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Raifu's 2017 tomato growlist

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2017 tomato grow list.

$ before a name means it’s a code name for the seeds that grew the plant, and not a variety name.

All the seeds were planted within a few days of the 8th of April, 2017, sans direct-seeded ones. See the tooltip for the seed source or for saved seed; see the tooltip for the ancestral seed source (I need to finish adding these, but the link should be the source or ancestral seed source if there is no tooltip). AS stands for ancestral seed (which means it’s not where the seeds directly came from, but rather where their ancestors came from).

All varieties that sprouted were transplanted (sans direct-seeded ones) either by the noted time or by several days before 12 June 2017. The last of the transplants were thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017 (the others were thinned quite a while before that). Considering when I transplanted them, most of the varieties are flowering sooner than last year (but due to when I transplanted them, when I originally seeded them, and the cooler weather, it doesn’t look like any are going to have fruit ripen in June 2017, although they’ll probably set some).

It should be noted that an innumerable amount of volunteer tomatoes have been sprouting for a good while, now, and I’ve been pulling them up.  Now that the greenhouse has nothing but weeds left in it, I noticed that there are some large tomato plants with flowers growing as weeds in the greenhouse (those aren’t listed here; I may give those to someone).

1st generation (these are new to my garden; from store-bought seeds, or seeds from other people):

