Last Batch of 2016 Tomato Seeds Processed

Today I packaged the last of the seeds harvested from tomatoes in 2016 — nine batches from fruits picked on or about October 11, 2016.  Here’s a picture from one of those batches, Letneye Solntse (0.332 DT 2016).

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Some “authorities” claim that seeds are no good if saved from green tomatoes that are allowed to ripen off the vine.  I have proven this wrong several times, with germination rates around 80%.  No, I’m not talking about tiny little immature green tomatoes.  If the fruits are full-sized or close to it, they will likely ripen fully over several weeks and the seeds will mature during this process.  A picked tomato is a living, metabolizing organism.  Although it no longer receives nutrients from the vine (including water, thus wrinkling is expected), a tomato still strives to fulfill it’s evolutionary purpose: perpetuate its DNA into the next generation.  Unfortunately, this phenomenon of seed off-the-vine seed maturation seems to be much less the case for peppers, melons and especially squash.

Where I reside, it’s been too chilly for much fermentation to take place, so I used a heating mat of the sort used for seedling propagation.

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Now for some analytics from 2016, hopefully not too boring —

• Attempted to produce seeds of 476 varieties, including 20 or so tracked lineages of Big Zac, etc.

• Among these, I got ZERO seeds of 89 varieties

• Among the 387 varieties from which seeds were saved, 172 are new to Delectation of Tomatoes; that is, this is the first year I will be able to offer seeds.

• This will bring the total to about 1,630 varieties of tomato seeds for sale

• Total number of tomato seeds saved: 252,055 (an estimate of course, based on adding up the total number of seeds from each of 650 batches of tomatoes from which seeds were saved)

• Estimated number of hours it took me to produce this many seeds: 2,252 (this does not count the hundreds of hours spent on the computer: processing pictures, researching varieties, writing descriptions, filling seed orders, working on website, etc.)

• Potential income per seed: 10 cents

• Likely proportion of seeds that will be sold:17% (based on five years of data)

• Expected gross income for the year (seed sales were 90% of income this year): well, I’ll leave that math problem for you.  Keep in mind, the minimum wage in Utah is $7.25 per hour.  And I don’t get paid overtime.  And I get zero benefits (of the monetary kind, that is).  And yes, business expenses (there are plenty) have to come out of this.

• Perspective – trend is positive!  In the past three years, business profit has risen steadily from being on par with an average citizen of Burundi to that of Tanzania.  Fortunately, my food budget is quite low, since I grow most of what I eat!

And some have wondered why I don’t just buy my own land for this business, or hire someone to manage the website, or hire someone to weed and harvest, or…

Perhaps I really am insane…

And maybe I’ve said too much here – it would not be the first time…

So please do encourage your gardening friends to visit www.delectationoftomatoes.com

At least maybe we can boost that 17% number by a few points?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pepper, Melon, Corn and Bean Seeds Harvested in 2016

This was an especially good year for peppers (those that survived the seedling stage anyhow) and corn in the garden in Kanab, Utah.  Deer wrecked havoc on the melons, though with covering fruits with perforated bags, we were able to harvest seeds from 42 varieties.  Earwigs and other pests devastated most of the bean seedlings, so we only managed to save enough seeds from 11 of the 55 varieties we planted.  The list of tomato varieties for 2016 was published in a previous blog post on October 31st.

At last count (today, 11-20-2016), I have 13,366 pictures (of about 50,000 total) still to name and process, along with more than 2,000 descriptions to write, including researching histories.  Some day I will catch up, maybe…

So here are the non-tomato varieties from 2016:

PEPPERS, 85 varieties (of 150 planted)

7 Pot Barrackophore
Aji Dulce
Aleppo
Alma Paprika
Amish Bush
Ancho (from Mexico)
Apache
Aruna
Biquinho Iracema
Black Hungarian
Black Night
Bolivian Rainbow
Carolina Reaper
Chapeau de Frade
Cherry Bomb
Chilhuacle Amarillo
Chocolate Beauty
Corno di Toro Giallo
Costeno
Datil
Donne Salis
Dunshaya
Etkezesi Paprika
Fatalii
Fatalii, Red
Friariello de Napoli
Full Moon Orange Thai
Ga Sangwa Kinnit
Garden Salsa F3
Giant Marconi
Goat Weed
Golden Treasure
Habanero, Long Peach
Habanero, Peruvian White
Habanero, White Bullet
Hawaiian Kona
Hawk Claw Taknotsume
Holy Mole
Ivory
Jalapeño
Jalapeño, Yellow
Jamaican Yellow Scotch Bonnet
Japones
Joe’s Big Blocky
Kpakpo Shito
Macska Sarga
Mako Akokɔsrade
Mammoth Giant Jalapeño
Mariachi
Maya F2
Mayan Cobanero Love
NuMex Eclipse
NuMex R Naky
Orange Sun
Orchid
Peperone de Sinese
Pero Yellow
Peter
Picante Calabrese
Pimento
Portugal Hot
Prik Kee Noo Svan
Pusztagold
Red Congo
Red Thai Hot
Ros de Mallorca
“Roumanian Rainbow
X Jalora Jalapeño”
Siberian First
Spanish Spice OP
Super Shephard
Sweet Banana
Tequila Sunrise
Thai Dragon
Thai Large
Thai Orange
Thai Super Hot
Tollie’s Sweet
Trinidad Scorpion
UFO Purple
Unknown Pimento Conical
Volcano F3
Yasil Tatli
Yellow Monster
Yolo Wonder
Zavory

CORN – 15 varieties

Bloody Butcher
Blue Jade
Breeder’s Choice OP (wonderful yellow sweet corn)
Candy Mountain
Dakota Black Popcorn
Earth Tones Dent
Glass Gem
Hickory Cane
Incredible F2 and F3
Painted Mountain (including some interesting variants – ask!)
Painted Mountain Purple
Popcorn
Strawberry Popcorn
Tall White
Tall Yellow

BEANS – 11 varieties (of 55 planted)

Anasazi Blend
Asian Yard Long
Big John
Bird Egg #3
Black and White Goose
Bush Blue Lake 274
Christmas Lima
Dragon Tongue
Earliserve
Mountain Climber
Red Rum

CUCURBITS – 49 varieties

Cucumber, Korall
Cucumber, Marketmore 76
Cucumber, Muncher
Cucumber, Poona Kheera
Cucumber, Telegraph Improved
Melon, Afghan Honeydew
Melon, Apple
Melon, Bananadew
Melon, Bateekh Samara
Melon, Black Cross Unribbed
Melon, Canary, Tweety (F2)
Melon, Crenshaw
Melon, Delice de La Table
Melon, Far North
Melon, Galia
Melon, Golden Dewlicious
Melon, Ineya
Melon, Madu Ras
Melon, Melon de Castilla
Melon, Melōrànge
Melon, Meshedi Persian
Melon, Model
Melon, Muhurlu
Melon, New
Melon, Obus
Melon, Old-Time Tennessee
Melon, O’Odham Ke’li Ba’so
Melon, Orange Dewlicious
Melon, Papayadew (F3)
Melon, Persian
Melon, Rich Sweetness 132
Melon, Santa Clause
Melon, Snow Leopard
Melon, Sugar Kiss
Melon, Swan Lake
Melon, Talibi Persian
Melon, Temptation
Melon, Tendril Verde Tanlif
Squash, Butterbush
Squash, Lunga di Napoli
Watermelon, Carolina Cross
Watermelon, Cream of Saskatchewan
Watermelon, Jeremiah the Bullfrog (apparently very rare, not many seeds available)
Watermelon, Moon and Stars
Watermelon, Royal Golden
Watermelon, Sweet Siberian
Watermelon, Ultra Skorospelyi
Watermelon, Zolotistyi
Wintermelon, Valincia

