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This Year's Tomato Varieties


Going from a teenie garden to a big one has made me go a little overboard on planting stuff. Even after adding two additional beds to the six I already had, it seems I don't have enough room for all I want to plant. I used to plant typically 2 tomato plants in a container but this year is a little different. I'll be planting 14 different tomato varieties in my garden this year that I've already started from seed. I got my seeds from saved seeds, seed exchanges and seed catalogs. I started all of them between 3/6-9 and had a pretty decent germination. I did have one pkg of seeds from 2006 that took longer to germinate than the others but it eventually came up and they are all sitting under lights and will get transplanted into bigger pots in a few weeks. I plan on only planting one of each variety in the garden but started 3 of each just in case. If I have any left over I hope to sell or trade them.  I'll be planting 4 of the determinates in the greenhouse, 2 in a container and the indeterminates in garden beds.
  1. Black Cherry - Seed Savers Exchange 2015 - 65-75 days - Indeterminate
  2. Bradley - Seeds of the Month Club - 75 days - Determinate
  3. Casady's Folly - Duvall Seed Exchange - 75 days - Determinate
  4. Costoluto Genovese - Baker Creek 2015 - 80 days - Indeterminate
  5. Dester - Seed Savers Exchange 2015 - 70-80 - Indeterminate
  6. Green Zebra - Halfdimehomestead Seed Exchange - 80 days - Determinate
  7. Latah - Saved seed - 55-60 days - Determinate
  8. Purple Bumblebee - Baker Creek 2015 - 60-70 days - Indeterminate
  9. Red Pear - Seattle Seed Co 2014 - 70 days - Indeterminate
  10. Roma - Sarah Seed Exchange 2015 - 75 days - Determinate
  11. Washington Cherry - Sarah Seed Exchange - 60 days - Determinate
  12. White Cherry - Seed Savers Exchange 2015 - 70 days - Indeterminate
  13. Yellow Gooseberry - Baker Creek 2015 - 75 days - Indeterminate
  14. Yellow Pear - Ed Hume 2006 - 75 days - Indeterminate

    Added one more variety from a tomato start received from a neighbor who insisted I try it.
  15. Gold Nugget - Neighbor - 60 days - Determinate

Here's a few minute video on how I grew these from seed for the first month:

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