Thursday, June 23, 2011

I guess it is hybrid vigor.

In an earlier post I wrote that
I would be replacing the Trust hybrid tomatoes with Arbason and Lola tomatoes next year. Now, after watching the Trust plants mature, I am not so sure that is a good plan.

At the very beginning of summer the plant in the photo has twenty one fruit set, and each one is perfectly formed. As it has almost reached the peak of the greenhouse; I have removed and cloned the top section, which will be planted in a different location.

Last evening I was served a "supermarket" type tomato at a restaurant, and it was dry and completely tasteless. It made me think of something Andy Rooney once said:

“The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread.”

From what I have read online; Trust is supposed to be a great tasting tomato, however, I will have to wait awhile to confirm that statement.

Again, time will tell...

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