Plant some Determinate for one time crop and some indeterminate for all season.
look for heat resistant.
Amish paste can be frozen, chop off top and pt in zip lock. take of skin after frozen and thaw in collender for paste.
Several years really gotton no Brandywine. Might be because it takes 90 days and thats too long, it gets too hot for it to set down here by then.
- Lemon Boy (Yellow, 72, Ind.) did well near end but many didnt have time to ripen
- Grape Tomato (red cherry, 60 day, Ind., heat)did well all season. Early producer but not impressed with fruit.
- Brandywine. Very few several years in a row. Might be because it takes 90 days to set it gets too hot for that here to early.
Plant 4 seeds per square of each below and cull weakest. Plant 1 square of each every 7 days for scattered harvest.
2010 results A lot of the seeds I planted survived the summer, then fruited but didnt quite get ripe before the first frost. The nursiry plants fruited before the heat.
- Lemon Boy as Ind. on trellis -> Cow peas once too hot
- Black Krim as Ind. on trellis -> Cow peas once too hot
- Solar Set as Det. on stakes.
- Mar 15 -> May 30
- Aug 15 -> Oct. 20
- Sweet Million as Cherry (Ind.)
- Seeds ordered 2/18
2011 results. The cherokee purple and brandywine are still producing regularly in to July. I think the difference may be the extra water (every other day instead of every 3rd) or that I moved them to the other side of the same bed. The Roma has done nothing. Sugary cherry is also doing well. Matts wild is doing good too but has little taste. Lots of other volunteer tomatoes this year.
- Solar Fire
- Arkansas Travler
- Husky Red Cherry VF (Compact)
- Juliet (Roma Grape)
- Potters Dark Cherry VF
- Sweet 100 VFN
- Talladega VFFTSWSt (Det)
- Yellow Cherry
- Yellow Pear Tomato
- Black Krim 75-90, Ind., black
- Bella Rosa, red, 75, Det.
- Florida 91, 72, red, det.
- Solar Fire, Spirfire, sun leaper, sunmaster (Det. apr 70, red hybrids)
- Solar Set hybrid for Fall crop planted in July/Aug in heat. http://www.tomatogrowers.com/midseason3.htm (red, 70, Det.), rec by UF
Cool Climates ie. no point in planting in Florida
- Early Girl VFF
- Sweet 100 VFN