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Old 09-19-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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I have some grape tomatoes for the first time this week, they are wonderful, thick skin, very sweet, not too acidity. are they easy to grow?.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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They are very easy to grow! I grow them every year. Our yard is very shady, and the sunniest area only gets about 4 hours of sun a day, and we still get lots of grape tomatoes. They also ripen earlier than the larger tomato varieties I grow, too.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have grown them in NM which is very dry and rocky but we had years of top soil build up so the soil was excellant. I couldn't give them away fast enough. This year we did them here, with the worst ground in the world and very little top soil. Again, we have plenty. So, the answer, yes!!!

Nita
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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thanks, i will try to grow them next year, may have to get seeds from mail order stores, don't remember see them in store in central Virginia.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Very easy to grow.
W.Mart sells a "sweet 100" variety. grows well, & is very sweet. Can't go wrong with the price.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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sweet 100 are not the same as Grape tomato.

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Very easy to grow.
W.Mart sells a "sweet 100" variety. grows well, & is very sweet. Can't go wrong with the price.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I MUCH prefer the grapes to cherry toms - much sweeter and VERY easy to grow.

Why even buy seeds? You can take a couple of the grapes you purchased and easily grow your own from them. Get a small 9 X 12 disposable aluminum baking pan, poke holes in the bottom for drainage, fill to a couple of inches with potting soil, water and then pop 4 whole tomatoes in there equidistantly. Set in a warm place and water sparingly - within a week you'll have seedlings sprouting. When they've grown an inch or so, cull them out (discard those which look wimpy) and, after another week or so, cull them again and transplant the strongest ones into either separate containers or else directly into your garden, making sure to keep a nice little "root ball" of the original soil to make their transition easier.

At no time overwater them, and proper drainage is a must. The grape toms are very forgiving so give it a try. Planting is learned just by doing and you'll have fun - and, hopefully, LOTS of tomatoes in your future. Good luck!
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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I MUCH prefer the grapes to cherry toms - much sweeter and VERY easy to grow.
Same here. I'm not fond of cherry tomatoes, but really like the grape tomatoes.

We grew them for the first time this year. They grew well, we got TONS of tomatoes off the one plant, and they were wonderful.

We'll definitely grow more next year.
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