Sowing Tomato Seeds
I sowed my Tomato Seed, March 12th. This year, I am sowing some new varieties, some old familiar and a rare Variety. Here's what I am sowing in my New England, Zone 6b and 7a, gardens.
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Tomato Seeds for 2023
22 White Cherry
12 Sweetie Cherry
12 Blueberry Cherry
12 Black Cherry
22 Yellow Pear
12 Ukrainian Plum
4 San Marzano
12 Cherokee Purple
12 Black Sea Man
12 Brandywine Yellow
12 Brandywine Black
12 Mushroom Basket
12 Ananas Noir Pineapple
5 Giant Crimson
203 Total Tomato Seeds
I am hoping for about 65-75% germination, and after potting up and transplanting in to my Fabric Grow Bags, I am hoping for half of my seeds to reach maturity for harvest.
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Gosh! You have so many kinds of tomato seeds there! Would be nice to be able to taste the difference among these tomatoes too.
I love the different types and their tastes. Although, some I grow strictly for their color: Black Cherry, Sweetie Cherry. Yellow Pear.
The sweetest are the White Cherry. The large types that I grow for making sauce: Cherokee Purple, Beefsteak, Brandywine Black. The Plum type: Ukrainian Plum, Roma, and San Marzano are perfect for making Caprese and other salads.
Some are simply visually stunning: Tigerella, Brandywine Yellow, Mushroom Basket.
Each has it's place.
Do take some photos of these various tomatoes. Would love to see their colours and shapes too.
Wow! This is very informative. Now I know what these tomatoes look quite different from each other. You even have white cherry! We only see imported red cherries here. Those tomatoes do look quite black too! People here wouldn’t buy black and bruise looking tomatoes. 😂
Purple peppers would raise eyebrows here!
The big black tomato are purposely grown that colour. it makes for wonderful, rich sauces. Chefs, and Cooks, love them for cooking. Shame people only like bright red. They miss out on some amazing tomato flavours.
Oh! These have special taste and quality for making sauce. Perhaps it’s our cooking culture as we don’t have sauces as main ingredients. Red tomatoes are used to add red colour to soups and food to make them attractive. But I do like bean stew with rich tomato sauce so these would be perfect for me. But they are not grown here. I must ask around if some villagers happen to grow these tomatoes.
My heritage is Greek. Much of Mediterranean food has sauces in it.
As I mentioned, before, my Grandfather taught me gardening. And my Grandmother and mom taught me cooking. That's probably where my sauce making comes from.
Gosh! So many strange and big tomatoes! Hope they all taste good and sweet!
There's a few that I have not listed that are new to me this coming year
Sweet banana peppers are very big; this should be interesting for villagers here. Being big and heavy would fetch higher prices!
Those blueberries tomatoes are unique. White cherries are tomatoes! 🙀😂
That's a serious amount of tomato varieties!
I'm praying for mine 24 cherry tomatoes to germinate successfuly.
Fingers crossed and good luck!
Good luck as well. What part of the world are growing in?
Let the gardening begin! we started a few seeds yesterday and will do some more another day this week. 12 containers of tomatoes (3 varieties) and 3 bell peppers plus some annual flowers. Your ambition with all the different varieties is exemplary 🙂
You're back from the little trip? Great to hear you've started some seeds.
What varieties did you plant?
I have a dozen Marigold Seedlings that germinated. If past is precedent, then I will end up with about 8 plants. that's enough for sprinkling around my garden for pollinators. Also, dropped a dozen Nasturtium seeds today. And some coneflower.
Nasturtium here also. We planted beefsteak, some cherry, and seeds from a neighbor he was calling salsa tomatoes. Trip was nice. Sun and sand.
I've heard of Sun. Personally, I think it's a rumor, but we'll see! Heading to Cape Cod for a work day, tomorrow, then, back to garden stuff!
That Ananas Noir, (Black Pineapple) was from a friend, too. Interested in seeing taste of that tomato.
That's good germination test (75%) of tomatoes to germinate is a good way for most seedlings to survive on the field. This is because when the seeds are healthier, they can survive on the field upon monitoring the condition closely.
it helps to get them started indoors, so not wasting garden space, and only planting and tending the hardiest!
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