Tomatoes 2020

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the only reason i would want to grow a pink tomato would be if the flavor was better than what we grow now and it didn't have disease or splitting issues. given that we're pretty happy with the disease ridden plants we normally grow anything that has resistance and would give the same flavor and production would be a nice improvement. it looks like a war zone right now in the tomato patches between the disease and tomato worm chewings. it's ok though, we just realized that we have only three more boxes of quart jars to can with and we may have to switch to pints because that is all we've been able to find lids to so far. we need some wide mouth lids and hope to find some regular quart jars too if we can. going to have to call around to people we've given jars to in the past to see if they have any we can pick up to use. etc.
 

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As they usually do in late Summer, the indeterminate tomato plants are growing stronger, and producing larger tomatoes. The high percentage of sunny days this year is undoubtedly helping; and since the dry weather allows me to control water, there have been no foliar diseases. The plants are loaded, so this production will continue until frost, or until disease puts an end to them. Many of the Cleota Pink are now over two pounds:
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Nicoviotis Orange has started pumping out tomatoes. It is indeterminate, but thick stemmed, heavily branched, and with very dense foliage. I seldom sucker tomatoes, but this one could benefit from heavy trimming, especially in areas with heavy summer rainfall. I've had to run string around the plants to contain them, the bushes are nearly as wide as they are tall.

This is a slicer that starts out at around 8 ounces, then gradually increases, with some over a pound late in the season. The tomatoes are nearly globular, very consistent in shape & size, and have almost no cracking or blossom end deformity. They almost look like day glow baseballs. :D
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Nicoviotis Orange

The larger tomatoes will become more like a beefsteak type internally. Although it makes a good mid-sized slicer, this is one of my favorites for chopping into tacos or salads. All of the tomatoes in the photo, though, were processed for seed. :( I'll have more in a few days, the plants are loaded. The mice really like these, because the first tomatoes are close to ground & covered by the dense foliage... I place 6-8 traps under the plants to keep them in check.
 

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Based on some of the comments I have seen here, I am REALLY sorry this thread didn't start about ten years ago. Back them I found an ivory (really basically transparent) cherry that was so sweet it tasted more like a grape than a tomato. But I let the seed get too old without regenerating it, and when I planted it this year, none of them came up.
 

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Based on some of the comments I have seen here, I am REALLY sorry this thread didn't start about ten years ago. Back them I found an ivory (really basically transparent) cherry that was so sweet it tasted more like a grape than a tomato. But I let the seed get too old without regenerating it, and when I planted it this year, none of them came up.
That’s too bad. Do you remember the name and could you find it again?
 

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Never knew the name. I was two tomatoes out of a mixed punnet of heirlooms I bought at a gourmet supermarket. It is POSSIBLE (based solely on the transparency) that it was Transparent (which used to be sold by Amishland Seeds, and was described as having a gummy bear like flavor) but as that was another tomato I lost, I have no way to tell (and I dont think Amishland still exists)
 

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Based on some of the comments I have seen here, I am REALLY sorry this thread didn't start about ten years ago. Back them I found an ivory (really basically transparent) cherry that was so sweet it tasted more like a grape than a tomato. But I let the seed get too old without regenerating it, and when I planted it this year, none of them came up.
Do you still have any of that old seed left?
 

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