Probably the yellow strain one is no different from the plus 200 named gold/red bicolors already out there, but while I know I grew it my memory doesn't go back that far. Heck, my memory was perfect until only about two weeks ago. LOL
Carolyn, who does remember that there used to be some interest in the Holy Land one that was supposed to have come from Israel, and also interest in some Hollyhock seeds that were brought back from Israel at one seed site. but I think the interest was more religious than associated with anything else.
Very nice tomato Greg
Today I picked two White Beauty's they are not white nor are they beauty's . Big one is 33.4 oz the other 24.5 oz
This is a very mild tomato, low acid but with a lb of bacon, pint of mayo, tow heads of lettuce, I could feed a lot of people. ^^_^^
rentman, White Beauty and other so called whites are not low acid at all as so many seed sites say. They have the normal pH that most other varieties have but the increased sugar concentration of them masks the normal acidity.
There are very very few tomato varieties documented by doing actual pH values that are low acid and one of them is Jet star F1, which I happen to love. Quite a few years ago there were about 20 low pH varieties introduced and that one is about the only one remaining.
And b'c there were lots of problems with some of those low pH ones in terms of boulism, since it thrives at low pH, the recommendation went out all over the place that when canning Jet star F1 via the open water bath method that the contents needed to be acidified and lemon juice was suggested and amounts stated.
Using a pressure cooker was Ok b/c it inactivated the botulism spores.
Carolyn, formerly an infectious disease Microbiologist who taught med students for many years. ( wink)
gardadore wrote:I never heard of this one before but after googling for more information on it am intrigued. It seems seeds are hard to come by . Where did you get yours and how did it taste for you?
I got the seeds from Earl Bassett, probably at Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center get together in Berea, KY. Dr. Bill Best, professor emeritus of Berea College, is the president and sponsor of this event. The SMAC specializes in heirloom vegetables, especially beans and tomatoes.
This year we plan a seed exchange at Maria’s (blueribbontomatoes.com) house the day before the SMAC get together.
Some of the particpants at last year's event had seeds of several thousand varieties.
OMGosh, I'm salivating! I will not have anything like that this year, so I am totally enjoying these photos. All of this high heat and humidity, followed by days and days of rain - repeatedly - have made a mess of my garden. My Dad's Sunset and Amazon Chocolate have some biggies on them, but everything else is coming in way smaller than they should be, and with lots of split skin. Bummer!
Sequee, I am in Danbury and although I have had splitting problems, this has been my best crop yet (Sorry :( for you). I think the problem with the weather is that all the storms have been very localized where you have gotten deluged and I have been lucky and just gotten enough to properly water them. I just picked an Earl's Faux and that was 17.6 oz. Never grew it successfully before so I am happy!