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Old February 9, 2016   #31
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It's one of my favorites and a big hit with everyone else who tasted any. Yum!
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Old June 8, 2016   #32
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Got seeds from T'ville. Coming pretty early for me, considering. Already have few nice sized fruits.
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Old June 9, 2016   #33
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I've got two plants going. Had great luck with them last year until a rat also found them to be delicious. One of my favorites so I saved some seeds. No tomatoes yet for me but lots of flowers and stems like tree trunks.
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Old June 9, 2016   #34
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Starting some seeds now for a fall crop.

I grew these last year and it was productive, semi-determinant, vigorous, and deliciously sweet.

Pit Viper has a similar taste profile, as does OR117 (less sweet than CR or PV).
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Old July 2, 2016   #35
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Waiting for some to ripen now and trying to keep them out of my local Possums jaws in the mean time. I've got a BLT with these ones name on them! the big one is 4.5" in diameter
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Old July 2, 2016   #36
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Waiting for some to ripen now and trying to keep them out of my local Possums jaws in the mean time. I've got a BLT with these ones name on them! the big one is 4.5" in diameter
Those are looking beautiful.

It's really sweet, more along the lines of mango/ripe kiwi.
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Old July 2, 2016   #37
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Those are looking beautiful.

It's really sweet, more along the lines of mango/ripe kiwi.
Thanks for sharing your taste comparisons and here's why.

If I lived somewhere where those fruits came right from the tree as mature fruits,that would be great,but when bought from local grocery chain stores where I am,not good at all.

One local ice cream place where they make all sorts of flavors has offered both mango and kiwi ice cream,but I haven't tasted those and probably won't.

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Old July 3, 2016   #38
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I had two of first large ones. One "walked out" of the plant. Am hoping it was an animal although fruit was large and there is no signs of half eaten tomato anywhere.
If this is how my community garden going to progress human wise then my harvest is doomed. I intentionally plant "weird colored" tomatoes on edges of my beds for this very reason...
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Old July 3, 2016   #39
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That's a bummer, Lindalana..
Perhaps next year, you might plant some boring-looking, ordinary reds around the walking paths, and keep all the tasty exotic ones carefully hidden?
Community gardening can be a challenge... One never knows who comes and steals what, or worse - treat the gardening area as their toilet .. (has happened in this town...)
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Old July 3, 2016   #40
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My community garden has a nice looking black chain link fence and a pair of locked gates, also video cameras, so theft has been 1 person in the last 2 years; they stole 1 garlic plant, oddly enough, and were caught on film, asked to leave and that is that.

The community shed, with all the tools, is also locked- all the gardeners have the codes to get in, but theft has been naught except I think a squirrel or bunny is sneaking in- it likes to eat some of the tomatoes and cucumbers.

Generally, good fences make good neighbors, though there are those who are determined and those need some rock salt, <smile>.
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Old July 29, 2016   #41
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I think this one is the largest tomato I've ever grown. I did a mix of in the ground and in 15 gallon grow bags this year. This one was in one of the bags and I'm sold the plants in the bags did so well I may only grow in bags next year. 6" in diameter and 1.25 lbs Copper River (this one is the top one that is blurry in the picture of green copper river tomatoes a few posts back)
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Old July 29, 2016   #42
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Same here, my first one came to be well over the lb, others are coming more in medium size. Sure is nice to have few really large tomatoes LOL
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Old July 29, 2016   #43
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I grew it over the summer and it looked like a very sturdy plant, but died from septoria and yellow leaf curl. I'm trying to grow it again.
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Old July 31, 2016   #44
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Those are looking beautiful.

It's really sweet, more along the lines of mango/ripe kiwi.
I eat a lot of mango's...they are VERY sweet, don't think I've ever had a bad one, so I can appreciate your comparison. Just got a few seeds and I'm looking forward to growing this one.
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