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Old February 12, 2011   #31
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Oh well if you were still in Melbourne you could biting into a lovely big juicy tomato right now,you know the type,the ones were the juice ends up half way down ya T shirt...........or is that just me,a messy eater

I have no idea what you're talking about
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Old February 16, 2011   #32
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Firstly,sorry about the poor photo but its been cut up, seeds now fermenting and eaten,the family and i just loved it,for a large tomato its very nice,8/10.

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Old February 16, 2011   #33
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Could be Carolyn,mind you if you look back at some of the earlier photos i posted (4 weeks a go and yesterday)which are the same group,it starts off with a point then losses it,i feel generally looking over both plants i wouldn't say they are a heart type.

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I'm glad you came to the same conclusion b'c I did look at the earlier pictures and was not convinced it was a heart.

Sustained high heat can elongate a fruit so that it does indeed appear as though it's a heart, but then change back as I've also seen. Being a heart lover at heart, ahem, i've been excited when a new variety turns out to initially have fruits that look heart shaped and then my enthusiasm got dampened when they got bigger and the fruit lost that pointy end.
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Old March 9, 2011   #34
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So how would you describe the Hoy?

Maturity
Growth habit
Leaf type
Fruit color
Fruit shape
Fruit size
Fruit type
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Old March 9, 2011   #35
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Maturity - Mid to late
Growth habit
- nothing out of the ordinary
Leaf type - RL
Fruit color - pink/red
Fruit shape - slightly flattened (someone have a better term??)
Fruit size - very large
Fruit type - meaty with small amount of seed
Fruit taste - one of the best tasting large tomatoes ive grown

All and all, a tomato that i WILL grow every year from now
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Old March 9, 2011   #36
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I'm posting this to give a heads up on the availability of Hoy seed.

Thanks to the initiative of Strax, who obtained and shared the seed, and Medbury Gardens, who grew the seed out in NZ and shared it with us, I am pleased to offer the seed to people here.

I plan to post the offer in the Available for Trade forum on Friday evening. I am conducting a germination test and it should be finished by then.

I will offer seeds to those who sign up at the offer thread first-come, first-served, with no SASE required. Of course, this offer is also open to our friends internationally.

One question I have is the offer size. I was planning to offer 10-12 seeds per packet unless there is a consensus otherwise.

So look for the thread offer after Friday evening, barring failure of the germination tests, which I do not anticipate. If there is a change I will post it here.

Thanks to Strax and Medbury Gardens for making this happen.
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Old March 9, 2011   #37
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One question I have is the offer size. I was planning to offer 10-12 seeds per packet unless there is a consensus otherwise.
My two cents would be maybe 8-10 depending on germination results or even as low as 5-6 as I think that would give enough for 1-3+ plants and then they can save seeds for the next year.

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Old March 9, 2011   #38
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I know where I'll be "camped out" Friday evening! Ah yes, the perks of having nothing to do on a Friday night! Personally I'd be happy with 5-6 seeds, that ought to be plenty to get a couple plants in the ground this season!

I'm just wondering how many "offers" will be available compared to the interest... but, it's probably near impossible to predict the demand!!!
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Old March 9, 2011   #39
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Thanks for letting me know about how many, maybe I'll leave it as a maximum and they can request fewer if they want.

No idea on demand, and I have not counted them yet, but I will try to post that later. Certainly enough for 10 people, maybe 20, not sure yet.

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shlacm I would also be happy with 5-6 seeds.

If one of us miss out we could share
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Old March 9, 2011   #41
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Walter, I also think that 5-6 seeds (depending of course on your germination results) would be more than enough. I think that more people growing and then saving and sharing seeds is a "good thing".
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Old March 9, 2011   #42
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5 or 6 seeds would be fine I'll only need 3 plants to grow in my new growbag garden.

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Old March 9, 2011   #43
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If demand is higher than expected,i'll still have the two Hoy plants in the garden for at least another 6 weeks yet so more seed can be sent anyway
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Old March 9, 2011   #44
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I suspect you will get closer to 50-100 requests for seeds so 5-6 would probably be good then given the amount you have. I will hold off this year as I think I have my list finalized but will be added this to my 2012 list of seeds to obtain.

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Old March 10, 2011   #45
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Default Hoy!!!!!!!!!!

I will be receiving Hoy tomato seed from Medbury Gardens. Canadians may then request seed from me.

There will be a post with details once I have them.
Thanks

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