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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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