BASIL – Managed to save seeds of only 1 of 13 varieties

Lemon Basil

Lots of very delicious and interesting varieties among these – sure wish I had pictures and descriptions ready!!  But please ask if you have any specific questions:  dale@gianttomatoseeds.com

 

List of Varieties from Which Seeds Were Harvested in 2016

Second draft (updated 12-01-2016) of the list of tomato varieties from which seeds were harvested in 2016 follows below.  Lists for peppers, melons, corn, beans, etc. will follow over the next several days.  Incorporating these into the website ( www.delectationoftomatoes.com ), along with pictures and descriptions, is an effort that will take several months.

TOMATOES

Seeds of 349 varieties were collected in quantities sufficient for sharing generally:

1884 Purple
Abakanskiy Rozovyy
Aker’s West Virginia
Alaskan Fancy
Altayskiy Myod
Amana Orange
Amos Cali
Amazon Chocolate
Andy Backflat’s Wonder
Anna Russian
Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya
Aunt Ruby’s German Green
Auria
Baiguoqiangfeng
Banana
Bandung
Banjan Roomii
Basvawya
Bear Creek
Beijing Yellow
Belarusian Heart
Belmonte X Big Zac
Bezrazmernyi X Big Zac
Big McHenry
Big Sungold Select
Big Zac
BigZarro
BL8 (Magnum)
Blaby Special
Black and Brown Boar
Black Creme
Black Mountain Pink
Blanche Yan
Bob’s Boomtown Titty
Bolgarskiy Zhemchug
Boloto
Borracho de Aretxabaleta
Brandy Boy
Brandywine from Croatia, RL
Brandywine, Pawers
Brandywine, Texas
Brandywine, Yellow, Platfoot Strain
Brazilian Beauty
Brazilian Giant
Brutus Magnum
Buffalo Heart Giant
Butler Skinner
Butter and Bull Heart
Bychki Minusinskie
Bych’ye Serdtse
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Krugloye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Ploskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye s Nosikom
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Zholtoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Ogromnoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Pobeditel’
Bych’ye Serdtse Vystavochnoye
Calypso
Caribe
Caro Rich
Carol Chyko’s Big Paste
Carol Chyko’s Big Paste, Black
Cascade Village Blue
Casey’s Pure Yellow
Catapano
Cesu Agrais
Cherry Roma
Chocolate Stripes
Chudo Sada
Church
Chyornyi Slon
Cleota Yellow
Coastal Pride
Colossal Crimson
Cosmic Eclipse
Cour de Jade
Cow’s Tit
Curra Plum
Czechoslovakia
Daniels
De Barao Kabardinskoye
De Barao Zolotoy
De Weese Streaked
Debbie
Delicious
DelMar
Demidev
Dikaya Roza
Ditmarsher
Domingo
Dutka’s Pink
Dwarf Russian Swirl
Dwarf Sweet Sue
Dwarf Wild Fred
Earl of Edgecombe
Early Girl
Eastham Pink Heirloom
Erevani
Eva Purple Ball
First Mate
Flathead Monster Pink
Florida Pink
Forest Fire
Fourth of July
Fred Limbaugh Potato Top
Fruity Cherry
Geante de Hutt
George’s Greek Beefsteak
Georgia Green
German Giant
German Pink
German Red Strawberry
Gezahnte Buhrer-Keel
Giant Belgium
Giant Colossal
Giant Green Zebra
Giant Heart Climber
Gigant Velikolepnyy
Gold Medal
Goose Rock
Gramma Climenhagen
Grandfather Ashlock
Grandma Baker’s
Grape Sausage
Greek, unknown
Gregori’s Altai
Grosse de Perthuis
Hamilton
Hays’
Heart of Ashgabat
Heshpole
Howard German
Huge Black
Hungarian Heart
Iceberg
Iditarod
Ikarus
Ikie
Indigo Blue Beauty
Indigo Kumquat
Indigo Painted Blue
Iraqi Heart
Ispanskiy Gigant
Israeli 2 Pounder
Istra
Italian
Iva’s Red Berry
Jake’s
Japanese Oxheart
Jaune Saint Vincent
Jennie
Jerry’s German Giant
Jersey Giant
Jewish
Jim Dandy
Joe Thieneman’s Australian Heart
Joe’s Portuguese
Jurmala
Kanauss Oxheart
Kellogg’s Breakfast (1.350)
Kellogg’s West Virginia
Kennington’s Big Red
Kiselovskiye
Kiyevlyanka
Kolkhoznaya Koroleva
Kolovyy
Konus
Korniyevskiye 2
Korol’ Rannikh I Urozhaynykh
Kozula #135
Kozula #18 (F4)
Kozula #37
Kraniy Sever
Krupnaya Grozd’
Lara’s Giant
Large Lucky Red
Leadbeatter’s Lunker
Lemon Giant
Letneye Solntse
Libanaise des Montagnes
Lime Green Salad
Locomotive
Lopatinskie
Lucinda
Maddeline’s Vine Candy
Maddy Rose
Magnum
Magyar Piroska
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka
Malcolm Lincoln
Malinovka Yablochnaya
Malinovyi Charodei
Malinovyy Bolgarskiy Gigant
Malinovyy Kucheryavchik
Margaret Curtain
Mar’ina Ulitsa
Mario’s Oxheart
Marizol Bratka
Maryland Large Red
Matchless (Austin)
Mawlenowe
Maylor Roth’s Orange
McWilford
MegaMarv
Melissa Kavkazskaya Ovcharka
Mexican Yellow
Michaela’s Pink Oxheart
Michael’s Portuguese Monster
Michael’s Portuguese Monster X Delicious
Michael’s Portuguese Monster X MegaMarv
Mirabell
Mortgage Lifter, Estler’s
Mortgage Lifter, Pesta Strain
Mountain Gold
Moya
Mr. Tartar’s German
Mrs. Benson
Munk
Mushroom Basket
Mynoa tao Dáchtyla
Mystery
Negrillo de Almoguera
Neviskiy
New Jersey Champion
Noire Charbonneuse
Nonna Antonina
Odessa
Olga’s Biggest
Opalka
Orange Pixie
Orange Russian 117
Orange Torpedo
Orange Tree
OSU Oblonde Avec Teton
Our Own Pink
Oxheart Yellow
Palmira’s Northern Italian Beefsteak
Peaches and Cream
Perfekta
Perth Pride
Pineapple
Pink Thai Egg
Pleine de Chair
Podarok Ukraine
Polish C
Polish Ellis
Polish Pink
Potiron
Provenzano
Prudens Purple X Indian Stripe (F6)
Purple Reign
Qiyanai-Huang
Rasp Large Red
Raspberry Lyanna
Rebecca Sebastian’s Bull Bag X Big Zac
Red Barn
Red Robin
Redwolf
Richardson
Rinaldo
Romeo
Rosa de Barbastro
Rosado y Rojo
Rosalie’s Early Orange
Rosalie’s Large Paste
Rosella Purple
Rosi Mari
Rozovye Gryozy
Rozovyy Gigant Ukrainskiy
Rozovyy Kilogrammovyy
Rufus Carrigan’s Mexican Pink
Sasha’s Altai
Schlicht’s Orange Cherry
Scorpion
Sean’s Yellow Dwarf
Sensej
Serendipity Striped
Shadow Boxing
Shary Minusinskiye Krasnyye
Siberian
Sledgehammer
Sleeping Lady
Slovenian Bull’s Heart
Snag’s Pride
Snow Fairy
Solovey Razboynik
Sosulka Krasnaya
South Tyrolean Beefsteak
Stakeless
Star
Steakhouse (F3)
Stoina’s Bulgarian
Striped German
Stripes of Syrnath
Stupice
Sub-Arctic Maxi
Sub-Arctic Plenty
Summertime Gold
Summertime Green
Sunbursts
Sunny Honey
Sunrise Bumblebee
Sunset’s Red Horizon
Sunsugar
Super Choice
Super Italian Paste
Super Marzano (F1)
SuperMarv
Supersauce (F1)
Supersteak
Sweet Scarlet Dwarf
Sweetie
Tekin’s Bulgarian Pink
Tennessee Suited
Terhune
Toedebush Pink
Tom Boy
Tomatoberry (F4)
Tree’s Bottom Yellow
Tropic
Tschalma
Tsindao
TT Vincent #2
Tumbling Tom
Turkey
Ultra Skorospleyi
Utyonok
Vater Rein
Vechnyi Zov
Velikiye Ozora
Velmozha
Venus
Veras Paradeiser
Vnuchkina Radost’
Volovsko Srce Slovenian
Vol’v’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye
Vorlon
Wendy
Wes X Big Zac (F3)
West Virginia 63
West Virginia Penitentiary
White Wonder
Wild Thyme Purple
Wolford Wonder
World’s Largest
Yoder’s German Pink
Yuvel’
Zaczilla
Zagadka Prirody

