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Old March 12, 2019   #31
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Thank you mdthgrdner I was worried. I'm thinking it's the f2"s that are not germinating well.
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Old March 16, 2019   #32
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Hi Charley,
Just a quick follow up to my PM about germination. My seeds were the F2s and although I had given up on them, a few have shown some life. I germinate them in wet paper towels and after almost a month 1 seed of about 20 I started showed a little root emerging yesterday and then another is sprouting today. I had started a second group of seeds a couple weeks ago after the first showed no signs of life, but nothing there yet. So, it does look like I will get at least a plant or 2 which is great. I've never had tomato seeds take so long but I guess if they are right at the end of their viability it just takes longer to get them going.

I'll plan to save seed from these for my own use and in case anyone wants some from an earlier generation.
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Old March 17, 2019   #33
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Charley--Success! One June Bug has germinated. Still have hopes. Thanks for the offer to bring a plant to Austin, but will be ok for now. Did pass a few seeds to a fellow grower, but dunno if she will sow them this year. Of four other varieties, have nine potted up and in coldframe...and looking good.
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Old May 17, 2019   #34
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After very slow germination and being well behind my other seedlings, I planted the 2 seeds that germinated directly into 4" pots and gave them extra TLC. I kept one and gave one to a friend and both are doing great.

Actually, since it was in a larger pot for longer than my other seedlings, June Bug jumped ahead and June Bug is now my largest tomato plant in the garden and already has 3 tomatoes forming while others are just starting to flower. Go June Bug!
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Old May 20, 2019   #35
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Charley, We have tiny green tomatoes on our June Bug. Looking good, thanks again.
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Old May 26, 2019   #36
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thanks alot for the updates.please let me know if you like the taste they will pump out the fruit as it gets hot.i really appriciate the feed back yall
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Old May 30, 2019   #37
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Charley, Here's a look at your variety "June Bug"...growing in south Austin. Lots of blossoms, many fruiits.
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Old June 6, 2019   #38
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Thanks for the pics harry looks like she is kicking them out.i have lots of green ones but nothing has ripened yet.
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Getting close on the first to ripen. I hope the critters ignore it for another day and then I'll pick it. It is the first tomato to ripen for me this year. Go June Bug!

Looks like it is putting out a dozen per truss with about 5 trusses started so far.
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Charley--A look at your "June Bug" on June 10...Many blossoms...many fruits.
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Old June 16, 2019   #41
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I hope yall like it keep me updated on the taste
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Old September 18, 2019   #42
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Charley, have just potted up two June Bug F2's
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Old January 7, 2020   #43
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anyone have any thing to say about if they liked june bug or not
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Have 2 June Bug F2's growing, one of these is ripening now, the other is just starting to blush. Plant one is not happy, not sure what is wrong with it. This plant has fruit around 33mm/ 1 1/4 inches across which are bright orange when ripe. They taste delicious, the kids really love them.
Plant 2 has fruit more saladette size, nothing picked as of yet
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Old February 28, 2020   #45
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My second June Bug plant has ripened it first fruits, they are much larger, about normal saladette size and a good deep red. Be close to 50 mm/2 inches across. Have not tasted one yet
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