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What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Beekissed, May 9, 2017.

  1. Sep 21, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Yep I know exactly what the varieties are.
     
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    So, we'll call this new hybrid: "Creal's Secret Giant - F1 tomato". These days, with the foolish genetic material patenting that is going on... perhaps it's not wise to publish the parentage of any of your plant breeding projects.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Eat and seeded my big tomato today. I made my wife and I, tomato and cheese sandwiches :)

    Not very many seeds, mostly flesh. But should be enough for a flat of seedlings next year.
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    That's a gorgeous tomato! How does it taste? Sweet, tart, or somewhere in between?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Somewhere in between I would say.
     
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    Save more fruit (seeds) from that plant. Tomatoes are self fertile. SO, while some hybridization of tomato plants will go on in the garden, you are MORE likely to get seeds from any given fruit on that plant that are not the result of crossing with an other plant. There may be some genetic diversity in all of your seeds, even the ones from the same fruit. But... by saving more seed from the plant, you are more likely to end up with more genetic variety in next year's plants. You can then pick the best of the best from that generation to continue to work towards your perfect CC variety. Maybe get into doing some cross pollination in successive generations to help fix your traits.
     
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    A tomato that is mostly flesh, without many seeds, this late in the season is a good thing. that's a trait worth breeding for. Usually, first set tomatoes have less seeds than later set tomatoes on the same plant.
     
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    It sure looks like a good "sandwich" tomato. Large, fewer seeds, lovely red color and I'm just :drool . Send some seed and I'll let you know if it works as well her in VA :lol:

    A friend likes the smaller sized fruits because she does not like fresh cut tomato --- go figure!! --- and her theory is that when DH cuts one that most is used at one time, less to toss. :\ True but, here it get's eaten. Personally, I like one large slice on a sandwich. For me, the smaller type is generally paste varieties, for cooking...OR cherry for eating right there in the garden!

    The one you have developed there CC should be good for canning with smaller seed area. ??? Tried any for that?

    Come to think of it, my own 2 kids don't like cut tomato either. Hmmm... odd because mom sure does! They will eat sauce and ketchup. :old And, neither are "big" veggie eaters. Both have milk drinkers but won't even TRY this goat milk. Where'd I go wrong? :rolleyes: They got/had all that as kids. Geesh, I need to rethink this.
     
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    I like tomatoes of all sizes, shapes and colors. Especially like Sun Gold cherry. When I'm waiting for the big slicers, I spiral slice them to go on a sandwich. Love the buttery texture and mild flavor of the yellow tomatoes I grew this summer. And, you can't beat a large Big Boy type of slicer. Anyone else sprinkle their slices with sugar? Turns it into a dessert!

    I have some awesome looking ox heart type that were picked today. Will save seeds of them, for sure! And some ?Rutgers that are worthy of saving as well.
     

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