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Old March 14, 2017   #31
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Here is this year's list:
Determinates
Glacier
Siletz
Early Wonder Pink
Early Siberian
Sheyenne
Mountain Fresh
Sweet Tangerine (Burpee)
Cosmonaut Volkov
Legend
Saucing/Paste/Oxheart
Coure Di Bue
Mama Leone
Siberian Pink Honey
Amish Paste
Small Fruited
Sweetie
Black Cherry
Sunsugar
Gardener's Delight
Bloody Butcher
Colored
Black Giant
Lemon Boy
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
Beefsteak
Delicious
Chapman
Neves Azorean
Crnkovic Yugoslavian
Slicing/Globe
North Dakota Earliana
Goliath
Jet Star
Chalk's Early Jewel
Russian Rose
I can add Early Annie, Defiant, or Burbank. What do your guys think of the list this year?

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Old March 15, 2017   #32
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Here is this year's list:
Determinates
Glacier
Siletz
Early Wonder Pink
Early Siberian
Sheyenne
Mountain Fresh
Sweet Tangerine (Burpee)
Cosmonaut Volkov
Legend
Saucing/Paste/Oxheart
Coure Di Bue
Mama Leone
Siberian Pink Honey
Amish Paste
[U]Small Fruited[U[
Sweetie
Black Cherry
Sunsugar
Gardener's Delight
Bloody Butcher
Colored
Black Giant
Lemon Boy
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
Beefsteak
Delicious
Chapman
Neves Azorean
Crnkovic Yugoslavian
Slicing/Globe
North Dakota Earliana
Goliath
Jet Star
Chalk's Early Jewel
Russian Rose
I can add Early Annie, Defiant, or Burbank. What do your guys think of the list this year?
I'm excited to see that you're growing Sheyenne, North Dakota Earliana, and Jet Star (F1?). I haven't grown those, yet, but I've heard great things about them (I'm not sure about for market, yet). North Dakota Earliana is on my 2017 list, too. In your area, I imagine early ones are probably best for market. I know in my area, people seem to want slicers and salad tomatoes most in June and July, and they mostly want the later ones for canning, sauce or salsa (which is not what most people online like the late ones for).

Chapman seems like a good tomato for market. It's not early, though, but it's awesome. It's firm, perfect-looking, large (2lbs), and decently productive for the size.

Lemon Boy F1 should work fine for market, if you don't get many cracked tomatoes (I got cracks on at least a few). It's not as productive as I'd like. I prefer Early Girl F1, but Lemon Boy is bigger. They're both heat-tolerant.

Black Giant is a decent tomato. It may be a little soft for market, though.

I'll be interested in your growout results for your list after the season. I'm very curious about how some of those do (e.g Neves Azorean Red and Chalk's Early Jewel).

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Old March 15, 2017   #33
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The list is for plants we sell at our sale. I have grown Neves Azorean for years and I love it. It is a heavy producer of big tomatoes and not one of the latest I grow. Chalk's Early Jewel I have only grown for about 3 years and it grows well. Chapman is a new one. Lemon Boy is a problem growing as a seedling. I keep telling our grower to start later. It gets leggy. I prefer Black Early over Black Giant, but it's hard to find seed.
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The list is for plants we sell at our sale. I have grown Neves Azorean for years and I love it. It is a heavy producer of big tomatoes and not one of the latest I grow. Chalk's Early Jewel I have only grown for about 3 years and it grows well. Chapman is a new one. Lemon Boy is a problem growing as a seedling. I keep telling our grower to start later. It gets leggy. I prefer Black Early over Black Giant, but it's hard to find seed.
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Oh, that's cool. Plants are awesome. I'm glad to hear that about Neves Azorean Red. I hadn't heard of Black Early before. It sounds pretty nice, though. I'm trying Black Bear, this year. I wonder how it compares to Black Giant and Black Early, except Black Bear is determinate.
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Here is this year's list:
Determinates
Glacier
Siletz
Early Wonder Pink
Early Siberian
Sheyenne
Mountain Fresh
Sweet Tangerine (Burpee)
Cosmonaut Volkov
Legend
I always thought Cosmonaut Volkov was an indeterminate ??
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Old March 15, 2017   #36
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rhines81, Territorial says Cosmonaut Volkov is determinate. Fedco says Indeterminate. High Mowing Seeds says Semi-determinate. I have grown it for years, but never paid a lot of attention, but I don't recall it getting very tall.
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Old March 15, 2017   #37
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I never noticed, either. CV yields like an indet, at least I get fruit all summer. Bradley is determinate, and behaves similarly. Maybe that's what 'semi-det' means, an extended harvest determinate.
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The Cosmonaut Volkov I am familiar with is indeterminate. But Territorial could have a determinate strain of it.
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The Cosmonaut Volkov I am familiar with is indeterminate. But Territorial could have a determinate strain of it.
I think it is shorter than most of my indeterminate heirlooms but I do believe it produces most of the summer so I think I will list it as semi-determinate.
I think we could start a whole new conversation, as I just read an article calling Glacier a Semi-Indeterminate.
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I am thinking of adding Atkinson and Dwarf Sweet Sue. What do you think?
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