On the OSU Blue thread it was mentioned that they were bought as plants from Hirts Gardens at Amazon. I buy all sorts of things at Amazon but had never thought to look for plants. But I have bought seed from Hirts. So overcome with curosity I had to go look. I did find the OSU Blue plants. I also found lots of other vatiety of tomato plants (I was only looking at tomatoes). Well, I couldn't stand it!!! I ordered a four pack of SUNSUGAR and one of JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE. Yes, I know it is really late to be planting tomatoes here. Mine here are already at the tops of their 3 foot cages. But like I said, I couldn't stand it, I had to try them.
I read the reveiws at Amazon and they are very mixed. Some people rave about the Hirts tomato plants, others were disappointed in the packing, one got the wrong plants, one got shipped in March instead of May. Not enough negatives to put me off and enough positives to make me feel it would be ok. And now I have to find room to plant 8 more plants when I already have lots of tomato plants here already.
I tried Sungold for the first time this year and I absolutely love it. But I only have one plant and have only had a few tomatoes so far. Already I had planned to have more plants next year for sure. I have read that SUNSUGAR is even sweeter, I couldn't resist. And then I looked thru all the varieties of tomato plants they offered and was just really intreaged by the JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE looks and description. Did a web search and found that some people thought these were the best tomatoes they have ever eaten (many people) while others hated them. Since taste is personal and they are so different from anything I have ever tried, I definately wanted to have them for myself. Honestly, nothing to loose. If I hate them I can tear out and toss the plants. But I just think I will love them.
It is very late to set out plants here but the seedlings can grow quickly and still have plenty of time to produce. At least I hope so.
Comments on experience with Hirts welcome and comments on SUNSUGAR and JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE deffinatealy wanted! Thanks!