Plus several unpublished intentional crosses – please drop me an email for more info.: dale@gianttomatoseeds.com
Seeds from these 166 varieties were also collected, but quantities are limited:

Alice’s Egypt (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Claude Brown’s Yellow Giant (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Dwarf Mr. Snow
Glacier
Homestead 24-F
Mayo’s Delight (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Minusinski (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Momotaro (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Nicky Crain
Orange Bourgoin
Oregan Spring (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Phoenix
Plate Du Portugal (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Rosalie’s Big Rosy (plenty of seeds from previous years)
Sugar Plum Fairy
Zore’s Big Red (plenty of seeds from previous years)

Seeds from these 9 varieties were saved, but fruits were off-type, so seeds are of questionable value:

Black Cherry
Delano Green Ripe
Fishlake Oxheart
Flathead Monster Orange
Hippie Heart
Old Fashioned Oxheart
Red Belly
Red Pear Abruzzese
Tasmanian Chocolate

Seeds of an additional 89 varieties (not planning to list – ask if interested, dale@gianttomatoseeds.com) were planted  in Spring 2016, but I was unable to save seeds for a variety of reasons:

• No germination
• Seedling died
• Plant succumbed to Curly Top Virus or perhaps some other disease
• Seeds were planted too late, or plant produced no fruit, or produced too late, or deer ate the fruit, or there was miscommunication, or early frost, or – in a few cases – fruits are still growing on the vine as of 10-30-2016.

See post of 11-20-2016 for seeds of non-tomato varieties this year.

Big Tomato Harvest 2016

After a number of varieties challenged that two-pound barrier this growing season, finally, two tomatoes from the same vine both broke through:

Big Zac (2.130 DT 2016)(6.16 Foss 2014)

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Big Zac (2.114 DT 2016)(6.16 Foss 2014)

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Noteworthy is that this is the same seed that produced my largest tomato in 2015:

Big Zac (4.418 DT 2015)(6.16 Foss 2014)

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Several other varieties gave Big Zac a run for its money this year, and I will list those over the next few days as I get seeds fermented, separated, dried, packaged, organized and in the database.  At the moment I have over 650 lbs. of tomatoes that need to be processed for seed before they rot – not to mention peppers, melons, corn, beans, etc.

This year, with all the traveling required between tomato patches, I had no time to thin or prune to encourage growth of giant tomatoes.  Still an itinerant farmer…

Heaviest pepper was:

Yellow Monster (0.778 DT 2016)

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LOTS of interesting tomato, pepper, melon and corn varieties to discuss – but for the moment, I gotta get back to those piles of fruits awaiting seed extraction!

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Update 12-01-2016

List of tomato varieties which produced fruits of 1.25 lbs. or larger in 2016:

2.130  —  Big Zac
2.102  —  BigZarro
1.982  —  Belmonte X Big Zac
1.944  —  George’s Greek Beefsteak
1.930  —  Domingo
1.832  —  Zaczilla
1.702  —  Japanese Oxheart
1.698  —  Tekin’s Bulgarian Pink
1.660  —  Giant Belgium
1.636  —  Florida Pink
1.634  —  Black Mountain Pink
1.632  —  Ispanskiy Gigant
1.624  —  De Weese Streaked
1.522  —  Polish Ellis
1.486  —  Lara’s Giant
1.446  —  Mawlenowe
1.440  —  Provenzano
1.432  —  Krupnaya Grozd’
1.430  —  Buffalo Heart Giant
1.424  —  Bezrazmernyi X Big Zac
1.400  —  South Tyrolean Beefsteak
1.382  —  German Red Strawberry
1.356  —  Kiselovskiye
1.344  —  New Jersey Champion
1.332  —  Peaches and Cream
1.312  —  Pineapple
1.296  —  World’s Largest
1.296  —  Maryland Large Red
1.292  —  Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya
1.290  —  Malinovyy Bolgarskiy Gigant
1.288  —  Veras Paradeiser
1.286  —  Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Ploskoye
1.252  —  Supersteak
1.252  —  DelMar

There was no effort to encourage large fruits — no pruning, thinning, temperature control, extra organic matter, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Up Tomato Vines, 2016

The majority of heirloom tomato varieties produce on indeterminate vines.  If well cared for, the more aggressive vines can grow to 15 to 20 feet or more in a single season and produce 100+ lbs. of fruit.  You know those tiny, cone-shaped wire “tomato cages”? USELESS for indeterminate tomatoes, decent for peppers or eggplants.

There are numerous brands of larger and stronger tomato cages on the market, ranging from about $11 to $33 each.  I will not endorse any of those because I have not tried them and cannot imagine investing $20 per plant for 2,000 plants.  $40,000 just for supports?  No can do.

