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Old 04-07-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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Anyone have any experience growing tomatoes in foggy areas with lots of rain and little sun?
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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Lots of rain and little sun means poor or no fruit production, plus thats a good environment for fungus problems. Tomatos need a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight daily to grow normally.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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After forty years of living in the Sacramento Valley with lots of sun, I got used to having tomatoes growing in my yard from May to November.

Now, living on the Washington Coast, I really miss them.

Years ago, I remember a friend in San Francisco, which is also cool and foggy, telling me about some tomatoes that she grew that had been developed for those conditions. She called them "Fog Tomatoes".

But I haven't been able to find out any info about them.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Tomatoes for the Fog-Bound
Farmers in cold, foggy regions who want to try to defy the climatic odds and grow tomatoes should take a hint from Deborah Connell, of Cat Walk Garden in Fairfax: Grow Stupice tomatoes.........

Heirloom Tomatoes

also Sun Gold variety PlantFiles: Detailed information on Tomato Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Sungold'
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Thanks for those links Southdown.

It looks like they are all out of plants, but I'm going to order some seeds for next year.
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