1. 42 Days (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted about 7 June 2017; bloomed on 12 June 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; got ripe fruit on 8 Aug 2017, which had a really nice aftertaste and good flavor)
2. African Brown Beefsteak (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
3. Amethyst Jewel (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; one of the first of the store-bought seeds to sprout; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
4. Anna Banana Russian (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
5. Anna Russian (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
6. Black Bear (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
7. Black Beauty (sprouted on 23 or 24 Apr 2017)
8. Blue Beauty (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 27 June 2017.)
9. Brazilian Beauty (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
10. Break O' Day (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
11. Bushy Chabarovsky (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
12. Chocolate Stripes %% (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; all seven seedlings were potato leaf; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
13. Clear Pink Early (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
14. Cosmonaut Volkov (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
15. Cuor Di Bue (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017)
16. Dark Galaxy (sprouted on 23 or 24 Apr 2017)
17. Early Cascade (sprouted on 23 or 24 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
18. Early Wonder (sprouted on 22 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
19. Evergreen (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; one of the first of the store-bought seeds to sprout; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
20. Extreme Bush (sprouted on 22 Apr 2017; transplanted about 7 June 2017; bloomed on 12 June 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
21. First Pick (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
22. Forest Fire (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted about 7 June 2017; bloomed on 12 June 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; first ripe fruit on 4 Aug 2017; two more ripe fruits came on 7 Aug 2017; the flavor is decent, but it’s not my preference compared with the others I’ve eaten, so far)
23. Gargamel (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; the plant died, probably due to the severity of its transplant shock, on 19 June 2017; if you grow it again, direct-seed it next time; it had not flowered before it died—so, it didn’t cross-pollinate anything)
24. Gold Nugget (direct-seeded all seeds into a 4-gallon bucket on the evening of 22 June 2017)
25. Golden Queen (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017)
26. Good Old Fashioned Red (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; one of the first of the store-bought seeds to sprout; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
27. Graham's Good Keeper (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 27 June 2017. I harvested a ripe fruit on 8 Aug 2017, which tasted like really good tomato soup—not just any tomato soup)
28. Gregori's Altai (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
29. Grosse Lisse (sprouted on 22 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
30. Ildi (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017)
31. Indigo Apple (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
32. Julia Child (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
33. Kara Market (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; bloomed on 12 June 2017; set fruit on 23 June 2017; it was one of the first two tomato varieties to set fruit in 2017, and had the larger fruit at the time; first ripe fruit on 4 Aug 2017, which tasted like a good tuna sandwich Roma—like a mix between Roma and Chapman in flavor)
34. Manitoba (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; I believe it set fruit before 11 July 2017)
35. Marmande (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
36. Menehune (potentially a wild tomato; sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; one of the first of the store-bought seeds to sprout; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017, although it’s small—so hopefully it’ll develop)
37. Moskvich (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
38. New Yorker V (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 27 June 2017; the first ripe fruit was on 5 Aug 2017, which tasted good, and someone else who tasted it really liked it)
39. North Dakota Earliana (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; one of the first of the store-bought seeds to sprout; transplanted on 25 May 2017; two spots with plants; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; thinned the second spot on 22 or 23 June 2017, and the first quite a while beforehand; the first set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; gave the plant in the second spot to RF on 3 July 2017)
