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    Default Man Sized Tomato Plants & Ripe Tomatoes

    Mark down art the Green House by the Harley shop has some HUGE Tomato plants
    & several RIPE TOMATOES

    We tasted one, AWESOME !!
    Has been months waiting for the taste of a real tomato.
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    Some are his own hybrids that ripen early & taste great !
    I was convinced & had to bring a couple home.
    Early ripening & bigger than Early girl, Gotta try a couple !!!


    It' about 3' & healthy looking.
    Pic of it in my GH, Several tomatoes hanging & lots of blooms.
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    Hope to be eating ripe tomatoes by june now,\

    My tomatoes are doing well, late July August for mine to produce ripe ones. ,
    few blooms on the Sun gold, & some blooms forming on the Klondike.
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    I really enjoy eating tomatoes with friends and most people I come across. I grew up as a kid eating good tomatoes that my Dad grew in southern Indiana, and for many years now I have had a passion for trying to find the best tomato in the world, for my taste buds. We figured out how to grow some finicky ones, so the gates are open to explore the possibilities.
    I am curious about Klondike too, looking good Mudbuddy, thanks for the seeds for Klondike John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    I really enjoy eating tomatoes with friends and most people I come across. I grew up as a kid eating good tomatoes that my Dad grew in southern Indiana, and for many years now I have had a passion for trying to find the best tomato in the world, for my taste buds. We figured out how to grow some finicky ones, so the gates are open to explore the possibilities.
    I am curious about Klondike too, looking good Mudbuddy, thanks for the seeds for Klondike John.
    I've got to come down and look at your Klondike plants.. The two I have in the greenhouse have blossomed, but nothing is setting because it's still too cool at night (IMO)… but the plants look rather tiny, delicate. I'm wondering if these are a cherry type ? I also want to see what your experiments look like.

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    New plants are looking good.
    + getting blooms on the EG & sungolds & Klondike about to bloom.

    Now have cuttings of 4 type in pots. Not sure what to do with them now
    outside to the garden I guess.

    Is the BB of the BB/Dester , bloody butcher ?
    It seems to be liking my GH better than the Early Stump

    Friend stopped by & I took credit for having tomatoes hanging. LOL

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    Of course I have tomatoes on the two Stupice plants, but today I see the tomato on the Klondike, your EG, and one Brandywine. so looks like we are going to have a good start for a good season.

    Yes, the BB is Bloody Butcher. One that I saw at Mark's looks to be a real producer.. Hope yours turns out as well.

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    Default Three Mile Island cherries

    These cherry tomatoes sure do produce good, one is 25 inches around and looks to be better than 4lbs. Hmmm
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    I bet you break the Alaska State record.
    Wait, you have the Alaska State record for largest tomato,
    you will break you own record !

    !!!!! Awesome !!!!

    No core melt down there , just a lot of Alaska's long days of solar radiation !

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    Beautifully done Mark… At what point do you call it done and take the final measurement/weight ??

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    Once they blush they do not gain anymore weight, the reddish tomato is excellent for eating, so I am letting it vine ripen, want those seeds too. Weights and measures does the weighing, or it does not count, they are weighing the first one tomorrow at 11.00am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    Once they blush they do not gain anymore weight, the reddish tomato is excellent for eating, so I am letting it vine ripen, want those seeds too. Weights and measures does the weighing, or it does not count, they are weighing the first one tomorrow at 11.00am.
    Intended to drop down for the weighing, but got carried away cleaning up after the long weekend… What was the official weight on THE tomato ??

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    John, it weighed 3.4495lbs, the others are much bigger around, but are not uniform like the one today.

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    Here is a pic
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    WOW
    you are getting near the 5lb area

    Well?
    New state record ?

    Not sure how accurate this is:
    US record
    The world's heaviest tomato weighed 3.51 kg (7 lb 12 oz) and was grown by G. Graham (USA) of Edmond, Oklahoma, USA in 1986.
    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...eaviest-tomato

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    Here is a pic
    That is a beautiful tomato (IMHO)

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    Default Scrawny tomato

    We had the puny tomato break off the plant, but its big brother is still growing.
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    Default Dixiewine

    This one was smaller, but it will taste good and is certainly full of seeds.
    3.66lbs
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    Amazing to see tomatoes that size grown in Alaska.

    I'm still anticipating for my first ripe one, guessing another 2 weeks
    from the plants I got from you (Mark)
    GH got to 47° last night, getting warmer at nights now will help a lot.

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    Default Large Tomato

    Mix some lawn clippings, birch leaves, and horse poop. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    Mix some lawn clippings, birch leaves, and horse poop. lol
    I got plenty of birch leaves and lawn clippings, going to have to go look for some horse poop tho…!!!! the biggest tomato I have in my unheated GH is about the size of a ping pong ball… But I'm learning patience…!

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