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Old February 19, 2018   #1
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The tomato circled in red was planted the same time as the larger plants. Germination was a day later. They seem to be growing at a much slower pace. I thought this seemed strange, so I replanted and that's them on the bottom. They are growing at the same reduced pace compared to some I started at the same time. The tomato variety is labeled as "Frosty Pink Plum" and I acquired it in a trade about 10 years ago. I can't find any information about this tomato and I lost track of who gave it to me.

I've grown quite a few tomatoes over the years, but never remember seeing this happen.

Any clues?


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Old February 19, 2018   #2
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It almost doesn't even look like a tomato seedling? Not sure (my screen is small tonight).
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Old February 19, 2018   #3
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I have one doing the same. It's Riesentraube and seeds are also from a trade or swap. They are from 2013. The one plant that germinated looks the same size as yours circled in red. The other varieties have already been potted up.
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Old May 13, 2018   #4
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I stuck by this variety and it's producing tomatoes now. I have 9 plants about 2' tall. Some of them were only a couple of inches when I set them out in the garden.

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OK, I am confused, I don't even see a picture, lol.
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Old May 14, 2018   #6
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OK, I am confused, I don't even see a picture, lol.
Me neither.
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Old May 14, 2018   #7
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No joke? I can see it.
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I can see the update photo, but not the first one with the red circle.
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Here you go. For some crazy reason it won't let me edit my first post, so I added the picture here. This tomato was a long battle, but I wouldn't give up.

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Oh, ya, I always have a few that take much longer to germinate, and are way behind the others in growth. They usually get left behind because I have too many plants anyway, and end up giving a lot away. But if these germinated close to the dame time, not sure why. Interesting.
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I have that happen a lot with open pollinated varieties. I think it relates to genetics. Hybrids hardly ever do that for me. They typically all look the same.
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My slowest seedling this year was ARGG. I almost gave up on it but it eventually grew and caught up. I have had few in the past that just died. They were all heirloom from trade. I think it has to do with the age of seed and how they were saved.
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HMK, any update on those little plants?

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HMK, any update on those little plants?

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We had a bad storm today and I lost some of my rare beans.

Silver lining is that Frosty Pink Plum Tomatoes came through storm without a scratch. Wife said she Counted 16 tomatoes on 5 plants.
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Hi Nan,

I wanted to update you. After setting the plants in the garden their growth was normal. The one I put in the raised bed did even better. First Tomato was harvested yesterday and in a couple of days, I'll have several more.

I can only assume it was the age of my seeds for the slow initial growth. It was very strange, but all is well now.

I have searched and searched, but I can't find any info about this tomato. I don't know how it tastes, but I think it's rather pretty. Almost like a plum.


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