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Old August 25, 2017   #316
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Shamefully I have to say I’ve just discovered this thread, as I live in a rather hot place its name didn’t ring a bell to me. Then I discovered the great research made by KarenO and enjoyed watching her working techniques and results. Let me ask you KarenO, a silly question, I hope you won’t mind : what qualities are required from a true “North tomato” ? does it grow in places with cool summers or in places where summers can be hot but very short with frosts late in spring and early at fall ? Some friends of mine try to grow tomatoes in the mountains (altitude about 4200 ft), they will be glad to benefit from your experience.

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Old August 25, 2017   #317
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That is a good question and one that remains to be answered once others grow my tomatoes. Up until then, the criteria I use is selecting the Best of what I have grown in my Northern (zone 3 originally) and now my PNW garden. Both very different but I am pleased to see that at least in these two zones these have done well so far.
I am hoping they will be widely adaptable but the first order of business was to breed a large fancy unique heart tomato that would produce in a shorter season garden
It will be very interesting to see how they do
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Old August 25, 2017   #318
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KarenO,
we all impatient to see Midnight Sun sliced.
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Old August 25, 2017   #319
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we all impatient to see Midnight Sun sliced.
Ok, will do so and post when I get home from work
I am so grateful folks are interested
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Old August 25, 2017   #320
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KarenO,
we all impatient to see Midnight Sun sliced.
Yes indeed!
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Old August 25, 2017   #321
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Tangy sweet and fruity
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Old August 25, 2017   #322
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Riper fruits will be pinker but they are good from this stage onwards as soon as some pink shows.
I will let some get really ripe to show you
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Old August 25, 2017   #323
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Riper fruits will be pinker but they are good from this stage onwards as soon as some pink shows.
I will let some get really ripe to show you
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Awesome!
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Old August 25, 2017   #325
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Love to see a vertical lengthwise slice too. I bet that pink center runs as a gorgeous internal stripe, like Captain Lucky has.(internal stripe,not pink color)
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Yes! It looks great inside and out.
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So when is the ETA of official ...Public release of these ???

They are always Spectacular PIX !
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Old August 25, 2017   #328
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So when is the ETA of official ...Public release of these ???

They are always Spectacular PIX !
Considering a limited test grow out by some friends who don't sell seeds or plants under condition of reporting on how they do and sending me seed if I ask fir it maybe this spring as they are all looking fairly stable and I am interested in feedback in them before a more open release.
When the time comes I will make a post about it or contact folks like yourself who I think would be interested based on previous interest expressed and encouragement received along the way. I need enough seeds first. I do have the green bicolour listed on the SSE because it has been looking stable since F3. I doubt I will see much interest there however.

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Karen, you know where to find a short season, cold nights grower...
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Oh my, the anticipation is more than I can stand! Karen, I want to try all of them! Amazing! I just love reading this thread and seeing what you have accomplished. So incredible!
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