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Old September 3, 2006   #16
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Sun Gold and Lemon Boy
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Old September 4, 2006   #17
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clay, what is Campbells L-GS? I've never heard of it. Do the letters L-GS stand for anything specific? Is it indeterminate? 1327 puts out about as many pounds of tomatoes as a determinate can.

This year they are putting out very large ones. I am weighing all mine and will post the yield per plant for all 39 varieties at seasons end.
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Old January 8, 2019   #18
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Wow...an oldie but goodie! I prefer hybrids for my climate/growing conditions.

In the past, my "go-to-guys" were Big Beef, Park's Whopper, Early Girl, and Big Boy. BUT...after contracting a southern rootknot nematode infestation in2018, my options have been narrowed.... Any thoughts?
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Old January 9, 2019   #19
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While I regularly grow many of the varieties mentioned here, two of my favorite hybrids are missing. Esterina F1 is a wonderful yellow cherry, and Juliet F1 is a fantastic red plum my wife loves to can, and we love it for fresh salsa. And drying. And roasting. And smoking. And eating.
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Old January 9, 2019   #20
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PINK GIRL was a suprise new hybrid discovery for me in 2018. The variety was amazingly prolific and a very strong plant that kept producing until the end of season. But the best discovery was the wonderful flavor! Although a local nursery offers seedlings I would still like to source PINK GIRL seeds in Canada if anyone here knows where they can be obtained. This variety is now my top overall choice among both Hybrid & OP tomatoes and I grew 47 different varieties in 2018.
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Wow...an oldie but goodie! I prefer hybrids for my climate/growing conditions.

In the past, my "go-to-guys" were Big Beef, Park's Whopper, Early Girl, and Big Boy. BUT...after contracting a southern rootknot nematode infestation in2018, my options have been narrowed.... Any thoughts?
Here's an article with some suggestions: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/r...etable-garden/


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Old January 9, 2019   #22
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Good Grief, and I say that since this thread was started shortly afterTviile started, back in 2006.

I looked at what I listed back then and I'd list many of them still now.

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Old January 9, 2019   #23
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Pink Girl is a favorite here in Virginia. It taste more like a heirloom than a hybrid.
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Old January 10, 2019   #24
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Brandy Boy for flavor and Big Beef for production and disease tolerance.

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I tried Big Zac last year just to see if it was really as advertised. For me it neither big or tasty. I will give Big Beef a try this year as my token hybrid. When I clicked on this thread I thought it looked familiar and then saw the date...the wayback machine in my head still works.
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Here's another that hasn't been mentioned-I like Chef's Choice Orange quite a bit. Beautiful, very orange tomatoes and no mealy taste.
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Some F1 hybrids that have been consistent producers year in and year out through various summer weather conditions have been Lemon Boy, Juliet, and Champion II. Prior to growing Champion II, I grew Big Beef instead. The Champion tomato line was developed for Ball Seed Company's 100 year anniversary which may raise a few eye brows. Never the less it has been a consistent producer for me.
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Tomande F1 Great producer, attractive, good taste and nematode resistant.
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Here's another that hasn't been mentioned-I like Chef's Choice Orange quite a bit. Beautiful, very orange tomatoes and no mealy taste.
I'll have to give that one a look... I grew Chef's Choice Pink last year, and was mightily impressed! Just got seeds in for Chef's Choice Black; I'm excited about that one!
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Some F1 hybrids that have been consistent producers year in and year out through various summer weather conditions have been Lemon Boy, Juliet, and Champion II. Prior to growing Champion II, I grew Big Beef instead. The Champion tomato line was developed for Ball Seed Company's 100 year anniversary which may raise a few eye brows. Never the less it has been a consistent producer for me.
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History of George Ball Jr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George...n_businessman)
So do does Champion II taste better than Big Beef to you?


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