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Old May 14, 2017   #16
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That is impressive looking, is that two pants in one bag?

About half of the plants I set out were double plants (two in one pot) this year.
No, DR. One plant per bag/
They grow very bushy and short. Being Determinat, I don' prune the, except for the yellowing lower leaves/

After SFT, I have the followings that are doing real well

Ananas Noire : One of them has close to 10 fruits. But they are big. The bigget maybe 12 oz.
Big Beef. There is a bunch of them ( ~8) down below. Many in higher branches
IS-PL : Probably 20 tomatoes on the best plant. Beating Pruden's Purple next it it hands down.
Brandy Boy F1 : too many too count. The plants are huge
Brown Heart : About 8. Like AN, the fruits are big and getting light green.
Stupice : Probably has over 50 per plant but they are saladett size.
Big Rainbow: Huge plant. I could only see about 8.

I will list those that are doing poorly,the next time. There are quite few of them out there.
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No, DR. One plant per bag/
They grow very bushy and short. Being Determinat, I don' prune the, except for the yellowing lower leaves/

After SFT, I have the followings that are doing real well

Ananas Noire : One of them has close to 10 fruits. But they are big. The bigget maybe 12 oz.
Big Beef. There is a bunch of them ( ~8) down below. Many in higher branches
IS-PL : Probably 20 tomatoes on the best plant. Beating Pruden's Purple next it it hands down.
Brandy Boy F1 : too many too count. The plants are huge
Brown Heart : About 8. Like AN, the fruits are big and getting light green.
Stupice : Probably has over 50 per plant but they are saladett size.
Big Rainbow: Huge plant. I could only see about 8.

I will list those that are doing poorly,the next time. There are quite few of them out there.
Would love to see more pictures
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Old May 15, 2017   #18
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Here is mine, in Excel format. I have a ton of flowers! But I would say that Rebel Yell has been especially stingy with the flowers... Lithium Sunset is a real producer of blossoms!!
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Here is mine, in Excel format. I have a ton of flowers! But I would say that Rebel Yell has been especially stingy with the flowers... Lithium Sunset is a real producer of blossoms!!
I am guessing EG is Early Girl - no suprise about their production and they are early.
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I have picked over 50 tomato's thus far. Indian Stripe, Cherokee Purple, Wes, Kosovo, Carmella....... I am still waiting on Brandywine Cowlick, Rurgers, Dona f1, Opalaka, and Jean Flamme. Production has been impressive, taste has been very good, and texture has been excellent. My only problem has been birds Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Anna Margret's Heart and Big Beef are looking good. There are others, but I've never had a heart tomato produce so well, and this is the first time Big Beef has survived in our garden.
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Here in Florida it was such a mild winter, we've been having ripe tomatoes since November of last year. I planted out seedlings 3 times so far since last September. Here are some from the latest planting....



Also can't resist sharing pictures of my purple garden....





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Fruit set started off good, but now I am not seeing many flower trusses. Had some cooler weather with high winds etc., so I suspect that may have caused much of the blossom drop. Hope things pick up.
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I am guessing EG is Early Girl - no suprise about their production and they are early.
Yep, that's Early Girl. I also have a bush type EG that I just planted in a pot. It is my wife's favorite tomato, because she likes 'em tart! Rebel Yell has so far been my favorite tasting tomato.

I'll keep this little spreadsheet filled out through the season to see how it goes

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I have my first color on a tomato!

OK, it's just blue on Lucid Gem but it's a color!

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I have picked over 50 tomato's thus far. Indian Stripe, Cherokee Purple, Wes, Kosovo, Carmella....... I am still waiting on Brandywine Cowlick, Rurgers, Dona f1, Opalaka, and Jean Flamme. Production has been impressive, taste has been very good, and texture has been excellent. My only problem has been birds Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Since I only have a small number of tomato's, I wrap the larger ones in screen to keep the birds and squirrels out, so far it has worked.
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Here in Florida it was such a mild winter, we've been having ripe tomatoes since November of last year. I planted out seedlings 3 times so far since last September. Here are some from the latest planting....




Ginny
What variety of tomato? Really impressive
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Would love to see more pictures
Let me see what I have in my laptop.

BROWN HEART
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Brandy Boy

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Esterina F2

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Stupice
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SILVERY FIR TREE

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super Sioux

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Note: Pictures were taken 10 days ago.
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Mat-su and ISPL are the leaders for me in fruitset. Limmony and Marglobe are the worst. Seem to drop blossoms often.
ISPL will nearly always lead in fruit set and the hotter it gets the more it will lead. I just set out my first ISPL a couple of weeks ago. I know it will do alright even when it is hot where many others will not. I was watering and fertilizing this morning and noticed on that small ISPL plant that is less than 18 inches tall it has the largest Mega bloom I think I have ever seen. I'm almost tempted to remove all the other buds and see what happens but then I would miss out on all those good fruits in hopes of one big messy one. Nah.

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What variety of tomato? Really impressive
Big Beef... :-) But many of the other varieties produced as much. It has been pretty much perfect tomato growing weather.

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