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Old February 10, 2018   #61
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Yellow Taste are saladette sized.

Because our crossing went very well this winter, we will be releasing Green Bee (generally on our website) Mid March.

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Those (Yellow) Taste are larger than I had thought. Great pics Fred, thanks for sharing!

I'm really looking forward to trying Green Bee once it's released!
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Old March 20, 2018   #62
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Bellota

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Old March 20, 2018   #63
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Fred, I was just looking at your Facebook page, along with the pictures posted here. That's some great work you've been doing.

Also, I found the Kickstarter you had for Medera.. Dang, I'm sad I missed that. Madera looks like a really great variety. How soon do you anticipate those seed might become available? .. or is there another way I can get in on it?

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Old March 20, 2018   #64
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I thought we would have Madera available now, but the Madera seed we harvested is just enough to fulfill Kickstarter orders. So Madera won't be generally available until next fall.

But, we do have enough seed for our two other new varieties available (Green Bee and Bellota) and I put those on our website just in the last couple days.


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Fred, I was just looking at your Facebook page, along with the pictures posted here. That's some great work you've been doing.

Also, I found the Kickstarter you had for Medera.. Dang, I'm sad I missed that. Madera looks like a really great variety. How soon do you anticipate those seed might become available? .. or is there another way I can get in on it?

Cheers!
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Old July 8, 2018   #65
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I am having Green Bee tomatoes for lunch today.
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Old August 9, 2018   #66
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Marzano Fire in various stages (foreground of first picture), and Maglia Rosa on the vine.
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Old February 23, 2020   #67
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These days I am posting photos of our tomatoes on Instagram:

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If it tastes what it looks like it will be a great variety for 2021.
This year I grow Blush, I have germinated plants.
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Blush not only tasting great, but it was the most vigorous in my garden last year, even better than Sungold F1 for vigour, surviving late fall molds in my greenhouse. I loved it so much, I actually overwintered 1 plant, now have several suckers from it planted. I grew it every year, but it really shined last fall.
I can’t believe I lost my beloved Green Tiger seeds to mice. Have to look for seeds next year. I will grow more Blush this year then.
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Hi Fred-
I looked for this, but didn't find anything... how is Blush 2.0 different than original Blush (which I have)?
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Hi Fred-
I looked for this, but didn't find anything... how is Blush 2.0 different than original Blush (which I have)?
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Blush 2.0 was derived from a Lucky Tiger X unreleased Green Zebra Cherry type cross.

So although it looks alot like Blush, it is a different variety. Since Blush was used to make Lucky Tiger, Blush is Blush 2.0's grandparent.

Differences are that Blush 2.0 is usually a bit more marbled (although that is not evident in the photos I posted). It is also a bit firmer and less prone to cracking.

The flavor is similar, but distinctly different.
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I finally got around to growing Spike. Beautiful seedlings. Silvery fir tree a parent?
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Yes. Silvery Fir Tree one parent in original cross that Spike came from.
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I really liked blush, pretty tomato with a refreshing taste, as the season went on they all splitted on me. I’m trying 1 plant again this year to see if I get splitting. I remember it being a very productive variety.
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