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Old March 22, 2017   #46
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Those are lovely tomatoes, Barb! I can't wait to see how mine turn out this summer.
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Old March 26, 2017   #47
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My Mat-Su exp are some of my best looking plants. The plants from #11 are doing better than the others and had better germination as well just FYI.
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Old March 26, 2017   #48
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My Mat-Su exp are some of my best looking plants. The plants from #11 are doing better than the others and had better germination as well just FYI.
I am seeing plant 11 as being the most consistent for setting tomatoes early, lots of blooms too. I found some missing seeds for plant 13, I remember it was really good tasting and very early too. Good luck, I hope they treat you with good tasting tomatoes before winter. LOL
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Old March 26, 2017   #49
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I ate another fabulous one tonight; Hopefully will post picture later.

This coming week our daytime highs will be 80-85 with night time lows 61-65. We've had nothing but sunshine so I expect to be picking TONS of Mat-su Express tomatoes.
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Old March 27, 2017   #50
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Anyone having germ issues?
I only have one up out of 12 seeds. All my other varieties in the same tray are up. In fact, all 4 trays I started of over 15 types are all up.
It's plant A 11 stock.
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Old March 27, 2017   #51
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I had 100% germination from Plant Cole-Robbie.

What is the Plant 11 and Plant 13?

Picture taken with crappy camera and too close but it was so yummy and juicy.
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Old March 27, 2017   #52
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Mark, I'll be sowing in a week or so. I only have room for 1 plant, so I won't be of much use to see how many perform, only the one. Based on this I'm thinking I'll sow from the plant 11 packet you sent--although you also sent plant 41. Do you recommend plant 11?

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Old March 27, 2017   #53
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I have three plants, seed from Cole. Fruit set on all three.
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Old March 27, 2017   #54
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I had 100% germination from Plant Cole-Robbie.

What is the Plant 11 and Plant 13?

Picture taken with crappy camera and too close but it was so yummy and juicy.
Barb, any seeds saved from the F5's were from a few very early plants, that I labeled to check for early F6 consistency, that's all.

PH, they seem to take awhile to sprout, I may have let them ferment too long, something like that, but they should sprout.

Justine, I would try both batches.
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Old March 27, 2017   #55
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My seeds from Cole Robbie sprouted (on damp paper towel) just fine and I potted them up yesterday

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Old March 27, 2017   #56
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It's still too early here to sow my all my tomato seeds but I usually sow 3 to 4 tomato seeds when I start my petunias for fun.

My plants enjoying some sunshine. I started them on 2/23. The bottom right is Mat-Su Express from Cole_Robbie. Top right is sungold and the other two are purple and sunrise bumblebee.
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Old March 27, 2017   #57
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I would like to give it a shot if anyone has any seeds i have plenty seeds i could trade
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Old March 27, 2017   #58
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Charley, I am still giving away seeds in exchange for a self-addressed stamped envelope. Send me a private message, and I will give you my address.
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Old March 27, 2017   #59
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I type too slow; Already answered by Cole_Robbie.
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Old March 29, 2017   #60
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I probably picked over 25 Matsu-Express tomatoes today; Weather high of 83 degrees and no clouds for days now.

When I think a tomato will be really good, I bring it to my next door neighbor for a taste test. Then we rank them. I had one such Matsu-Express that was larger than the others I've been eating. This was the first I shared which is saying a lot because I give away most of my tomatoes.

It was excellent and very tomato-y.

I had an epiphany today. I didn't think my plants were early but I sowed seeds for Sky Reacher at the exact same time. SkyReacher is very prolific and I also have several SR plants. The thing is I've picked way more Matsu Tomatoes than SR.
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