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    Mine are doing well too.. Some are in their final buckets and growing away.. Have to decide what to save... Possibly Dark Galaxy and Goldkrone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    It'll be interesting to see how the plants & fruit turn out,the tomato without blight resistance,the grape,sounds very sweet it might be nicer than the mountain magic
    True, but my problem at the allotment is blight. For the last five years or more, I have had no tomatoes from the allotment except when growing blight resistant varieties. Even the blight resistant varieties don't seem to survive well. Whilst Mountain Magic gave me a reasonable harvest of green tomatoes last year which ripened off the plant, last year and the year before, Crimson Crush fruit didn't ripen on the vine and got blight before they ripened off the vine.

    I will grow them, but I'm not hopeful.
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    I'd like to join in. This year I'm growing:

    Stupice

    Black Krim

    Black Cherry

    And a couple of others I'll add later if they survive.
    Winter is coming

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    You are more than welcome Soladragon, although Black krim has already been taken. I'll put you down for Stupice and black cherry.
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    Ok guys n gulls
    Bloody Butcher.

    Ive one growing in the gh border, one in an mfb on a growbag and one in an mfb on its tod. Love the look of this tom so really want it to do the bizz for me but..........

    Not a lot of info online and what i do see is varied to say the least, 4 foot tall to 7 foot tall, all advice welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackarmy View Post
    Ok guys n gulls
    Bloody Butcher.

    Ive one growing in the gh border, one in an mfb on a growbag and one in an mfb on its tod. Love the look of this tom so really want it to do the bizz for me but..........

    Not a lot of info online and what i do see is varied to say the least, 4 foot tall to 7 foot tall, all advice welcome
    I've grown Bloody Butcher for a number of years, in my experience the fruit vary in size a bit but its early (usually the first reasonable sized variety in my polytunnel). One of the (many) tomatoes bred by Tom Wagner, introduced in about 1998. Its very similar to Stupice and Quedlinger Fruhe Liebe and its one of those occasions where I can't make up my mind if they are the same or just look it.

    Usually grows to five or six feet in my experience, I usually grow it with two stems from a plant to get more fruit.
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    I'm contemplating joining again this year, but I think all my interesting varieties are things I got from last year's seed circle - is that a problem?

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    "Artisan" Collection potted on! Not looking the worlds best to be honest!

    The Tomato Seed Circle 2017-img_2154.jpg

    But I had massive difficulties tracking down seed for the whole collection, so had to opt for plugged plants to meet my needs, never bought plugs before, so new to me and rather expensive, but as I rather wanna save seed n share! I'm Happy!

    See how we go!
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