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Old December 16, 2008   #1
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anyone had any experience with this variety and/or comments about it? thanks
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Old December 17, 2008   #2
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It's a huge plant and a little later than other cherry types. Once they start producing, they are enormously productive.
I took them to market and people liked the color and shape. They are unusually firm and crunchy and the flavor is mild. They hold and travel quite well. That's my experience, for what it's worth.
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Old December 17, 2008   #3
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I took them to market and people liked the color and shape. They are unusually firm and crunchy and the flavor is mild. They hold and travel quite well.

That's good to know for me. I had seen them 2 years ago but forgot to order seeds. Then this year a plant customer wanted them and again I had forgotten about them. So this year I will definately get some seed for plants and myself.
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What is your source for the seeds? I think Parks has them.
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Yah, I think they do. But I don't get anything from Parks unless they are the only place that has it. They are just too over-priced. Johnneys has Tomatoberry too and tho it's pricey, it's not as bad as Parks.
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Old December 17, 2008   #6
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I prefer to order from the smaller companies; also guess I need to check my SSE yearbook.
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Old December 17, 2008   #7
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It's not in the Yearbook.

Tomatoberry is a hybrid, and a relatively recent offer. I don't think there's been time to grow out a stable OP.
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Old December 17, 2008   #8
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thanks Travis; I checked it out at Johnnys and $4.75 for 10 seeds. Ouch! And that doesnt include postage.
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$4.75 for 10 seeds ( plus s&h) at Johnneys. Their doing better than Jesse James did with a gun.
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Old December 17, 2008   #10
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Maybe the commercial side of their business is the bread and butter and sales to individuals is just gravy. Mentioning all this food is making me hungry. I guess they must have people who pay it or they wouldn't be marketing it.
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$4.75 for 10 seeds ( plus s&h) at Johnneys. Their doing better than Jesse James did with a gun.
And, almost as good as Jesse James with a chopper.

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Old December 17, 2008   #12
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Tradewinds has Tomatoberry in their 2007 online catalog for 1.75 per pack. I don't know if they still offer it. You might check it out.

Here's the 2007 offer, page 99, item #1133: http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/TWF_c...inter_2007.pdf

I don't know anything about Tradewinds reliability, service, etc.
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And SelectedPlants.com sells Tomatoberry transplants:
http://www.selectedplants.com/varieties.htm

I know he's reliable.

I guess it's all in how you value the opportunity to grow this particular tomato. Personally, there are many proven cherry tomatoes that surely outperform Tomatoberry in the flavor and production department for little or no cost in seeds shared by fellow tomato folks.
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Old December 17, 2008   #14
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We grew it in 2007 and rated it about a "B". I think the qualities that make it good to take to market are ones I don't really care for....too firm and not enough flavor. Cute though!
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The only cherry tomatoes I routinely grow are SunGold and Black Cherry; usually I try to 2 or 3 other "new to me" ones that look interesting.Will try Sunsugar and Santa in 2009 and maybe Tomatoberry.
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