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Re: Re: Tomatoes


Hmmmm.  O.K.  If the taste is there..I'll try it!
  

james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
  Wee small, Jesse. The size of a marble. But they're borne in clusters 
of 6 to 8, so easy to pick--three clusters is sufficient for a salad or 
cold pasta dressing.

On Jul 16, 2007, at 12:24 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> Well, I'd rather have a "pitifully small" yet wonderful tomato, than
> none at all! How small are they? Like the size of a lime or smaller?
> I've been buying mine from a vegetable stand that I pass on the way 
> home
> from work. They drive down to the farmer's market in Dallas to get 
> their
> tomatoes. And they are good, but I have NO IDEA if pesticides were used
> on them (like Seven Dust) which really limits my buying.
>
>
>
> james singer wrote:
> I haven't had a brandywine in a long time, Jesse. Can't grow them 
> here,
> either [at least, I can't--and I tried last year and the year before].
> So I forget what they taste like. But the wild ones will amaze you. I
> only wish someone would find a sport that produced fruits three or four
> times their size, which tends to be pitifully small.
>
> On Jul 16, 2007, at 11:56 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>
>> Does it taste as good as a Brandywine? That is my favorite tomato of
>> all
>> time, but I haven't been able to grow them since I left Kansas City. I
>> would love some seeds. The crazy weather that Oklahoma has had for the
>> last 2-3 years has made it tough to grow veggies where I live.
>>
>>
>>
>> james singer wrote:
>> If you run out, Noreen, I can pick up the slack. We've got a god crop
>> this year--not as good as years past for some reason, but good enough.
>> It's truly an amazing plant--and the flavor is the absolute best 
>> tomato
>> ever.
>>
>> On Jul 16, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>>
>>> Noreen, I would LOVE to try some of those seeds. We are not having
>>> much luck with ours either.
>>>
>>> Jesse
>>>
>>> Bonnie Holmes wrote:
>>> If you send me some seeds, I'll definitely try them here where we
>>> normally
>>> have very humid weather.
>>> Bonnie Holmes
>>> 1025 Stagecoach
>>> Friendsville, TN 37737
>>>
>>>
>>>> [Original Message]
>>>> From:
>>>> To:
>>>> Date: 7/16/2007 7:10:50 AM
>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Re: Tomatoes
>>>>
>>>> As most of you know I'm so not a vegy person, but DH faithfully
>>>> plants
>>> his
>>>> tiny patch every year. In the past couple years the subject of the
>>> "wild"
>>>> tomato (aka Texas Wild, Mexican Wild, etc.) has come up quite often
>>>> here
>>> on
>>>> this list. I think Jim grows it and sent out seeds at one point. Out
>>> of all
>>>> the tomatoes this is my favorite. I had reported that it had thrived
>>> and
>>>> continued to produce through the hottest summer and drought one
>>> year....all the
>>>> way till Christmas day when we had 6 inches of snow. That didn't 
>>>> even
>>> kill the
>>>> shrub, a month or so later it had put on blossoms again.
>>>>
>>>> Well, an update....we have had unusually cold nights this past
>>>> winter,
>>> even
>>>> getting down to 23 one night for a short period. We have also had
>>> unsually
>>>> heavy rains this year. No flooding to speak of, but record amounts.
>>> Although
>>>> the vegy garden is in a raised bed which is usually well drained, it
>>>> definitely hasn't been able to dry out much. All the other tomato
>>> varieties that DH
>>>> planted are either totally dead, or just barely hanging on. The Wild
>>> tomato
>>>> is once again thriving and producing like crazy.
>>>>
>>>> I truly am a huge fan of this plant, now more than ever, it has made
>>>> it
>>> throu
>>>> gh every weather condition that we have to offer, and the worst
>>>> neglect.....but it continues to thrive. Was wondering how the seeds
>>>> did
>>> for those of you
>>>> that tried them??? Was wondering if it does as well in other climate
>>> zones??
>>>>
>>>> Noreen
>>>> zone 9
>>>> Texas Gulf Coast
>>>>
>>>> In a message dated 7/14/2007 11:02:17 PM Central Daylight Time,
>>>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>>>>
>>>> I always thought it had something to do with too much water but I
>>>> found
>>> this
>>>>
>>>> online.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Sunset Zone 25
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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> Island Jim
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Island Jim
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Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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