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Think I've finally found the tom of my dreams :)
Semi determinate, so it's not taking over my backyard, and produces these nice big toms without any fuss.

Blurb: Perfect variety for hot and dry climates. Produces big sets of crack-free, thick-skinned, round, red fruit. Good tasting on the tart side. Good acid makes it even a better variety for canning.

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Comment by Lissa on October 23, 2012 at 17:00

Pregnancy in the hot weather sucks :( I know, I did it twice and another born in May which wasn't so bad. Thank goodness for aircon these days.

Topdressing sounds like a good activity you can do at your own pace.

Let's see if I can keep these tom seeds going! Elaine is taking some so that will make the chances of survivial stronger lol.

Comment by Florence on October 23, 2012 at 12:55

Thanks for your offer Lissa.  But probably next year if you are saving some seeds this year ~ I still have plenty of tomato seeds, and virtually no time in the garden.... :( ... I'm spending most of my time in air conditioning as I've been diagnosed with PUPPP (pregnancy related itchy skin), and my outdoor activities been very restricted...  I still have lots of potted trees to top dress and a few to repot which I have to wait for my husband to have free time to help me with...

Comment by Lissa on October 23, 2012 at 11:46

You've given me a couple of new seed companies to add to my bookmarks Florence :)

Would you like me to post you some seed?

Can't believe after yesterdays heat and shutting myself in with the aircon on, that I'm cold and eating hot soup today.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 23, 2012 at 10:57

Wow - a contender for summer especially as we are supposed to be entering another drought (el Nino) so until that drought breaks in whatever-many years we can enjoy those Toms.

Comment by Florence on October 23, 2012 at 8:43

I did a google and found it at rangeview seeds, Australian seed, The lost seed, and Eden Seeds. They all said it likes hot dry weather, so the conditions been perfect for them recently :) 

Comment by Lissa on October 23, 2012 at 7:27

It was from a seed. I can't remember where I got them from. Will have to put my thinking cap on.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 23, 2012 at 6:58

Sioux City Sue huh? ;-) From the States?

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