[Market-farming] Glacier tomato

bob111higgins at comcast.net bob111higgins at comcast.net
Wed Jul 14 10:42:42 EDT 2004


Pat,
That's impressive! Hopefully next year I'll  get the Glaciers etc. into the ground early enough.
Bob

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> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:49:39 +0000, you wrote: 
> 
> >Hi All: 
> >I am trialing about 15 varieties of tomatoes this year, my first year of really 
> trying to sell anything. Planted them quite late due to delays in getting my 
> fence together. Anyway, I just had my first Glacier tomato last week, from 
> Fedco, rated at 56 days -- took me 62. Small, egg-sized, but a very good flavor 
> for an early bird. Has anyone else tried them? Am waiting now on Moskovich. 
> 
> Yes, I'm growing them this year. I like the tomatoes, and 
> we've had quite a few of them. 
> 
> Time it took: 
> 
> Started seeds - 3/3 
> First germination - 3/10 
> Transplanted to 6" pots - 3/21 
> Transplanted to garden (protected by WalloWaters) - 4/19 
> Removed WalloWaters and caged the plants - sometime in May 
> (I forgot to record the date) 
> First ripe tomato - 6/8 
> 
> I'm saving seeds from the plant that had the first ripe 
> tomatoes, as it was at least a week earlier than the other 
> Glaciers. It was well ahead of the others at every stage of 
> development. I named it SuperTomato. First tomato 
> plant that I've ever named. 
> 
> Our last killing frost this year was June 4. So I had the 
> first ripe tomato four days after the last killing frost. 
> :) That's impressive. 
> 
> SuperTomato (and its unnamed pal) are still producing lots 
> of tomatoes for us. 
> 
> Pat 
> 
> 
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