Homemade tomato cages made from concrete reinforcing wire or livestock fencing will run you about $6 per cage, so “only” $12,000.  Nope!

The past few years, I’ve settled on 6′ to 7′ T-posts and baler twine for making trellises.  T-posts are not cheap and they take some time and energy to install and remove.  And tying up twine is no small task either.  Cost is about $1.50 per tomato vine, plus an additional 5 cents per plant for new baler twine, unless you choose to reuse the twine.

I’ve settled on a maximum distance of 15′ between T-posts, with 8-10′ being ideal.  The secret to prevent sagging is to anchor the ends of the rows securely and re-tighten as needed:

Tomato Patch, Kanab 7-14-2016 A rev

At both ends of the tomato rows, I use 18″ long sections of rebar, driven into the ground at a 30° angle or so.

Tomato Patch, rebar anchor tomato patch, 7-26-2016 A

For both the twine used for the horizontal tiers (3-4 tiers is adequate) and for anchors, I use loop knots that allow for serious tightening of the twine – the type of knot one would use for tying down a load with tarp.

Tomato Patch, loop knot support, 7-26-2016 A

Note also the Tyvek tags.  I purchase those with wire pre-attached.  They are a little pricey (6.2 cents each) but well worth it, especially if the climate is sunny, windy or rainy; these can stand up to the weather for at least three years.

I’ve been using thinner and cheaper polyethylene twine to separate and tie up tomato vines to the horizontal baler twine.  At the plot in Kanab, here is what tomato rows looked like before tying up:

Tying up tomato vines 7-30-2016 B

And after:

Tying up tomato vines 7-30-2016 A

Stretchy, cloth loop ties are also extremely useful for securing vines to twine:

Tu-it Loop Ties B rev

On another subject, it looks like Valencia Winter Melon will be the first melon variety to ripen this year:

Melon, Valencia 7-28-2016 B rev

This extra early variety is also very tasty and can store for up to four months without spoiling.  Dates back to the 1830’s from Italy.

Corn is doing well, attracting lots of honeybees:

Honey Bees on corn tassles 7-28-2016 C rev2

Peppers are also doing well:

Peppers, Bowman 7-14-2016 B rev

Giant Pumpkins are a bust.  We prepared about 3,000 square feet of space with lots of manure and kept the patch mostly weed free.  Vines had world-class genetics, but it doesn’t matter anymore.  Combing every leaf at least once a day for squash bugs, killing up to 50 per day, destroying all eggs – weeks of this was not enough.  One vine died by mid-July, the other is near death.

The Patch:

Pumpkin, Atlantic Giant, Squash Bug damage 7-28-2016 F

The first vine to die:

Pumpkin, Atlantic Giant, Squash Bug damage 7-28-2016 D

The nearly dead:

Pumpkin, Atlantic Giant, Squash Bug damage 7-28-2016 A

The blasted little buggers – all of these were squashed:

Pumpkin, Atlantic Giant, Squash Bug damage 7-28-2016 C rev

Sometimes it’s tempting to rescind on my vow to not use any chemicals…

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Update 8-10-2016

Here is what’s left of the two world-class giant pumpkin vines planted in Cedar City:

Giant Pumpkin vine Ron 8-8-2016 B rev Giant Pumpkin vine Ron 8-8-2016 A rev

In stark contrast, the squash variety Lunga di Napoli (a Cucurbita moschata cultivar), for the third year in is demonstrating remarkable resistence to squash bugs, powdery mildew and benign neglect, while still growing vigorously and producing very large, tasty fruits.

Squash, Lunga di Napoli NO squash bug 8-8-2016 A rev Squash, Lunga di Napoli NO squash bug 8-8-2016 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megablooms 2016

Чудо Сада?
Chudo Sada (Garden Miracle) as the variety with the best early megablooms? I might have passed it off as an anomaly, but BOTH Chudo Sada vines have very impressive megablooms, 4X and 5X or more:

Chudo Sada megablooms 6-18-2016 Q Chudo Sada megablooms 6-18-2016 S rev Chudo Sada megablooms 6-18-2016 ZB

At this point, all tomato vines at the Kanab plot are under row cover fabric and are not easily visible:

Tomato low tunnel Kanab 6-16-2016 C rev

But I did check the Big Zac and Delicious plants – a small double blossom here and there, but nothing to compare with Chudo Sada, which isn’t even part of the giant tomato project.  A bit of a head-scratcher at this point, as this variety is listed as growing to 600 g.  We’ll see if huge megablooms translates to huge fruits!

These row covers have just about eliminated attack from Beet Leafhoppers (vectors of Curly Top virus) so far, but at least 50 plants are already busting out and really need to be tied up.

Legumes:  about 40% germination, then about half of those already destroyed by earwigs, etc.

Corn:  excellent germination and doing very well:

Corn Seedlings Kanab 6-16-2016 rev

Cucurbits:  only 7% germination rate – worst I’ve ever seen for such large seeds.  Way too much water.  Hopefully the problem is resolved, but are the seeds still viable?

Peppers: about 70% survival; new growth is just barely beginning.

Several 103’s and 104°F in the forecast – not good news for tomato blossoms…

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Update, 8-5-2016

None of the Chudo Sada blossoms took.  Thousands of other blossoms have withered and died in the heat.  Almost every day for the past month has reached between 95 and 103°F, just too hot for setting fruit.  But there are still hundreds of tomatoes on the vine, some getting ripe, including this impressive looking specimen:

Delicious (4.65 Bieser 2015)
July 5th

Delicious (4.65 Bieser 2015) 7-4-2016 E

July 15th

Delicious (4.65 Bieser 2015) B rev

July 30th

Delicious (1.93 DT 2016 no seeds)(4.65 Bieser 2015) B

It’s a tomato that looks like it could have gone 4 lbs. or more if mollycoddled!  Unfortunately, it ripened prematurely, then rotted on the vine and what was left of it had ZERO seeds.  There are other impressive blossoms or buds on this and several other vines – just need some more moderate temperatures for a few weeks.

 

 

Seeds and seedlings finally in for 2016

It took the better part of a month, but all seeds and seedlings are in the ground for the 2016 growing season at four locations.  I will be focusing almost exclusively on seed production this year.  Here are the varieties, grouped by type, from which I hope to save seeds.

