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Old January 6, 2019   #1
Fred Hempel
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This is our new red tomato. We have made hundreds of crosses over the years which resulted in red tomatoes, but this is the first red hybrid we have decided to release.


We are working hard in collaboration with Johnny's Selected Seeds on a red cherry tomato with yellow stripes, and we hope to have one out very soon.


But Talvez has reached the finish line first. This year it is only available from our Mom & Pop online store -- www.growartisan.com


Talvez is a slightly flattened, medium sized tomato. The striping is modest, but the production is fantastic. Flavor is bright and sweet, and fruits have above average shelf-life.


Plants are indeterminate vines and disease resistance has been good in a variety of environments.



Is this the blockbuster red tomato that is worthy of being our first red hybrid? Maybe (Tal vez = Maybe)



Note: Talvez has no genetic relationship to Red Jazz (thank goodness).
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Old January 6, 2019   #2
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Looks very good.
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Old January 6, 2019   #3
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I just ordered these. Looks like a good variety.
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They look good; What is the skin like?

BTW - I had a great Maglia Rosa crop and picked at pink - plants are finishing up since it was determinate. Also grew Garden Gem (first time since year it was introduced) - they were nothing alike.
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Customers at my market prefer just that size of tomato. More than what one or two people would consume with a sandwich is "too big." They admire the large tomatoes, but buy the medium sized ones. Also, I think the striping is enough to set them apart from regular red tomatoes. Talvez looks like a great market variety.
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I think MR and the other Garden Gem parent are quite different.

The skin on Talvez is not thin, and not thick. It is pretty average. Maybe a bit thicker than average. The upside of that is that there is very little cracking and splitting.

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They look good; What is the skin like?

BTW - I had a great Maglia Rosa crop and picked at pink - plants are finishing up since it was determinate. Also grew Garden Gem (first time since year it was introduced) - they were nothing alike.
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I received my Talvez seeds today. I'm excited by any tomato that has good flavor and is prolific. I look forward to growing it this year.



How do you think this would do in a container? I will probably put it in the ground, but garden space is always at a premium for me.
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I think it would do ok in a 5 gallon container and fine in a 10 gallon container. But it is a pretty vigorous plant, and you might need to cut the top off at some point if the container just wasn't large enough.
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