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Old August 16, 2008   #1
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Default World's Oldest Tomato!

I started seed for this Green Giant on February 8 ... that's right, more than 6 months ago! Today I picked the first (and probably only) fruit.

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Old August 16, 2008   #2
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Sherry, you left out a lot of info, like what happened from 2-8 until now. :-) I hope my GG doesn't take that long. BTW, nice looking fruit.
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Old August 16, 2008   #3
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Earl -- This was the slowest-growing fruit I've ever seen. The plant grew at an expected rate. It was in the nice warm sunroom till early June, when it was moved to the greenhouse. The plant was very large by the time it was moved.

It's been a pretty cool summer here, but sheesh!

I hope yours doesn't take nearly that long!

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Old August 17, 2008   #4
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World's Oldest Tomato, too funny! It reminds me of the couple times I tried growing Brandywine.
I sure hope it tasted good after such a long wait.
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No matter how long, it definitely looks like it turned out good
for you. I also hope the taste was worth the wait!

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Old August 21, 2008   #6
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OK -- it was definitely worth it! Now I'll have to decide if I want to invest that much again. This was a really, really good tomato.


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And I just love the interior colour. It's one of my faves but I don't get many per plant either.
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Just for the record, I have beaten this record not once but several times. I planted out several plants in May 2011 and didn't get first fruits until 7 months later. Why? By the time they flowered it was too warm (night time lows) to set fruit and they survived to fruit this winter...some I am still harvesting from now actually. Alongside some from Jan 2011 that are also still producing....
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Yum, Sherry, looks good! I don't think that would even set fruit where I live if it took that long for you! I think I'll stick with Green Zebra and Grub's Mystery Green this year for my greenies... they actually have a chance of ripening for me!

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Future -- You are really a patient person!

Taryn -- You might try Malakhitovaya Shkatulks (hope I got that right ... "Malachite Box") for a green. That one always gives me ripe fruit.

I've never grown Green Giant again, but I remember it fondly!

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