Corn, Earth Tones 10-23-2015 C rev

CORN, Earth Tones Dent

 

     CORN – 14 varieties
Bloody Butcher
Blue Jade
Breeder’s Choice, OP
Candy Mountain
Dakota Black Popcorn
Earth Tones Dent
Glass Gem
Hickory Cane
Incredible F2 (dehybridizing)
Painted Mountain “Stiped” (an offtype – working on…)
Painted Mountain “Yellow” (an offtype – working on…)
Painted Mountain Purple
Strawberry Popcorn
“Tall White” (competition)
“Tall Yellow” (competition)
(Yes, I will be bagging tassels and silks)

     LEGUMES – 55 varieties

Anansazi Blend, Runner Beans; know a bean expert? Have them contact me at dale@gianttomatoseeds.com

Anansazi Blend, Runner Beans; know a bean expert? Have them contact me at dale@gianttomatoseeds.com

“Anasazi Blend”
(More another time…)
Asian Yard Long
Asparagus
Baby Black Lentil
Big John
Bird Egg #3
Black and White Goose
Blue Lake
Bush Blue Lake 274
Calypso
Christmas Lima
Contender, Early Bush
Cranberry
Dragon Tongue
Earliserve
Fava (two unnamed sources)
Fava, Windsor
Gold of Bacau
Gold Rush
Haricot Vert Maxibell
Herrenbohnli
Hopi Gray Lima
“Italian Broad White” (Original name unknwon)
Jacob’s Cattle
Kirschbohne
Mountain Climber
North Carolina Greasy
Ozark Brown
Painted Lady
Pea, Amish Snap
Pea, Red River
Pea, Wando
Rattlesnake
Red Rum
Royalty Purple Pod
Sylvano’s
Tepary, Black
Tepary, Blue Speckled
Tohono O’Odham White

PEPPERS – 121 varieties

7 Pot Barrackophore
Aji Dulce
Aleppo
Alma Paprika
Amish Bush
Ancho Mexican
Apache
Aruna
Bhut Jolokia, Peach
Biquinho Iracema
Black Congo
Black Hungarian
Black Night
Bolivian Rainbow
Carmagnola
Carolina Reaper
Chapeau de Frade
Cherry Bomb
Chilhuacle Amarillo
Chocolate Beauty
Chocolate Bell
Costeno
Datil
Devil’s Tongue
Doe Hill
Donne Salis
Douglah
Duke Italian
Etkezesi Paprika
Fatalii
Fatalii, Red
Friariello de Napoli
Full Moon Orange Thai
Ga Sangwa Kinnit
Garden Salsa
Giant Marconi
Goat Weed
Golden Treasure
Habanero, Chocolate
Habanero, Large White
Habanero, Long Peach
Habanero, Mustard
Habanero, Peruvian White
Habanero, White Bullet
Hawaiian Kona
Hawk Claw Taknotsume
Holy Mole
Inca Berry
Jamaican Yellow Scotch Bonnet
Japones
Joe’s Big Blocky
King of the North
Kpakpo Shito
Krimson Lee Paprika
Le Rouge Royal
Lesya Necsi
Macska Sarga
Mako Akokɔsrade
Mammoth Giant Jalapeño
Mariachi
Maya
Mayan Cobanero Love
Merlot
Monkey Face
Mountanei Paprika
New Mexico Improved
NuMex Eclipse
NuMex R Naky
Orange Sun
Orangevyi Korol
Orchid
Patricia
Peperone de Sinese
Pepino
Pero Yellow
Peter
Picante Clabrese
Pimento
Portugal Hot
Prik Kee Noo Svan
Pusztagold
Red Cheese
Red Congo
Red Monster
Red Thai Hot
Roberto’s Cuban Seasoning
Rocoto Red
Ros de Mallorca
Roumanian Rainbow X Jalora Jalapeño
Senise
Siberian First
Spanish Spice OP
Stocky Red Roaster
Super Red Pimento
Super Shephard
Sweet Banana
Sweet Crunch Orange
Sweet Marconi
Tequila Sunrise
Thai Dragon
Thai Large
Thai Orange
Thai Super Hot
Tollie’s Sweet
Trinidad Perfume
Trinidad Scorpion
Trinidad Scorpion, Chocolate
Trinidad Scorpion, Orange
UFO Purple
Volcano
Yasil Tatli
Yellow Jalapeño
Yellow Monster
Yolo Wonder
Zavory

*These next 6 varieties are renamed or in development*
Big as Texas
Granddaddy Jalapeño
Long Yellow
Megalong Green
Unknown Chiltepec, Peter-like
Unknown Pimento Conical

CUCURBITS – 59 varieties

Watermelon, Cream of Saskachewan

Watermelon, Cream of Saskachewan

Cucumber, Korall
Cucumber, Marketmore 76
Cucumber, Mexican Sour Gherkin
Cucumber, Muncher
Cucumber, Straight Eight
Cucumber, Telegraph Improved
Gourd, Marah, “Manroot”
Gourd, Marrow (competition)
Melon, Afghan Honeydew
Melon, Apple
Melon, “Bananadew” (volunteer hybrid, in development)
Melon, Bateekh Samara
Melon, Canary, Tweety (F2) (dehybridizing)
Melon, Dalaman
Melon, Delice de La Table
Melon, Far North
Melon, Galia
Melon, Ineya
Melon, Kajari
Melon, Madu Ras
Melon, Melon de Castilla
Melon, Melōrànge
Melon, Meshedi Persian
Melon, Model
Melon, Muhurlu
Melon, New
Melon, North Carolina Giant (competition)
Melon, Obus
Melon, Old-Time Tennessee
Melon, O’Odham Ke’li Ba’so
Melon, Orange Dewlicious
Melon, Papayadew (F2) (dehybridizing)
Melon, Persian
Melon, Rich Sweetness 132
Melon, Santa Clause
Melon, Snow Leopard
Melon, Sugar Kiss
Melon, Swan Lake
Melon, Talibi Persian
Melon, Temptation
Melon, Tendril Verde Tanlif
Squash, Unknown (In development; tiny seeds)
Squash, Winter, Butterbush (XL, in development)
Squash, Winter, Butternut
Squash, Winter, Kabocha
Squash, Winter, Sweet Meat
Squash, Winter, Warsaw Buff Pie Pumpkin
Squash, Zucchini, Black Beauty
Watermelon, All Sweet
Watermelon, Art Combe
Watermelon, Carolina Cross (competition)
Watermelon, Cream of Saskatchewan
Watermelon, Jeremiah the Bullfrog (very rare – let’s hope they produce!)
Watermelon, Moon and Stars
Watermelon, Royal Golden
Watermelon, Sweet Siberian
Watermelon, Ultra Skorospelyi
Watermelon, Zolotistyi
Wintermelon, Valincia
MUCH work to do to keep these from cross-pollinating…

 

TOMATOES – 488 varieties + 92 lineages being tracked of giant and other varieties; 1,100+ vines total, with several more late-comers and replacements still at seedling stage or germinating

Well over 600 seedlings died from harsh Spring conditions.  There was a very late, light frost in Kanab on the mornings of June 19th and 20th; dozens of seedlings were damaged, but none died (I spent several early morning hours spraying the leaves with water and I’m fairly confident that helped).  Two weeks later, there was record heat of 100°F.  Not a friendly Spring!

Rather than list all 488 varieties plus, I’ll just list 64 new (to me) varieties that I received from Natalia of Armavir, Russia.  She sent me seeds of more than 70 varieties in trade and sells from http://domashniypomidor.ru/ I cannot find a good translation or transliteration for these varieties and I have no background with the Russian language.  Each variety is shown with the Russian spelling (Cyrillic script), followed by transliteration to English (Latin alphabet), followed by my best translation. I want to make sure I’m not giving a new transliterated name to an already named variety.  Any expert tomato growers out there who are also fluent in Russian?  I’ve done the best I can here.