40. Orange and Green Zebra (sprouted on 27 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; I harvested the first fruit on 5 Aug 2017, although it was a bit underripe, although it did taste and look good)
41. Pakenham Pear (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
42. Pervaya Lyubov (Translated name: First Love. This was the only tomato variety I started in the greenhouse that did not sprout in 2017. Because those didn’t sprout, I direct-seeded the remaining two or so seeds into a 4-gallon bucket on the evening of 22 June 2017. A tomato plant sprouted on 28 June 2017, although it might be a Sugar Lump seed that moved when I watered; another sprouted on 30 June 2017, which I’m pretty sure is a Pervaya Lyubov seed; I guess it needed more heat and/or different soil to sprout. On 3 July 2017, I removed the Gardener’s Delight plants from its container. The two seedlings have darker cotyledons than Gardener’s Delight—so, I’m thinking they’re both really the two Pervaya Lyubov seeds I planted; these look just like the Gardener’s Delight plants, still, even with the fruit; so, I’m guessing Pervaya Lyubov didn’t sprout.)
43. Red Beauty (from tradewindsfruit.com; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; the unripe fruits are striped like Green Zebra, which I didn’t gather from the pictures of the ripe fruit online; as of 24 July 2017, it’s looking prolific, and the fruits are the largest of the anthocyanin tomatoes I’m growing, so far; heat-tolerant; the first ripe fruit was on 14 Aug 2017; it tasted good, and somewhat like tomato soup)
44. Red Rocket (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
45. Reisetomate (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
46. Rosabec (sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
47. Rosella Purple (sprouted on 23 or 24 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
48. Sakharnyi Pudovichok (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
49. Sasha's Altai (sprouted on 23 or 24 Apr 2017; I’m not sure if this was from TomatoPassion’s seeds or TomatoFest’s seeds, as I have both; if the TomatoFest packet is open, then I must have used that, as I haven’t traded any or given any away; if not, then not. I checked the packet, and I seem to remember opening it in order to get seeds to plant, but I think I got the packet from TomatoPassion, anyway, and not from a store—so, that may have been her original seed source. It had tape on it when I opened it; so, it had been opened before—so, that’s why I’m not 100% sure. Transplanted on 27 May 2017. Set fruit on 27 June 2017.)
50. Scary Larry (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017)
51. Silvery Fir Tree (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; about three other tomato varieties were attempting to smother this, and on 9 Aug 2017, I moved them out of the way and found six ripe fruits; I ate them, and they tasted like regular good tomatoes, with a stronger hint of acidity, although not nearly as strong as was my impression from reading about other people eat it; I enjoy it, and plan to grow it in 2018)
52. Snow Fairy (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; one of the seedlings looks almost like a tricot but one of the two leaves looks like two leaves fused together at the sides; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; I forgot to look for the semi-tricot one when I thinned it—so, I don’t know if the one I have is it)
53. Soldacki (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
54. Sub-Arctic Plenty (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted into a large tote before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017)
55. Super Snow White %% (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; these are marble-sized, red tomatoes; they start off looking pale yellow, then yellow, then orange, and then red; they’re apparently from a cross; the first one tasted like baked spaghetti squash, perhaps on account of cookie and chicken-type aromas in the air at the time, but future ones tasted more like good cherry tomatoes)
56. Sweetie (cherry; from two sources: TomatoPassion of davesgarden.com—sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017, and first from gifted seeds to germinate—and Ginger2778 of tomatoville.com—sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; both kinds thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; Ginger2778’s set fruit on 6 July 2017)
57. Talbot Russian (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; this is a large plant that is setting a fair number of fruits in the heat; note that most of the tomatoes are setting fruit in the heat, however, but I am impressed by this plant, and I plan to grow it again)
58. Tatura (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
59. Taxi (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
60. Thessaloniki Ox Heart (sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
61. Tiffen Mennonite (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017)
62. Urbikany (sprouted on 11 or 12 May 2017)
63. White Queen (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)

