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Old 1 Week Ago   #76
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got it, thanks cole!
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This is the variety that came to me in a swap labelled "Russian." I call it Big Russian Red. Last year's plant was more compact than this year's high tunnel plants. It is really too late for a high tunnel variety. The plants did not make a lot of tomatoes, but the ones it did make are huge.
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I just cut open two of those Big Russian Red for seed. Holy cow, this is the best tasting tomato of the year. I ate it like an apple. There are hardly any seeds. The variety is late, low-yielding (at least in the high tunnel), and makes tomatoes that are probably too big to sell. But it's tastier than my Mat-Su Express, which is saying a lot.
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Best tasting of the year! Then it's a good thing that you are saving seeds of this one, for sure.
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I sent out a lot of the Big Russian Red seeds over the winter. I hope other people have the same experience with it as I do.

Here's a box for market tomorrow. Mountain Fresh on the right, the rest are Mat-Su Express and Mr Bruno.
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Dam son! Looking good.
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Bring on the bacon
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All look plenty well marketable to say the least, and if they taste as you say, I will be looking around this late fall for seeds!
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Your customer's are going to be thrilled to see you! They look great.
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