Thursday, 5 January 2017

Tomato Selection - The Final Cut

OK  in the last post I had managed to get a short list of 42 from 75 in my tomato seed bank that I would like to grown, the next step is to reduce by half-ish and create a three year growing cycle from the tomato seed bank.  

Stage 1 - remove the >>>> = Grow Every Year from the list

01 Beefsteak
02 Gardeners Delight - Sow By 2015 - Sow By 2016
03 Crimson Crush F3
04 Kibitz - Saved 2016
05 Money Maker
06 One Hundreds and Thousands - Saved 2014 - Saved 2016
07 Outdoor Girl - Saved 2015 - Saved 2016
08 Stupicke Poini Rane - Saved 2016 - Sow By 2017

Stage 2 - Remove those with no date of the oldest Grow By dates for growing this year 2017

01 Blaby Special - Saved 2014
02 Camp Joy - No Date
03 Cherry Falls F1- No Date

04 Delicious - No Date
05 Ferline F1 Hybrid

06 German Lunchbox - No Date
07 Heinz Soup - Saved 2011
08 Indian Bush - No Date

09 Kenilworth King George - No Date
10 Mini Plum - TESCO  - Saved 2014 - get new seed 
11 Minibel - Sow By 2014
12 Nector Rose - Saved 2014
13 Piccolo - Saved 2011
14 Rapunzel F1
15 Purple Russian Plum - Sow By 2014
16 Red Robin - Saved 2015 <<<<< My contribution to Grapevine Seed Circle 2017
17 Sub Artic Plenty - No Dates
18 Sunset Red Horizon - Saved 2014
19 Super Roma - No Dates

20 Sweet Pea Currant - Sow By 2014
21 Tiny Tim - Sow By 2013   <<<<< My contribution to Grapevine Seed Circle 2017

Red Robin & Tiny Time will become Numbers 9 & 10 on my annual grow list.
Stage 3 - Those that Remain to be added to the 2018 Grow List

01 Alicante - Sow by 2017
02 Amish Mayberry - Saved 2013 - Saved 2016

03 Latah Bush - Saved 2015
04 Marvel Stripes - Saved 2015
05 Peace Vine - Saved 2015
06 Plum Roma - Saved 2015
07 Pomodore Ciliegla - Sow By 2015
08 Rainbow Blend F1 Hybrid - Sow By 2015
09 Red Cherry - Sow By 2015
10 Red Fox Cherry - Saved 2015
11 Sandpipe - Saved 2016 - Saved 2015

12 Sweet Aperitif - Sow By 2017
13 Terenzo F1 Hybrid - Sow By 2015 - Sow By 2017
14 Tomatoberry Garden F1
15 Tumbler - Sow By 2014
16 Tumbling Tom Red - Sow By 2014 - Saved 2016


Stage 4 - 5 of those listed below need to be moved to up to the 2018 list above, a couple cut as I don't grow many blacks & yellows and those left behind will become the 2019 Grow List

01 Arnyalma - Grapevine 2016
02 Berkeley Tie-Dye - Grapevine 2016
03 Black Cherry Tomato - Grapevine 2016
04 Black Icicle - Grapevine 2016
05 Black Russian - Grapevine 2016
06 Black Sea Man - Grapevine 2016
07 Blush - Grapevine 2016
08 Brown Sugar - Grapevine 2016
09 Cream Sausage - Grapevine 2016
10 Chiapis Wild - Grapevine 2016
11 Dark Galaxy - Grapevine 2016
12 German Queen - Grapevine 2016
13 Green Zebra - Grapevine 2016
14 Gold Rush Currant - Grapevine 2016
15 Harbinger - Sow By 2015 - Grapevine 2016
16 Jack Hawkins - Grapevine 2016
17 Legend - Grapevine 2016
18 Mrs Rucks - Grapevine 2016
19 Mountain Princess - Grapevine 2016
20 Otto's Papa - Grapevine 2016
21 Red Buffalo Horn - Grapevine 2016
22 Red Zebra - Grapevine 2016  - Saved 2014
23 Rio Grande - Grapevine 2016
24 Rosella - Grapevine 2016
25 Speckled Roman - Grapevine 2016
26 Summer Cider - Grapevine 2016
27 Vesennij Mieurinsky - Grapevine 2016
28 Yellow Perfection - Grapevine 2016

I think I'm nearly there...... Until I get the seed parcel from the Grapevine next year that is!

The Grapevine 2017 Tomato Seed Circle can be found here

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