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Old 05-22-2019, 01:33 PM   #16
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Re: Tomato plant problem?

Originally Posted by Nik333 View Post
This is embarassing, but I just plant the whole dried tomato. I may be buying gourmet tomatoes that aren't hybrids. Not beefsteak but smaller ones that come in clusters. About the size of a Roma, but round & thinner skinned.

This is tomato ranch country. Hot, drier summers. Mold is seen as the enemy.

I have a habit of growing anything that may grow from kitchen refuse.

Edit: I do put the soft tomato in the top of the refrigerator door. It is warmer & may be drier. No plastic bag. A brown bag would probably work for the fastidious.
Sounds like you're growing "heritage" types, which breed true from seed over succeeding generations. Many of the ones you find in mainline grocery stores are hybrids that don't breed true, a nice racket for the seed companies, since you have to buy new seed each year.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:02 AM   #17
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Re: Tomato plant problem?

Well, my tomatoes are doing great now that we have settled into our hot humid summer. The cherry tomatoes are coming ripe and the San Marzano Romas are close.

And I took you guys' advice on planting seeds from a store bought tomato. I get these Campari brand mid size tomatoes often so why not? I let one sit on the counter and ferment for a couple of weeks then cut it and planted the halves in a big pot. They sprouted pretty quickly and I separated several for myself and some friends. The three I kept are doing great and I am hoping they give me a good late season crop when the other plants are about done. Not sure why I didn't try this sooner, it was easy peasy.

Oh, I was wrong earlier about these being from Ontario. The company is from there but the container says product of Mexico.
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