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Old 02-05-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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I generally grow Romas to put up as sauce, beef steak and celebrity for fresh eating on burgers or in salsa, and ace just because it does so well for me. It can be a little tricky to find Ace tomatoes as live plants, so I generally start these from seed.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I was looking at tomatoes today. I didn't know that there were yellow tomatoes (intended to be yellow!).

Asked my room mate for her opinion, she likes beefsteak--but I don't like the looks of them, texture wise. They don't look like I expect a tomato to look on the inside.

Was considering a Patio tomato, but ended up with an Early Girl. It's going in one of those upside down planters, so it has to be container-friendly.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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You're all killin' me! I am so anxious to plant the darn things. Some of you have also convinced me to get Sungold as the cherry tomato. =)

Good point. I'm wondering when I can actually get away with planting the dang thing. Just because Home Depot sold them to me doesn't mean it's early enough to plant them. I'm thinking late March.

They all seem to require full sun, more than 6 hours a day. Hope I can find somewhere to hang my plants. Also got a pepper, didn't see any directions on that either.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Boonies
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Are the celebrity and early girls sweet?
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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Are the celebrity and early girls sweet?
Early Girls are the size of tennis balls produce fruit in 50-60 days and are for a shorter growing season their taste is ok but Better Boys are bigger juicier and meatier they take 70 days to produce fruit.I grow Early girls letting mother nature water them thru the week because i worked out of town 4 days a week.That is why i use sand the roots branch out to search for water and it retains moisture.These tomatoes do not grow well upside down or in a planter my friends have tried without much success.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i grew a nice sized early girl last year in a patio pot, but it was a BIG pot...i cant see an early girl doing well in a topsy turvy planter...probably do better with smaller grape or cherry tomatoe types for that set up...

personally i love big FLESHY tomatoes i hate the slimey and seeds (and they dont sit well) so i tend to gravitate to beefsteaks, weve done well with better boy in BIG patio containers too, but we grow em in almost straight aged manure lol, they seem to love it.
each season we also try to grow at least 2 'new" (to us) heirloom verieties too...
i love colored tomatos, i got a few yellows last year from a friend and a purple type, i dont remember their names and we didnt save seeds but they were yummy and sooo pretty lol
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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Hmmm, I didn't think about beefsteak vs. non-beefsteak. Again, I don't eat tomatoes but my family does. I think a beefsteak, with less gel/seeds would be preferable to the alternative.
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