anyone heard of Momotaro Gold?

Need2SeeGreen(10 (SoCal))April 16, 2013

I ask b/c a friend came home from Tomatomania with one, and somewhere or other, I had gotten the idea that it was a determinate.

Then, this weekend I saw it has 2 little toms on it, even though it is only about 1-1/2 feet high, and I was panicking.

Then I saw here that Momotaro (regular?) is an indeterminate. So would that make Momotaro Gold most likely indeterminate as well?

I don't know that there'd be anything I could do about it if it were a determinate - you get what you get, right? But if it's indeterminate that would be nice. (I am still a wee bit worried that maybe we started too early.)

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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

I didn't know there was a Momotaro Gold as there is Momotaro F1 so below I did a Google search and I'm sure by reading the links you'll find what the plant habit is.

I assume that the MGold is also an F1 from all the Japanese links there are,


Here is a link that might be useful: Momotaro Gold

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 9:52PM
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Here is the relevant info translated from the breeder Takii Seed:
Nutrient rich takii hybrid tomatoes
peaches taro gold î momotaro PVP YE004
make easy orange-yellow!

Delivery of standard seed: 18 tablets 1 bag 1 bag 1000 grains

a vivid orange-yellow fruit colour features, perfect for colorful cuisine. Than the lycopene contained in traditional pink species-rich lycopene CIS-that is easily absorbed into the body.

Meek vigor and overall excellent result so easy to make. Average fruit weight 210-220 g disease resistance ï¼ÂTm-2a.F1.F2.V.LS.N

rootstock 2A ï¼ÂTm--MILF stage: early

Takii mating momotaro gold tomatoes

I am not completely sure but this was a sales page and "rootstock" might be referring to availability of grafted seedlings. Grafted plants are common in Asia.

nothing about "determinate" only "meek vigor"
which could be interpreted relevant to rootstock/scion performance (controlled growth of the scion match is key - you want them producing fruit not lots of foliage and vine)

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 1:37PM
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Need2SeeGreen(10 (SoCal))

Thanks for your help!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 7:40PM
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