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Old February 7, 2007   #46
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Tom,

As you know, I’m quite new to crossing and stabilizing. From what I do know, all variations from your experience last year could be attributed to selecting plants that did not carry the dominant gene for those characteristics. It is likely that someone you shared seeds with will come up with something very close to the fruit you have pictured and it is seed from that fruit that you would want to continue saving. Not knowing exactly what generation this grow-out is on, it’s difficult to determine which plants will yield the desired fruit.

I’ll check back after work today…

Duty calls.

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Old February 7, 2007   #47
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Excellent yellow, Tom.

Thanks.

Tom's Yellow Wonder: A very rewarding plant that will return next year. Terrific meatiness and great fruit size to more than a pound. Flavour has more depth to it than a routine yellow, with some tomatoey zing balanced with complexity. Not sweet like the Sneezy blushing yellows I've been eating of late. More of a seriously big beefy beefsteak. A great one for fresh eating on toast. Flavour 8/10 + 0.5pts for size, productivity and vigor = 8.5pts (very high for a yellow).

Last but not least, this was the first fruit. So who knows, it might be upgraded to 9pts in coming weeks. I have not one, but two TYWs standing 7ft and loaded in my late patch. What a treat

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Old February 7, 2007   #48
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Grub, Grub, GRUB !

Many, MANY, thanks for giving it a spot in your patch - Great pics and flavors reports ...
I'm so thrilled it "worked" for you in your climate ~
I was so worried about the weather difference ,,,
& I def. didn't want to "waste-your-space" (or anyones)on a dud mater -

Keep any pics and news you have rolling in -
You've really lightened my "winter-blues" ~

Efharisto (thank you in Greek) ~ Tom
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Old February 7, 2007   #49
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Real quick:

















They're there:


Interesting ... cool ~

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Old February 8, 2007   #50
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Never before have so many held their breath and crossed their fingers...in suspenseful anticipation of your taste report on the TYW...Grub... This will be the first yellow to get 2 or 3 spots here...Sounds like a Winner...Tom...
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Quote:
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This will be the first yellow to get 2 or 3 spots here...


Living on the wild side this year, I see.
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Old February 8, 2007   #52
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Lol Gimme... you were all on tenterhooks and poor Tom had a long and sleepless night. There was a lot of pressure on the tester, too, to please the crowd. But I maintained my impeccable integrity and called it as it was. Of course. Pretty productive, so two plants is quite a lot among my 68 this year
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I am also one of the lucky ones to get seeds from Tom...it had already been on my list for this coming season...but after Grub's report and pictures...Tom's Yellow Wonder is going to be given a nice spot in the "front" row!
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Old February 9, 2007   #54
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I hope they do well for everyone!
Please keep this thread "posted"
as "things" happen ...
Thanks again EVERYONE ~

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Old February 14, 2007   #55
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Tom,

They are still coming through, big yellas up to and over 1lb, and, incredibly, despite the heavy rains and splitters elsewhere, not a skin to be broken...

Plenty more. Ooh, this is a goodie... nothing more than toast and S&P needed. Tomorrow morning, I'll be dining out.

Cheers, Grubs, whose little baby girl Summer has put on 1lb in 10 days...
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Old February 14, 2007   #56
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The Tom's seeds are now in the soilless mix on the way to becomming seedlings. More news as it happens.
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Sounds great Paul -
Usually up in 7-10 days ~
If you can keep me posted
with any pics of ANYTHING would be super cool ~

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I just took one off my list and added Tom's Yellow Wonder. Got to have a great one to win Best Tasting at the CHOPTAG Taste Fest this year. :-)
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I think you will like it Earl and Tom will be flattered... just for you another pick of TYW... must be four for 4lbs.

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Grub -
Wow ! What beauts !
Would you say they've been coming in "mid-season" for you because you started these later ? Just curious about your DTM - They are usually about 70 - 75 days - Thanks so much for the pics - been logging them in as you send em ~

Earl -
"The Yellow" hijacking spots ??!!!
Lovin that ! lol ~ Its first "tomato-gathering"
(fingers crossed) ... Def. keep me posted !

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