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Heirlooms, hybrids, grafted. What kind of tomatoes are you growing?


Desease resistant hybrids are some of the best known: Better Boy, Early girl, Big Boy, Sun Gold. Heirlooms, passed down for generations, some times over 100 or 200 years. Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine, Cherokee Grafted tomatoes seem to be the hottest "new" thing for home gardeners. The top part of one plant (the scion) is attached to the root system of a different plant (the rootstock). The rootstock offers strength and disease resistance as the scion is selected for fruit taste and quality.

 
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4 years ago
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    Patsy Bell Hobson (Patsybell) 4 years ago

    Hi Joe, I would like to know how your container grown tomatoes do this summer. You chose some very tasty tomatoes. Enjoy!

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    Patsy Bell Hobson (Patsybell) 4 years ago

    I like your style. However, the only volunteers I ever get are cherry tomatoes. I'd love to know how what volunteers come up in your garden.

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    Patsy Bell Hobson (Patsybell) 4 years ago

    John, It sounds like you will have tomatoes all season long. Are all three tomatoes in one earth box or more? It would good to know about your tomato success using Earth Box.

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    Patsy Bell Hobson (Patsybell) 4 years ago

    If I could just grow 3 tomatoes, I would follow your recomendations. 1 cherry, 1 beefsteak, 1 roma. Thanks for your reply.