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Old June 19, 2017   #16
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Nice looking plants, KarenO.
From the previous info (thanks!), I think I'll try Utyonok next season. I'm typically a big fan of orange/gold tomatoes. From previous varieties that I've tried, Tumbling Tom Junior (Yellow) and Tumbling Tiger (Vegetalis) are fairly compact and will "fit" in my coldframe as a very early. TTJ didn't taste very good when it started, but got better. Tumbling Tiger has 360 degree branching, so I will probably add it next spring. It is the most compact "tumbling" type that I've grown. I start all these in February, so they must not outgrow my available space, and that is a big issue with regular hanging basket types.
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Old June 19, 2017   #17
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Thanks, Karen

Stokes has the best prices on Terrenzo that I have found:
http://www.stokeseeds.com/product.as...checkCookies=1
Just ordered a bean i want to try...Burpee has Terenzo right now i.25 for ten seeds.
i even think they have free shipping. Never ordered from them.

Nice looking compact plant karenO !
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Old June 19, 2017   #18
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I'm growing Hardin's Miniature this year. Wow prolific! Elongated ovals coming to a point. Naturally blue-grey curling foliage (not as curly as Stick, but don't think there's anything wrong if yours curl). I have no idea what they taste like yet, but ChrisK used them in some of his crosses.

http://www.gardenhoard.com/tomato-ha...ure-seeds.html

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Old June 19, 2017   #19
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I like Utyonok too. Mine are yellow to golden orange, but not pointy.

Prolific and good tasting. The only problem is that they spend their whole lives looking like they're ready to die, with the stumpy shape and curled leaves...
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Old June 19, 2017   #20
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I'm growing Pearly Pink Orange in a maybe one gallon pot and it is fruiting and growing well.
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Pearly Pink Orange cascades & would look pretty in a hanging basket.

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I like Utyonok too. Mine are yellow to golden orange, but not pointy.
I was mistaken. Some of my fruits are pointy. I don't track by plant, but it's possible that some plants are pointy and some aren't.
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I find dwarfs are to stiff to look good in a basket. Also no micro approaches the productivity of a determinate cherry OP or hybrid, not even the MF's. Also the tumblers are much, much earlier. The simple solution to your space issue in your cold frame is to sow them later. Mine was sown April 1 and will soon be producing lots of fruit. And it looks good.

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Old June 20, 2017   #24
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Maglia Rosa might look pretty in a basket. Without support, it falls and weeps a bit. I think if grown in a hanging basket and never staked, it would naturally cascade, although it would do so mostly to one side.
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Old July 16, 2017   #25
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Same planter from earlier photo. Now heavy with fruit.
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I have now tasted my Hardin's Miniature fruit. It could be grown for taste alone. It tastes like a full-size tomato, not sweet, it's balanced but on the tangy side, a lot of flavor (not mild), complex.

Hardin's Mini is said to be determinate (as to growth) but it sets and ripens fruit over a long period. It grows 6-12" tall, and very bushy. It's loaded with fruit, so very productive for such a small plant. Garden Hoard sells it but their picture doesn't do it justice. Imagine 3x the plant with 6x the fruit.

I highly recommend it. It doesn't tumble, but if unstaked the branches fall to be parallel with the ground. You can stake them upright.

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Another possibility is Maskotka (Mascot). Easy to grow, early, determinate, hanging, red, sweet, very tasty, my sons love it.
Last year I had it in a window-box. I think, that Maskotka grows better in the basket, stems can grow freely and cover the basket. I found a description in Tanya's tomatobase .
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I had similiar idea last year, planted them along side of a tall raised bed, hoping they will hang down. They were floppy but still tried to stand up, so awkward shapes, I had to lift some branches up and stake them in the end.
A big hanging basket with 3 MR may work, they do tend to flop to one side.

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Old July 24, 2017   #29
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I like utnayok for it's earliness, compact plant, and size of fruit. The flavor could be a lot more intense, but there is a subtle fruitiness. It could also use more disease resistance, but so could most of the micros minis and dwarfs I've tried. Mine ripen yellow-orange which I assume is a tangerine-gene type. Mine have points but not as pronounced as zipcode's. Seed source was http://www.sampleseeds.com/

Betime's Macbeth is very good. So is Maskotka, and Beaverlodge Plum is worth a try. I like Vilma in the micro category, but don't have a lot of use for the tiny cherries.

I'd be interested in an op version of Terenzo. I'll add the f1 to my list for next year.

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