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Old June 7, 2018   #31
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Default Heirloom disease resistance?

Most of the folks who grow tomatoes in the Deep South can tell you that fungal diseases are the bane of the tomato garden. At this time of the year most of my plants are usually finishing up, if they are not already finished. The photo is of Boxcar Willie. NO DISEASE.

On an interesting note, Clyde Burson, the man who was a friend of my in-laws in Arkansas, and who had what turned out to be Indian Stripe growing in his garden, noted to me one year that Boxcar Willie was not affected by a "blight" that affected his other tomato plants. I had gotten some seeds from Clyde for Indian Stripe and I had given him some seeds for BCW. I passed the seeds along to Carolyn , who is responsible for introducing Indian Stripe to the world.

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Old June 7, 2018   #32
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Grow, Boxcar, grow!
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Old June 7, 2018   #33
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Boxcar appreciates that!

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Old June 8, 2018   #34
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Boxcar Willie ? Hmmm.
I grew it once. I might try it again.
BIG BEEF , not a heirloom , is a stand out heathy robust and productive amongst my 24 varieties bow, where some others got septoria, grey mold, etc. Actually I have 2 plants. It also was the first beefsteak size to have ripe tomatoes. Next year I wiil plant more BB.
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Big Beef has a lot going for it. It's a keeper for my mom.

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Old June 8, 2018   #36
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So far there are 5 varieties I can't imagine being without:

Girl Girl's Weird Thing (original seeds from ginger2778)
Rosado de Ayerbe (original seeds from Ilex)
George Detsikas Italian Red (original seeds from tam91)
Indian Stripe PL (original seeds from BigVanVader)

These four are heat tolerant, and yield very well in my greenhouse. They're also delicious.

Finally, there's:
Sakharnyi Pudovichok (original seeds from ContainerTed)

...which does well outside, even in the coolest of summers, and tastes great.

Thanks again to all my seed sources!

I hope to find more "every year varieties" in this summers harvest.


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Old June 9, 2018   #37
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Maskotka, the tumbling cherry, turned out to be too big for my indoor windowsill but is one of the nicest cherries I've tasted. So it's going on my outdoor/greenhouse list
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Old June 9, 2018   #38
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Somebody on this site, I can't remember who, uses BB to graft other varieties onto because of the disease resistance.

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So far there are 5 varieties I can't imagine being without:

Girl Girl's Weird Thing (original seeds from ginger2778)
Rosado de Ayerbe (original seeds from Ilex)
George Detsikas Italian Red (original seeds from tam91)
Indian Stripe PL (original seeds from BigVanVader)

These four are heat tolerant, and yield very well in my greenhouse. They're also delicious.

Finally, there's:
Sakharnyi Pudovichok (original seeds from ContainerTed)

...which does well outside, even in the coolest of summers, and tastes great.

Thanks again to all my seed sources!

I hope to find more "every year varieties" in this summers harvest.


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I will second GGWT, it is in my garden for the third consecutive year. Currently it's the tallest plant I have at 6 feet. This variety is very productive, produces beautiful and very flavorful fruit, and seems to avoid most common tomato ailments through the season.
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I second big beef and GGWT. I grow them every year. I picked a big beef a few days ago that was ripe in only 60 days and was about 3/4 of a pound. Great tomato taste as well.
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