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Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

Posted by hc_ffootball2002 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 24, 11 at 3:24

I am thinking about growing some tomatoes in a 5-gallon bucket or a 18-gallon container. Please choose 3 from the list.

Celebrity
Cherokee Purple
Florida 91
Kewalo
Marmara
Momotaro
Salsa

I live in zone 11 (Hawaii). Thanks! :)


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RE: Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

celebrity
cherokee purple
momotaro


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RE: Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

In a 5 gallon bucket - none of the above. In an 18 gallon container with a good soil-less potting mix any of them will work. I'd do Cherokee Purple, Momotaro, and Florida or Kewalo.

Dave


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RE: Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

  • Posted by bets z5A ID (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 24, 11 at 12:16

I'd recommend Cherokee Purple, I haven't grown the others so I can't offer an opinion on them.

Dave is right, as far as containers go, bigger is better. People do grow indeterminates tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets, but unless it is a SWC (Self Watering Container) you could be hard pressed to keep the growing medium moisture level consistent.

Betsy


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RE: Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

After looking at http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu I came up with a new list to choose from:

Arkansas Traveler
Cherokee Purple
Eva Ball Purple
Florida 91
Momotaro
Odoriko

Let me know what you think. Thanks!


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RE: Which of these tomatoes (regular) would you choose?

  • Posted by tomakers SE MA Zone 5/6 or % (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 26, 11 at 7:58

In a BIG container, Cherokee Purple, Eva Purple Ball, Momotaro.


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