ones with any large tomato.
KarenO
KarenO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 14, 2018   #32
rhoder551
Tomatovillian™
 
rhoder551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 178
Default

Here is a pic of two Dotson's I picked this morning along with a purple heart from a dwarf project variety... unfortunately, I have very few tomatoes on my plant but what is there is big. These are the 2 and 3 to ripen. The first one I picked did have a heart shape to it-these do not- and big as well but the inside was mostly white splotchy areas and did not taste very good, I saved seeds of that one since I read the white is caused by weather. The plant given to a friend did not survive. I will grow the Dotson's again next year since this year the nights have been unusually cold. My plant has had purple leaves consistently since I planted it out...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20180814_073116402_TOP(1).jpg (413.5 KB, 74 views)
rhoder551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #33
SharonRossy
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,099
Default

Marsha, I just PM’d you. Realized it Dotson not Dobson! Sorry!
SharonRossy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #34
Spartanburg123
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 1,190
Default

Rhoder, those are pretty tomatoes right there! They will start tasting better as you move further up the plant. Here is a picture of one of the blunt ones at the bottom of my plant from 2017, and another from the top of the plant.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DLH Monster Fruit 2.jpg (39.7 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg DLH 1 5-24-17 Big Plant.JPG (124.4 KB, 49 views)
Spartanburg123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #35
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 8,925
Default

Darin, You can take over the distribution of seeds for these now, right?
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #36
rhoder551
Tomatovillian™
 
rhoder551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 178
Default

Rhoder, those are pretty tomatoes right there! They will start tasting better as you move further up the plant. Here is a picture of one of the blunt ones at the bottom of my plant from 2017, and another from the top of the plant.

Darin, they are pretty-except for the cracking-I should have picked them earlier, and they are large. I haven't checked the weight but I'm sure close to 1LB. Largest tomatoes in my garden. The tomatoes in the pic you posted look incredible!

Last edited by rhoder551; August 15, 2018 at 12:48 PM.
rhoder551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #37
Spartanburg123
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 1,190
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger2778 View Post
Darin, You can take over the distribution of seeds for these now, right?
Marsha- I have only 200 or so seeds at the moment- I didn't save any from this year. I will most definitely use next year's crop for seed production. If it is not a large number of folks, I'll be happy to send out what I have.
Spartanburg123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #38
carolyn137
Tomatoville® Moderator
 
carolyn137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upstate NY, zone 4b/5a
Posts: 21,056
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger2778 View Post
Darin, You can take over the distribution of seeds for these now, right?
He said he had too few seeds right now when he answered you Marsha.

"We" meaning one of my seed producers, did the original seed production for Darin, and he noted who that was in his initial seed offer for the Dotson one at Tville.

We,meaning another private group I belong to decided to not distribute seeds of Omar's Lebanese Heart, although that was initially the intent.

Yes,I still have seeds here at home for Omar's Lebanese Heart and no,I have no intention whatsoever of sending any of them re requests.

Enough is enough, say I and quite a few others, not to be named.

Carolyn
__________________
Carolyn
carolyn137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #39
JosephineRose
Tomatovillian™
 
JosephineRose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: California
Posts: 301
Default

Hello all,

I have a plant going with lots of green hearts yet to come in. I didn't bag any blossoms, but I would be happy to save and share seed with any who ask, including some of my original seed from Darin a few years ago. I don't have tons, but I would be willing to share with anyone in need.

It's the least I can do after all the generosity shown me over the years.
JosephineRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #40
carolyn137
Tomatoville® Moderator
 
carolyn137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upstate NY, zone 4b/5a
Posts: 21,056
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JosephineRose View Post
Hello all,

I have a plant going with lots of green hearts yet to come in. I didn't bag any blossoms, but I would be happy to save and share seed with any who ask, including some of my original seed from Darin a few years ago. I don't have tons, but I would be willing to share with anyone in need.

It's the least I can do after all the generosity shown me over the years.
Thanks for doing that since I couldn't for lots of good reasons, one is still getting out seeds to several for next year, actually two sets of seeds.

Most importantly,though,is the unexpected appearance of a couple of medical issues.

So,thanks again,

Carolyn
__________________
Carolyn
carolyn137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #41
Spartanburg123
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 1,190
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JosephineRose View Post
Hello all,

I have a plant going with lots of green hearts yet to come in. I didn't bag any blossoms, but I would be happy to save and share seed with any who ask, including some of my original seed from Darin a few years ago. I don't have tons, but I would be willing to share with anyone in need.

It's the least I can do after all the generosity shown me over the years.
Thank you Josephine! I really appreciate your having grown it!

Darin
Spartanburg123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #42
carolyn137
Tomatoville® Moderator
 
carolyn137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upstate NY, zone 4b/5a
Posts: 21,056
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartanburg123 View Post
Thank you Josephine! I really appreciate your having grown it!

Darin
I already thanked her before you did.

Didn't you see my post?

Carolyn
__________________
Carolyn
carolyn137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #43
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 8,925
Default

Thank you JosephineRose, I think between yours and Darin's there should be enough. I wont be growing it this season, I have too many slots already filled up, plus my project tomatoes. I do still have some left. Darin, if you pm me your address, I will mail you those to shore up your supply.
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #44
rhoder551
Tomatovillian™
 
rhoder551's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 178
Default

They will start tasting better as you move further up the plant.
Yes! I just sliced and ate one of the two in my photo and it was delicious! Darin, thank you for your generous sharing of the seeds, this is a great tomato!


eta: both are over 1lb...
rhoder551 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15, 2018   #45
Spartanburg123
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 1,190
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhoder551 View Post
They will start tasting better as you move further up the plant.
Yes! I just sliced and ate one of the two in my photo and it was delicious! Darin, thank you for your generous sharing of the seeds, this is a great tomato!


eta: both are over 1lb...
Fantastic! Glad you are enjoying them. Nan has also noted that they make great green tomatoes too, although I've never cooked them at this stage.
Spartanburg123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★