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Favorite Tomato

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by TNBielefelder, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Chris09

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    If you like Pineapple try Ruby Gold/ Gold Metal.
    This tomato is said to be the "mother" of all the Red and Yellow striped tomatoes.
    The Pineapple, Striped German, Big Rainbow, etc. are said to be bred from this original plant.
     
  2. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have grown gold medal, big rainbow, virginia sweets, countless others...we won't talk about my seed collection/addiction. But, I still say hands down Pineapple is my favorite. The others are all very good as well. I have alot of varieties I really like. We usually grow over 20 varieties of tomatoes every year. I am always on the hunt for something new that I have to try.
    Christie [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris09

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    LOL, I average about 10 varieties some years more if I feel the need to try a new tomato but I put out around 100 to 150 tomato plants some years more.

    Have you tried Campbells 1327 or Ramapo?
     
  4. TNBielefelder

    TNBielefelder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you do with all those tomatoes? And is your chicken addiction that bad?? [​IMG]
     
  5. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chris09 - No I have not tried the Ramapo. Give me the info on that variety!

    TNBielefelder- We can a lot. We are a large family of 8. I also supply many other family members with plants and produce. As for the chicken addiction...well it is bad too. We raise a variety of birds. We currently have a couple hundred chicks hatched and 2 sportsman incubators full. I need to start enabling others and shipping more eggs!
    Christie[​IMG]
     
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  6. Chris09

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  7. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chris09,
    Thanks for the link. I grow a " Rutger's select" at least that is what the seed packet says. It is a red fairly early tomato. Usually average size fruits. Very traditional tomato flavor. Is that similar to the ramapo.

    Christie [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris09

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    The Rutger / Rutgers select tomato over time has lost some size, taste, etc. so what Rutgers did was reintroduce some old tomatoes.
    The Ramapo, Moreton, and the Rutgers 250 are all "recreated" tomatoes, they are said to have the same mother plants as the originals and also will have the same size, taste, etc. as the ones of old.
     
  9. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chris09. I will have to give it a try. Maybe we need to get a tomato seed swap going. I would be more than willing to get my list together!
    Christie
     
  10. TNBielefelder

    TNBielefelder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have settled on 4 different kinds of tomatoes for this year. Big Reds, Brandywine (sudduth's strain), Giant beefsteak, and Mortgage lifters. I should have my hands full with these.
     

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