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Old August 21, 2018   #1
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Default Serendipity ❤️

I have a new favorite tomato. Well, it’s hard to choose between Serendipity and Sungold. But, it may bump Sungold from first place. 😁

I planted it on a whim. I don’t usually grow slicers. I didn’t have much luck with big tomatoes in the past. Usually they succumbed to BER. But this tomato is indestructible! It blew over numerous times in gale force winds. I just kept shoving the roots back in the ground and propping it up and it barely lost a leaf. Early blight is all over all the regular leaf tomatoes in my garden. But the PL varieties are withstanding the onslaught.

It’s the biggest tomato plant in my garden. The seedling shot up like a racehorse out of the box. And, oh the flavor is amazing! It’s a pretty tomato, too. So thank you to whomever included those seeds in the swap!!
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Old August 22, 2018   #2
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Do you have any pictures to share??

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Old August 23, 2018   #3
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I will try to remember to take a pic when the sun comes out tomorrow. It’s dark out now.
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Old August 23, 2018   #4
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Sounds really good if it beats the popular SunGold How is the flavor profile, fruity or more lke strong tomatoey?
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Old December 29, 2018   #5
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I would say fruity and mild like most bicolors. Texture is good, too. Not mealy, good slicer for sandwiches. It’s not tropical tasting like Sungold. But it’s much bigger sized fruit.
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Old December 29, 2018   #6
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Default Finally some pictures

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Old December 29, 2018   #7
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I can find no variety spelled as was indicated in your title as Serendipity,but I can find this one from the Dwarf Project here at Tville

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Sarandipity

It is spelled Sarandipity since Craig L,aka Nctomatoman has a daughter named Sara.

What your pictures show is nothing like it should be as to coloration, etc., as I see it. So I'm not sure what you have been growing.

Hope the above helps,

Aha, I just reread your post where you said that you received it in the Swap. Lots of folks have received wrong varieties that way,so I think that's the answer. Actually the person who runs that huge swap starts a second thread to try and explain wrong varieties that some are reporting.

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Old December 29, 2018   #8
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Tomatofest has a Serendipity Striped, which is a bicolor.

https://www.tomatofest.com/Serendipi..._p/tf-0554.htm




also in Tania's database:


http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Serendipity
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Old December 31, 2018   #9
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Sample Seed Shop has them for sale also.

Their picture matches yours.

http://www.sampleseeds.com/?page_id=4260
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I can find no variety spelled as was indicated in your title as Serendipity,but I can find this one from the Dwarf Project here at Tville

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Sarandipity

It is spelled Sarandipity since Craig L,aka Nctomatoman has a daughter named Sara.

What your pictures show is nothing like it should be as to coloration, etc., as I see it. So I'm not sure what you have been growing.

Hope the above helps,

Aha, I just reread your post where you said that you received it in the Swap. Lots of folks have received wrong varieties that way,so I think that's the answer. Actually the person who runs that huge swap starts a second thread to try and explain wrong varieties that some are reporting.

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Thanks for reminding me to start a new thread on wrong varieties, or just general questions, for the current swap.



And a big thank you for correcting the spelling on Sarandipity. Every pack that has come in, and gone out, in the past few years has been spelled Serendipity.

Like you, I can't keep up with trying to correct spelling errors.


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Serendipity is not the same as Sarandipity - one is indeterminate, the other dwarf. One is clearly a bicolor, the other a small stripe. This is a case when the spelling really matters!
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Further research shows that there is a Serendipity and a Sarandipity, two distinct varieties. The one in the swap was listed as Serendipity and being a Dwarf. I haven't trialed it so, so I don't know which one it is.
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Gary,

I believe these are two separate varieties.

Sarandipity is the dwarf, chocolate colored with stripes.

Serendipity is not a dwarf, but a bicolor red/yellow indet.

So you'd have to be sure what was sent in was the dwarf, before you should correct the spelling. Right?
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Gary,

I believe these are two separate varieties.

Sarandipity is the dwarf, chocolate colored with stripes.

Serendipity is not a dwarf, but a bicolor red/yellow indet.

So you'd have to be sure what was sent in was the dwarf, before you should correct the spelling. Right?





It doesn't look like I'll be correcting the spelling. Right now, it looks like the tomato in the swap is the indet. bi-color Serendipity.




The real mess on my hands is trying to figure out the real Andes Horn. Every pic on the net, that I've seen, shows it looking like Opalka. And, Carolyn says they should look different.

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It doesn't look like I'll be correcting the spelling. Right now, it looks like the tomato in the swap is the indet. bi-color Serendipity.




The real mess on my hands is trying to figure out the real Andes Horn. Every pic on the net, that I've seen, shows it looking like Opalka. And, Carolyn says they should look different.
I'll get on to that when I've caught up here. The Andes Horn, aka Andes Cornu, was sent to me by Roberta Mell who moved from The US to Italy and it was she who sent me these small glassine packs with seeds and it was....why can't I remember her name, maybe Kath, a Tville member who grew them out and sent me a couple of boxes of actual fruits.

I think I recorded all that she sent me in the data book,but not the data book I use now.

As the Amish were wont to say...the faster I go the behinder I get.

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