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Old September 13, 2016   #241
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Default Quarrying a tomato

Large tomatoes require special techniques.
When slicing is not an option, quarrying works quite well.
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Old December 18, 2016   #242
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He did have the world record, now I've stolen it from him with my 8.61 lb. tomato.lol. sorry ,this is in response to #92 post

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Old December 19, 2016   #243
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Here's my new WR tomato
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Old December 19, 2016   #244
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Another angle of the 8.61
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Old December 19, 2016   #245
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That is awesome, CONGRATULATIONS. Thanks for posting that picture.
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Old December 19, 2016   #246
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Here's my new WR tomato
WOW!!! A new WORLD RECORD? What a beauty. What variety is it? Do you have any secrets that you are willing to share?
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Old December 19, 2016   #247
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Did you name it Bigvanvader? Really amazing!
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Old December 19, 2016   #248
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It's a big zac
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Old December 19, 2016   #249
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Niiiiccceee!!!! I have always had luck with Big Zac- even without fused blossoms. It just makes big tomatoes, all the way around.
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Old December 19, 2016   #250
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Niiiiccceee!!!! I have always had luck with Big Zac- even without fused blossoms. It just makes big tomatoes, all the way around.
Here's the largest Big Zac I've grown- a little over 3 lbs.

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Old May 22, 2017   #251
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Anyone gearing up this year to go big again?

I have 2 Big Zac and 4 Chapman.

All 4 Chapman had HUGE megablooms on Saturday morning. Then at the end of the day I was exhausted from working and wanted to end the day with some light duty tasks such as cluster thinning and suckering. So as I worked my way up and down my rows, I realized, too late, that I pinched off two of the 4 Chapman megablooms. That hurt. Live and learn I guess.
Still have two, so we will see how it goes.
My BZ does not have any unusually large buds at this point. Same thing happened last year. Maybe I need to get different BZ genetics...
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Old May 29, 2017   #252
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Anyone gearing up this year to go big again?

I have 2 Big Zac and 4 Chapman.

All 4 Chapman had HUGE megablooms on Saturday morning. Then at the end of the day I was exhausted from working and wanted to end the day with some light duty tasks such as cluster thinning and suckering. So as I worked my way up and down my rows, I realized, too late, that I pinched off two of the 4 Chapman megablooms. That hurt. Live and learn I guess.
Still have two, so we will see how it goes.
My BZ does not have any unusually large buds at this point. Same thing happened last year. Maybe I need to get different BZ genetics...
Yes. I'll try again to go big, eventhough I already know that I'll probably fail. Last year my biggest tomato was just 600g (1pound 5 oz). For this seasons I had high expectations on at least 5 varieties: Maga Marv, Shuntuski Velikan, Slankard's, Donskoi and George Detsikas.

For MM and SV I had only 1 plant germinating out of 5 seeds I had of each variety. My 1 year old son accidentally stepped on the SV seedling while I had it on a tray in the balcony, so it didn't even make it to the garden.

So this is what I have left

1 Mega Marv (which by the way is growing very slowly...)
4 Donskoi
3 George Detsikas IT Red
2 Slankard's

My goal is to reach 2 pounds, but I could be happy if I beat my record from last year

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Old May 29, 2017   #253
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Here's the largest Big Zac I've grown- a little over 3 lbs.

Darin
Nice piece of news : a tomato can be big without being perfectly ugly...
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Old June 26, 2017   #254
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Biggest so far this year- Dotson's Lebanese Heart- 1.92 lbs, modeled by BigVanVader himself
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