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Old 04-26-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Heirloom Gardening?

Is anyone growing heirloom tomato's this year? I am trying several types. I can't wait o try the White Currant Tomato's that I've started. I am also growing white cucumber and heirloom french beans.

Any gardners out there????

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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Every year, since I've down-sized my gardening, I've grown Purple Cherokees, which are my absolute favorites!! No more large gardens for me.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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I like heirloom varieties. Because we are in Italy we have tried some standard modern Italian varieties though. Have yet to see what the toms will fruit like, but they are growing brilliantly. Strawberries are coming thorugh well, but are quite taseless. I miss my old English varieties!
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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I started a pack of Tomato Heirloom Mix which includes Bonny Best(red),Golden Sunburst(yellow)BrandyWine Pink(pink)Black Krim(purple)Evergreen(green)and Djena Lees Golden Girl(orange).Its going to be fun to see what comes up.
I've also started Brandywine Hybrid,Super Beefsteak Hybrid,Burpee's Big Boy Hybrid,and Rutgers.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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Brandywine is a wonderful heirloom variety! They are so sweet and juicy...best I've ever tasted. Georgia Streak is another delicious one. It's a big pink & yellow beefsteak type. I also recommend German Pink, a very tasty variety that is smoother and has less core than many beefsteaks.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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There are so many varieties of tomatoes it's hard to decide which ones to grow.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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As far as gardening goes my girlfriend grows all sizes and shapes of tomatoes.

The next time I talk to her I will ask what type of tomatoes they are.

Have a great day.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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"Green Zebra" is definitely one of my favorites. Nice real tomato flavor & a good all-purpose variety. It also does well in containers, which can be a plus for some fanciers.
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