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Old March 20, 2021   #1
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Default Karen Olivier’s Short and sweet project 2021

Emerald City F5 grown over winter. Producing cute little striped mini beefsteaks with a bright green interior.
On to the F6 for spring. Planting all my dwarfs tomorrow!
I’m quite happy with this one on a compact little dwarf.
Happy first day of spring! I will use this thread to amalgamate all of my dwarf tomatoes from several projects. All my dwarfs from various parents will be updated in this “ short and sweet” thread from now on. Makes it simpler for me to keep track. I’ll start another 2021 thread for the big ones
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Great!! I'm looking forward to your posts. Nice to have everything in one thread.

Beautiful little tomato, btw

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Looking forward to more posts and tomato pictures, Karen!
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Beautiful and look tasty. Great work.
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OH yum!
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Old March 22, 2021   #6
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Love following your projects Karen, thanks for taking time to post!
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Best of luck in your growing season my friend!!
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Old March 24, 2021   #8
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Three F1 micro plants I have growing currently from a new cross. The pots are 4” for perspective. They are very small plants but with an open habit not the super scrunched extreme dwarf often seen in micros. This is a form I like. Quite a normal looking plant but miniature.
These were very early to bloom. Set first fruit under 40 days from sowing seed. On their own they are not my vision but crosses to my much better tasting new dwarfs might be the answer to a micro I can be proud of. Building blocks... but the form, the size and the earliness are in this little hybrid I made. Three-way crosses are new for me but that’s the plan for these, one crossed fruit is almost ripe now.
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Very nice looking tomato babies
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Thanks these are maturing fruit
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Hello Karen,
3-way crosses are really a new idea. What are you going to call them? They would be perfect for my purpose. And they don't have to be at the top ten in terms of taste. Where can I get seeds?
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Thanks Milan I have No names yet, this is a new addition to my projects. I will see what happens with them and I am far away from any releases. These little plants are ahybrid I made and I am just just working with them as a breeding line, seeing what I can get by crossing them to other of my own small dwarfs that I’m happy with the flavour of. I think many micros are too late to bother with or have average to poor flavour and have a scrunched up overly Rugose habit that promotes disease due to poor air flow. Or on many cases all three of those big problems. These are different than what’s typical and that’s what I’m trying to do. I am trying to make something original that satisfies my desire for an earlier little dwarf with a nice habit and flavour that i like. No guarantee of success but I’m giving it a try so time will tell. I think it’s possible. I’ll post as I go
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Hello Karen,
I'll keep all my fingers crossed for you. And I really mean it. If you succeed, some of my problems at home will be solved. I believe you will succeed as you obviously know what you are doing.
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Old April 3, 2021   #14
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Emerald City F5 from my spare bedroom lights and the beginnings of this season’s F5 and F6 plants coming up nicely.
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Looking beautiful Karen!! I'd love to try them out when you are ready to release them!
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