1. Абаканский розовый_____Abakanskiy Rozoviy_____Abakan Pink
2. Айсберг_____Aysberg_____Iceberg
3. Алтайский белый_____Altayskiy Beliy_____Altai White
4. Алтайский мёд_____Altayskiy Mod_____Altai Honey
5. Анжела гигант Украинская_____Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya_____Angela Giant Ukrainian
6. Бабушка быка_____Babushka Byka_____Grandma’s Bull
7. Бабушкина радость_____Babushkina Radost’_____Grandma’s Joy
8. Бабушкино бычье сердце_____Babushkino bych’ye Serdtse_____Granny’s Oxheart
9. Бийский розан_____Biyskiy Rozan_____Biysk Rosanne
10. Болгарский жемчуг_____Bolgarskiy Zhemchug_____Bulgarian Pearls
11. Бордовый_____Bordoviy_____Burgundy
12. Бочковой Минусинский_____Bochkovoy Minusinskiy_____Cask from Minusinsk
13. Бухарское бычье сердце_____Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse_____Oxheart from Bukhara
14. Бычий мёд_____Bychiy Mod_____Honey cow
15. Бычки Минусинские_____Bychki Minusinskie_____Bull from Minusinsk
16. Бычье сердце Абаканское_____Bych’ye Serdtse Abakanskoye_____Bull Heart of Abakan
17. Бычье сердце выставочное_____Bych’ye Serdtse Vystavochnoye_____Competition Bull Heart
18. Бычье сердце Казахстанское_____Bych’ye Serdtse Kazakhstanskoye_____Bull Heart of Kazakhstan
19. Бычье сердце Минусинское жёлтое_____Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Zholtoye_____Bull Heart of Minusinsk, Yellow
20. Бычье сердце Минусинское кистевое_____Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Kistevoye_____Bull Heart of Minusinsk, Fist
21. Бычье сердце Минусинское круглое_____Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Krugloye_____Bull Heart of Minusinsk, Round
22. Бычье сердце Минусинское плоское_____Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Ploskoye_____Bull Heart of Minusinsk, Flat
23. Бычье сердце Минусинское с носиком_____Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye s Nosikom_____Bull Heart of Minusinsk, Spout
24. Бычье сердце огромное_____Bych’ye Serdtse Ogromnoye_____Huge Bull Heart
25. Бычье сердце победитель в Минусинске в 2009 _____Bych’ye Serdtse Pobeditel’_____Bull Heart Winner
26. Бьлгарска хала_____B’lgarska Khala_____Bulgarian Hall
27. Великие озёра_____Velikiye Ozora_____Great Lakes
28. Винная бухта_____Vinnaya Bukhta_____Wine Bay
29. Внучкина радость_____Vnuchkina Radost’_____Grandaughter’s Joy
30. Вольвье сердце Минусинское_____Vol’v’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye_____Oxheart from Minusinsk
31. Гамайский_____Gamayskiy_____Hawaiian
32. Гигант великолепный_____Gigant Velikolepniy_____Magnificent Giant
33. Де барао Кабардинское_____De Barao Kabardinskoye_____De Barao Kabardian
34. Египетская ладья_____Yegipetskaya Lad’ya_____Egyptian Castle
35. Загадка долины роз_____Zagadka Doliny Roz_____Rose Valley Riddle
36. Замок Шартр_____Замок Шартр_____Castle of Chartres
37. Золотой мёд_____Zolotoy Mod_____Golden Honey
38. Киевлянка_____Kiyevlyanka_____From Kiev
39. Киселёвские_____Kiselovskiye_____From Kiselevsk
40. Коловый_____Koloviy_____Dwarf
41. Колхозная королева_____Kolkhoznaya Koroleva_____Collective Farm Queen
42. Командор фортуна_____Komandor Fortuna_____Commander’s Luck
43. Конус_____Konus_____Cone
44. Корниевские 2 _____Korniyevskiye 2_____Korneivsky’s Heirloom #2
45. Король ранних и урожайных_____Korol’ Rannikh I Urozhaynykh_____King Early and Productive
46. Крупная гроздь_____Krupnaya Grozd’_____Large Cluster
47. Летнее солнце_____Letneye Solntse_____Summer Sun
48. Лопатинские_____Lopatinskii_____Lapotinsky (place)
49. Любимые Курские_____Lyubimiye Kurskiye_____Favorite from Kursk
50. Малиновка яблочная_____Malinovka Yablochnaya_____Robin Apple
51. Малиновый Болгарский гигант_____Malinoviy Bolgarskiy Gigant_____Giant Bulgarian Raspberry
52. Малиновый кучерявчик_____Malinoviy Kucheryavchik_____Kucheryavchik’s Raspberry
53. Марьина улица_____Mar’ina Ulitsa_____Marina Street
54. Мелисса кавказская овчарка_____Melissa Kavkazskaya Ovcharka_____Melissa’s Caucasian Shephard
55. Минусинский яблочный розовый_____Minusinskiy Yablochniy Rozoviy_____Pink Apple of Minusinsk
56. Подарок Украине_____Podarok Ukraine_____Gift from Ukraine
57. Польское сердце гигант_____Pol’skoye Serdtse Gigant_____Giant Polish Heart
58. Розовый гигант Украинский_____Rozoviy Gigant Ukrainskiy_____Giant pink Ukrainian
59. Розовый килограммовый_____Rozoviy Kilogrammoviy_____Pink Kilogram
60. Русский размер малиновый_____Russkiy Razmer Malinoviy_____Russian Sized Raspberry
61. Русский размер розовый_____Russkiy Razmer Rozoviy_____Russian Size Pink
62. Соловей разбойник_____Solovey Razboynik_____Nightingale the Robber
63. Шары Минусинские красные_____Shary Minusinskiye Krasnyye_____Red Spheres of Minusinsk
64. Яблочный Липецкий_____Yablochnyy Lipetskiy_____Apple from Lipetsk

Should I be feeling overwhelmed? The fun has just begun…

Update 8-1-2016

OK, here is the updated, compiled list of tomato varieties planted in 2016.  Already, dozens of these have died, so this is NOT a list of varieties for sale.  That will come in November

