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Tomato Growing Thread 2012

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. JWK

    JWK Gardener

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    Last year's taste test thread has run it's course http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/edible-gardening/37262-tomato-taste-test-again.html

    Lets start with who is growing what and when this year.

    Here's my list:

    49 day Siberian (supposed to be the earliest fruiting)
    Arnold F1 - Grafting rootstock (An experiment this year)
    Amish Paste
    Austin's Yellow Pear Beams
    Black Cherry
    Black Krim
    Delicious (for the GC biggest fruit competition)
    Ferline F1
    Floridity (RHS Taste Test winner)
    Gardener's Delight
    New Girl F1
    Rosada
    Russian Black
    Sungold F1

    I've sown my really early ones: Siberian, New Girl and Gardeners Delight at the end of Jan. They are under my grow lights and at the 3 leaf stage, about 6" high.
    The rest I'll sow in a couple of weeks time.
     
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    • Kristen

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      Mine are sown (and up, and leggy-ish ...), same as always though, so not very exciting:

      Gardeners Delight
      Shirley F1
      Sungold F1

      Thought I had more Sungold left from previous years, but only found 3 seeds in the packet, but they've all germinated and that will probably be enough. Only 10 seeds in the packet, I'm surprised I sowed more than 5 last year ... but maybe I did.

      Still plenty of Gardeners Delight left ... that packet has 2009, 10, 11 and now 12 scribbled on it !! 75 seeds though, and I only grow 6 plants, so probably sow 10 seeds each year, so got to keep that packet alive for another 3 years - what do you reckon? :)

      And the Shirley is a 50-seed packet, but I usually give a few of those away each year so they should only need to last one more year for 3 in total ...

      Scrooge signing out !!
       
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      • Steve R

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        Costoluto (sown last thurs and germinated)
        San Marzano (sown last thurs and germinated)
        Phil's Fantastic (For the GC large Tom comp, some germinated)

        To to be sown.

        Sungella
        Sungold F1
        Recurrant
        Few Others...maybe.

        That should be enough...

        Steve...:)
         
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        • Vince

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          Delicious (GC comp, all germinated and doing well)
          Big Boy F1 (GC comp, all germinated and doing well)

          Harbinger (a first for me, was on special offer so why not, good germination)
          Gardeners Delight (old faithful)
          San Marzano (poor germination from my first sowing but 2nd sowing much better)

          Excellent results from Big Boy and San Marzano last year, hoping for the same this year :)
           
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          • Freddy

            Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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            I won't be sowing mine for a couple of weeks, but they are as follows...

            Sungold F1 (for under glass)
            Ferline F1 (for outdoors)
            Super Marmande (for outdoors)
            Rosada F1 (for under glass)
            Red Alert (for outdoors) Never tried a 'bush' before :)

            Cheers...Freddy.

            Stop press : Just found some 'Legend', so will probably try those too :)
             
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            • Scrungee

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              Outdoors

              Koralik
              Red Alert
              Brasero
              Sweet Million
              Sungold
              Auld Sod (might also grow one for seed saving in a tunnel in case of blight)


              Poly Tunnels + Greenhouse (and maybe spreading outdoors when I run out of room!)

              Red Alert - just a few very early ones, some now 150mm high
              Sungold
              Sweet Million
              Big Zac (F2+)
              Some from a big tomato contest winner of unknown parentage
              Purple Calabash
              German Red Strawberry
              Phil's Fantastic
              Giant Belgium
              Delicious
              Mortgage Lifter
              Monster
              Striped Stuffer
              Pink Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain)
              Black Prince
              Black Krim
              Orange Banana
              Omar's Lebanese
              Marianna's Peace
              Gold Medal
              Dr Carolyn

              Window boxes & garden containers

              Balconi (Red & Yellow)
              Tumbler
              Gartenperle

              Other

              Alicante - for my MIL who grows nothing else. I've also got some car boot Gardeners Delight seeds still in date and I some Costoluto from a seed swop.


              I'll think that's enough.

              EDIT: I've got a few more (and deleted Gartenperle as I'm trying to cut the numbers down a bit):

              Minibel
              Red Robin
              Vilma
              + Ailsa Craig & Moneymaker (but not for me to grow!)
               
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              • Loofah

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                Jeez some of you grow a lot of tomatoes!

                Mine are:
                San Marzano (28/2/12)
                Gardeners Delight (22/2/12)
                Ailsa Craig (22/2/12)

                Dates are on so I can refer to it later in the year (and maybe 2013 too!)

                Bit leggy but will be testing out a new idea - shallow fill a pot and plant seedling then earth up (equivalent of deep planting I think?) then if still leggy 'corkscrewing' the plant up wards as its potted on
                 
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                • Gay Gardener

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                  My first year at growing some different sorts of tomatoes so:

                  Brandywine (iffy germination)
                  Super Marmande (good germination)
                  Pomadoro (very easy germination)
                  Tigerella (good germination)

                  Once I find the seeds! if I can remember rightly I'm also going to grow a few of:

                  Ailsa Craig
                  Alicante

                  Good luck to all.

                  Fens
                   
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                    Mine are...

                    Gardener's Delight
                    Elegance
                    and a couple of unknown varieties from shop tomatoes that we liked the taste of (might come true)


                    Kevin
                     
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                      Here we have
                      Alicante
                      Shirly F1
                      Gardeners Delight
                      still want some Beef Steak
                      will put seeds in mid to late March I find if I go earlier the later one's catch up so nothing gained.
                       
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                        Mine are sown,just waiting :fingerdrum:
                        Alicante
                        F1 Beefmaster
                        Gardeners delight.....

                        i'll probably do more....can't resist:WINK1:
                         
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                          In the greenhouse Im going for
                          Roma VF
                          Brandywine Black

                          & outside where I have space I hope to fill in with
                          Gartenperle

                          May get around to starting the greenhouse ones off this weekend if I can find space on the windowsill, but will probably wait for a couple of weeks yet.

                          Nick.
                           
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                            From a seed circle I have the following

                            Alpatieva 905A
                            Beijing Yellow
                            Delhi
                            Demidov
                            Dwarf Mr Snow tree
                            Early Tanana
                            Green Bell Pepper
                            Koraliktree
                            Korol Rannikh tree
                            Latah
                            Michael Pollan
                            Monkeys Ass
                            Plumpton King
                            Prairie Firetree
                            Yellow Out Red In
                            Red Pear
                            Slovienian Black
                            Tasmanian Chocolate Dwarf
                            T.C. Jonestree
                            Vova Yellowtree
                            Eli
                            Orange fleshed purple smudge

                            From my own stash I have

                            Sungold
                            Losetto
                            Principe Borghese
                            Harbinger
                            Moneymaker
                            Gardeners Delight
                            San Marzano
                            Riesentrube
                            Golden Sunrise
                            Beefsteak (origin unknown)
                            Sweet Million
                            Minibel
                            Red Tumbler

                            And I haven't a clue what to grow
                             
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                                I feel slightly more comfortable with the 30 varieties on my list now you've listed all of those 35 varieties above.

                                With lots of mine I'll only be growing a few plants to check out how well they grow, whether I like the toms and so I can save seeds from them.
                                 
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