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Old 1 Week Ago   #511
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5b Cherokee purple, Paul Robeson, Cherokee Carbon, Sungold that is taller than me (5'7) @eyegrotom (Thank you!)

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Looking good!
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I've got 83 tomato varieties in the garden this year plus some volunteers that I've allowed to survive. With multiples of some varieties it amounts to 100+ plants. The HM 1823 variety had such a sexy name I couldn't resist buying one from the local grocery store. It has produced loads of big tomatoes on a compact plant that are only a little better than grocery store stuff--hard, not much flavor but beautiful. I've used some in fresh salsa with lots of Creole Seasoning salt and it was still good (zingers like Red Boar were also in the mix). I don't think I'll be growing this one again.
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I'm posting a handful of pictures taken today of my Dwarf Caitydid, New Big Dwarf, Dwarf Sweet Sue, and Early Detroit.
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On Tomatoville is it Dwarfs or Dwarves? Which is correct (for tomatoes)?

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On Tomatoville is it Dwarfs or Dwarves? Which is correct (for tomatoes)?

Donna



Technically speaking, the plural of 'dwarf' is 'dwarfs'.



But if you're talking about the mythical creatures found in J.R.R. Tolkien books, Dungeons & Dragons games, or other fantasy creations, then you'd use 'Dwarves' as the plural.


As far as Tomatoville is concerned, I doubt anyone is going to get their knickers in a knot if someone uses either spelling (at least I hope that is the case).
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I'm Team Tolkien. I actually read The Silmarillion, a miserable experience.

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Here are some Sunrise Bumblebee fruit:

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Here's a couple of shots of heart shaped tomatoes. From left to right-Siberian Pink Honey, WRP (Work Release Paste) and Sister Miriam. The second shot is of WRP sliced. It was delicious, juicy, wonderful but this is only one fruit from two plants. It was planted late so it might have produced more if it had been set out earlier.

I still haven't tried the other two.

Bill
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gdaddybill: Nice looking meaty tomatoes. Hope your plants are doing well, despite all the rainfall. Still enjoying re-referring to your excellent book.
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Thanks, glad you've enjoyed the book. Obviously variety recommendations are subject to change on a yearly basis. I have a bunch of tomatoes with names written on the shoulders or ugly blossom ends, to taste and I try to sample 3-4 a day. We took our own Bigley (Orange Jazz) slices to Whataburger today and had them "hold the tomatoes". A great burger with a great tasting, home grown tomato is hard to beat. We usually do this through the drive through but we were very sneaky about it this time--not sure if you can bring your own condiments into a burger joint.
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