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Just trying to ID the species of these tomatoes
#389370 Aug 19th, 2015 at 03:37 AM
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Can someone help me id the species of these tomatoes? My garden has beefsteaks, super beefsteaks (watery I guess), and many oblate sugary/tart syrupy that are real good. I would guess some Early Girls which are wrinkled oblate I guess. And I have globes but some have triangulated bottoms and rounder at the top. And I have heirlooms. Better Boy/Big Boy/Burpee's Big Boy which are beefsteaks. I don't really know except for a couple of the names over the years.

But I want to know the exact or approximate species.

I haven't a clue yet.

Thanks. [img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankyguitarwatson/albums/72157655158460963[/img]


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FredGrassMan #389371 Aug 19th, 2015 at 07:31 AM
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I'm sorry. I don't know tomato types. I hope someone comes along who can help you.


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Re: Just trying to ID the species of these tomatoes
FredGrassMan #389372 Aug 19th, 2015 at 09:16 AM
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It is going to be hard to give you an exact i.d. but I'd put my bet on 'Better Boy' for those tomatoes.


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I was trying to find a photo of the Big Boy tomato to compare,

but I am thinking Sunny is right in her bet. I too think those Tomatoes are "Better Boy"


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Re: Just trying to ID the species of these tomatoes
FredGrassMan #389378 Aug 19th, 2015 at 07:41 PM
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Thanks, I think what I need to start doing is to make a list of properties that can help narrow it down.

The tomatoes in my pic (other than the one with the triangulated bottom which is a different variety) have an oblate sphere shape - they are round but squashed top to bottom. But some tomatoes develop wrinkles due to lack of water so it's hard to tell. But there is a tendency for a very large number of tomatoes in my garden to be perfectly smooth, and they are oblate spheres but taste-wise, some are tart and sweet, others are watery. The watery ones are more likely Butpee's Big Boy (a beefsteak), but the tart ones more likely something else - perhaps Better Boy. I'll keep working on this - it's important. But the smaller tomato with a triangulated bottom is very uniform species - all same size and shape. So I wonder which species - I was going to say Early Girl but I don't think so. So where aer the Early Girl tomatoes - I'll have to keep working on this. I think I need to take my time answering this. Sorry if I take your time too.
Better Boy is definitely one you would get in a grocery store or a stand near a grocery store - your typical tomato. That makes it likely

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