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Interesting. Very efficient.
? Very efficient

Just these two crosses could keep me busy for the rest of my life. I suppose that is actually pretty efficient if that is what you mean Fred.

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Is that not the definition of efficiency?

2 well-chosen crosses and careful attention to markers got you a diversity of cool things, even though you are limited to growing smallish populations.

Definitely efficient.

Quality (of crosses) over quantity.

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? Very efficient

Just these two crosses could keep me busy for the rest of my life. I suppose that is actually pretty efficient if that is what you mean Fred.

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Is that not the definition of efficiency?

2 well-chosen crosses and careful attention to markers got you a diversity of cool things, even though you are limited to growing smallish populations.

Definitely efficient.

Quality (of crosses) over quantity.
That means a lot to me coming from you Fred, I do love my tomatoes, I do study them intently, the smaller number makes that both possible and necessary
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And the last of the first group of stable “ True North Tonatoes”
Polaris
Potato leaf large irregular clear epi green shouldered purple/ red beefsteaks,
Some are “ sort of hearty” this is also from the Ludmilla pink heart x captain lucky cross.
From the start the shape was not the smooth broad hearts I was selecting for and it has remained ridged, irregular, lumpy,some may even say ugly - until you taste it. The flavour is outstanding rich and delicious, I could not leave it behind despite it being the ugly duckling of this group. For me, one of the best tasting tomatoes I’ve ever eaten.
Indeterminate, midseason earliest fruit are often compound as for me it seems to produce more compound blooms than my others. Normal fruit Average 8-10oz, early ones larger. Few seeds, green gel very solid meaty mottled darker red Center.
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Ugly? No way! Polaris is a beauty in my eyes! Congratulations on all these releases. It must feel so good to present all your hard work. YAY!
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I love oddly shaped tomatoes...
Polaris looks like it has a nice texture, too.
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Ugly? No way! Polaris is a beauty in my eyes! Congratulations on all these releases. It must feel so good to present all your hard work. YAY!
Agreed, definitely a beauty with those colors!
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Karen, your tomatoes - and the labor of love you put into them - are truly inspiring!


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No no, ribbed tomatoes are beautiful.
Congrats for tasty tomatoes in a northern climate!
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