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Old 11-26-2014, 08:55 AM
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Tomatoes - What types & tips you may have.


I will start this thread about what types of Tomatoes we will be starting either this winter or in coming spring.
We can share tips and our experiences, so that all can benefit from each of our
trials.
I believe we all have something to share no matter your experience or what is available to you.

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:27 AM
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in MY ZONE ..I start around end of febuary inside..
Cherry tomatoes for early fruit.
And usually Big boy , Rutgers, An Beefsteak
Very meaty for canning an juice.

However I tried Home depots plants this time an Like the short ones .
Depends what one likes.
they do tend to get too leggy if started too early. 8 weeks before May 31 is better time.
When is you date for outdoor planting there?
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
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I've got to find a good one that I like that isn't as acidic cause my tummy just can't handle the acid too much any more. Especially with the quantity of tomatoes I eat, lol. I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:25 PM
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THEY SAY THE NEW LEMON TOMATO IS LESS ACID? I LIKE THE REDDIES THE BEST.. THERE IS ALSO A PURPLE BUT THEY LOOK ODD?
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:00 PM
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there is also a white tomato that does not taste bad and is actually pretty good and not very much acid at all it is one of the lowest acid tomatoes they have even less acid than the pink or yellow
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:35 PM
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I just started a tomato plant small one from Home Depot in one of those hang upside down planters wanted to see how it works so far so good been 3wks now & it's still alive
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:37 PM
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it should work we have used them in the past and it worked pretty good
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by azbadgirl1 View Post:
I just started a tomato plant small one from Home Depot in one of those hang upside down planters wanted to see how it works so far so good been 3wks now & it's still alive
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Let us know how it works .. I tried to make my own like that an put it under the grape arbor.......An forgot to water it.LOL
Are you able to buy tomatoes all winter down there?\Plants?
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:05 AM
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I started some new seeds to me last year from a long time friend that grows only Heirloom veggies. There are so many to choose from and it can make it difficult to choose sometimes.
I am hoping in this thread that we can share what types we have grown or are going to try.
If we can share what type, how they where, and your thoughts on their use.
Although I have none of my personal photo's of these from this year, I thought if I could I would share a photo so that you could see. Will remember to take some photo's this coming year. Usually to busy gardening and harvesting, then forget about photo's.

This variety is called "Principe Borghese".
It was heavy walled and with a sweet taste. Used for Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
https://heritageharvestseed.com/images/princepe.jpg

This one is called "Amish Paste". It is a great paste tomato and I used it for sauces and used for Greek Salad.
https://heritageharvestseed.com/images/amishpaste.jpg

A few others that I grew in 2014 where
"Wow" a wonderful cherry type tomato and was so sweet and when I first to bite, I could see why it was called this.

"Massive Oxheart" was probably one of my favorites for this year. It was so tastey and not alot of seeds. Used it for making sandwiches, in burgers, my
open faced Tomato/Basil/Mozzarella grilled sandwich.

"Rebel Yell" very nice tomato and so prolific. Yielded so many. Not Yellow as one might think with the last part of name. Great for freezing or canning.

Will post some of the new varieties that I am going to try and may have some seeds to share around.

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Here at my house, the bigger and redder the better. I can most of our tomatoes. The bigger ad redder ones are bet for that. I also have a citri acid allergy so, We try to grow the low acid tomatoes so I can eat them too. We haven't reallystarted planning our garden yet this year. But , I do start alof our tomatoes in the greenhouse in april.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:53 AM
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do you grow the yellow and white low acid tomatoes or just the red
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:34 PM
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TRB, the tomatoes with the word "Ace" are supposed to be varieties that are lower in acidity. The "Ace55 Heirloom variety. Yellows and Pinks are also mentioned to be lower.
The Heirloom Giant Oxheart tomatoes I grew this past summer where amazingly womderful, solid and flavorful. Looking forward to growing them again.

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RaccoonBandit View Post:
do you grow the yellow and white low acid tomatoes or just the red
We grow anything we can. Me and both my boys have citric acid allergies so we usually grow several different yellows just for us. We havent tried any white ones.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Charles View Post:
TRB, the tomatoes with the word "Ace" are supposed to be varieties that are lower in acidity. The "Ace55 Heirloom variety. Yellows and Pinks are also mentioned to be lower.
The Heirloom Giant Oxheart tomatoes I grew this past summer where amazingly womderful, solid and flavorful. Looking forward to growing them again.

Rick
Thank you for the info rc! I will definitely have to look that up. We already grow alot of small yellows. Just for snacking or salads. I would love to find huge no acid tomatoes! I love my tomato sandwiches! Of course the only ones good for that are the big ones. I like tomatoes so much that my granny would woop me when she caught me in the garden making a meal out of tomatoes when i was a kid. And then i would end up in the hospital with blisters inside and out. I would give anything to find tomatoes that i could eat all day long with no trip to the hospital.
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i have some yellow and big white tomato seed that is very low acid
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