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Default Tycoon Seeds

I have been told that my area the Texas Star winner called Tycoon is a good large size resistant variety. Unfortunately I cannot locate the seeds anywhere.

Anyone willing to share a few or have info?
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Variety discontinued by breeder November 2016 No longer available.
This is what was on one vendors site.

I would much rather grow Mortgage lifter you can save the seeds.



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Last year HEB had Tycoon Plants. And I think Southwest Fertilizer or Arbor Gate had them as well.

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Ok thanks. I have Mortgage Lifter seeds I angora no to try in the spring.

I will check Arbor Gate for Tycoon plants in Spring also.
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I have been told that my area the Texas Star winner called Tycoon is a good large size resistant variety. Unfortunately I cannot locate the seeds anywhere.

Anyone willing to share a few or have info?
I bought Tycoon seeds last year and grew a few plants. They were resistant to TYLCV and produced satisfactorily but the fruit is like grocery store toms, hard and tasteless (as are all the TYLCV varieties I tried) so won't be growing them again. They are also very slow to ripen after they reach their ultimate size. Seems they are waiting to be gassed. I had to buy 250 seeds from Paramount and you nay have all I have if you like. Let me know and we'll make arrangements. Ron
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I grew Tycoon 3 or 4 years ago. Big, beautiful,meaty and practically tasteless tomatoes.
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I grew Tycoon 3 or 4 years ago. Big, beautiful,meaty and practically tasteless tomatoes.
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I grew Tycoon 3 or 4 years ago. Big, beautiful,meaty and practically tasteless tomatoes.
HaHa had the same experience year before last with Gregorys Altai. I had one in a small planter that I got a couple early tomatoes from and they were just dandy. The other one I had was growing in An Earthbox, must have been 35 big, gorgeous green shouldered tomatoes ripening. I was really looking forward to them and as it turned out, they were ALL mealy. There should be a law against that.
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So for those with experience growing in Houston what 3 varieties would you grow if that's all you could choose? In this exercise you can list the same variety for all 3 choices if you like...
For me I have only 1 year of experience below is my answer.

First = Big Beef (Because it produce and pretty good taste)
Second = Phoenix (Because it produced large tons with decent taste)
Third = Champion (Because I hear they will do well but I have not tried yet)
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1. Cherokee Purple (not very productive but I love the flavor)

2. JDs Special CTex (because it was bred in Conroe, Texas and tastes similar to Cherokee Purple and is usually more productive than Cherokee Purple)

3. Big Beef (because it has a decent taste and is very productive)
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1. Big Beef because it is a tomato machine.
2. Atkinson because it produces lots of tasty tomatos.
3. Fourth of July because it starts early and produces buckets.

Back in the '80's it was Big Set and Better Boy

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