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by peppereater on June 25, 2006 05:30 AM
I'm growing these for the first time, thanks to seed provided by JohnCT. These are the prettiest little fruits I have ever seen, and I can only imagine how beautiful they'll be when the're full grown and red. These pictures don't really do them justice, but you can see that they're rather unique. There are a variety of shapes, from smooth to heavily ribbed. These little puppies are supposed to grow to 1 pound! The little tomato cage is temporary...this plant would crush that wimpy thing, I've got to get a good cage or stakes up. This plant is putting out tomatoes faster than I can believe!
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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Tonya on June 25, 2006 05:49 AM
Looking good there Dave! Keep us posted as to how they are progressing! [thumb]

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by Merme on June 25, 2006 08:22 AM
Way cool, Dave!

Will you post more pictures later? I'd like to see some ripened.

Did they germinate easily for you?

And uh, what will you do with a bunch of 1 lb tomatoes?

Merme

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by elkwc36 on June 25, 2006 08:42 AM
Dave looks very good. Will be watching for updates as it appears to be one I may want to try next year. JD
by peppereater on June 25, 2006 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by Merme:
Way cool, Dave!

And uh, what will you do with a bunch of 1 lb tomatoes?

Merme

Eat 'em! [Big Grin]
If I can't eat 'em all, I'll give some away. Yep, they germinated great. I'll certainly post pics as they progress. I took those pics yesterday, and I swear, that larger one has nearly doubled in size already, or so it seems.
JD...if I successfully save seed, I'll send you some.

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Firstyeargardener2006 on June 25, 2006 03:41 PM
Dave,

Let me know who they taste. I am dieing to know. I am getting my seed list ready for next year.
They look good. How big will the plant get ? Do you know?

Thank you,
Nicky

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by elkwc36 on June 25, 2006 04:01 PM
Dave thanks and hope they continue to impress. JD
by johnCT on June 26, 2006 12:28 AM
Great lookin plants Dave! Glad you're enjoying them. Looking forward to hearing how they progress.

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by peppereater on June 26, 2006 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by Firstyeargardener2006:
Dave,

Let me know who they taste. I am dieing to know. I am getting my seed list ready for next year.
They look good. How big will the plant get ? Do you know?

Thank you,
Nicky

Nicky, the plant is growing fast. I've got to get a larger cage or stake it, so I think it's going to get pretty big. It's indeterminate, so it could grow all season!

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Even my growlights are getting restless!
by mater sandwich on June 26, 2006 04:13 AM
Great looking fruits...Curious to hear about their flavor...

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by Deborah L. on June 26, 2006 08:56 AM
What a pretty tomato.
I also would like to see pictures of them red and ripe.

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by Sorellina on June 26, 2006 03:12 PM
Ciao Dave,

Get ready for an eyes rolling back in the head experience as you taste your first one..sublime. It was easily in the top 5 of 60 plants grown last year...absolutely heaven on its own or in a starring role on a sandwich.

Cheers,
Julianna

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by peppereater on June 27, 2006 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by Sorellina:
Ciao Dave,

Get ready for an eyes rolling back in the head experience as you taste your first one..sublime. It was easily in the top 5 of 60 plants grown last year...absolutely heaven on its own or in a starring role on a sandwich.

Cheers,
Julianna

Julianna, don't torture me! [Big Grin]
It's bad enough that I reread Caroline's description of it every other day, and check the plant 3 or 4 times a day! [nutz]

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Sorellina on June 27, 2006 05:08 AM
Ciao Dave,

Only 3 or 4???? ;oP

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