Post by alongshore on Mar 11, 2019 14:48:45 GMT -5
I'm taking 25 or so OP cherry tomato varieties this year and planting out in a large block hoping for some interesting crosses to find the following year. I've been fairly interested in what Brad Gates has done at Wild Boar and from what I've read this is how he got started.
Does anyone have any tips to help make sure that these cross so that I can get a more that 2-5% chance of some crosses happening? I also have a wild currant tomato in the mix.
Should I bother rubbing flowers together from different plants or just let nature takes its course?
I'm interested in Native American varieties that may have been grown in the New England area, specifically MA. Please message me with any information.
Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Mar 12, 2019 13:24:00 GMT -5
I don't know about crossing rates, but of cherry types, the "centerflor" types from PEACE SEEDS And Alan Kapuler are interesting. My favorite currently is a Solanum Cheesmanie (hybrid, though they won't admit it) being sold by terrior seeds. It has an Awesome bushy growth habit and produces tons of tasty yellow fruit. It is nearly as tasty as sun gold to me, and more productive and wild which I like.