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Old June 5, 2018   #541
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In promix to start. Daily watering, couple x a week water with 1/2 st all purpose MG and probably around 1 tbsp Epsom salts every 2 or 3 weeks. Not very fancy.
Any yellow leaf is removed. I Don’t prune properly, but I do remove anything discoloured or spotty whenever I see it
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Old June 5, 2018   #542
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Gorgeous plant/plants Karen. I actually miss my big mass of rugosa I planted out last
year. I'm on the micro hunt and only saved seed from the best flavor and small stature.

I'm glad you saved the opposite.
Winter growing goes a bit slow but with no leaves on the trees I do have a sunny South
window they spend some time in. Micros are a bit easier to move around.

I did successfully grow a Terrenzo, a Lizziano, a Metallica, and a rugosa multiflora that are
now outside and did take off finally, and fruiting.
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Old June 5, 2018   #543
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Pictures of 37x-F4 and 46x-F4 loading up with flowers. Most all of the 8 varieties being grown have good fruit set. Plant sizes vary, one fine leaf 45x-F4 is the tallest. 73x-F3, the fuzzy leaf, is the shortest by far. So far all plants are 12" or shorter. Plants are now 10-11 weeks old and healthy as can be.
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Old June 7, 2018   #544
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I separated two of the 19X from one of the 12" baskets with one plant going to the 7 gallon container and one staying in the basket. They were easily divided, and neither showed any visible distress. So we'll have a good comparison on how these are affected by the container space.
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Old June 10, 2018   #545
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I wonder what this Orange/Yellow Striped Cherry is: a 13X- F5 -1-2 or 13X F2 (mmf X Sweet Baby Girl) ?
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Old June 13, 2018   #546
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This years photo of 53x-F4-2. Lots of sprays and taller than last years. It was tasty last year so hoping for the same or better this season. This years is way more multi-flora than the F3's. I grew a sister to this in the house this winter and it was not mf but was a very short plant. All the yellow fruit was tart/sour!
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I wonder what this Orange/Yellow Striped Cherry is: a 13X- F5 -1-2 or 13X F2 (mmf X Sweet Baby Girl) ?
The original 13X F2 that was the great grandparent of of the F5 you have was red with yellow stripes and one of the best tasting fruits I have ever tasted. I've never fully replicated that flavor. I'm hoping someone finds it and stabilizes it. I know the potential is in there somewhere.
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Old June 14, 2018   #548
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This years photo of 53x-F4-2. Lots of sprays and taller than last years. It was tasty last year so hoping for the same or better this season. This years is way more multi-flora than the F3's. I grew a sister to this in the house this winter and it was not mf but was a very short plant. All the yellow fruit was tart/sour!
Interesting. I'm finding that size is not as easily stabilized as I'd hoped. The more of this I see the more I'm convinced there are multiple genes involved in making the micro. It's not quite as easy as finding a dwarf after a cross and knowing all its offspring will be dwarf (unfortunately)
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Old June 14, 2018   #549
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The original 13X F2 that was the great grandparent of of the F5 you have was red with yellow stripes and one of the best tasting fruits I have ever tasted. I've never fully replicated that flavor. I'm hoping someone finds it and stabilizes it. I know the potential is in there somewhere.

This is a very good tasting tomato - one of the best taste for me also! Just not sure which one it is - I will know next time one is ripe and I know which plant I take it from.............
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Was wondering if I saved the seeds from the above 13X F5 -1-2 what would that plant be called?? 13X - F6 - 1 -2 ??
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Was wondering if I saved the seeds from the above 13X F5 -1-2 what would that plant be called?? 13X - F6 - 1 -2 ??

Correct! If you saved seeds from F5 and planted them then the next plant would be F6..


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Old June 14, 2018   #552
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51 F3, 2 plants of 51 F4 (such different heights!) and 33. Loving these little guys. More fruits coming every day.
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Was wondering if I saved the seeds from the above 13X F5 -1-2 what would that plant be called?? 13X - F6 - 1 -2 ??
Al is correct. It certainly would be an F6 and what you show is the naming convention I use. It eventually gets quite cumbersome to use. It has always been my intention that by the time a line got to F6 or F7 I'd give it a working name to simplify things.

Hopefully you'll find something good enough to name and eventually stabilize. Good Luck.
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Old June 18, 2018   #554
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Just noticing (pic 1- bottom right corners)my 51 F3 is producing what looks more like a lobed mini beefsteak. I think we were looking for a red heart, strong taste?

Its brothers- 4 plants of 51 F4(pic 2) all show the nipple truer to a heart.

Has anyone else found these mini lobed beefsteak like fruit from any 51's?
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Old July 1, 2018   #555
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First picture is 51X F3 showing yellow fruit. Second is 73X F3 with large size fruit, easily 2 oz. Third is 45X F4 loaded up. I've not tasted any fruit yet.
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