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Evaluation of Tomato Varieties under Organic Production Practices

Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH ( on
Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 0:48

From summary:
"Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a popular crop among organic growers, particularly open-pollinated varieties; however, there is a lack of information evaluating these varieties in comparison with commercial F1 hybrids. This study was undertaken to compare conventionally produced commercial F1 tomato varieties available in the southeastern United States with open-pollinated varieties popular among organic growers."

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RE: Evaluation of Tomato Varieties under Organic Production Pract

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 23:11

I grow a mix of F1 hybrids and open pollinated varieties. Most are grown for production + flavor, some are grown because they stay small + production + flavor. Since all gardening is local and taste is subjective, consider doing a trial to determine which varieties work best for you.

Here are some EarthBox toms that I planted out on St. Patrick's Day:

This post was edited by mrclint on Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 23:14

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