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Old August 13, 2012   #1
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Default 2012 Maters

At the end of last season I posted that I knew I didn't want to grow a whole lot of varieties again but that's exactly what I did- again. Now I'm stating once more that I really don't want to grow this many again! I wanted to call this thread "The Last Hurrah" but that might come back to bite me.

Instead of the group photos that I took last year, I tried to get pics of individual fruits, both whole and sliced and sometimes on the plant. I wasn't planning to post them- part of an attempt to keep things as simple as possible as it's easy for me to get overwhelmed when growing too many plants. But things in the garden are slowing down now, so I'll do an entry for each variety as time permits.

Since I can't describe tomato tastes well and since everyone's taste buds are different and tomato flavors vary with location, soils, etc. there's not much point in that. For the same reason I don't like to recommend varieties for others. I like tomatoes sweet but not too mild or juicy and found this year that previous year's favorites didn't taste at all like I remembered. So this thread is just to show you what my fruits looked like, inside and out, and maybe help someone decide what to grow next year. Also want to mention that I slice hearts the same way as beefsteaks because I like to see the size of the locules.

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Old August 13, 2012   #2
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Looking forward to the pictures Kath! Last year's thread was really great and informative. I try, but there is no way I'm organized enough to do a photographic diary of the tomatoes I grew
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You broke my heart.
No pictures, I was ready for some fat slices on a plate.
My heart is no longer broken, thanks for the pictures

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Old August 13, 2012   #4
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I promised my wife I would grow less this year and I did. Last year I grew 70 plants this year I only grew 50 but I know much more about growing them so I have more tomatoes this year.

I am going to do 30 next year, and will still get about the same total crop.
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Old August 13, 2012   #5
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I'm going to join you in the "I plan to grow fewer varieties next year" club, but we'll see how that works out. It is a lot of work trying to catalog a large grow out and make decent notes about each variety, as well as trying to save seeds for so many.

I'm excited to see this thread!
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Old August 13, 2012   #6
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Default Alice's Egypt

This is a wispy red heart from Tania. Fruits ranged from 7 oz. to over 2 lbs.! A very pretty plant that was quite resistant to leaf disease.
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Default Amana Pink

This one had the distinction of being one of the first plants of its age to flower and set fruit. Large clusters of these tomatoes were soon on the ground so support for clusters is a must. Fruits ranged from 5-14 oz.
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Old August 13, 2012   #8
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Default Amazon Chocolate (PL)

This is a workhorse of a plant and if you like darks it's worth a try, imo. My fruits ranged from 5-14 oz. this year.
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Thanks for the support, guys and gals! I've got pics of about 90 of the ones I grew this year so it'll take me a while but winter can be long, right?

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Default Amish Rose

I read that this one is the same as "Rose", which I grew 2 years ago. Don't know if it's true but this one produced a lot and Rose didn't. Fruits look and taste about the same as much as I can remember. Fruits weighed 11 - 14 oz.

Well, that's it for the A's- Antique Roman had BER on every fruit (!) so it got pulled on 7/7.
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Default Barlow Jap

This one produces lots of maters between 5 and 24 oz.
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Default Big Cheef

All fruits just over a pound and most are lumpy and bumpy on a plant that's not too tall.
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Default Blush

It's pretty. It splits- a lot. It's gone. Sungold vines have completely taken over the entire cherry tomato trellis. It's a good thing.
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Default Bobbie

Bobbie produces lots of big tasty fruits- not so pretty, but tasty. Ranged from 13-26 oz.
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Old August 13, 2012   #15
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The pictures are awesome....

I want to see more.
You have such huge, healthy tomatoes.


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