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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #16
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in an attempt to minimize this type of event, I've gone for vendor seeds only, and thus far no surprises.

And that's the punch line for me... every time I've had it happen it was from vendor seeds. The trades have been more reliable for me.
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And that's the punch line for me... every time I've had it happen it was from vendor seeds. The trades have been more reliable for me.
Exactly.
If I want to make sure I'll get the correct variety, I'll ask someone who has grown and collected the seeds themselves...
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I have yet to see anyone put up their hand and say they got a red FLO. I highly suspect that the original release was a darker pink, and was described as a red without the epi skin test being done.
I grew German Red Strawberry this year, and it is a large heavily fluted piriform as well, on both plants! I've never grown it before, but it for sure does not look like a heart.

Then there is Dorothy's Mennonite BiColor. Which is a big beautiful and tasty tomato, but just a mono color pink. (Or is it red? Have not done the skin test!)

"I have yet to see anyone put their hand up and say they got a red FLO".


And there lies my predicament. I may be searching for what doesn't exist.
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I could add so many to this list that it isn't funny, but there's other sides to it. As someone who used to grow a lot of tomato plants - sometimes we save and share unsuspected seed crosses. I'm guilty of that. When I mailed out seeds of xyz variety, that's what I expected them to be - not a xyz/abc cross.

Yet on the other hand, some crosses taste really good. But that's beside the point.
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I do a lot of seed trading and it happens almost every to at least one plant, occasionally two. I usually only grow 15-20 plants per year, one of each variety.
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Here is my Lithium sunset, not sure if it's the right one. The striping is very faint and only on the bottom. This is my first one so I have no opinion on the flavor yet. If it looks right, I would be happy to send you some seeds.
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Default other varieties that weren't in my garden

Other varieties that weren’t, from my garden:



Top row, left to right:

Altayskiy honey: from Nikitovka Seeds. That was supposed to be a big pink heart-shaped tomato. Instead, I get tangerine-orange 4 to 10 oz plum-shaped tomatoes. Actually, I’m happy with that one. I’ll probably keep seeds from it. I grew only one plant, so I don’t know if it is a stray seed in the pack.

Eldorado: From ebay, but in original seed packet. It was supposed to be an oval-shaped orange tomato. I’m getting red tomatoes from my two plants. They are quite meaty and good, production seems to be good, so I’ll keep them.

Pertsevidny polosaty : From Seemnemailm in original seed packet. I grew only one plant, which is big and productive. It is supposed to be a red striped tomato, but I did not get the stripes. Tomatoes are hollow like a pepper, so not much juice and seeds, but not much meat either.

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Russian Queen: From Croatian seed store. That was supposed to be a highly productive plant of striped tomatoes. My two plants give a very low production of non-striped red tomatoes.

Zebra Oranzhevaya : From Nikitovka Seeds. That was supposed to give very big meaty orange striped tomatoes. My two plants give me yellow cherry/saladette tomatoes.
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Oh dear. Nikitovka seeds have had several mix-ups / incorrect seeds in the last couple of years, from what I have heard from their customers. I always have got what the label said, until last year.. it was supposed to be Orange pear, but I got lemon yellow plums instead.. I didn't try the replacement seeds this year.
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Here is my Lithium sunset, not sure if it's the right one. The striping is very faint and only on the bottom. This is my first one so I have no opinion on the flavor yet. If it looks right, I would be happy to send you some seeds.

My Lithium Sunset looks nice. I got the seeds from the MMMM action from Tormato. I don't know for sure, but I have some tomato grown from bagged inflorescences. If so, I should have seeds by the end of September - then I can send. I think it's a beautiful tomato with good taste.
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Because of the hype Big Beef, gasp..a hybrid got space in the garden this year. They were fairly early and productive, all at the 6 ounce weight, round, red and tasted like a hybrid usually does, pretty average. And when the result gets explained, I get told ,"That is a wrong variety, BB is larger and tastier." I bought the plant from a box store and it was a Bonnie Best grow out. I will try again next year just to give it a chance to be right. I will buy seed and do my own growing.
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Another that isn't.. A Russian variety straight from a pictured packet, 'Golden Eggs' and with a photo of golden orange oval fruits. The bush produced sausage-shaped ones (a bit like the infamous ones with names as Casanova, Zabava and Eros) which are now beginning to turn color. I am hoping for dark / black color instead of the usual red...
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Japanese Pink Cherry - turned out to be yellow and cherry-sized. Some were like ultra-mini boat-shaped beefsteaks (with up to 14 locules).



I'm very happy with the flavor, it being the best yellow cherry I've tried. Sweet and fruity, with lemon overtones and vanilla undertones, is the best way I can describe it.
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Targinnie Red. I loved those tomatoes, about 2-3 oz; I scooped out the centers and stuffed them with fresh parmesan or cottage cheese + Mrs. Dash. Tasty; a hit. Except they were pink, and shaped like an acorn (flat top, tapering). I hope the real Targinnie Red will be as good.

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My mother has plants that came true to seed that shouldn't have. She's got two volunteer cherry tomato plants that are exactly like Sungolds: same color & taste. (Grown side-by-side with real Sungolds).
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My mother has plants that came true to seed that shouldn't have. She's got two volunteer cherry tomato plants that are exactly like Sungolds: same color & taste. (Grown side-by-side with real Sungolds).


Does your mom save seed?
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