[Market-farming] Snowing! and another tomato question

gofish54 at centurytel.net gofish54 at centurytel.net
Sat Apr 9 16:25:34 EDT 2016


We are in NW Missouri 30 miles east of St Joseph.  Zone 5b.  Goliath hybrid is marketed as a northern tomato, it is tough and tastes great.  

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From: "Road's End Farm" <organic87 at frontiernet.net> 
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Snowing! and another tomato question 




On Apr 8, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Roots Farm wrote: 



2nd Goliath hybrid.  Does well even in tropics without sacrificing taste,   


Karen 








On Apr 8, 2016, at 4:12 PM, gofish54 at centurytel.net wrote: 


For an indeterminate, I like Goliath hybrid.  For determinate, Red Deuce or BHN 589. 





Interesting. How does Goliath do up north? (gofish, where are you?) 



On Apr 8, 2016, at 8:49 PM, GarlicGrower wrote: 

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Hi, Folks! 


Zhong Shu #6 is a stereotypical round red tomato that tastes like people expect a tomato to taste.  Unfortunately, it is late season.  But if anyone wants seeds, email me directly with your address and I’ll send  you some. 
  
Dorene 
  
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Thanks; but late season isn't what I'm looking for on this. It may work nicely for others, though. 





On Apr 9, 2016, at 12:17 PM, andrea davis-cetina wrote: 

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My favorite standard reds are 
Cosmonaut Volkov 
Glacier 


Andrea 


Quarter Acre Farm enjoying some rain 
Sonoma, CA 
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Also interesting. 


High Mowing catalog says Cosmonaut Volkov is prone to cracking and has green shoulders. Is that true in your experience? -- the Fedco picture you linked to does seem to show green shoulders. 


Glacier's saladette size, according to descriptions, not full sized slicer; and apparently also has green shoulders. 


-- What I'll be trialling this year will be  Mountain Merit  and  Ruth's Perfect ; but of course I don't know yet whether either of those will work out. I'm dubious about the flavor descriptions of Mountain Merit; but a friend of mine in the area grew it last year and said it wasn't up to the heirlooms but was pretty good. IME tomato flavor depends a whole lot on the specific site, also. 








-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think 
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale 





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