TOMATO GROWING THREAD 2020

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  1. spannerwiz

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      Had a few indoor ripe toms the other day. Outdoors ones got about 3 trusses each with tomatos on. Some are in large pots but 20 odd still in small pots but seem to be popping out the fruits. Glacier tomato great variety,needless to say takes the cold,nice fruit,plentiful and you can keep seed too.
      Gigantomo's have some mega blossoms so should be fun.
       
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        Tumbling Tom - didn't expect those to be sooo bushy. 2 plants per 1 pot.
         

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          Hi @Aldo I meant to reply earlier about your Aviditas, I had to look them up, they must be nice for you to go to all that effort. Good result getting another 12 plants. What do they taste like?
           
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          • Aldo

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            That's a good question..
            Actually, I find it kind of hard to reply to that, now that you mention it :D
            They taste good, but also quite stereotipically of, hemmm, plum tomatoes :)
            I mean, Black Russian tastes a bit smoky for instance, Hundreds and Thousands taste either sweet and intense, or horribly tart and metallic, dependently on the soil. Santorange does have a citrusy note if the fruit gets lots of sun. Or at least, that is what they taste to me.

            But Aviditas is just the kind of taste I would expect from a plum tomato. It is both salty and sweet, savoury, and in my experience never so tart that I will notice it.
            But then, having tried so many varieties, perhaps you would find it a bit run of the mill..

            It tastes way better than anything I find here in supermarkets, but that is a foregone conclusion I guess. It also compares positively with the tomatoes from cooperatives back in Italy, which are normally pretty decent and come straight from local farms, with no refrigeration in transit.
            It cooks well in bolognese and other dishes, and it is nice straight from the plant and in salads.

            I like the fact that it is fast growing, very productive and, looking at the past, quite resistant to diseases. At the end of the season, I always ask my kid what we should grow again, and Aviditas always made it into the list, so that counts too I guess :D

            Anyway, if you are curious, I think I might have a few plants left. I gifted or planted the larger ones, so these are still a bit small, 10cm or so, but they grow fast.
            I am happy to mail them to you or, if you ever happen to be in the Sutton area, you are very welcome to have them :)
             
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              It does sound tasty and a good all rounder, I can see why you are so keen on it. I have googled to see if there are seeds available as you must have done, like you say its only available as a grafted plant.
              Thanks for the offer of some but I don't have any space. Maybe next year as I like to try one or two new varieties.
               
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              • Aldo

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                Finally, a few are changing colour..
                Still, I think it will be another week before they are ripe..
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                  My first tomato has appeared!!! I’m so excited :hapfeet:

                  EDIT: There's more. Both plants have fruits!
                   

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                    I’m trying to shed some light on this. I’m a newbie with little experience growing tomatoes in containers. So far everything has gone well but I have one plant which over the weekend looks like it’s dead All the others are fine. I watered it yesterday and nothing. My concern is that I have a neighbour who wasn’t happy about me putting plants along a corner of our communal garden.
                     

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                      Lots coming on for me but all still green.
                       
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                      • pete

                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        Its looking dead, have you overwatered?
                         
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                          Tasted the first one two days ago, it was okeish, not exceptionally good.
                          More today, better tasting and my kid and missus liked them well enough.
                           
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                            I don’t think I have. I may have done. As it was quite rainy here last week they did t get much of a watering from me. All the other tomato plants seem fine. That’s what I’m finding odd
                             
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            well dont know then.
                             
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                            Could have dried out and got frazzled in the sun. Are they in a really sunny spot? I'm finding my toms in pots are needing watering twice a day at the moment.
                             
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