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Old May 26, 2007   #1
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Default A glossary of commonly used tomato culture abbreviations

After reading Thawley's post about PL and RL, I figured it wouldn't hurt to have a glossary for the folks who are new to our abbreviated language. I will get the ball rolling. Feel free to add some tomato and gardening terms that appear here on the forum.

DTM - days to maturity - This is the number that you see on seed packs indicating how long (on average) it takes from the time you transplant into the garden until you have ripe fruit. I suppose it is one way of comparing the earliness or lateness of varieties but I have found it pretty much meaningless. I have had tomatoes with a DTM of 85 days come in at 50 and vice versa.


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Old May 26, 2007   #2
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I had someone here help compile a list of all of the abbreviations/acronyms that we use around here...when I recently resychronized the storage forum here (where I put it to work on further) I accidentally deleted it.

I think I also have it tucked away in an email somewhere...I promise I will look for it and post it ASAP, if I find it.
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Old May 27, 2007   #3
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A few more unknowns:
• Dwarf (is this just another name for determatate?)
• F1, F2, F3???

More for the list:
• BER: Blossom End Rot
• Florida weave: trellising method
• SSE: Seed Savers Exchange
• EB's:Earthboxes
• MG: Miracle-Gro®

Last edited by Thawley; May 28, 2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Added to the list...
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Old May 28, 2007   #4
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OP : open pollinated
CP : cross pollinated ...

DTM from date of transplant to maturity depends on the state of transplanting, I see tomato-lovers transplants tiny seedlings upto plants bearing flowers already so that will influence the time to mature as well...

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PL : potatoleaf
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Old May 29, 2007   #5
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Here's a few (I may add more later):

LGS - Lime Green Salad
NBD - New Big Dwarf
BWS (or BW Sud) - Brandywine, Sudduth
BW - Brandywine
CP (or ChP) - Cherokee Purple
CC (or ChC) - Cherokee Chocolate
CG (or ChG) - Cherokee Green
RL - regular leaf
GMGPL (or GMG) - Grub's Mystery Green PL
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Old May 29, 2007   #7
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SOL - when your garden is attacked by blister beetles and hornworms and you have a major hailstorm all in the same day.

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F1, F2, F3 - refers to the generation of crossed seeds in the process of stabilizing, it can take many generations (7+) to fully stabilize a cross or hybrid

RL- regular leaf

All dwarfs are determinate, but not all determinates are dwarfs

BTW - What would you call it when a F2 or F3 looks like it wants to be a PL, but still has some serrations?

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Old May 29, 2007   #9
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BTD = Berkeley Tie Dye
ARGG = Aunt Ruby's German Green
SOTW = Stump of the World
TGSC = Tomato Grower's Supply Co. (I've also seen this one listed as TGS)
TT = Totally Tomatoes

I'm sure I'll think of more later...
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DIY EB = Do-it-yourself Earthbox(R). Self-watering plant containers which are homemade versions of the commercial version sold as Earthboxes(R). There is a long thread in the Growing in Containers forum on how to make these.

NAR = Neve's Azorean Red
MP = Marianna's Peace
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WMT/SF
Worths mystery tomato small fruited.

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Mischka--

Here it is...

AGG Aunt Gertie's Gold
AKA Also Known As
ARJR Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
ARGG Aunt Ruby's German Green
ASAP As Soon As Possible
BB Bloody Butcher, BrandyBoy
BBH Brad's Black Heart
BCW Box Car Willie
BER Blossom End Rot
BFT Black From Tula
BLT AKA RTS (Ruined Tomato Sandwich)
BT Bacillus thuringiensis
BTD Berkely Tie Dye
BTW By The Way
BW Brandywine
CC Cherokee Chocolate
ChChoc Cherokee Chocolate
CG Cherokee Green
ChGreen - Cherokee Green
CP Cherokee Purple
ChPur - Cherokee Purple
CRM Concrete Reinforcing Mesh same as CRW
CRW Concrete Reinforcing Wire same as CRM
Det Determinate
DH Dear Husband
DTM Days To Maturity
DW Dear Wife
EF Earl's Faux
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPB Eva Purple Ball
FWIW For What Its Worth
GA Gregori's Altai
GDC - Golden Dwarf Champion
GG Green Giant
GH GreenHouse
GJ - German Johnson
GMG Grub's Mystery Green
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
GRS German Red Strawberry
GW Garden Web
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
Indet Indeterminate
Ind Indeterminate
JF Jaune Flammee
KB Kellogg's Breakfast
KBX Kellogg's Breakfast, potato leaf
KHP Kalman's Hungarian Pink
LC Lucky Cross
Lucky X - Lucky Cross
LL - Little Lucky
LGS Lime Green Salad
LOL Laugh Out Loud
LPB Large Pink Bulgarian
LYH Lillian's Yellow Heirloom
MG Miracle-Gro
ML Mortgage Lifter
MP Marianna's Peace
NAR Neves Azorean Red
NBD New Big Dwarf
NCP Natural Cross-Pollination
NPK Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
NSP Natural Self-pollination
OP Open Pollinated
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTV Off The Vine
PL Potato Leaf
PM Private Message
PNW Pacific North West
PPP Pink Ping Pong
RL Regular Leaf
ROFLMAO Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A** Off
SASE Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SESE Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
SFG Square Foot Gardening
SFT Silvery Fir Tree
SH Southern Hemisphere
SHP Sand Hill Preservation
SO Significant Other
SOW Stump Of the World
SSE Seed Saver's Exchange
TGS(C) Tomato Grower's Supply Company
TMV Tobacco Mosaic Virus
TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TT Totally Tomatoes
TYVM Thank You Very Much
TYW Tom's Yellow Wonder
WOW Wall O' Water

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edited - I added a few!
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NICE! Thanks for the post.

I've seen a variation on "DW Dear Wife"...

SWMBO: She Who Must Be Obeyed

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Now we're cookin'!

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Old December 27, 2009   #15
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a few more...

AFAIK as far as I know
BSF black soldier fly (its beneficial larvae are common in summer compost)
GE genetically engineered
GW GardenWeb
IIRC if I recall correctly
IRL in real life
SASBE self-addressed stamped bubble envelope (to prevent seeds from being mangled by post office; alternative is to make the envelope 1/4 inch thick or more and pay extra 20 cents postage for hand canceling)
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