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    Default Picollo Tomatoes

    Has anyone ever grown these? I dried some seeds off and planted them a short time ago . Now they are 6ins tall. Wonder if they will fruit.
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    You'll have to wait and see Evie, but there's no reason why not. It's not a variety I have ever grown. Good luck with it.
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    I grew some - from seeds saved from supermarket tomatoes. This was 2 years ago. They were lovely. Googling told me that they are F1 hybrids so they shouldn't be the same from saved seed. I was not the only person who found them to come true from seeds though. I had a message on my blog from someone who had done the same. Seed was avaiable at something daft like 2 for 5! Bit of a con.
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    Hello Flummery. Yes mine were from supermarket tomatoes. That sounds very encouraging. They are the best tomatoes that I have ever tasted!!!!!
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    Great tasting tomato, my main cherry tomato variety now, still growing on from seed collected from supermarket tomatoes about 3 years ago. There definitely not F1 as they come true and all quite similar. Lovely variety, good taste don't split very prolific. Have grown for three years straight now from same batch of seed, have some with early set fruit in the greenhouse now and even tried grafting a few onto a rootstock and waiting to see if that was worth the hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJP View Post
    Great tasting tomato, my main cherry tomato variety now, still growing on from seed collected from supermarket tomatoes about 3 years ago. There definitely not F1 as they come true and all quite similar. Lovely variety, good taste don't split very prolific. Have grown for three years straight now from same batch of seed, have some with early set fruit in the greenhouse now and even tried grafting a few onto a rootstock and waiting to see if that was worth the hassle.
    I've a feeling you might be the person who left me the message! Hello again.
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJP View Post
    Great tasting tomato, my main cherry tomato variety now, still growing on from seed collected from supermarket tomatoes about 3 years ago. There definitely not F1 as they come true and all quite similar. Lovely variety, good taste don't split very prolific. Have grown for three years straight now from same batch of seed, have some with early set fruit in the greenhouse now and even tried grafting a few onto a rootstock and waiting to see if that was worth the hassle.
    Hi David JP Can you tell me if I have to take out the side shoots on my picollo tomatoes?
    Thanks Evie b

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    Quote Originally Posted by evie b View Post
    Hi David JP Can you tell me if I have to take out the side shoots on my picollo tomatoes?
    Thanks Evie b
    I did - I don't know how Dave treated his.
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