2nd generation (from seeds I saved and zapped myself):

64. Amana Orange (from a definitely unripe fruit, which was not left to ripen after harvest; sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; flowering much quicker than last year—most varieties are—but the plant isn’t growing as fast vegetatively, as of 20 June 2017)
65. Aussie (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 25 May 2017)
66. Black (sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
67. Black Giant (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017, and I’m very glad because the seeds were quite thin; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
68. Chapman (2016’s 3rd favorite; sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
69. Chocolate Pear (from a very early fruit on a small plant; sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 27 June 2017; first ripe fruit on 1 Aug 2017; it had a good taste, but different than last year’s, and stronger; a later fruit that I allowed to ripen more than the first one/s tasted awesome and as sweet as any sweet tomato I had ever eaten—another person agreed that it tasted very sweet and good)
70. Creole (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 25 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
71. Early Girl F2 ($Luorgī; the F1 was grown in 2014 and not zapped until the day I planted it; sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; transplanted on 25 May 2017—5 plants; 3 plants survived—1 RL and 2 PL; the RL plant and the westernmost PL plant set fruit on 27 June 2017; the RL plant had its first ripe fruit on 5 Aug 2017, which had seemed to shrink somewhat on ripening, although it was still larger than the F1, which F2 tasted kind of like the F1, but didn’t give me that scalp-tingling sensation; the westernmost PL plant had a ripe fruit on 7 Aug 2017, and it had a nice, strong tomato flavor, but didn’t taste like Early Girl F1, and didn’t give me that scalp-tingling sensation)
72. Galapagos Island (Solanum cheesmanii; I planted seeds from fruits grown in 2015 that didn’t split—which sprouted on 28 June 2017—into a 4-gallon bucket, and seeds from the largest fruits grown in 2015 into a 4-gallon bucket, each on the evening of 22 June 2017. A plant from those of the fruits that didn’t split set fruit on about 2 Aug 2017; a fruit on a plant in the bucket with lots of plants, which were seeds of those that didn’t split, began to turn yellow on 1 September 2017)
73. Gardener’s Delight (Sold as Sugar Lump. Direct-seeded all seeds into a 4-gallon bucket on the evening of 22 June 2017—the same bucket at the two Pervaya Lyubov seeds—and they sprouted on 28 June 2017; on 3 July 2017, I separated the Gardener’s Delight plants from Pervaya Lyubov; the heat-tolerant ones are in a separate 4-gallon bucket than the one from the other fruit)
74. George Detsikas Italian Red (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
75. Girl Girl's Weird Thing (one of the first to sprout: sprouted on 13 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; the remaining plant is PL, which seems to indicate that it was already crossed when I planted it last year, since an F1 hybrid this year wouldn’t produce PL plants, due to every plant having an RL allele; it may or may not have been crossed again last year, and I suspect it was, due to the high number of PL plants, although that could just be random chance)
76. Glacier (sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; flowering a lot earlier, this year; set fruit on 6 July 2017)
77. Green Giant (last grown in 2015 and not zapped until the day I planted it; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted on 25 May 2017; two spots with plants; one is an RL cross; thinned the second spot with the PL plant on 22 or 23 June 2017, and the spot with the RL plant quite a while beforehand)
78. Green Pear (one of the first to sprout: sprouted on 13 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; 24 July 2017, many of the fruits have been getting blossom end rot)
79. Jackie (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; lots of them sprouted at once; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 1 July 2017; not dropping lots of blossoms, if any, like it did last year; setting fruit instead; the fruits are becoming elongated again, kind of how they did in 2016; the fruits are larger this year; the first ripe fruits were on 4 Aug 2017 or before, and tasted like very sweet tomato soup; a later one tasted less like tomato soup and more like the best ones last year, but not enough like it to say it tasted like it)
80. Maglia Rosa (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; first ripe fruit on 4 Aug 2017, but I lost it and didn’t get to taste it; I harvested another ripe fruit on 8 Aug 2017, which was good, and had better texture than last year, although I don’t know that I’m planning to grow it next year, unless I do it in a container)
81. Matina (2016’s favorite; these seeds were not from the earliest of the Matina fruits in 2016; sprouted on 21 Apr 2017; two plants transplanted with only cotyledons on 25 Apr 2017, with one covered with a milk jug; transplanted the rest in a few spots on 27 May 2017; one of the latest transplants bloomed on 12 June 2017; one fruit set on 24 June 2017; this was the third variety to set fruit; gave one plant to RF on 3 July 2017; its first fruit—apparently slug-bitten—ripened on 28 Jul 2017; taste was excellent, and an improvement over last year’s earliest; it was round and bigger than Sasha’s Altai, with taste that I preferred to it, too; taste of another ate was quite different, with a very strong sort of tomato flavor)
82. McGee (my favorite for taste in 2016; sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
83. Medovaya Kaplya (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; three plants; one is an RL cross; the RL cross set oblong fruit shaped the same as the plum-shaped Husky Cherry Red F4 on 2 or 3 July 2017, although they looked round at the time; I got ripe fruit on the RL cross on 9 Aug 2017, and it tasted almost exactly like the regular Medovaya Kaplya, although it was a round to oblong, red cherry; albeit a large cherry)
84. Mexican Yellow (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on or before 6 July 2017)
