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Old May 21, 2017   #1
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I found some gilbertie tomato plants at joblot today so I bought 2.
The description reminded me of a big family heirloom paste type I grew in the 90's but lost the seeds.Should be interesting to see if they are the same as what I grew back then. If they were originally from CT I am on the right track.
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Lucky you! I had to resort to the MMMM wishlist to get Gilbertie seeds. They didn't make the list this year, but very high probability for next year.
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Old May 22, 2017   #3
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It's a shame,the joblot store isn't taking care of the plants.
In a few weeks they will probably all be dead.
I got em just in time.
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Old May 26, 2017   #4
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I tried to grow gilbertie last season but it didn't work. On one hand they got a bad spot in the garden growing next to some zucchini plants that almost smothered them. Then they got some blight and started dying one after another. Only one plant barely survived and produced just 2 tomatoes which taste bland to me.
This variety won't be back in my garden.
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Love love LOVE Gilbertie paste toms! I got seeds from High Mowing a few years back. They are bigger than San Marzano and dont seem to get hit with Anthracnose like my San Marzanos do.
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