Does this look like Carbon to you?

pennypond USDA 10 Sunset 21 CAJuly 12, 2012

First growing Carbon and Green Zebra. I thought Carbon would be much bigger, true?

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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

Penny, I wouldn't even venture a guess if that's carbon b/c there are so many look alikes for that variety. But with you being in CA I would expect it to be a much darker color anyway, b'c of the higher UV. As for the size of fruits for a variety, that also can vary a lot as well, b'c there arfe many variables that play into that.

And yes, it should be bigger than Green Zebra.

There's just no way to ID a variety with a picture, and yes, I see the tag next to it that says Carbon as well but tags have been known to travel, as it were, and I remember one place where the nursery workers messed up a lot of tags, let alone small humans who are known to move tags around as well.

There are several hundred so called black varieties which I divide into pink /blacks such as Indian Stripe, Cherokee Purple, Black from Tula, etc, that have a clear epidermis and the the red/blacks such as Carbon and Black Krim, etc., that have a yellow epidermis/

Carolyn, trying to be helpful, but just cannot ID a variety via a picture unless it's a really unique one such as Reisetomate, for instance/

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 2:10PM
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pennypond USDA 10 Sunset 21 CA

Carolyn, thank you for the explanation. It's true that one can't and shouldn't identify a variety by a picture alone. I was just so disappointed at its size and tangy flavor that I was hoping someone can say flat-out it was mislabeled.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:30PM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

its mislabeled,,,,feel better now ? lol

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 3:38PM
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robeb

dickie... you're on a roll today.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 4:16PM
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