Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Member discussion regarding the methods, varieties and merits of growing tomatoes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #31
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

EM Champion I know is available at Tatiana's Tomatobase
for sure ....with good info. / history maybe even where else it is available as well .

I still am pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming over

EM champion ....I don't know how it does it so early in such a small space ..

It was a fluke find ...on my part.



Brandyfred is a 2015 release from the Dwarf Tomato project


It was developed from "Wild Fred" and Brandywine cross

so ...Yum Yum I can hardly wait ....it is a Bit on the Bigger side of the

Dwarf releases ...but if it worth the wait in a 7 gallon and extra fine flavor

Then Great . It sure is a nice fine looking PL plant in the meantime.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #32
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default Velmozha for breakfast June 28

ah ha a real ripe

Velmozha (only medium size ) for breakfast today

It was fine and early !


EM Champion and Velmozha has many coloured fruit .




In My garden for comparison gold nugget and Chibbiko are also ripe .
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #33
clkeiper
Tomatovillian™
 
clkeiper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,631
Default

She's not selling seeds as of right now. I will have to wait until Fall.
__________________
carolyn k
clkeiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #34
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clkeiper View Post
She's not selling seeds as of right now. I will have to wait until Fall.
ahh Poop ! have to wait for fall ?

I will be definitely be reordering EM Champion refresh ...From Tatiana's

Again as well ...I will save and clean seeds ..but I TRUST Tatiana's

as a source rather than my own ....


It certainly helps to procure seeds early as you never know when

there is a crop fail ..or sold out ....or hard to find ....etc. etc.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #35
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default Zinulya has set fruit also Finally .

whoops !
Zinulya has set fruit as well
June 28th.


but still quite a range from

1st set earliest and to sixth place in the

6 Large fruited container friendly trial varieties.

__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #36
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

I have been sampling Velmozha and EM Champion with breakfast for about

10 days now ......

The initial ones are only medium but very early ....

I think I like the Flavour of Velmozha over EM Champion under these conditions

but EM Champion is "Trending " Larger fruit .

But Results and conditions may vary I guess..

There is Larger fruit coming on ....but Both EM Champion and Velmozha have provided medium fruit ...very early ...

The only other ripe fruit in garden for comparison is , Gold nugget , Chibbiko and Juliet (hybrid)
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #37
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

Velmozha and EM champion have settled down

still had a small ripe Velmozha today for breakfast ..

but I have had to restake 2 times Velmozha and Em champions

as the LARGE fruit is growing and Green as it should be ...and

fruit is so heavy I have to refortify stakes to be careful with containers etc.



others Loxton Ladd and BrandyFred are coming along... Krasnodor Titans as well

but I admit I am a bit disappointed with my Zinulya outcome so far ...

perhaps it is not quite the "Container " adaptable as the others ...
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #38
Nan_PA_6b
Tomatovillian™
 
Nan_PA_6b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 444
Default

Black Bear, I notice you grow a lot of determinates. What do you do with all the fruit that shows up all at once?

Nan
Nan_PA_6b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #39
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nan_PA_6b View Post
Black Bear, I notice you grow a lot of determinates. What do you do with all the fruit that shows up all at once?

Nan
Something ..like this ..


Celebrate ! and 1)eat fresh till supply out goes / overwhelms Consumption ..LOL


KABOOM !.....lol



2) also Give away ,

and 3) process what one can


4) I have special "dedicated" vegetable deep freezer (mostly Tomatoes ) to hold

and use or process later ......redistribute extra frozen later LOL


I do have dehydrator etc.


....even if "determinants " they are staggered and different times

as well as "Semi-determinants" with the indeterminants ..etc.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #40
Nan_PA_6b
Tomatovillian™
 
Nan_PA_6b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 444
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
....even if "determinants " they are staggered and different times
Lately I've been considering one year to do just determinates, with the harvests spaced out so I'll have a new load of tomatoes every 10-14 days. (Plus indet cherries for DH.) I've mostly ignored the determinates, so I'd have to do a lot of research to plan that.

Nan
Nan_PA_6b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #41
BlackBear
Tomatovillian™
 
BlackBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Nanaimo , BC
Posts: 630
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nan_PA_6b View Post
Lately I've been considering one year to do just determinates, with the harvests spaced out so I'll have a new load of tomatoes every 10-14 days. (Plus indet cherries for DH.) I've mostly ignored the determinates, so I'd have to do a lot of research to plan that.

Nan
If you are able to plant a variety of Toms with different attributes ..

you should be happy from earliest to latest season in your area ...

determinate , Semi , or Indeterminate etc. (some with 2 crops etc. ).


If you have early, early-mid, mid season , mid late , late etc.

even with all being determinate you should be covered.

add a few semi-determinates and Indeterminate and you are good to go.


.....I was Just sampling a Black Prince right off the VIne

Mama mia ...they are good this year ! Tomato zing but (I struggle for taste description) a hint of watermelon sweetness as well.
__________________
So Many Tomatoes ...So Little Time !
BlackBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 AM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★