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Old May 12, 2019   #16
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Conservatory works for me but not all people.
For some it would be a sun room and some such thing.
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Old May 14, 2019   #17
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SunGold is my benchmark for flavor and for a "known" ripening time. It has consistently been 84-86 days from sowing seeds, here.





The earliest ripening variety I've trialed is Ditmarsher, 74 DTM from sowing. Its taste however, to me, is hideous.
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Old May 14, 2019   #18
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SunGold is my benchmark for flavor and for a "known" ripening time. It has consistently been 84-86 days from sowing seeds, here.





The earliest ripening variety I've trialed is Ditmarsher, 74 DTM from sowing. Its taste however, to me, is hideous.
Hahaha, I know all about hideous tasting tomatoes.

My 1st year growing them I had 120 Lbs of MoneyMaker variety and neither myself or my two housemates liked them.

Sungold is super fast, if I grow it successfully this year ( I have 9 flowering now ) I may stick with it as my main tomato.
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To be fair towards Ditmarsher, there are differing opinions as to it tasting hideous..
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To be fair towards Ditmarsher, there are differing opinions as to it tasting hideous..


Yes, there are. And, there are differing opinions on Pearly Pink Orange, too.
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Old May 14, 2019   #21
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I wasn't thrilled with the taste of Ditmarsher. I wonder if I will like Pearly Pink Orange which I am growing this year...….

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Old May 17, 2019   #22
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It's my guess that they are the same variety.
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Old May 17, 2019   #23
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It's my guess that they are the same variety.
Interesting!!!

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Old May 18, 2019   #24
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Nope... ! PPO is The one and only.
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Old May 18, 2019   #25
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That's good to know Narnian, since you so generously shared seeds with me .

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Old May 18, 2019   #26
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I reluctantly bought plants mail order just to see how they grow as a side project from my main plants.

Super sweet 100 and sweet million, 5 of each for about $10 including delivery but they are plug plants and its late for that size in the UK now.

They might be able to ripen a truss each I hope, that would make it worth it for me since they are unplanned.

But mainly I get to see the genetics and growing of the varieties.
Closely related varieties from what I remember ?
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I understand that Sweet Million isn't necessarily a hybrid so it's worth saving the seeds . Years ago, when I knew little about seed saving and tomato genetics, I bought SM plants and planted them in a specific area of the garden. When the volunteers came up, I knew that they were SM cherries and would transplant a few into a row so that I never had to buy cherry tomato plants again. I remember that they were always round, red cherries that tasted good .

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Old May 18, 2019   #28
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Sungold, Matt's Wild Cherry, Indigo Cherry Drops.
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Old May 19, 2019   #29
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Sungold, Hardin's Miniature, and Post Office Spoonful are all early for me. I usually grow Hardin's Mini in a gallon pot (more like 3 litres, actually). You can take it inside if it gets too cold outside. Taste is a good tomato taste (not sweet). Post Office Spoonful is a tough plant that seems to grow through any conditions and produces till killed by frost. The fruit is about 17mm in size, very good tomato taste (not sweet). POS is a very large plant, like Sungold. Hardin's Mini is about 12-14".


I can send you some POS and HM if you'd like; PM me.
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