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heirloom substitute for cupid hybrid

Posted by becki25msmolly 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 5:41

Hi all,
I have a large order with a nursery here in town this spring and part of the order is 20 flats of cupid hybrid tomatoes.
I, myself would really LOVE to find a great heirloom sustitute, for several reasons: Organic - I would LOVE to grow ONLY heirlooms- but not all my customers are on board -- lol and of course I would be able to cut costs by saving seeds for next year - etc

I have never grown cupid hybrid and am unfamiliar with taste- nature - etc
Any input would be appreciated.
Thank you, Becki

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RE: heirloom substitute for cupid hybrid

Cupid - early @ 66 day, red, grape hybrid, indeterminate with claimed resistance to Fusarium Race 1, Alternaria Stem Canker, and Stemphylium. Brix rating of 8.2.

A heirloom sub for all that? No. Close (maybe) Red Grape (mid-season). See link below. Sprite, early but it is determinate and much lower brix rating.

I assume you know that growing "organic" doesn't limit you to growing heirlooms only?


Here is a link that might be useful: Tatiana's - Red Grape

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