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Posts: 42

Stephenville, Texas (Zone 8A)

« on: January 25, 2013, 11:56:42 AM »

Aside from my French Breakfast radishes, Poona Kheera and Armenian Cucumbers and bush beans, my tomato list will be:

Amos Coli
Berkeley Tie-Dye
Berkshire Polish Beefsteak
Big Ben
Big Cheef F6
Black and Brown Boar
Black Bear
Black Cherry
Blue Beauty
Box Car Willie
Brad's Black Heart
Brandywine - True Black
Captain Lucky
Cherokee Green
Cherokee Purple
County Agent
Earl of Edgecombe
Eckert Polish
Gary'O Sena
Great Divide
Hazelfield Farm
Indigo Apple
Jaune Flamme
Lemon Boy VFN Hybrid
Livingston's Paragon
Maiden's Gold
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka
Muddy Waters
Mule Team
Orange Minsk
Porter - Charles Herring Strain
Red Pear (Giant) - Gransasso Strain
Sun Gold F1
Super Sioux
White Tomesol
Zagadka Prirody
Sun City Linda
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Posts: 1119

SoCal Inland 9A

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 01:10:09 PM »

Well, Lets see. I have two different kinds of snow peas still going that have survived the Antartica blast.  I have purchased several different beans, mostly pole, JImeniz, Italian, Fortex also bush, Provider and Conteneder.  All new to me.

Tomatoes.  I have a few  Grin  The ones with *  I have grown before.

Here is my early list, all these have been potted up.

Silvery Fir Tree *
Moskvich *
Glacier *
EArly Rouge
Cyrils Choice (Dwarf)
Sophies Choice
German Red Strawberry
Polish Linguisa
Native Sun
Rutgers *
Juane Flamme *
Japanese Black Triefle
Fourth of July F1 *
New Yorker
Black and Brown Boar
Morovski Div *

These were seeded ealier in the month and are mostly ready to be potted up

Big Sungold Select
Pink Berkley Tie Die
Opalka *
Koral Gigantov
Gregoris Altai
Czech Bush
Early Glee
Tarasenko 6
Bolseno F1
Antique Roman
Eanies Plump
Striped Roman *
Red Pear Piriform
Fish Lake Oxheart
Italian Heirloom
Cosolute Genovse
Solar Flare.

I just recently sowed

Siberian Pink  not (Siberian) Pink Honey
Old Brooks
Cherry Roma *

I will be sowing more,  probably some big slicers, like Stump of the World and Cowlicks Brandywine,  also Porter Charles Herring from Baize, (MaterMaster) but this is enough for now!

I only have 15 EBs but I have at least 30 pots that are 15 or more gallons.  I also have lots of 5 gallon buckets for a lot of the smaller stuff.

Jr. Member
Posts: 42

Stephenville, Texas (Zone 8A)

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 01:21:46 PM »


How are your Dester plants looking?  I'm very excited about this one this year.
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The mountains of PA Zone 5, almost 4.

« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 01:47:26 PM »

Wow both of 40 varieties or more of tomatoes, that's impressive!  I wish you both  lived near me. I absolutely love trying new varieties every year.  I am not really fired up about Dester though, sounds like it didn't have a lot of competition at the taste test. I can't wait to read about your results.

Sun City Linda   How's the flavor on Morovski Div ?   And do you make a lot of sauce your plants seem to runeth over with sauce type tomatoes? 
« Last Edit: January 25, 2013, 02:27:26 PM by kathy » Logged

kath, gardening is my game,  over 45 years in the business.
Sun City Linda
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SoCal Inland 9A

« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 02:24:25 PM »

MM- Desters are growing well but still seedlings.  I am anxious to try also.
Kathy- I am fairly addicted to the whole tomato growing process (UNDER statement)   I am trialing any number of new to me varieties, some of which may be very well suited to EB growing. I hope to save seed and offer here next year for SASE.  Particulary some of the off the wall vaieties that are not all that popular anymore. For years I have heard Early Rouge is a great, dependable and yes, early tomato.  All I know so far is the foliage smells great!  Maybe not quite as good as Sun Gold, but it is similar. I am hoping to find some of the smaller inderminates that might be managed better in an EB.   We shall see how the season unfolds......
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Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a

« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 08:50:00 PM »

Tomatoes are not as much well suited to growing in EBs as they are to the local environment. This is why heirlooms do better for some, they are very regional. The hybrids are developed to be acceptable across a wider area

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Sun City Linda
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SoCal Inland 9A

« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 10:22:23 PM »

Doc - When I say better suited to EB growing I meant, not 12 feet tall!   Some of the indeterminates grow smaller.  Earl of Edgecombe and Druzba come to mind. They both have a rather sturdy and shorter growth habit than a gang buster vining Brandywine, for example.   I have grown a few hybrids over they years and truthfully, most have  not impressed me with superior performance as opposed to heirlooms or OPs.   I am growing some new to me Russian OPs, may be heirlooms but most are likely commercial varieties. Looking for some that will take the cool early weather as good as Moskvich, also Russian I think.

