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#270454 - 03/23/2009 11:27 PM meaty tomatoes
Ashlee Offline
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I am wondering if anyone knows the name of some good flavored, few or no seeds and very meaty tomatoes? Am looking for some to plant.
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#270520 - 03/24/2009 04:29 AM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: Ashlee]
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well, for one thing, USA doesn't give us a lot of info to go by, but, do you want meaty, or tasty? Do you want tomatoes that are delicious fresh, or great for cooking/canning? As for plants from a nursery or garden store, Romas are good paste tomatoes, but I don't grow them much, there are better tomatoes for fresh eating, but Roma is fine for cooking, and available most everywhere as plants.
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#272658 - 04/06/2009 02:29 AM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: Ashlee]
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German Pink is an heirloom type that is pretty meaty.

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#272758 - 04/07/2009 03:04 AM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: dixiedazzle]
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Black Krim is pretty ...and meaty ...lol fits my table top requirements just fine .....

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#272788 - 04/07/2009 03:48 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: dwolf419]
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I like the better boys, Brandywine and Arkansas traveler my self, I planted about 30 different kind this year gonna see what does the best, all are up (planted in paper cups) all are about 3-4 inches tall, hope they'll be a little taller when they get to go outside in a couple more weeks
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#272789 - 04/07/2009 03:49 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: suzydaze]
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Does anyone save their own seeds? I tried a batch last year the worked out great. Gonna try and save some to trade this year
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#272796 - 04/07/2009 05:28 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: suzydaze]
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Yeah I save tomato seeds .....I just scrape the seeds off my cutting board onto a 2 ply paper towel ...."I am careful to cut one variety at a time"....and then set the towel up on my fridge top or onto my cabinet tops and let it dry ....when it is dry I seperate the ply and roll the towel up and store in paper bags until I want to start my plants the next year .....Then I just cut my towels into "seed tapes" and start in a shallow pan with my starting medium ...The pape towel disapears and I have never had a problem with germanation ... I have kept my wife's granny's heirloom rainbow tomato this way for 5 yrs.....she uses paper plates and scrapes them off but she was losing alot of seed to damage .....she now uses the paper towels too.....and I hope to trade every variety next year ..........

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#272809 - 04/07/2009 06:46 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: dwolf419]
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I did a different way to save mine last summer, said put in a shallow dish add a little water (enough to cover seeds) stir cover with plastic wrap and wait one week (stir everyday--I just slashed the seeds around) then rinse and dry on paper towels and they turn out like store bought seeds. I find too paper towels are best for the drying process...less sticking and easier to get off.
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#272828 - 04/07/2009 08:48 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: suzydaze]
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I also add the seeds to water, then drain and dry on wax paper. They do not stick at all, and when dry I transfer to paper envelopes and label. I have had a lot of success growing my tomatoes the past few years, and hope that this year will be good also. (If it ever gets warm here! )
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#272851 - 04/07/2009 11:35 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: mrw]
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AHHHH grasshopper......wax paper is a great idea ......I will have to try this ..lol

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#273324 - 04/10/2009 04:11 AM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: dwolf419]
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one method I've heard of is using a coffee filter instead of paper towels, the seeds come off easily...the traditional method is to put enough seed into a small cup or container, and only add liquid if needed, and stirring is not necessary, wait until some white mold forms on the surface, then strain the juice off and scrub the remaining gel off of the seed, the fermintation takes care of almost all residual disease spores or bacteria, and makes the gel coat easier to remove. There are many seed savers who simply scrub the seed with TSP, (a mild chemical cleaner,) and/or use a dillute bleach solution to kill bacteria/virus pathogens. Some even use Comet cleanser as a one step scrub and sterilizer, it can be as simple as that.
The thing to keep in mind when saving seed, is that hybrids are more likely to come back as something other than the tomato you save seed from, than the tomato you buy. OP's, open pollenated, tomatoes, should come back true to the named variety, and suzydaze mention of Brandywine and Arkansas Traveler are among my top 3, or 2, and those are open pollenated, so saving seed should be almost foolproof for coming true from saved seed, but keep in mind that days to maturity and production are affected by climate, so do a little research into your average last and first frost dates for your area, and keep in mind that most tomatoes pollenate and produce better in longer seasons with highs under 90 or so, and that in general, the wonderful Brandywine produces less in most cases than many varieties.
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#273414 - 04/10/2009 03:29 PM Re: meaty tomatoes [Re: mrw]
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 Originally Posted By: mrw
I also add the seeds to water, then drain and dry on wax paper. They do not stick at all, and when dry I transfer to paper envelopes and label. I have had a lot of success growing my tomatoes the past few years, and hope that this year will be good also. (If it ever gets warm here! )


Hummmm...I'll have to try wax paper too...WOW
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