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TOMATO Part II

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by weezie13 on March 15, 2006 08:42 PM
TOMATO Part II

Here's a direct link to the last two posts,
on Tomatoes, and their questions..
Asked by Davis and answered by JohnCT..
And here is a link to the very beginning of the thread...
so you can read some good info...

TOMATO Part I

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by njoynit on March 16, 2006 01:11 AM
The catalogs 'jersey flavor'may mean about a famous grower/hybridizer of tomatoes. I know his name,but it eludes my mind today.I know he died at the age of 95 and passed down his growings through his family.had a brother who hybridized also.His favorite creation was the brandywine pink.

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by johnCT on March 16, 2006 04:30 AM
Njoynit, the origin of Brandywine is not known. There have been many stories about where certain strains and crosses have come from but ultimately noone knows where the true brandywine came from.

The whole Jersey Flavor thing has something to do with the variety "Rutgers" that was developed at Rutgers Univ. in New Jersey for the Campbell Soup Co years ago. That's what they made their famous tomato soup with. I think thats how the story goes. Don't quote me. [thinker]

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by njoynit on March 16, 2006 07:23 AM
This is what I dug up.
From what mr.Tom had said.He himself had been growing the same strain 63 years.His father& grandfather before him had grew these same seeds.I rember he had yellow rags on stakes.those were ones he took seeds from.
I believe rutger was the name mentioned about jersey taste.Wish my mind was filed better.alot gets lost in 4 years.

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by weezie13 on March 16, 2006 07:36 AM
I grew the Rutgers for the last 2 years,
they weren't a bad tomato at all..
I liked them..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by comfrey on March 17, 2006 09:17 AM
Wow Njoynit & John...where did you read/find this history on tomatoes? I do know the story about Mortgage Lifters and how they got their name, I read about that in a seed catalog years ago.

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by Davis on March 17, 2006 01:20 PM
Hey, I've got the pic, but how do I upload it.
by Davis on March 17, 2006 02:25 PM
Hi,
I've uploaded the pics in Imagefap. Please have a look and let me know what is the problem.

by weezie13 on March 17, 2006 08:35 PM
Hey Davis....
You've got some kind of LEAF MINOR,
**I personally never had a leaf minor on a tomato,
had them on my columbine**

but they are basically harmless to your tomato production, that I know of...
You can pull/pinch the effected leaves.....

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by johnCT on March 17, 2006 08:58 PM
Whoa, not exactly a family friendly link there Davis, LOL.

Weezie is right on though. Looks like leaf miners.

Comfrey, there are many sites that give a history of varieties. I think I posted a link somewhere here about the Brandywine history.

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John - Zone 6
by weezie13 on March 17, 2006 09:46 PM
oh my gosh, guess I didn't scroll down there far enough [shocked] [Frown] ...
I will go PM him..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by johnCT on March 17, 2006 10:21 PM
Weezie, your mailbox is full, LOL!

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John - Zone 6
by weezie13 on March 17, 2006 10:27 PM
[Embarrassed] [Roll Eyes] I emptied some..
Thanks!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by peppereater on March 18, 2006 06:44 AM
Aw, heck! I missed that link! Those must have been some REALLY scary leaf miners! [Roll Eyes]

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Davis on March 20, 2006 08:02 PM
Hi,
I'm really sorry about that family "unfriendly" link. Yes they are leaf miner's. Thank you. I even referred the photo to a forum on the local agricultural university website and they confirmed that it was leaf miner. They even gave me the names of the pesticides to be used. If anybody wants it I can post it here.

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