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Old March 19, 2016   #1
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I am not good about taking photos, but I am going to try to do better this year. I will be chronicling our breeding projects and posting other tomato photos here -- starting with Orange Jazz. Illustrating my "not good about taking photos" point -- the photo here was taken by Aaron Whaley.



Next week I will be traveling to our winter breeding nursery in Mexico, and I will put any interesting photos here.
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Old March 19, 2016   #2
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I should also post a photo of one of our current farm dogs: Sarabi, the crazy Saluki.

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I should also post a photo of one of our current farm dogs: Sarabi, the crazy Saluki.
Awww... I lived with a crazy Saluki for a while.
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Not to take away from your tomato pic, Fred, but Sarabi is just so adorable. Those eyes! Melts my heart...
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I started a few of your varieties this year Fred. Orange Jazz, Blush and one of your dark cherry varieties. Can't remember the name.
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I hope they do well for you! I think you have some of our best!

Watch out for Verticillium though with Orange Jazz. It seems to be susceptible. Our cherry varieties resist it pretty well, though.

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Habitat,

Did you rescue your Saluki too?

Sarabi was a street dog, for an unknown period, in Dubai. I assume, however, that originally she had very loving owners because she is very affectionate, and even uses here "hands" show it.

She does not get along with other dogs well though. I assume because of some tough times living in the streets.

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Habitat,

Did you rescue your Saluki too?

Sarabi was a street dog, for an unknown period, in Dubai. I assume, however, that originally she had very loving owners because she is very affectionate, and even uses here "hands" show it.

She does not get along with other dogs well though. I assume because of some tough times living in the streets.
Daisy belonged to my housemates. She followed one of them home on a rainy day, they tracked down the breeder/owner, and it turned out the owner did not want her back! By that time, Daisy had "wormed her way into their hearts" even though she ate the windowsills while they were at work. They solved that problem by keeping the bedroom door open so she could sleep on the bed during the day. They also had a beagle mix and a cat, both of whom Daisy got along with, but they were careful to keep her away from other cats. The whole menagerie came with them when they drove from NJ to CA.

When Daisy had a toy or treat she wanted to save for later, she'd "bury" it in the middle of the living room by making burying motions with her muzzle.

The other dog was an escape artist, and Daisy was her loyal follower. About once a month or so, we'd go looking for them, and it was easy to track them down because people noticed the pair of them.
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What a difference 2 days makes:

The last tomato on this plant started the same color, but turned into a beautiful striped vivid orange-pink. It occurred duing our coldest weather.

These look ready to pick.
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I am really looking forward to seeing this variety in Mexico this week. It is called "Taste" and if all goes well we will be releasing it later this year. The variety comes from the same exact cross that produced Blush.

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I am really looking forward to seeing this variety in Mexico this week. It is called "Taste" and if all goes well we will be releasing it later this year. The variety comes from the same exact cross that produced Blush
That looks excellent Fred, I presume it will be a fresh eating tomato? Also wondering if it will have the wispier foliage as some of your others do. Good luck with your Mexico trip and travel safe.

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Yes, Pappi. This one is fresh-eating with wispy foliage.
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Looks good Fred. I have some pics of the jazz pre-releases I could post if you'd like a few more up. cant wait to try taste this year.
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Please go ahead and post.

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Looks good Fred. I have some pics of the jazz pre-releases I could post if you'd like a few more up. cant wait to try taste this year.
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Yellow Jazz (pretty sure?) Cut and whole



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