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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #31
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Innovative tomato breeder Kanti Rawal stopped by the farm today. Here is an excerpt from the book "Ripe" which is where I first learned about him.

He is a gem of a man. I am trialing a bunch of his lines, and two of them are no less than spectacular.

I mention this here, because we had a discussion about short (or no) stake tomatoes. Good times.
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The Golden Honeybunch F1 variety mentioned looks as if it's difficult to procure seeds...... Was that one of the "spectacular" ones? Looks as if it's really early!

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He has worked on early. I think that one is available here.

The ones I am trialing are OP breeding lines. Not released. Things he had been working on when he retired.
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Thanks. I checked that site. It's Canadian even! However, they are out of stock

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Occasionally I grow a tomato plant from the nursery, which is how I discovered Ace. The plant is fairly compact and produces unblemished fruit with a good flavor ( if you like sweet tomatoes). It's a surprise every time I grow it, because I don't expect much and it exceeds expectations. It doesn't have the complex flavor of top heirlooms, but every time I grow it, somehow it turns out to taste better than half the other varieties each year.
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Someone suggested I checkout Sandhill Preservation,which I did, and will get back to you on that when I can.

What happened is that there was a huge update for my browser, towhatIknew asAOL to AOL to AOL GOLD, big problem,my local computer expert and long time friend did that for me b'c I took a quick look at downloading and installing and no way could I do that.

All was not well and Wayne had to come up here and figure it out.

At the same time I got back some standard blood test reports that indicated I might have a serious medical problem,yes, I would call stroke or heart attack as serious problems.

jackie was here this AM taking even more blood for followup.

So that's my story as to why I couldn't get back to you as soon as I hoped to, actually today is the first time that I have been here by myself,not with Wayne standing by,and yes,I'm sticking to that story mainly b/c it is true.

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So sorry to know of your health issues. Best wishes for a speedy and optimum outcome.
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Carolyn In my humble opinion, computer problems are the leading cause of stroke and heart attacks! Be well.
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If you're thinking of breeding for this, I've been growing out some of my striped antho lines crossed with Mountain Merit but I've only kept ones with the phenotype I was interested in. I really like the fact that I really don't have to do much with them, a lot less work than the indeterminate lines. You can see the size difference in this picture, they maxed out at about 3 1/2 ft here, while the indeterminates outgrew the stakes.



Fruit quality from the lines have been pretty good. They tend to spread a bit as the fruit gets heavy though.

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Carolyn In my humble opinion, computer problems are the leading cause of stroke and heart attacks! Be well.
Well it wasn't a computer problem until Wayne downloaded and installed that update, the info that was given is that we had 40 days to do it, and then BANG,nada.

But yes, Linda,unintended computer problems sure can bad ,I even revert to using words no one thought I ever knew and I can do it in English or French or Latin.

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Thinking of you, Carolyn... don't let the stress get to you, and I hope your next blood test clears you of anything stroke or heart related. Eat a chocolate if not a tomato, and let everything else just melt away. Take a dang moment and just enjoy.... you deserve it.
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Well it wasn't a computer problem until Wayne downloaded and installed that update, the info that was given is that we had 40 days to do it, and then BANG,nada.

But yes, Linda,unintended computer problems sure can bad ,I even revert to using words no one thought I ever knew and I can do it in English or French or Latin.

Carolyn
Being able to swear in several languages may not solve the problem, but it sure can sound eloquent!

I worry about you, Carolyn.
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