1884 Purple
Aker’s West Virginia
Alaskan Fancy
Alice’s Egypt
Amana Orange
Amazon Chocolate
Amish Paste
Andy Backflat’s Wonder
Anna Russian
Antohi Romanian
Ashleigh
Aunt Ruby’s German Green
Auria
Baiguoqiangfeng
Baiquoquiangfeng
Banana
Bandung
Banjan Roomii
Basvawya
Bear Creek
Beefsteak, Yellow
Beijing Yellow
Belarusian Heart
Believe It or Not
“Belmonte (1.556 DT 2011) X
Big Zac (2.962 DT 2012)(F1)(0.874 DT 2014)”
Bezrazmernyi (1.698 DT 2012) X Big Zac (4.57 MacCoy 2013)(F2)(1.720 DT 2015)
Big McHenry
Big Sungold Select
Big Yellow Simpson
Big Zac
BigZarro (3.754 DT 2014)
BL8 (Magnum)
Blaby Special
Black Amber
Black and Brown Boar
Black Cherry
Black Creme
Black Mountain Pink
Blanche Yan
Bob’s Boomtown Titty
Boloto
Boondocks
Borracho de Aretxabaleta
Brandy Boy
Brandywine from Croatia
Brandywine, Texas
Brandywine, Yellow, Platfoot strain
Brazilian Beauty
Brazilian Giant
Brutus Magnum
Buckeye Yellow
Buffalo Heart Giant
Butler Skinner
Butter and Bull Heart
Calypso
Caribe
Carmello
Carmen
Caro Rich
Carol Chyko’s Big Paste
Carpathia
Cascade Village Blue
Casey’s Pure Yellow
Catapano
Cesu Agrais
Cherokee Purple
Cherry Roma
Chocolate Champion
Chocolate Stripes
Chudo Sada
Church
Chyornyi Slon
Claude Brown’s Yellow Giant
Cleota Yellow
Coastal Pride
Colossal Crimson
Copia (2.094 Lai 2016)
Cour de Jade
Cow’s Tit
Cristal
Curra Plum
Czechoslovakia (1.084 DT 2013)
DaCosta’s Portuguese (1.350 DT 2011)
Daniel Burson
Daniels
De Barao Zolotoy
De Weese Streaked (1.560 DT 2012)
Debbie
Delano Green Ripe
Delicious
DelMar (F2) (DT 2015)
Demidev
Dikaya Roza (1.112 DT 2012)
Ditmarsher
Domingo
Dutka’s Pink
Dwarf Mr. Snow
Dwarf Russian Swirl
Dwarf Sweet Sue
Dwarf Wild Fred
Earl of Edgecombe
Early Girl (F2)
Eastham Pink Heirloom
Erevani
Eva Purple Ball
First Mate
Fishlake Oxheart
Flathead Monster Orange (0.452 DT 2012)
Flathead Monster Pink (0.505 DT 2012)
Fleur de Reagir
Florida Pink (1.664 DT 10)
Forest Fire
Fred Limbaugh Potato Top (1.638 DT 2011)
Fruity Cherry
Gary’ O Sena
Geant de Hutt
Geante de Hutt
George’s Greek Beefsteak (0.910 DT 2012)
Georgia Green
German Giant
German Pink
German Red Strawberry (1.300 DT 2011)
Gezahnte Buhrer-Keel
Giallo d’Asti
Giant Belgium
Giant Colossal
Giant Green Zebra
Giant Heart Climber
Girl Girl’s Weird Thing
Glacier
Gold Medal (1.310 DT 2012)
Goose Creek Black
Goose Rock
Gramma Climenhagen
Grandfather Ashlock
Grandma Baker’s
Grandpa’s Cock’s Plume
Grape Sausage
Gregori’s Altai
Grosse de Perthuis
Gypsy
Hamilton
Hawaiian Pineapple (1.350 DT 2012)
Hays’
Heart of Ashgabat (0.349 DT 2013)
Heirloom
Heshpole
Hippie Heart
Homestead 24-F
Honey Giant
Howard German
Hoy X Delicious (F2)(1.988 DT 2015)
Huge Black
Hungarian Heart (1.544 JC 10)
Idatarod
Ikarus
Ikie
Indigo Black Shadow
Indigo Blue Beauty
Indigo Painted Blue
Iraqi Heart
Ispanskiy Gigant
Israeli 2 Pounder
Istra (1.380 DT 2014)
Italian
Iva’s Red Berry
Jake’s
Jalapeño TAM Mild
Japanese Oxheart
Jaune Saint Vincent
Jennie
Jerry’s German Giant
Jersey Giant
Jewish
Jim Dandy
Joe Thieneman’s Australian Heart
Joe’s Portuguese (0.854 DT 2011)
Juliet (F4)
Jurmala
Kanauss Oxheart
Kellogg’s Breakfast (1.350)
Kellogg’s West Virginia
Kennington’s Big Red
Kozula #135
Kozula #18 (F4)
Kozula #37
Kraniy Sever
Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak
Lara’s Giant (1.366 DT 2012)
Large Lucky Red
Leadbeatter’s Lunker (1.704 DT 2012)
Leher
Lemon Giant
Libanaise des Montagnes
Lime Green Salad
Livingston’s Gold Ball
Locomotive
Lucinda
Maddy Rose
Magnum (1.428 DT 2011)
Magyar Piroska
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka
Malcolm Lincoln
Malinovyi Charodei
Margaret Curtain
Mario’s Oxheart (0.947 DT 2013)
Marizol Bratka
Maryland Large Red
Matchless
Mawlenowe
Maylor Roth’s Orange
Mayo’s Delight (1.318 DT 2012)
MegaMarv (2.678 DT 2012)
Mexican Giant
Mexican Yellow
Michaela’s Pink Oxheart
Michael’s Portuguese Monster
“Michael’s Portuguese Monster (2.610 DT 2012)
X MegaMarv (4.23 Wahl 2012)(F2)(2.030 DT 2015)”
“Michael’s Portuguese Monster (2.610 DT 2012)
X
Delicious (6.51 Meisner 2011)(F2)(3.698 DT 2015)”
Mikada Orange
Minusinski
Mirabell
Momotaro (OP)
Mont Athos
Mortgage Lifter, Estler’s
Mortgage Lifter, Pesta Strain
Mountain Gold
Moya
Mr. Tartar’s German (2.610 DT 2012)
Mrs. Benson
Munk
Mushroom Basket (0.612 DT 2012)
Mystery
Negrillo de Almoguera
Neviskiy
New Jersey Champion
Nicky Crain
Noire Charbonneuse
Nonna Antonina
Odessa
Old Fashioned Oxheart
Olena Ukrainian (0.640 DT 2011)
Olga’s Biggest
Opalka
Orange Bourgoin
Orange Pixie
Orange Russian 117
Orange Torpedo
Orange Tree
OSU Oblonde Avec Teton
Our Own Pink
Oxheart Yellow
Palmira’s Northern Italian
Peaches and Cream
Perfekta
Perth Pride
Pineapple (1.596 DT 10)
Pink Thai Egg
Plate Du Portugal
Pleine de Chair
Polish C
Polish Ellis
Polish Pink
Poma Amoris Minora Lutea
Potiron
Provenzano (1.225 DT 2013)
Prudens Purple X Indian Stripe (F5)
Purple Elgin GWR
Purple Reign
Qiyanai-Huang
Rasp Large Red
Raspberry Lyanna
Rebecca Sebastian’s Bull Bag X Big Zac (4.57 MacCoy 2013)(F2)(1.836 DT 2015)
Red Barn
Red Belly
Red Pear Arbruzzese
Redwolf
Rhoades Heirloom (1.186 DT 2012)
Richardson (1.433 DT 10)
Rinaldo
Romeo
Rosa de Barbastro
Rosado y Rojo
Rosalie’s Big Rosy
Rosalie’s Early Orange
Rosella Purple
Rosi Mari
Rozovye Gryozy
Rozovyi Myod
Rufus Carrigan’s Mexican Pink
Russian Oxheart
Sasha’s Altai
Schlicht’s Orange Cherry
Sean’s Yellow Dwarf
Sensej
Serendipity Striped
Shadow Boxing
Shuntukski Velikan X Big Zac (2.174 DT 2014)
Siberian
Sibiriskiy Skorospelyi
Sledgehammer
Sleeping Lady
Slovenian Bull’s Heart
Snag’s Pride
Snow Fairy
Sosulka Krasnaya
South Tyrolean Beefsteak
Stakeless (F4)
Star (1.276 DT 2012)
Steakhouse (F1)
Stoina’s Bulgarian
Striped German
Striped Sweetheart Dark
Stripes of Syrnath
Stupice
Sub-Arctic Maxi
Sub-Arctic Plenty
Sugar Plum Fairy
Summer Sunrise
Summertime Gold
Summertime Green
Sun Gold (F3)
Sunbursts (F3)
Sunny Honey
Sunrise Bumblebee
Sunset’s Red Horizon
Sunsugar (F3)
Sunsugar (F4)
Super Choice
Super Italian Paste
Super Marzano (F1)
SuperMarv
Supersauce (F1)
Supersteak (2.575 Reinhard 14)
Sweet Scarlet Dwarf
Sweetie
Tasmanian Chocolate
Taterkin
Tekin’s Bulgarian Pink
Tennessee Suited
Terhune (1.112 DT 2012)
Teschchin Yazyk
Texas Brandywine
Toedebush Pink
Tom Boy
Tree’s Bottom Yellow
Tropic
Tschalma
Tsindao
Tumbling Tom
Turkey
Ukrainian Heart TN MU J
Ukrainian Pear
Ultra Skorospleyi
Unknown, Greek (Bizos 2015)
Utyonok
Vater Rein
Vechnyi Zov (1.320 DT 2012)
Velmoza
Venus
Veras Paradeiser
Volovsko Srce Slovenian
Vorlon
Waltingers Fleisch aus Indien
Wendy
Wes (1.718 DT 2012) X Big Zac (4.57 MacCoy 2013)(F2)(1.242 DT 2015)
West Virginia 63
West Virginia Penitentiary
White Wonder (1.268 DT 2011)
Wild Thyme Purple
Wolford Wonder
World’s Largest (1.128 DT 2013)
Yellow Beefsteak
Yellow Giant
Yellow Star
Yoder’s German Pink
Yoder’s Red Beefsteak
Zaczilla (F1)
ZacZilla (F2) (1.080 DT 2015)
Zagadka Prirody (1.382 DT 2011)
Zarnista
Zheltij Delikates
Zore’s Big Red (1.278 DT 2011)

