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Burpee's Red Lightning... Have you seen theses things?!

Posted by heirloomjunkie 5a (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 18, 10 at 18:16

Last year I grew Green Zebra tomatoes and was blown away by the beautiful stripes. I thought nothing could beat it until I came across Red Lighting - bright orange tomatoes with deep red streaks. Has anyone grown these?

Hardy? Good producers? Available in stores as opposed to the cataloge??


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RE: Burpee's Red Lightning... Have you seen theses things?!

Grew them 2 or 3 years back when they first came out with them. Wasn't at all impressed, sorry. Low production, hard fruit, small, and no significant taste. I'd seriously encourage you to pass on them and when they came up for discussion on the Growing Tomatoes forum the response was pretty much the same.

Not available in stores AFAIK - strictly a catalog offer. JMO


RE: Burpee's Red Lightning... Have you seen theses things?!

Darn. That's a bummer. I was so impressed with the tase of the green ones too. But maybe that's a good thing. My plot isn't all that big, and I keep saying "ooo, just one more". lol

RE: Burpee's Red Lightning... Have you seen theses things?!

I grew them last year and was also unimpressed - not as interesting a color and moderate production. I don't eat raw tomatoes so I can't comment on the taste (the rest of the family does). I have a few seedlings in the basement, but haven't decided if I'm going to try them again.


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