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Best Tomatoes for Coastal BC

Posted by slazin z8 BC (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 3, 13 at 21:28

I'm overwhelmed by catalogues. Guess I'm getting old, but it seems there are just TOO MANY choices.

Anyway, I'm trying to decide on tomato seeds. I always grow Tumbler and Juliet, and they do well. Sometimes Celebrity does well, sometimes not. Same for La Roma. What I need are some suggestions for early and mid-season, medium (no beefsteak types), resistant to everything they need to be resistant to, that you've found tasty and relatively foolproof.

I grow them in 5-gal pots in a hoophouse, with cages. I live in the Gulf Islands, BC. We often get hotter, drier summers than the mainland - but with the crazy weather over the last few years - who knows?

Thanks, from a mentally exhausted old gardener (and I haven't even started on the annuals yet . . .)

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RE: Best Tomatoes for Coastal BC

You might try a few cooler weather varieties. Also, here in the intermountain west (Utah) VR moscow does really well. We have tempermental weather, often cool springs, turning rapidly to hot (95-105 degrees) and dry for extended periods, and then cool to cold nights. VR means verticilum resistant. Moscow is productive, round (not beefsteak), a great canner and is midseason. Its available commercially at several seed vendors. Just google VR moscow to find seeds.

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