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Old August 15, 2017   #76
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Anyone tasted well grown Marbonne, Margold and Marnero? Im thinking of growing some of these for early productive bigger tomatoes to complement my heirlooms that come into production later in the season.
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Old January 13, 2018   #77
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I am down in Lexington, SC, just outside of Columbia.Do you grow any heirlooms?If so do you have any tricks for keeping them healthy?Family favorite is Cherokee Purple but have to fight to keep plant healthy / alive!!
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Old January 13, 2018   #78
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Among all the heirlooms I grow (over 200 varieties per year in recent years), a few hybrids hold their own, and make my grow list every year. Big Boy F1 and Big Beef F1 top the list for beefsteaks, and Jet Star F1 is not bad, but a very reliable producer. Sungold F1 and Esterina F1 are always in my cherry patch. Cherry Bomb F1 from Johnny's produced stunning numbers of really tasty red cherries, and Juliet F1 fills a niche I haven't been able to find an OP replacement for, as it is bullet-proof in my fungus-laden garden.
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Old January 13, 2018   #79
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I've found the same here Shawn. All those mentioned do well here. I haven't tried cherry bomb yet.
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Old January 13, 2018   #80
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I haven't tried Cherry Bomb either; but SunPeach is the bomb for me. Cherries are bigger than SunGold and don't split.

The pink/red cherry tomatoes I loved last year, can't compare in taste. My plants are huge and when we had really cold (30s last week), both plants withstood the cold better than either Esterina.

Also growing SunChocola but no ripe ones yet.
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Old January 13, 2018   #81
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Thank you very much for your reply.One I can vouch for even in my horrible growing conditions is Big Beef.Has performed better than all others over last 5/6 years.Spring to first frost.Only plant I have grown that will do that.
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Old January 13, 2018   #82
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Me again, is there any schedule of spraying, foliar feeding, ect. that you use to keep your heirlooms healthy.You are in a totally different growing environment but would appreciate any help or suggestions.
With temps. 95+s July & August and max humidity perfect environment for every foliar disease.
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