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Old March 9, 2016   #1
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A local friend gave me some Orange Slice Hybrid seeds last year to grow. I planted a few, they grew nice, tasted good and are a good looking tomato. I planted 6 F1 and 6 F2's, all germinated. I was surprised to see 2 of the F2's are potato leafed, it's going to be interesting seeing what the F2's look and taste like.
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Old March 24, 2018   #2
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I've grown these for three straight yrs. In my clay soil they make lots of 10-16oz solid fruit. Very meaty with medium taste.
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PCMG, do you intend to de-hybridize them?

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Old March 25, 2018   #4
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PCMG, do you intend to de-hybridize them?

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I have F2 and F3 seeds I sent to a few people recently, but I haven't started any this year... too many other varieties I'm growing. I'd be happy to send you some seeds though.
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Thanks but no, I'm developing a tomato of my own & am up to my ears in F2's.

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pmcgrady, I have 2 of each growing and one F-2 is a potato leaf.
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Old March 25, 2018   #7
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Reports back from this year so far are mostly RL with a few PL plants showing up. It's just a guess but I think one of the F1 parents is KBX. If I was to dehybridize them I don't know what route I would go, RL,PL or grow for size and/or taste.


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Old March 28, 2018   #8
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From Burpee seed they are nearly as prolific as Big Beef in my garden but a bit larger on avg. I am growing both again this yr.
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Here's what I got so far..

First pic is my potato leaf one. As you can see from first fruit, very round. Not like a KBX. Decent looking plant so far. Had frost damage but I let her be.

Second is my regular leaf one. Much flatter looking shape. Healthy so far.

Should be interesting!

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Sorry they are sideways. My phone is not a morning person I guess. :/

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I grew the OS F2 last year from some seeds sent to me by a kind member here. The one I grew was PL also. Very large, tasty tomatoes, but it was a really big plant for an EarthBox. Orange Wellington F1 tastes very similar to me, but the plants are smaller -- not nearly as wide. I keep thinking I should grow an OW F2 to see how it turns out, but I seem to always to just end up planting the F1. Menards and Lowe's have both carried the seeds for several years, and not expensive at all.
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pmcgrady, here's one from the f-3 seeds, it's a RL plant. It's not doing great with this early heat but then none of my plants are.
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The original OS f1's were round, but I believe they were RL. It's interesting seeing what's showing up. If I was trying to dehybridize (which I'm not) I'm not sure what route I would go... Round or flattened or PL or RL or taste! Still pretty cool seeing the variations!
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Old June 12, 2018   #14
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Orange Slice Hybrid is RL.
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Ok, so the reg leaf is producing flat, orange ones. Haven't tasted yet. I will this week.

The Potato one is interesting. Medium sized 'blocky' orange tomatoes. Going to let the one ripen for a couple days on the counter.

Will let you know.

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