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Old July 26, 2019   #526
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LOL, that has got to be the ugliest tomato I have ever seen! Are you sure that came off of a tomato plant and wasn't some science experiment?



Congrats on 7 lbs of ugly. That has to taste sooooo good though.
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Old July 27, 2019   #527
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That’s awesome Dan
Not going to win a beauty contest but that’s not the goal.
Mine above was smaller than I thought it would be, only 29 oz which is big for my garden for sure. I have a couple of even though singles. beauties, Domingo s that will be heavier even though from singles!
Still time to have others also
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Old July 27, 2019   #528
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Nice Karen!!!! I'll have to grow that one!

My plant from Dan's seed was a bit sickly early on, and only produced one megabloom, which didn't pollinate completely. The plant has since taken off, so I'm hoping for some new fruit soon.
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Old September 23, 2019   #529
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Default New World Record for Giant Tomato

Last week a tomato weighing 9.65 pounds was entered into the GPC Contest. This is a new world record and was grown from the variety Domingo.
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Old September 23, 2019   #530
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Last week a tomato weighing 9.65 pounds was entered into the GPC Contest. This is a new world record and was grown from the variety Domingo.
That’s cool! Who grew it?
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Old September 24, 2019   #531
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Check out this video which shows it being picked and weighed.

https://youtu.be/uW-X29H1JVo
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Old September 24, 2019   #532
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Last week a tomato weighing 9.65 pounds was entered into the GPC Contest. This is a new world record and was grown from the variety Domingo.
Domingo! I've grown that (two plants on one year, 2018, with black plastic). Mine weren't giant, though! But I did almost dry farm them, they got a kind of late start, and they probably needed more potassium. The plants were small. The fruit was maybe medium to large. It was midseason for me (not early midseason). I want to try it again now. Unfortunately, I didn't save seeds, because I wasn't impressed and I was worn out! Aargh. I wonder if I used all my previous seeds. Fortunately, I realized that was a mistake before I read this post (so, I've been trying to save seeds from everything, this year).

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Old September 25, 2019   #533
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Right on, some people can't curl that. lol
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Old September 27, 2019   #534
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Here is a picture of the new world record tomato. 9.65 pounds grown by Steve Strickler.

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/Dia...asp?eid=309630
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Old September 29, 2019   #535
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Wow, incredible! Congratulations to Steve!!!
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Old January 7, 2020   #536
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Second one of the season. 7.14 lbs first one was a little over 6 lbs.


7.14 pounds, perfect!



It looks like Babe Ruth hit it out of the park 714 times.
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Old January 7, 2020   #537
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I've posted just once to this thread. It was last year and I mentioned the torrid heat spell and how the tomatoes seemed to be a bit better with shade rigged up. Well, I now realize that this is not the "large tomato thread" as in a very large thread about tomatoes with over 114,000 views and over 500 responses. It is the *large tomato* thread as in megablooms making megamonster tomatoes! Geez, I feel stupid!

So, after just finishing reading all 36 pages, I am in awe at the stuff you people are growing and I will be following your progress this year. With bacterial wilt and nematodes in the soil here I have to do my tomatoes in large buckets so I won't be competing. But I sure as heck can put the knowledge gained here to use to help maximize what I do grow if the heat this year keeps it down to a dull roar. High night time temps are also not a help.

Biscuit, congratulations on your new record! And best of luck to all who are trying to catch him this year.
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Old February 7, 2020   #538
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Over in the Wanted Varieties forum, I've put in a request for Domingo.


And since I'm here, has anyone tried, or though about, using an "anti-gravity" method of planting, such as having a very tall raised bed, and drilling a hole in the side, so that a plant can then be forced to grow downward from the rootball?


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