85. Missouri Pink Love Apple (sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted one seedling, covered with a milk jug, with only cotyledons on the evening of 21 Apr 2017; the rest transplanted on 27 May 2017)
86. Monroe (this is from plum-shaped fruit, probably on account of the weather/soil—the variety is round; sprouted on 19 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; days before 20 June 2017, the plant appeared to have been cut down, and the cut-down part of the plant removed, somehow; however, the plant appears to be growing back from the base; the re-growing plant died and/or disappeared on 27 June 2017; I’ll have to try again next year or else try for at least one fruit with viable seeds from direct-seeding)
87. Mountain Princess (sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on or soon before 1 July 2017; first ripe fruit on 4 Aug 2017, which I and others agreed tasted very good; more flavor than in 2016)
88. Napa Giant (one of the first to sprout: sprouted on 13 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
89. Oroma (one of the first to sprout: sprouted on 13 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; 24 July 2017, some of the fruits have been getting blossom end rot, although not the initial fruits, and some of the non-BER fruits are quite large; the first BER fruit was ripe on 4 Aug 2017 but the first non-BER fruit was ripe on 7 Aug 2017; both had good flavor)
90. Payette (dwarf; sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017)
91. Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (from an unripe fruit, unless I used seeds from the smaller, partially ripe fruit; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017; 24 July 2017: this is looking prolific, and the plant is large; definitely an improvement over last year; I’m not as sure that it was cross-pollinated as I once was; I think the ribbing may be normal for the variety; the fruits no longer look especially ribbed, and I don’t think it was crossed; it is, however, notably prolific and has large, striped fruit on a large plant)
92. Pink Cheeks (possibly Rozovyye Shchechki, but I’m not sure; from a container-grown fruit; sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)
93. Porter (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; in a foam cup; thinned on 22 or 23 June 2017; set fruit by 11 July 2017; the plant does not appear to be prospering, this year, with regard to production in the heat, but there’s nothing obviously wrong with the plant; I imagine it’ll do better next year if I grow it again)
94. Ron's Carbon Copy F8 (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; much faster than last year; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017)
95. Sweet Orange Cherry (sprouted on 22 Apr 2017; last of the saved seeds to sprout—it tooks about two weeks; one plant transplanted young with only cotyledons on 25 Apr 2017, without covering, but the plant disappeared by 27 Apr 2017; two nice plants transplanted on 27 May 2017; one of those nice plants looked dead the next day, but it revived; the other, the larger plant, had no issues; the largest plant bloomed on 12 June 2017 and set fruit on 23 June 2017; it was one of the first two tomato varieties to set fruit in 2017; this variety was the first to ripen fruits, which turned yellow on 24 July 2017; it’s possible that they may have turned orange if left on the vine longer; they were said to taste good, and weren’t overly sweet—I didn’t taste them, as I gave them to relatives; there were two fruits, and one was definitely under-ripe, but still yellow; the taste is improving over time, it seems, and they are one of the more popular and prolific tomatoes, this year; I haven’t yet seen a fully orange one, especially as I haven’t left one on a super long time to ripen further, but they do get to at least a golden yellow, if not further orange; I personally think the taste is much improved over last year; heat-tolerant)
96. Sweet Ozark Orange F7 (sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; not from my largest SOO fruit in 2016. Transplanted before 1 Jun 2017.)
97. $Tāzhuitāl (this is a code name for a tomato that was supposed to be Ambrosia Red last year, but was a vigorous, prolific golf-ball sized yellow; sprouted on 20 Apr 2017; germination rates on these were surprisingly low for how high quality the seeds looked, and the enormity of seeds that I got; those that did sprout seemed a little different than I’m used to; transplanted on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017, which fruit appeared to be highly ribbed and perhaps pear-shaped; I noticed on 11 July 2017 that the fruits are growing at a rate that it seems they’ll be bigger than last year’s fruit; I’ve concluded that I may have mislabled the seeds, and these could be Zapotec, while the ones I labeled as Zapotec may be the Ambrosia Red cross; anyway, I had my first ripe fruit, which was surprisingly mushy considering how little I’ve watered it lately, although it had decent flavor and wasn’t mealy; it was pink, and looked like Zapotec and Pink Stuffer, except it was smaller; the first fruit was from a megabloom, and I saved seeds from it; there is another fruit that was almost ripe on the day the first one was ripe)
98. Thessaloniki (2016’s 2nd favorite; sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted four seedlings with only cotyledons on the evening of 21 Apr 2017, with only one of them covered with a milk jug; one or two of the uncovered transplanted seedlings died by 27 Apr 2017—plants under milk jugs have higher survival rates, whether it protects them from frost or animals; transplanted the rest on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; gave one plant—the one transplanted last—to RF on 3 July 2017)
99. Tlacalula Ribbed (AKA Pink Stuffer; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; the plants seemed to have some issues by transplant time, but they recovered; transplanted on 27 May 2017; one or more of the plants was regular leaf, but I only kept a potato leaf one for some reason; I guess I really wanted to see how the real variety did with more acclimatization, and I didn’t want to disturb the roots to separate the cross and/or I didn’t want to wait until a good time to transplant the cross)
100. Valencia (sprouted on 16 or 17 Apr 2017; transplanted before 1 Jun 2017)
101. Yellow Trifele (sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017)

