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Old 05-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Aren't these cool!

These are Everglades tomatoes. They are native to Florida, grow like weeds and taste great.


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Old 05-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Very cute, Craig!
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Like berries. You could do a lot of neat things with those....pop them whole on pizza is one that comes to mind....
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
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Those would be great to eat while travelling. We usually pack a pint or two of grape tomatoes for snacks. Those are like nutritious M&Ms!
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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Karen discovered these and found a place to get seeds. The single large pot it started in couldn't contain it. Now it is like a bush 3' tall and 6' long. There are at least 150 tomatoes in various stages of growth and blossoms everywhere.
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Costco was featuring a "mini medley" of tomatoes - a clam shell container with cherry, grape, pear, mini heirloom and orange cherry tomatoes (their descriptions). Would have been great to find some of these babies in there too.
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To my knowledge, they are not commercially available.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #8
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They remind me of Sweeties, which I grew for several years with free seeds from a garden book club. Prolific and delicious! There's something about cherry toms, yum!
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Cool name for those babies.

I think about the closest we have around here are "grape' tomatoes. They sell several organic brands at var stores. Can you believe there is a big enough market these days to have competing organics side by side. Tasty and available all year.

The last several years I grow at least one plant and I simply enjoy snacks direct to mouth when working in the garden or sitting around the back yard. The trouble is, whether I buy a pretty good size plant or grow a younger one, they don't begin to provide ripened tomatoes until mid late summer. About the same time as regular tomatoes.

I usually call 'em all "baby tomatoes" without further complicating my life up with details. Now when it comes to Tomatoes in real time, one Needs to be Specific about choosing and buying the best tomatoes one can find.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #10
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I like cherry tomatoes because they taste like real, ripened on the vine tomatoes, with just the right amount of acidity. I'm not fond of sweet tomatoes. I like mine to bite a little. Cherry tomatoes do that, with a complex and rich flavor.

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 PM   #11
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Oh I bet those are good! I'm pretty sure I'd eat them like candy.
We just have grape tomatoes as the smallest, and I love them. Wish I could find some of those little morsels in your pic!
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Those are very cute, tiny tomatoes. Yes, definitely cool.
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These supposedly will grow and produce year round, even when it gets really hot here. Guess we'll see.

They took forever to get going. Sprouted, then took forever to get to a size like you'd buy in Home Depot or Lowes, then all of sudden "BOOM," off and growing everywhere.
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These supposedly will grow and produce year round, even when it gets really hot here. Guess we'll see.

They took forever to get going. Sprouted, then took forever to get to a size like you'd buy in Home Depot or Lowes, then all of sudden "BOOM," off and growing everywhere.
Once they get some leaves, they have to spend some time growing roots, which you can't see, of course. Then they get going :-)
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They look like Supersweet 100s

I grow a couple bushes every summer
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