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Old September 9, 2018   #286
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Thanks, guess some coffee and some reading is in store for me, LOL!! I'll be using containers this next year for the first time and trying to get some decent yields to can up and share.
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Thanks, guess some coffee and some reading is in store for me, LOL!! I'll be using containers this next year for the first time and trying to get some decent yields to can up and share.
I would look up Haifa's tomato guide. You should also consider Hydrogardens tomato growers manual. It is 10 dollars I think and is excellent. If you follow the directions you should be alright. However, it is really nice to own a PPM meter and a pH pen to make sure you are on track. Observation combined with knowledge of deficiency signs is very helpful too. You should polish up on that, and maybe element antagonism.

There is a learning curve, but it is not so bad. Put in a bit of effort to learn this and you will be canning tomatoes, and giving them to the neighbors too.

We have all winter to figure things out, I have a bunch of new stuff I am working on too.

Good luck

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I would look up Haifa's tomato guide. You should also consider Hydrogardens tomato growers manual. It is 10 dollars I think and is excellent. If you follow the directions you should be alright. However, it is really nice to own a PPM meter and a pH pen to make sure you are on track. Observation combined with knowledge of deficiency signs is very helpful too. You should polish up on that, and maybe element antagonism.

There is a learning curve, but it is not so bad. Put in a bit of effort to learn this and you will be canning tomatoes, and giving them to the neighbors too.

We have all winter to figure things out, I have a bunch of new stuff I am working on too.

Good luck

Thanks, Mark, will spend some time looking stuff up and working it.
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Old September 15, 2018   #289
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Another batch of nice heirlooms heading to town. The YBW's almost glow.
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Mark,
I am very interested in the YBW. The Brandywine pink did well for me here. Now my cherokee purple are starting to pick up some steam.Hurricane surviviors times two.
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They just keep looking better as the season progresses. I sent quite a few of these to the market in the last 6 weeks or so.

I have to say that YBW is the best marketable yellowish- orange tomato I have found. The taste is exceptional, and they have real appeal when you look at them. Again, after growing them for 7 years, I have not found a more perfect selection for a yellow. They yield a lot, they withstand growing issues very well, and they throw some very large tomatoes.

I always hate them in Spring, they catface, and are irregular, but I love them by mid summer. LOL

KBX is good, Amana Orange is good, it goes downhill from there.
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The last new taste of the season.

I did Rebel Yell x Mat-Su Express F7.

Not quite as early as I expected, about 110 days from seed.

The flavor is exceptional.
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The last new taste of the season.

I did Rebel Yell x Mat-Su Express F7.

Not quite as early as I expected, about 110 days from seed.

The flavor is exceptional.
Mark, if you get this to F6 with that same beautiful meatiness, and the exceptional flavor, I would like to be first in line for seeds. Hopefully its production is like MSE, rather than RY. I am growing MSE again this season, it made the cut!
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Good cross, Mark! I am salivating thinking about this one! Hope you can stabilize it successfully.
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