Fumarole Farm Teams Up with Delectation of Tomatoes

Yesterday I helped cover a domed hoop house at Fumarole Farm and this morning we placed pepper seedlings inside.  With about 25° F predicted for the low temperature this weekend, I am not concerned about the cold damaging the seedlings.  Dan, the property owner, has been growing tomatoes, peppers and other garden plants all winter long for several years using these domed hoop houses.  See his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/bakerhotsprings/

This 120-acre farm is located downstream from Baker Hot Springs at the base of Fumarole Butte in Juab County, Utah.  Following are a few pictures.

At or near the source – notice salt crystals along the edge.  We measured total dissolved solids at over 5,000 ppm – that was as high as the device would measure, so obviously watering plants with this water directly would be deadly to the plants!  Baker Hot Springs water temperatures range from 180° F at one source to about 85° where the water is used to heat domed hoop houses.

 

Dome before adding plastic – about 18 feet in diameter, 16 ribs made from 1-inch PVC pipe.

Water flowing into the pond under the dome:

Dome now covered with greenhouse plastic film:

View from inside – it feels like a tropical jungle!

These are pepper seedlings, freshly potted up from plug trays.  There should be room for over ninety 1020 trays if we maximized space.  In addition to high humidity and the risk of overheating (we did cut a vent hole on the top), one concern is mice, which have taken their share of seedlings in the past.  Mouse traps set.

P.S. – The next morning I woke up to this:

So many days in March and April have felt like Summer, including several days of record high temperatures.  It has been tempting to plant early…

I am mostly through with planting seeds for seedlings this year.  Following are lists of eggplant, pepper and tomato varieties which I’ve planted for this year.  Some go to the Fumarole Farm Project, some to the Russian Tomato Project, some to the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Project, and some are bound for market.

Note that these are not “seeds for sale” lists (not yet, anyhow); for those, please visit:

http://www.delectationoftomatoes.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

EGGPLANT (5 varieties)

Black Beauty
Casper
Mestisa
Orient Charm
Ping Tung

PEPPER (63 varieties)

Aji Limon
Ancho (Poblano)
Bahamian Goat
Bhut Jolokia
Big Red
Bleeding Borg 9
Bolivian Rainbow
Bonda Ma Jacques
Brazilian Starfish
Burgundy 7 Pod
California Wonder
Caramel Moruga
Carolina Reaper
Carpathia
Chocolate Borg 9
Chocolate Brainstrain
Chocolate Habanero
Chocolate Naga X Brain
Doe Hill
Dulce Italiano
Dunyasha
Feher Ozon
Fish
Flavorburst
Fresno
Friariello de Napoli
Ga Sangwa Kinnet
Genghis Khan Brain
Gypsy
Ivolga
Jalapeño, Early
Jalapeño, Tam Mild
Jalapeño, Traveler’s Strain
Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion
King of the North
Le Rouge Royal
Lesya Necsi
Margaret’s
Maska Sarga
Mini Bell
Oda
Orange Sun
Orangevyi Korol
Paper Lantern
Paradiscom Alaku Sarga Szentes
Prairie Fire
Pusztagold
Rocoto Red
Satsuma
Serrano Tampequeno
Siberian First
Siling Haba
Spanish Spice
Striped Holland
Super Red Pimento
Sweet Crunch Orange
Tabasco Annco BGft
Unknown Mexico thick
Unknown Mexico thin
Wenk’s Yellow
White 7 Pod
Yellow Brain Strain
Zheltyi Slon

TOMATO (354 varieties)

