Anyone trying this giant tomato?

TrpnBils(6B)February 2, 2013

I want to probably double my production of spaghetti sauce this year from last and am considering Burpee's Super Sauce hybrid. It's on the cover of the current catalog and is described as about 5.5" x 5" and 2lbs in weight.

They say it's new but I'm curious as to whether anyone has started some seeds or plants yet. It's on the expensive side ($6 for 25 seeds) so I'd like to get some reviews if possible before I buy!

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

There was a recent discussion here about it. I'll see if I can find it for you. Either way it is supposedly a new variety so no previous experience with it is possible.

Dave

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 6:35PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Here it is from page 2.

Here is a link that might be useful: Burpee Super Sauce tomato

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 6:45PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

If a vendor promises their seeds will grow into "disease-free plants" (as in Burpee's description of this variety) ... why should we believe any of their other claims?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 7:23PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

why should we believe any of their other claims?

Yep. That's what several of us keep saying about Burpee and have for years. :)

TrpnBils if you really want to double your sauce production this year then move on from paste-type tomatoes. Not only will you get more but it will be much better tasting too.

dave

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:58PM
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TrpnBils(6B)

Any suggestions? I've never actually grown any "paste tomatoes" as the catalogs label them. We just grew one indeterminate variety last year we got in a pack of seeds from Wal Mart and used those (Early Girl if I remember right). Really good results on the sauce, and I actually just used the last pint at dinner last night!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 9:45PM
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tn_gardening

TrpnBils

If you had good results with last year's seeds, you can probably get those seeds to germinate again this year. And if you liked em, and they did well...grow em

If you want to can some tomatoes, you might want to look at a determinate paste/Roma type of tomato.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:25AM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

My favorote tomatoes for sauce are ox hearts. There is another thread on this forum talking about those where you might get some ideas.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:02AM
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