3rd generation (ditto):

102. Pruden’s Purple ($Mūnelia; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted on 25 May 2017; one plant by itself and two plants together; transplanted the rest of them in another spot on 27 May 2017; set fruit on 2 or 3 July 2017; the two plants in one spot had a ripe fruit and an almost ripe fruit on 17 Aug 2017, which turned dark pink as expected; the plant just west of those also had a ripe fruit, but it was orangish red with some sunscald, notwithstanding it was still PL; so, I’m thinking it must have crossed with my Brandywine-type tomato in 2015, as that was the only PL tomato I recall that might have crossed with it in 2015, and I don’t know any PL plants that were growing near it in 2016, although if red is dominant, then it must have crossed in 2016 rather than 2015; dark red is dominant to regular pink I’ve read, but I’m not sure if orange-red is dominant to dark pink; I still need to taste them, but I have harvested them)
103. $Sārēzh (Early Girl F3; from an oxheart-shaped fruit grown in 2015 on a plant with both round and oxheart-shaped fruit—maybe 50/50; direct-seeded all but 3 seeds in a 4-gallon bucket on the evening of 22 June 2017; sprouted on 28 June 2017, in the evening)

4th generation (ditto):

104. $Nůkfū (Husky Cherry Red F4; from a plum-shaped fruit; sprouted on 18 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017; the plum trait likely comes from the Roma tomato I grew in 2014, which likely cross-pollinated Husky Cherry Red F1; set fruit by 11 July 2017; it’s looking prolific, a big plant and vigorous, on and a while before 28 July 2017, but it had a slower start than most of the earlies both with fruit set and plant size; I’m not saying whether or not it is or ought to be early)
105. $Vardwū (Husky Cherry Red F4; dwarf; from round fruit; sprouted on 15 Apr 2017; transplanted on 27 May 2017 in the tote that had TPS in it last year—two spots in it; one of the plants is a dwarf, and the other is non-dwarf; since the parent F3 was a dwarf, I’m guessing it got cross-pollinated again in 2016; I’m guessing it was also crossed in 2014; the dwarf plant set fruit on 27 June 2017, and the first ones had ripe fruit on 4 Aug 2017, which were super sweet IMO, although a couple others who tried vertical slices of the very same fruit thought sourness predominated the flavor, which quite contradicted my experience, although one taster really liked the sour flavor; the indeterminate plant set fruit by 11 July 2017 and I had my first ripe fruit on 7 August 2017, which were very sweet and good, although a different flavor than those of the dwarf, with somewhat larger fruits than the dwarf)

The most impressive varieties to me, this year, as of 7 Aug 2017, include these (although I need to find several varieties, some of which are probably being smothered to see how they’re doing—e.g. Ron’s Carbon Copy, Black Giant, Girl Girl’s Weird Thing %%, Chapman, Taxi, North Dakota Earliana, Anna Banana Russian, Red Rocket):

• Sweet Orange Cherry
• Sasha’s Altai
• Chocolate Pear
• Husky Cherry Red F4 (both of the round ones)
• New Yorker V (because a certain person liked it so much; I thought it was pretty good, but I preferred others like Mountain Princes more)
• Mountain Princess
• Red Beauty
• Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
• George Detsikas Italian Red
• Matina
• Pruden’s Purple
• Manitoba
• Yellow Trifele (although it’s having plenty of BER)
• Black

Some that aren’t performing as well as I anticipated they likely would include these (this may have to do with soil differences for some of these):

• Mexican Yellow (it set one or more fruits early on, but it doesn’t seem to have done a lot since then)
• Grosse Lisse (not setting much fruit, yet; Tatura is doing much, much better)
• Cosmonaut Volkov (not setting much, if any, fruit, the last time I checked)
• Moskvich (not setting much, if any, fruit, yet)
• Tiffen Mennonite (not setting much, if any fruit, yet)
• Good Old Fashioned Red (not setting much fruit, yet)
• Ildi (not many flowers per truss compared to what I anticipated, and not particularly early this year)
• Green Pear (BER on most fruits)
• Porter (small plant with few fruits)

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