Kathy - Moravski Div is good. Sweet, fairly small and definately early.   I lean toward tomatoes that smack you upside the head but Moravsky is not overwhelmingly sweet to me. I can still taste tomato. Nice set of good tasting fruit, and then, it was over when the heat hit.
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Posts: 69

Massachusetts, Zone 6

« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 02:16:19 AM »

I just put in my order for these and hopefully with some help ahead of time as to what to look out for or ways to treat pests and or potential things that could go wrong since it will be my first time using all 5 EB's this is what I have on the way.  Also what could I Mix N' Match as well as can you tell me about using the Diatomaceous Earth, ways to use it and also what organic type of sprays could I use to protect from certain insects that I don't normally see in my Zone (6) but could come around because of the types of veggies and fruits I am planning on planting.

Minnesota Midget Canteloupes (seeds)

Strawberries (live plants)

Earlivee Corn (seeds)

Trio Bush Beans (Purple, Green and Yellow) (seeds)

Baby Leaf Catalina Spinach (seeds)

Bright Lights Swiss Chard (seeds and a few microgreens possibly)

Little Finger Baby Carrots (seeds)

Sugar Snap Peas (seeds)

Butternut Squash (possibly)

Determinate Tomatoe Plant (live plant)
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Posts: 352

NW Georgia, zone 7b

« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 09:17:22 AM »

Well, after listing one plan a few weeks ago on another thread, I've pretty much changed everything!  Roll Eyes

My EBs:

Nineveh tomato (I'm excited about this one...supposed to be very acidic, which I like)
Rutgers tomato (if that is in fact what it is...mystery seed from a neighbor)
Dunja zucchini
H-19 Little Leaf cucumbers (the kid picked them out...they've got good disease resistance, so I was fine with her choice)
Santa Fe Grande peppers (hot)
Corno di Toro Rosso peppers (sweet)


Kentucky Wonder beans
Greasy beans
LOTS of herbs (I've decided to plant nothing that's just ornamental in my containers this year)

Sun City Linda
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SoCal Inland 9A

« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 11:42:55 AM »

Morgan - Pls try and remember to post your thoughts on Ninivah, after you taste it. I like Tart, assertive also.  Silvery Fir Tree is quite good (to me) most others call it a spitter LOL.
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Posts: 42

Stephenville, Texas (Zone 8A)

« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 01:19:04 PM »

You can add the Siberian Tiger tomato to my list...

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Zone 7A--- Annapolis, Maryland

« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 05:07:39 PM »

Here is my last draft of my tomato grow list:

Cherry: I am aiming for 6 varieties

Sungold *
Black Cherry (either Black or Chocolate Cherry...not sure which)
Yellow Pear *
Fat Cherry
Dr.Carolyn Pink

Dwarfs: All new to me--Planing 6 varieties...only have 5 now decided, need 1 more:

Sweet Sue
Summertime Gold
Wild Fred
Rosella Purple
Iditerod Red

Det/Ind. Full size-Planning 14-16 varieties, so I'm looking for a few more..

Bosque Blue
Charles Herring
Turkish Ayla
Black Krim *
Cherokee Purple *
Bloody Butcher *
Missouri Pink *
Black Prince *
Beefsteak *
Black from Tula
Mariana's Peace
Lemon Boy *--need to get some seed

Paste: Planning on at least 3 varieties but gathering ideas now....

Viva Italia *

Any suggestions appreciated as I finalize my list and set up my flats..

I am also growing my usual garlic, potatoes, spinach, peas, broccoli, 2-4 types of beans and beets, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, carrots, a few kinds of peppers and herbs....these all take me much less time to decide than the tomatoes do, which becomes an obsession after about the third list...

**Sorry for the confusion, I have redone the asterisks to match how SunCity Linda posted hers to be consistent. I am not sure there is a standard method but now my asterisks indicate varieties I have grown before.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 06:12:55 AM by baileyj » Logged
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Zone 10a- near Cape Canaveral

« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 06:38:30 PM »

What do the asterisks mean?
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Posts: 69

Massachusetts, Zone 6

« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »

What do the asterisks mean?

I think they were just being organized and used the asterisks (*) as Bullets if I had to guess. 
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Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State

« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 08:23:46 PM »

What do the asterisks mean?

I think they were just being organized and used the asterisks (*) as Bullets if I had to guess. 

In an earlier post, one member used asterisks to indicate what had been grown before... a good idea which will likely be imitated.

111 EBs and growing... so how come there are never enough boxes??
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