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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #46
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May 2018 was very warm here, May 2019 and June have been cool. In looking through this thread, I see pictures from similar dates in 2018 and my plants compared to last year are half as big and only the first flower clusters are setting fruit, compared to multiple clusters having set fruit by this time last year. Things are growing nicely and setting fruit, just much slower than usual. It does look some warmer weather ahead, so growth should speed up, especially with the longest days of the year.
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Fruit set on the various plants 6/25/2019
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Awesome! I love F2 hybrids. I'm also very interested in your cross. Did you say what the F1 tasted like? I missed it, if so.

If you want someone else to grow out more F2s (or F3s) next year, I could probably do at least one to three plants and return seeds I save to you. We definitely need more large, prolific tomatoes with the beta carotene gene out there.

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The F1 was delicious--much like Jaune Flammee, with a bit more sweetness from Crnkovic. Texture was very good with plenty of juice, which I like. I'm growing a plant of the F1 again this year because it was so delicious and also as a comparison point. I'll keep you posted if I want anyone to grow more out.
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A few notes on plant observations thus far.

All F2s have very similar habit, fruit size, and number of fruit per cluster, very similar to the F1 in fact. I'm sure I'll get some subtle differences in size from the various plants, but nothing that looks like it will be getting close to tennis/baseball sized. Not that I expected that with only growing 5 F2s.

4 of the F2s have dark green shoulders, 1 F2 are uniformly light green (like JF).

I'm excited to see what the F2s bring, I suspect I'll start getting ripe fruits starting in about 7-10 days given the cool start to the growing season here, although the last 7 days have been very warm and humid.
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I love the dark green shoulders! Thanks for keeping us up to date with all your pics. It is fun to follow.
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