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Old November 11, 2017   #301
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Pmcgrady-not sure why your mega seeds are duds, I'd be happy to try to help you if you give me some details of your growing techniques, you should have mega blooms all summer, all the way up the plant, the last two 7 lbrs. were 6 to 7 feet up the plant. And most all of them take and produce tomatoes, then you need to know what to look for for size potential and cull the rest.
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Old November 11, 2017   #302
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The mega seeds from a mega bloom Mushroom Basket I grew last year were planted and grew beautiful plants with no tomatoes, one plant did produce one small tomato. The plants didn't bloom or flower. I had given some of the plants to friends and they had the same results. Weird...
The only plants that I have gotten mega blooms on were planted early in the ground and went thru a cold snap in the weather.

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Old November 11, 2017   #303
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Dan, another question I'd like to ask you and this is it.Big Zac,which was your winner, was originally released by Minnie Z as an F1 hybrid.She was asked to come to the original Garden Web b/c one of the websites that Wayne Hilton still owned had said to rogue out any off types,which doesn't happen that often with F1 hybrids. But several who were at GW at the time had had the same experience.

What Minnie said at GW was that one of the parents of Big Zac F1 had been lost,apparently by someone who was doing the seed production for it. Some seed sites were still calling it an F1, Reimer's did so.

I know that one of the parents of BZ was Minnie's own family heirloom variety and that she had won many contests with it in NJ where she lived at the time, but I don't think she said anything about the other parent.

Here's Tania's link for it

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Big_Zac

Now the above is dated, that is true.

So did you have access to any original F1's or did you grow the OP version.

If there are any F1 seeds still around I think it would be interesting to try to dehybridize it.I tried to dehybridize Burpee's F1 Big Boy one time,with the help of Dr. Oved Shriffress who bred it, but for some reason I didn't continue with that project.

Just curious about your winner,as in F1 or OP.

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Old November 11, 2017   #304
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"Officially Amazing"

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Old November 11, 2017   #305
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Great job!
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Old November 12, 2017   #306
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Cool. Wondered what that would look like. (fixed the pic so those
on a phone could see it as phones keep turning the pic sideways)

Dan posted almost a year ago that he had the record, and is not
a new member, just probably not interested in other postings on
the forum. Many here just never saw that posting. Hence the
confusion?
Interesting that there is a Winter grow challenge. I'll follow that
one for sure. I grew toms all last Winter so it will be interesting what
techniques are used. (not looking for big, just want to keep them
alive)
It wasn't at all necessary to 'prove it' but thanks for posting
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Old November 12, 2017   #307
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I actually looked around the home yesterday for a similar object
with that weight. Wow is that a big tomato
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Old November 12, 2017   #308
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Oakley, you should join us in the winter winter grow, sounds like you have more experience than a lot of them, come on over and join the fun!
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Old January 22, 2018   #309
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I love very large tomatoes.
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Old January 29, 2018   #310
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Default kicking myself for giving away all my seed stock years ago

Back before these fool diseases kicked in and I had a few hundred varieties growing as an experiment, I had grown one PERFECT tomato!

That beauty easily filled the breadth of both hands, was a light red in color, small stem end with little depression area where the stem was connected, almost a perfect circle around the circumference, slightly flattened, no mars or ridges.

Inside, the segments were well defined with plenty of seed and NO mushy pulpiness. The flavor was not terribly acidic, but a full, rich tomato flavor that was well balanced. I don't have a clue what it was, but maybe we're only allotted one perfect one per lifetime.

Any ideas?
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Old February 1, 2018   #311
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My Big Zac has often dry, white meat, around the cracks...what can cause this?
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Old February 1, 2018   #312
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It looks like uneven watering to me.
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Old February 1, 2018   #313
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Looks like a lack of nutrients.
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Old February 1, 2018   #314
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Looks like a Big Zac!
They crack like that (at least the ones I've grown) I'm up to F5 this year. Though no monsters, most are around 2 lbs...
I think sun has a lot to do with it as does uneven watering, had good luck last year wrapping white sheets around the tomato cage for added shade. It seemed to reduce the cracks on a couple varieties ( George Detsika's, Pineapple Pig, Goldman's )
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Looks like a Big Zac!
They crack like that (at least the ones I've grown) I'm up to F5 this year. Though no monsters, most are around 2 lbs...
I think sun has a lot to do with it as does uneven watering, had good luck last year wrapping white sheets around the tomato cage for added shade. It seemed to reduce the cracks on a couple varieties ( George Detsika's, Pineapple Pig, Goldman's )




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