I found a SunSugar tomato plant at my local garden center, and thought I'd
give it a try. It's supposed to be an earlier variety, a cherry-type
tomato. This is the first time I've seen it offered locally (there seem
to be more and more weird and wonderful new hybrid and heirloom varieties
available every time I look).
Right now it's in a 3-gallon pot on my fire escape, it gets adequate sun,
but after about a week or so outside its stem and leaves have turned dark
purple (as tomato foliage often does upon exposure to cold). Weather has
been sunny but somewhat cool and the plant hasn't get taken off. I gave
it some Ironite and Scott's Vegetable Food (20-27-5) and a deep watering,
I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sunset Zone 16) and wonder if anyone
else around here has tried this tomato. Thanks in advance.
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On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 20:47:30 -0700,
firstname.lastname@example.org (dkra) wrote:
I don't know why all these people are using Ironite on
tomatoes. Maybe it's the greatest thing since sliced bread,
I've never used it, gardened in five different locations for
a total of almost 30 years, and have always had good
I'd never heard of Ironite before reading messages here.
I do use 'Tomatoes Alive' from http://www.gardensalive.com ,
when I can remember to use it, that is.
So far I'm enjoying the "Sweet Treat" hybrids I got from Burpees. While
still orange they have a nice acidic flavor (I favor this over true sweet
honestly) though once allowed to fully ripen they become quite sweet. I do
live in an area that got lots of rain during May and Early June. I find that
my tomatoes still taste quite a bit better than grocery store varieties, tho
I soppose if mine are somewhat waterlogged, they will taste even better next
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