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
On Feb 1, 9:01 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mel M Kelly) wrote:
Hi Guys...am growing Heirlooms this year for the first time. I have
growing from seed now, but will be concentrating on Heirlooms mostly,
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 ?
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:01:20 -0500, email@example.com (Mel M Kelly)
I grow a lot of heirloom and open pollinated tomatoes. The taste is
just so much better. Some good sites to find heirlooms are:
Most seed catalogs also have at least a few varieties of heirlooms,
My tomato list this year is
Yellow and Red Current
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.
You have proven yourself to be the most malicious,
classless person that I've encountered in years.
On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 17:08:17 GMT, Penelope Periwinkle
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
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".
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 18:29:54 -0600, Charlie wrote:
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.
"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn" < firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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