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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Sweet Pea Currant may also be a pimpinella from what I've read.

    There is another plan going on in the background - its not all about foraging for tiny toms. If I can grow some "wild" tomatoes that are blight and cold tolerant, my aim will be to establish a permanent tomato bed that self seeds and needs little maintenance.
    When I looked at Pimpinella, it doesn't look like the same thing, probably just a common name.

    Interesting thought to have a self perpetuating tomato bed. Tomatofest have a "cool climate collection" but their definition of cool seems to be UK unheated greenhouse
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    Its Pimpinellifolium but that's too long to type every time - so I call it Pimp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkPelican View Post
    I’ve grown various pea sized tomatoes and try to avoid them now, picking takes too long and they always seem to split as they’re taken off the vine.
    I've never had problems with splitting but it's just like picking currants such a pain in the backside and you're there for hours! Much easier to pick 3 large ones and job done

    That said I've grown them often just because they are a little different and I like the novelty.
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    I looked for this earlier.....a photo to show how small they are!

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    Chiapas Wild Tomato

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    They're lovely - and dwti.
    Could you pick a bunch/sprig (like grapes) and eat them like that?
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    As much as I can remember, the fruit trusses were big, so you would have to cut them to do that and then it's easier to just grab a handful as not all are ripe at the same time.
    One of my boys always pops up the garden with the dog several times a day when things are growing - an excuse to forage without a long walk - he eats those and raspberries.
    Last edited by Scarlet; 30-01-2019 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Ripe - not tied!!! Auto correct
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    I think my dogs will be foraging too - they always pick their own tomatoes - and raspberries.
    Can I have some Broad Ripple Yellow Currant from the VSP please? I'll hop over there and make a formal request!!
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    Don't worry. I'l, go and dig them out.
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