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Raifu's 2018 tomato growlist

Raifu
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2018 tomato grow-list

1st year:

• Alpha Pink (sprouted on 28 March; resprouted)
• Alpine (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• American Original Red Beefsteak F1 (sprouted on 27 March; resprouted)
• Brandy Boy (GW; john11840; sprouted on 28 March; resprouted)
• Brandyboy OP (TV; Tormato; didn't sprout)
• Burpee Gloriana (sprouted on 27 March; sprouted by 5 April)
• Burpee Sunnybrook Earliana (sprouted by 5 April)
• Bush Champion II F1 (sprouted by 7 April)
• Bush Early Girl II F1 (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Champion II F1 (sprouted by 7 April)
• Coldset (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Cole (didn't sprout; maybe get more seeds for another year)
• Cougar Red (sprouted on 31 March or 1-2 April; resprouted)
• Domingo (planted on the morning of 24 March; looked damaged by its proximity to the greenhouse wall/ceiling; moved it, and it looks like the two seedlings are recovering)
• E.H. House (sprouted by 5 April)
• Earliana (sprouted on 28 March; resprouted)
• Early Pick F1 (sprouted by 5 April)
• Early Rouge (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Fahrenheit Blues (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Frosty F. House (sprouted on 27 March; third tomato to sprout; resprouted)
• Garden Leader Monster (sprouted on 27 March; resprouted)
• Gold Dust (sprouted on 28 March)
• Grandma Mary’s Paste (planted on the morning of 24 March)
• Green Tiger (rareseeds.com; sprouted on 27 March; resprouted, and one plant seemed to survive, anyway)
• Gurney Girl’s Best F1 (sprouted by 7 April)
• Heatwave II F1 (sprouted by 5 April)
• Huevos De Toro (sprouted by 5 April)
• Italian Giant Beefsteak (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Jaune Flamee (someone else gave me the plant; it ended up having red fruit)
• Jetsetter F1 (sprouted by 5 April; resprouted)
• Millet’s Dakota (sprouted on 28 March)
• Nodak Early (sprouted on 30 March; resprouted)
• Old German (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted with a vengeance)
• Orange Minsk (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Peron (rareseeds.com; sprouted on 27 March; resprouted)
• Poca Roja (Big Sungold Select, red; sprouted by 14 April)
• Polbig F1 (sprouted by 5 April)
• Sausage (sprouted by 5 April; resprouted)
• Sheyenne (sprouted by 5 April; resprouted)
• Stick (sprouted on 31 March; resprouted; grew two plants)
• Super Marmande (sprouted on 25 or 26 March; one of the first two tomatoes to sprout, this year; resprouted)
• Tigerella (sprouted by 5 April)
• Ultimate Opener F1 (sprouted by 5 April; I think it resprouted)
• Ultra Sweet F1 (sprouted by 5 April; resprouted)
• Urban Beefsteak (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Virginia Sweets (planted on the morning of 24 March; sprouted on 8 or 9 April)
• Watermelon Beefsteak (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)

2nd year:
• Manitoba (sprouted on 1-2 April)
• Marmande (sprouted on 29 March)
• New Yorker V (sprouted by 5 April)
• North Dakota Earliana (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• Sasha’s Altai (sprouted by 5 April; it’s PL this year, which doesn’t make much sense unless it’s a mutation, mixed up seed, or unless it wasn’t pure seed in 2016)
• Sub Arctic Plenty (~two cells; one cell sprouted on 4 April; another on 5 April)
• Tatura (~2 cells; grow next to Sub Arctic Plenty, Galapagos Island; one cell sprouted on 29 March and the other on 1-2 April; both cells resprouted)

3rd year:
• Galapagos Island (Solanum cheesmaniae; grow in the ground with 2017’s seeds; sprouted on 30 March; resprouted)
• George Detsikas Italian Red (sprouted on 29 March; resprouted)
• McGee (sprouted by 5 April)
• Mountain Princess (two cells; sprouted on 1-2 April; both cells resprouted)
• Oroma (sprouted on 1-2 April; resprouted)
• Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (sprouted on 28 March; resprouted)

