Heirloom Tomatoes

Does anyone have and grow heirloom tomatoes? That is my thing. I have 3 varities now Russian, Irish and talian. I had one last year that weighed 2 lb. 10 oz. and was great flavor. My Irish is the biggest but the Russian is the best table tomato.
From Mel & Donnie in Bluebird Valley
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On Feb 1, 9:01 am, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Mel M Kelly) wrote:

Hi Guys...am growing Heirlooms this year for the first time. I have some Hibreds growing from seed now, but will be concentrating on Heirlooms mostly, this year. I also will enjoy what ever info & help I am able to get here.....I wish us luck. Best Regards, Art in New Orleans....BTW, where are you ?
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On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:01:20 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Mel M Kelly) wrote:

I grow a lot of heirloom and open pollinated tomatoes. The taste is just so much better. Some good sites to find heirlooms are:
<www.seedsavers.org>
<www.rareseeds.com>
<www.southernexposure.com/>
<www.seedsofchange.com>
Most seed catalogs also have at least a few varieties of heirlooms, too.
My tomato list this year is
Stupice OTC Brandwine Tropic Yellow and Red Current Mexico Ponderosa Red Mortgage Lifter Black Cherry
I also got packs of Marianna's Peace and Bloody Butcher as freebies with other seed orders, so I'm going to try a couple of them, too.
Penelope
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On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 17:08:17 GMT, Penelope Periwinkle
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Last year I planted, among many others, the White Currant from Rareseeds (Baker Creek Heirloom) and highly recommend it. Absolutely the best tomato flavor of *any* tomato that we have ever grown. (Another thing I like about rareseeds is that they are quite generous on packet size)
We grew two of the White Currents in a large container and our grandson made sure none went to waste! :-) Nice manageble size, unlike some other cherries I plant. Will plant at least a half dozen this year.
Perfect size for little folks to pop in their mouths and simply wonderful in salads and for snacking.
Have you planted Stupice before? I am thinking of trying them and am curious about others opinions about flavor and "earliness".
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:29:54 -0600, Charlie wrote:
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I haven't tried the white current tomato, but current tomatoes are among my favorites. The problem I have with them is that they never make it into the house! I walk around the yard in the evening, popping them in my mouth like little candies.

I put a few in hanging baskets every year. They need to be watered everyday in the hottest part of the summer, but otherwise they do fine. I actually picked yellow current tomatoes on Thanksgiving Day this year, long after my other tomatoes had succumbed to the blight. Sadly, they didn't make it to the Thanksgiving table for everyone to enjoy, but, hey, I sure enjoyed them!

Stupice is my favorite early tomato. I've tried several others, but it has been the most dependable and productive, plus it keeps going once the heat hits. You do get some tomatoes with green shoulders, and some people don't like that, but I think the flavor and productivity is outstanding in such an early tomato.
The Stupice I started this spring already have their second leaves and look like little tomato plants instead of sprouting seeds. Now if this stretch of cold weather would just break, I'll get them repotted and into the cold frame.
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On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 09:39:45 -0500, Penelope Periwinkle
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Thank you for the response. Seeds are on order.
Phooey......I am a'hungerin' for fresh tomatoes now!
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<Charlie> wrote in message wrote:

I just got some black cherry tomatoe seeds from Rareseeds, and just ordered some red and yellow pear toms. I'm having a difficult time exercising restraint...I have my seed pots ready to go....<sigh>...no, no, not yet! Too early to plant...
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On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 23:02:38 -0600, Charlie wrote:

You emailed to me. Not a problem, would you like me to repost it here?
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No, you are mistaken. They are hungering for you. Didn't you ever see that fine National Geographic documentary film, "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes"?
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On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:11:45 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@THE-DOMAIN-IN.SIG

See it? I think they must have filmed it in my 'mater patch. Some of my heirlooms were freakin' *huge*.... like wading thru the jungle harvesting!
Charlie
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