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Old June 23, 2017   #61
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Your Coyote should be quite small, about the size of a gooseberry or large currant (it is a currant tomato, I believe), and very light yellow. It is sweet and kids love them. Mine reseed on their own in my one garden reserved for reseeding Coyote. My other garden has Matt's Wild Cherry reseeding so I do not replant them. I did replant the Matt's once to see if my reseeding ones were still the same as the commercial one. They seems to be. So both are on my list.

In addition I am growing:
Purple Bumblebee (new)
Pink Bumblebee (new)
Esterina (new) replacing SunSugar to see how they compare
Blush (love this one from last year. Makes fantastic oven dried tomatoes when cut in half!
Maglia Rosa (new)
Nectar (new) Touted as sweetest red - will see! Only seeds from Park's germinated.
Lime Green Salad (saladette)
Jaunne Flamme (more salad size and great for oven drying as well.

I find larger cherries in general make great oven dried tomatoes when I have more than I can handle at once! Uses them up quickly. Like eating candy!
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Old June 25, 2017   #62
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Here is a collection of my cherry/grape tomato varieties this season.

The bigger red ones (Roma looking) are Juliet.
The tiny red grapes ones are from store bough that came up in the compost pile.
The small orange/yellow ones are SunGold.
The large golden yellow ones are Essterina

The I have my tiger grapes that are the size of Juliet. Out of 2 plants one is producing a pointy heart shaped fruits. This is the 3rd year that i am growing this variety. I got the seeds from a package of Trader Joes cherry/grape heirloom. Well, that is what they called them "Heirloom". But I am sure they were just OP.
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Old June 25, 2017   #63
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I never thought I would like a cherry tomato more than Black Cherry but Sungold is delicious! Pink Princess is also wonderful.

Esterina is really producing (below) but Sungold is the 3/3 vote winner in my family.

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Old June 26, 2017   #64
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This is my second year of my raised garden.
I have:
Black cherry
Sunrise bumblebee
Sun sugar
Red cherry
Maglia Rosa (container)

They just start to set the fruit.
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Old July 11, 2017   #65
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I am growing quite a few cherries because my 2 year old grandson love to pick them off the plants and eat them on the spot. I have tried many red varieties but this year I have found the one I am sticking with, Rev Michael Keyes. Production is unbelievable and flavor is spot on. That wig is there to keep the heavy truss from breaking. Thanks, Marsha, for the seeds.
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Old July 11, 2017   #66
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Here is a collection of my cherry/grape tomato varieties this season.
What a beautiful platter of tomatoes!
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Old July 11, 2017   #67
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Nice, I have one growing as well. It is absolutely loaded.
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Old July 11, 2017   #68
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I am going to SIMPLIFY my gardening next year.
Over the years I have been trying many varieties. Maybe close to 100.
I have found few that I really like , some that were ok but most not so good.

Here goes my 20/80 rule. Out of 100 I have 20 favorites and 80 that I don't care for. So the next season I will grow about 12 of those, about two plant of each, Just about 24 plants.
I will give them twice the space. ( 3ft by 4ft =12 sq-ft). !2 *24 = 290 sq-ft. .That is about 50% of my garden space. I will grow other things in the remaining 50%. .
I want to have ample walkway , to be able to do my work with ease. Right now I have a jungle.
Talking about Cherry/grape varieties , I will have 3 plants. .
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Old July 11, 2017   #69
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This season I'm growing a micro tomato called Hardin's Miniature. It gets 6-12" tall. I have 4 of them, each growing in its own trade 1-gallon pot.

Why these plants are awesome:

1. The amount of fruit is staggering. (Fruit, btw, is red, grape shaped with a pointed end, about 1.25" long.) For how short the plant is, it's bushy and packs a lot into a small space. The picture at Gardenhoard doesn't do it justice.
2. The taste is strong and good, a balanced tangy taste like a good full-sized tomato. My mother said, "Now if only I could find this taste in a full-sized slicer!"
3. They're adorable.
4. They're called determinate in habit but they flowered over a long period of time and now they're fruiting a bit at a time.

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I will be awash with cherries growing out the Karmas, Nan's post office spoonful and a couple of incredibly floriferous new ones rebel alliance and Rev. Michael Keyes. Also some F3 ternzo tumblers. about 30 plants in all... holy wow
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Old July 12, 2017   #71
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Ah, but when you're invited to picnics and parties, your mixed bowls of cherries will be a hit!

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I will be awash with cherries growing out the Karmas, Nan's post office spoonful and a couple of incredibly floriferous new ones rebel alliance and Rev. Michael Keyes. Also some F3 ternzo tumblers. about 30 plants in all... holy wow
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I have Reverend Michael Keyes too, holy cow! And I planted 4 of them.

But I set up every week at the farmers market with my soap, so I bought some berry baskets and produce bags so I can sell off my extra cherry tomatoes too.
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Old July 12, 2017   #73
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One truss. Seriously holy wow . ... RMK in a 5 gallon pot no less... 😝
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Wow thats amazing. How is the taste of rmk?what color is it
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Old July 15, 2017   #75
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Hi Charley, RMK will be red. I dont have a ripe one yet but I am told by Marsha who I received the seed from that the flavour is great.
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