I am keeping track of when each variety starts to produce. 1. Stupice 2. just a couple Matt's Wild Cherry 3. just a couple Sungold 4. Chinese Purple 5 Jaune Flamme
Bloody Butcher was the earliest for us. The taste was good in the cool weather and became great when the temps increased. And they produced in abundance. They were our fresh tomatoes for 3 or 4 weeks before the others and were earlier than any of our cherry tomato varieties.
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I've been picking tomatoes for about a month from house #5, Matt's Wild Cherry was first, followed closely by Bloody Butcher,Tomatoberry Garden, and Sungold. After that came Fireworks, Sioux, and Cosmonaut Volkov.
Days to maturity really don't seem to make a lot of sense here, but putting all this together I get:
Bellestar - mid sized determinate canner 70 days * Bloody Butcher - indeterminate 60 days cherry potato leaf Chinese Purple - 80 days indeterminate black large slicer Cosmonaut Volkov - medium slicer/canner 80 days indeterminate Fireworks - 60 days indeterminate cherry Galina's - cherry indeterminate 60 days potato leaf Herman's Special - slicer 70 days indeterminate * Jaune Flamme - indeterminate orange 70 days small slicer Matt's Wild - currant indeterminate 60 days Moravsky Div - cherry indeterminate potato leaf 60 days OSU Blue - slicer 80 days * Siberian - cherry determinate 60 days Sioux - 75 days determinate medium slicer/canner * Stupice - plum indeterminate potato leaf 60 days * Sungold - F1 orange similar to Sunsugar cherry 65 days * Sunsugar - F1 similar to Sungold 62 days orange cherry Tomatoberry Garden - F1 indeterminate cherry 65 days heart shaped Yagodka - 70 days determinate small
For me in past seasons its Nepal thats been the earliest ,so for this season coming ive started a plant during the first week of winter and have been growing it in front of the window inside the house,its now tall enough that its forming flowers and will be planted out in my stone walled tunnelhouse in the second to last week of winter,first fruit should be ready about month into spring
Post by littleminnie on Jul 10, 2012 19:20:31 GMT -5
The Chinese Purple seeds I have are not the right cultivar. I don't know what happened but the seeds I got in a trade called Chinese Purple look just like the Kumato tomato. I hope Syngenta doesn't sue me! Here are my first 2 "chinese purple?"
They are a beautiful brown with green shoulders. A real stunner but small.
No new varieties ready for me today but the ones on my list.
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