I am thinking that a huge F-2 distribution of tomato hybrids, especially those with one or more genes for Late Blight resistance would be in order for next year. If I could get more folks to establish a plant or two with the best LB resistance they ever had....hmmm.....something for a listing in a website. Naturally a large population of F-3, F-4, F-5 lines could be listed also.
I am just thinking..nothing definite yet.
I might be a candidate for you next year. I'm trying to get hairy vetch to plant in our tomato patch as part of our campaign against LB. I'll find out today if I can get it or not. Otherwise, we will be using some other sort of mulch. I'm also hoping to run drip tape on the rows to help eliminate splash issues.
I'm not trying to do a lot of varieties, just working on resistant varieties. We had some success with Fletcher this year. I kept seed from 3 fruits. The first keep was from 2 perfect fruits that were a bit over 12 oz. The second keep was from a single perfect fruit that was 1 lb. even. If you want some, it would be a 4 way split between you, Martin, MJ, and myself.
Jo - A developing farmer based on Bible teachings. Diversity, research, and chemical independence are key. Our top soil is about 12 to 18 inches of depleted sandy loam. Under that is a layer of light colored clay. Our sons will soon have more information as they learn to dig deeper and deeper holes.
Post by canadamike on Sept 29, 2010 22:19:16 GMT -5
The list is a fantastic idea, Tom. And since you now have a Wagnerian family of some sort growing your various F-2s and all, those selecting from your material could also make a list or join it to yours, according to your wish, thus maintaining the integrity of the heritage you are leaving us with.
I'll have many pictures to show later on your site. I took them with somebody else's camera, a weird old Kodak camera, and will need to get them from the person, I have no clue on how to extract them from the camera
, a weird old Kodak camera, I have no clue on how to extract them from the camera
Why Michel, you just open the back of the camera, take the roll of film out, roll it out over the computer scanner and download the pics to the computer, then post them. That is how it's done, isn't it??
Post by michaeljohnson on Sept 30, 2010 0:38:04 GMT -5
Hi-Tom, the variety (Sweet Dreams ) first came to my notice when some pictures were posted of it on another forum by Amideutch from Germany, last year, the tomatoes appear to be be very long with a nipple on the end and they appear to be quite large tomatoes as a whole, at the time he said they were one of yours.
Post by tatermater on Sept 30, 2010 11:01:08 GMT -5
I had forgotten the connection between my work and a tomato by the name of Sweet Dreams. This all got started when I visited Tatiana (Tania) at her home in BC back three years ago or so.
Obviously I don't have the actual clone by the name of Sweet Dreams but I do have sibs of it. I will have to go back to my pedigree book to see what the background of the female parent (Mountain Roma) is, since I have blocked it out of my immediate memory. I name so many tomatoes that I must have my data base upgraded.
Some of these links have to be copied and pasted in the Url box to see
B.C KO T The two seeds I acquired from Tom Wagner gave birth to two plants with similar growth and fruit shape characteristics, but different fruit color: one was bright orange and the other was dusty red. Indet., regular foliage which has this distict 'funny' smell of SunGold foliage, wispy droopy vines, large elongated cherry fruits with pointed end, excellent sweet taste. Seeds saved from both the red and orange fruits; the F2 seeds were named "Sweet Dreams"" and "Serenity". Seed Source: Tom Wagner, WA 07 Year: 2007 Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level) ________________________________________ History • Created by Tom Wagner of WA, a private tomato and potato breeder and founder of Tater Mater Seed. ________________________________________ Related • Mountain Roma (parent) • SunSugar F1 (parent) • Serenity (orange-fruited) (derived) • Sweet Dreams (red-fruited) (derived)
Interesting reading the links as they are pieced together. I probably should request back samples of my own germplasm.
Is "Make My Day" still existing? Couldn`t find any source. It seems there is no new outcome in this ph2 ph3 lines in the last years. Is its resistence already overcome? Somebody has a link to newer information?
Location: Lueneburg, Northern Germany, Europe Zone 7b