** The following is a list of duplicates of those in the above list, with additional tracking information **

Amana Orange (1.204 DT 2010)
Aunt Ruby’s German Green (1.228 DT 2012)
Big Zac (1.736 DT 2011)
Big Zac (1.822 DT 2012)
Big Zac (2.240 DT 2012)
Big Zac (2.416 DT 2015)
Big Zac (2.602 DT 2012)
Big Zac (2.986 Montalvo 2015)
Big Zac (3.07 Adams 2015)
Big Zac (4.670 DT 2014)
Big Zac (5.67 Marley 2014)
Big Zac (5.84 Foss 2014)
Big Zac (6.16 Foss 2014)
Big Zac (7.10 Foss 2014)
Big Zac (8.41 MacCoy 2014)
Big Zac (9.5 unoff. MacCoy 2014)
Brandywine from Croatia, RL (0.246 DT 2014)
Butler Skinner (1.292 DT 2012)
Casey’s Pure Yellow (0.878 DT 2011)
Church (3.206 DT 2012)
Delicious (1.224 DT 2012)
Delicious (2.314 DT 2012)
Delicious (2.686 DT 2014)(5th gen. GG)
Delicious (3.205 DT 2014)(6.51 Meisner 2011)
Delicious (4.20 Lyons 2012)(4.25 Lyons 2010)
Delicious (4.65 Bieser 2015)
Delicious (6.51 Meisner 2011)
Domingo (3.010 Schielke 2014)
Domingo (3.69 Johnson 2015)
Domingo (4.647 DT 2014)
Domingo (5.75 Marley 2014)
Domingo (Domingo 2014)
Israeli 2 Pounder (0.488 DT 2013)
Malcolm Lincoln (1.130 DT 2013)
Michael’s Portuguese Monster (1.932 DT 2011)
Potiron (0.480 DT 2012)
Rebecca Sebastian’s Bull Bag X Big Zac (4.57 MacCoy 2013)(F2)(__ Johnson 2015)
Rosalie’s Early Orange (1.104 DT 2011)
Stripes of Syrnath (0.614 DT 2014)

** The following is a list of the varieties received from Natalia of Armavir, Russia.  These names are TENTATIVE until I can convince someone to help me transliterate the properly.

Abakanskiy Rozovyy
Aysberg
Altayskiy Belyy
Altayskiy Mod
Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya
Babushka Byka
Babushkina Radost’
Babushkino bych’ye Serdtse
Biyskiy Rozan
Bolgarskiy Zhemchug
Bordovyy
Bochkovoy Minusinskiy
Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse
Bychiy Mod
Bychki Minusinskie
Bych’ye Serdtse Abakanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Vystavochnoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Kazakhstanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Zholtoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Kistevoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Krugloye
Abakanskiy Rozovyy
Altayskiy Belyy
Altayskiy Mod
Anzhela Gigant Ukrainskaya
Aysberg
B’lgarska Khala
Babushka Byka
Babushkina Radost’
Babushkino bych’ye Serdtse
Biyskiy Rozan
Bochkovoy Minusinskiy
Bolgarskiy Zhemchug
Bordovyy
Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse
Bychiy Mod
Bychki Minusinskie
Bych’ye Serdtse
Bych’ye Serdtse Abakanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Kazakhstanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Kistevoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Krugloye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Ploskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye s Nosikom
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Zholtoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Ogromnoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Pobeditel’
Bych’ye Serdtse Vystavochnoye
Chudo Sada
De Barao Kabardinskoye
Gamayskiy
Gigant Velikolepnyy
Kiselovskiye
Kiyevlyanka
Kolkhoznaya Koroleva
Kolovyy
Komandor Fortuna
Konus
Korniyevskiye 2
Korol’ Rannikh I Urozhaynykh
Krupnaya Grozd’
Letneye Solntse
Lopatinskii
Lyubimyye Kurskiye
Malinovka Yablochnaya
Malinovyy Bolgarskiy Gigant
Malinovyy Kucheryavchik
Mar’ina Ulitsa
Melissa Kavkazskaya Ovcharka
Minusinskiy Yablochnyy Rozovyy
Podarok Ukraine
Pol’skoye Serdtse Gigant
Rozovyy Gigant Ukrainskiy
Rozovyy Kilogrammovyy
Russkiy Razmer Malinovyy
Russkiy Razmer Rozovyy
Scorpion
Shary Minusinskiye Krasnyye
Solovey Razboynik
Sprint Timer
Velikiye Ozora
Vinnaya Bukhta
Vnuchkina Radost’
Vol’v’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye
Yablochnyy Lipetskiy
Yegipetskaya Lad’ya
Yuvel’
Zagadka Doliny Roz
Zamok Shartr
Zolotoy Mod

 

So that comes to 491, including separate lines and hybrids being tracked, but excluding 30 or so varieties not listed for various reasons.