4th year:
• Husky Cherry Red OP (micro; round; sprouted on 29 March)
• Husky Cherry Red OP (round; sprouted on 1-2 April; resprouted)
• Pruden’s Purple cross (the dark pink version of the cross that had two plants in one spot in 2017; I’ve grown this line every year since 2015; sprouted on 1-2 April; resprouted)

Tomatoes that I gave away:

• Clementine F1 (R: two cells; I gave these to RF; one cell sprouted on 28 March, in the evening; the other cell sprouted on 29 March)
• Costa Rica (sprouted on 27 March; resprouted; gave to YD)
• Farthest North (gave these to AG; sprouted on 29 March; resprouted; these taste really sweet and good)
• Golden Girl F1 (gave to YD; YD was very impressed with this and/or Golden Sunburst)
• Golden Sunburst (sprouted on 31 March; gave to YD; YD was very impressed with this and/or Golden Girl F1)
• Grub’s Mystery Green (sprouted on 31 March; resprouted; gave to AG)
• Jet Star F1 (sprouted on 28 March; resprouted; gave to LA on 14 May)
• Large Barred Boar (sprouted on 25 or 26 March; one of the first two tomatoes to sprout, this year; resprouted; gave to AG)
• Napa Chardonnay Blush (planted on the morning of 24 March; sprouted by 9 April; gave to YD)
• Pioneer-2 (sprouted on 29 March; gave to YD)
• Polish Linguisa (sprouted on 27 March; resprouted; gave to LA on 14 May)
• Siletz (sprouted on 29 March; gave to YD)
• Stick (sprouted on 31 March; resprouted; gave two cells—three plants—to YD)
• Super Fantastic VFN F1 (sprouted by 5 April; gave to LA on 14 May)
• Sweet Orange Cherry (sprouted at some point; gave to LA on 14 May)

Notes:
• Unless otherwise noted, I planted my tomatoes on the evening of 10 March 2018.
• I plan to give away a few varieties.
• The year number only corresponds with the matriarchal line (the number of years that line has been grown in my garden from new saved seed each time).
• When I say such as ‘third tomato to sprout’, I mean it’s the third kind of tomato that has sprouted (with kinds being distinguished by bullets).
• Almost all of the tomato seedlings were frozen on 3 April 2018 (I believe because I didn’t close the vents in time on a night when it got to 26° F.—although I never had problems that bad on 27° F. nights, even when I didn’t close the vents). One to a few seedlings seemed to survive (most notably, a Green Tiger seedling, which had chartreuse cotyledons after the freeze; it didn’t have any true leaves; neither did any other tomatoes). I’ll put resprouted by the ones I know have resprouted. Most seem to have resprouted by 4 April 2018 (I overseeded; it’s miraculous that they’ve been resprouting so quickly, though).
• I thinned the tomato seedlings in the greenhouse on 8 May. It should be noted that at the time there were no frosts on the horizon, and there hadn’t been for a little while. However, I was not allowed to transplant them until at least the 16th (probably later). They were not really mature enough for me to want to transplant, yet, anyway, however (although I’d transplanted them like that before with reasonable results).

Observations:
• Most of the store-bought seeds, unlike in previous years, had been sprouting before most of the seeds I saved myself. Very interesting. I have no idea why (other than the fact that there are more of the store-bought seeds). I know I magnetized some seeds—I don’t recall which.
• Removing older leaves that show signs of damage, wear, or other issues seemed to be increasing the growth rate of the new growth of the tomato plants in the greenhouse.
• Some time in May, I gave the tomatoes in the greenhouse wood ash and monoammonium phosphate.
• Some of the tomato plants in the greenhouse (pre-transplant) looked a lot bigger and stronger than the others (e.g. Bush Early Girl II F1, Clementine F1).
• Many of the tomatoes were developing flowers, I noticed on 21 May (although a number had flowers developing on them well before that point).

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Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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