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Koala Doug
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Location: Detroit
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Here is my first fully ripe Early Detroit, which was first released in 1909 by the D.M. Ferry Seed Company. It's a pink tomato that is holding up well to the really bad heatwaves in my area (worst in over 30 years). I'm having no issues with pollination or blossom drop, unlike a couple of other varieties that I'm growing. It appears to be a good producer.

This fruit weighed 6.75 ounces and ripened 73 days from transplant and 121 days from sowing. That's a bit longer than expected (65-70 days), but our weather has caused some plants to ripen much earlier and others to be delayed.

It has a classic old-timey tomato flavor with good balance between acidity and sweetness. Most of the fruit should be about 6 ounces, but I have a few that are clearly around 10 ounces.
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