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Old January 5, 2009   #1
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Default Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX!?!?!?

Ok...I'm in my 4th year of being really into growing heirloom tomatoes...every year I keep some/change some and after buying and devouring Carolyn's book, I've replaced Amana Orange with Kellogg's Breakfast. Ordered seeds last week in fact! Now I'm reading about KBX!?!?! Potato leaf version of Kellogg's Breakfast? Will I be happy with the seeds I ordered or should I try to find some of the potato leaf seeds? I'm in a panic and I don't even start my seeds for 6 weeks! This addiction sucks! lol!!!
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Old January 5, 2009   #2
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I grew KB last year and it pumped out giant tomatoes for me all summer. They are too mild for my taste, but they are a very popular tomato in my area. With good reason. They are gorgeous tomatoes.

At the CHOPTAG fest last year, I was able to do a side by side taste test of KB and KBX. The KBX won hands down for me. I like a tomato with some zip to it and the KBX delivered that, plus it had the same good looks of the KB.

This year, I'm growing KBX.
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Old January 5, 2009   #3
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Now to find some KBX seeds...where is that SSE catalog at?
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I used to rate Kellogg's Breakfast as 8.5 up to 9 max depending on when it was picked. The first fruits are slightly less flavorful than the later maturing. KBX by comparison makes slighly larger fruit with high production, a bit more flavor zing, and they don't get crud (crud is a physiological condition caused by low temps, indoor lights, and poor soil nutrients). I rate KBX as 9.25 to a max of 9.5 for the perfectly ripe fruit.

Just as a heads up, I sent about 7000 KBX seed to Sandhill Preservation today. It won't be in the catalog, but if you order it, Glenn will have the seed.

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/

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Old January 5, 2009   #5
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Just as a heads up, I sent about 7000 KBX seed to Sandhill Preservation today. It won't be in the catalog, but if you order it, Glenn will have the seed.

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Darrel, I sent Glenn seeds for KBX last Spring. They were seeds that I requested from Martha, in whose garden KBX first appeared. I never saved seeds from my KBX so decided to go with seeds from the originator of the variety.

Did Glenn send those seeds to you for seed production or is he still sitting on them, so to speak?
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Try both! You won't be disappointed with either. Both are mainstays in my garden. BUT, I have to say, KBX blew me away last year. Great Tom

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I agree with Fusion. KBX is a machine at putting out tons of large excellent tasting fruit. If you have trouble growing tomatoes give this one a try. I have a ton of seed for SASE. Just send me a PM for my address.
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Grrr...SSE only has Kellogg's Breakfast. The addiction of this hobby is amazing! I sent you a PM Deer Park...thanks so much.
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And to think.... Orange Heirloom has beaten both by some accounts at Tomatopalooza[tm]!

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not for production Lee. KBX makes nearly twice as much fruit as Orange Heirloom.
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You guys are as bad as drug dealers! Hey...try this variety out...like it? Well then you'll REALLY like this one.

One of these days I'll move from addict to distributor!
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I've grown both and KBX is in MHO the better of the two. Bigger maters and more productive.
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Hunt,

I'll send you some seeds of KBX. It is better than KB in production and lack of crud. PM me your address.
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Gloria...I've got two offers already...appreciate it, but from the sound of it, I may have KBX running out of my ears this season! Thanks!
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Is that an open offer for KBX seeds? I'm looking for some myself. It's the last variety left that I don't have.

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