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Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

Posted by homegardenpa PA (Zone 6) (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 12 at 10:45

I had been wanting to try out Kellogg's Breakfast for a while, but I had a long list of other trial tomatoes that were ahead of it. I'd been looking for a reliable yellow (or orange) tomato to grow and all of the previous trials had been flops. I had tried yellows, yellow bi-colors, and none of them produced or tasted worth the planting space.

This year, after reading numerous recommendations, I decided to give Kellogg's a try. So far, it's given a good yield and the tomatoes are as tasty as they are meaty - they're a great size to boot.

Long story short (I know, too late), while Kellogg's Breakfast has been a great tomato, I've heard that KBX is even better in terms of production and general vigor - and now that I know it's good I'd like to see if I can get a little better yield of them.

I did some searches, but I can't seem to find much in the way of personal experiences of people who've grown both. I still have seed of Kellogg's Breakfast, so I'll plant those again next year, but I've been considering planting it side-by-side with KBX for comparison.

Does anyone here have experience with growing both? Do you still grow both or have you settled on one?


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

Yes, I've grown both and was one of the first persons to grow KBX since it appeared in Martha H's garden way back when both of us were posting at the same place.

You can find the history at Tania's tomato data base.

It's one of the varieties where it seems pretty clear to me that a ***single*** spontaneous mutation caused a change in the leaf form from RL to PL.Probably most PL versions of RL's have arisen with more than one gene mutation, meaning more than one gene involved so that you can't easily say that the RL and PL versions of the same variety are exactly the same.

And I put forward the three following varieties as an example of that:

Cherokee Purple is the original, then there's Cherokee Purple Potato Leaf and Spudokee.

I like Indian Stripe very much and was sent seeds for a PL version of that and I couldn't tell the difference between the two except for leaf form/

But for me KB and KBX have been the same with regard to all traits except leaf form.

For me PL varieties seem to have a greater degree of tolerance to the common foliage diseases, so I prefer KBX for that reason only.

I grew Amana Orange as my fave large orange for quite a while until KB appeared and while I do like it my favorite orange is now Orange Minsk which I really love.

I think I answered all your questions based on my experience but if I didn't please remind me as to what I didn't answer. ( smile)

Carolyn


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

Thanks for the reply Carolyn.

I have mixed results with PL plants, in general (don't know why exactly) RL plants seem to do better for me; It could be purely luck, but it just seems that way. That said, I still want to give KBX a try, it can't hurt as far as I'm concerned.

I'll also look into adding orange minsk to my trials list.

To be honest, KB is the first non-pink/red OP type that I've really had that excelled in my garden, so I'm just glad I was able to bring a little more color to the table.


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

Kellogg's Breakfast is consistently more productive in my garden than KBX.


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

Exactly same experience as Carolyn. Grown each several years. Now I only grow KBX for it's PL. But both are identical save the leaf type.


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Well, being as I've had good luck with the RL version and I don't seem to be hearing any real differences - maybe I'll hold off buying the KBX seed.

It's funny that every place that sells KBX always touts its vigor and productivity; I guess that type of marketing shouldn't surprise me anymore.


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

This is the first year I've grown both KB & KBX. Both plants are hearty with no disease so far. Both have large, good tasting fruit. If I was to choose the best yellow tomato today, however, it would be Aunt Gertie's Gold.
John A


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

John, you went from KB and KBX to saying that the best yellow you know is Aunt Gertie's Gold.

Just sayin' that KB and KBX are orange, not yellow, and AGG IS gold, not yellow. LOL

And I love AGG as well and another newer one called Maiden's Gold which is a family heirloom of T. Maiden.

Carolyn


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

I stand corrected, Carolyn. In any case, they're all good.
John A


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RE: Kellogg's Breakfast vs. KBX

I planted both of them in 2009. The KBX looked stronger and grew
faster in the beginning. Kellogg's Breakfast caught up with it and
they seemed the same to me.


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