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Default My cross was a success!!

Last year I made my first crosses using what I had growing in the greenhouse. I grew out most of the F-1 seed during the winter and I'm just getting around to starting some of them.

One cross was Campari X Brad's Black Heart, today I checked the plant and was surprised to see the shape. This is an F-1 and I didn't expect it to change shape as much as it did. The first pic is the first cluster and then the second.
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How awesome!
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Those look sweet Rajun!!
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Exciting times what is your goal for your cross.
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How fun to see the bi products of crosses!
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Thanks Everyone!

KarenO, my first goal was to make successful crosses. Next would be to get a heart shaped black cherry/saladette tomato. I don't know enough about crossing to know what I should do but I'll be bugging everyone for info.

It should be a good learning experience to see how the F-2's grow and all the possibilities.
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Congrats, Rajun! I know what a joy it is to finally see the fruit and know your cross took! Grow out a bundle of F2's and find the black hearts.

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Excited for you rajun, have fun with the search.
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How fun! Congrats.
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Congrats on your success! It sounds like a lot of fun. I hope that you find those little black cherries.
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Some of the crosses are starting to blush and I should be able to start some seeds for a fall crop.

Does it matter which fruit I select for F-2 seeds? Some tomatoes have more of a point than others and I want to grow hearts.
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No, those tomatoes ought to be all the same genetically. But there could be a tiny bit of difference, so select if you like. I'd save more seeds than you think you need, though, because the F2 generation is the one you need the most seeds of, and if something goes wrong, you can always go back to the F2's.

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Thanks Nan, that's what I thought but wanted to be sure and I'll save plenty of seeds for future growouts too.
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