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Abakanets
Abe Lincoln
Abkhaziya Rozovaya
Absinthe
Adamovo Yabloko
Aker’s Oxheart
Aker’s West Virginia
Alabama Belle
Al-Kuffa
Altayskiy Belyy
Alyi Mustang
Amana Orange
Amazon Chocolate
Amish Potato Leaf
Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red
Andy Buckflats Wonder
Angela Giant
Anmore Dewdrop
Arabskyi Gigant
Argentinskaya Slivka
Astana 6
Aunt Gertie’s Gold
Auria
Auria, offtype
Aussie Drops
B’lgarska Khala
Babushka Byka
Babushkina Radost’
Babushkino Bych’ye Serdtse
Bangladesh Heart
Barlow Jap
Basrawya
Bear Creek
Berkeley Tie-dye Heart
Bezymyannyie Semonovny
Big Cheef OP
Big Yellow Simpson
Big Zac
Bigzarro
Bill Bean Select
Birma
Bison
Biyskiy Rozan
Black Beauty
Black Cherry
Black from Tula
Black Master
Black Mountain Pink
Bloody Butcher
Bochkovoy Minusinskiy
Bodryi Ptichyi Krik
Bolgarskyi Delikates
Boondocks
Bordovyy
Boroda Printsa
Bozhyi Dar
Brad’s Black Heart
Brandy Boy
Brandywine from Croatia, PL
Brandywine, Texas
Budonovka Starinnaya
Bugay Rozovyi
Bukharskoye Bych’ye Serdtse
Bŭlgarska Khala
Bursztyn
Buzkove Ozero
Bychiy Myod
Bych’ye Serdtse Abakanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Kazakhstanskoye
Bych’ye Serdtse Minusinskoye Kistevoye
Bychyi Mod 1106 Gr.
Cascade Village Blue
Casey’s Pure Yellow
Chernigovskyi
Chernyi Okshart
Chernyi Okskhart
Chervonnyi Gigant
Chocolate Champion
Chudo Gollandii
Chukhloma
Church
Churra Plum
Corazon De Bue
Cosmonaut Volkov
Couer de Bob
Coustralee, Khilenko
Coyote
Creole
Cuostralée
Da Barao Tsarskyi Krasnyi Ukrainskyi
Daniel Burson
Delicious
Ditmarsher
Divo
Domati
Domingo
Druzba
Dwarf Mr. Snow
Dwarf Russian Swirl
Dwarf Stone
Dwarf Wild Fred
Dyvo
Earl’s Green Cherry
Early Chatham
Early Salad, Hybrid
Elfie
Fakel
Federiko
Flashentomate
Flathead Monster Orange
Fleur de Reagir
Forest Fire
Fourth of July
Fourth of July (OP)
G. G.’s Yellow Belgian
Gajo de Melon
Gary’O Sena
General Kornilov
Giant Italian Paste
Gigant Napy
Gigant Zenta Semi
Girl Girl’s Weird Thing
Gladiator Hybrid
Goluboy Les
Gom Bal
Goose Creek Black
Gospozha Udacha
Grandpa’s Cock’s Plume
Granonnyie
Greek, unknown
Green
Green Doctors Frosted
Gregori’s Altai
Grub’s Mystery Green
Gruzinskyie
Hagan Little Yellow
Hazel Mae
Herman’s Yellow
Honey Giant
Huge Black
Huge Giant Yellow
Iditarod
Indigo Black Shadow
Iosi- San
Irish Stripes
Ispanskiy Gigant
Ital’Yanskaya Grusha
Iva Red Berry
Jabučar Velika Plana
Japanese Oxheart
Jaune Flammee
Joe’s Pink Oxheart
Joe’s Plum
Kadyshevskyie
Kameliya
Kanary
Katja
Kavkazskaya Liana
Kavkazskyi Velikan
Kazakhskaya Sliva
Kellogg’s Breakfast
King Kong
Kitayskyi Obsypnoy Malysh
Komandor Fortuna
Kommercheskyi Rozovyi
Koralic
Korenovskyie
Kosovo
Kot Timofey
Krainiy Sever
Krasochnaya Sliva
Kubanskaya Sliva
Kukla’s Portuguese Beefsteak
Kumato
Kuum
Ladoshka
Lapot’ Iz Sadovki
Legend
Lemon Drop
Leningradskyi Serdtsevidnyi
Lidiya
Lila Sari
Lime Green Salad
Lithium Sunset X Indigo Rose
Lithuanian
Livingston’s Gold Ball
Lucinda
Lyubimyye Kurskiye
Lyudmilka
Maddeline’s Vine Candy
Makedonskoye Rozovoye Chudo
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka
Malina Treston
Malinovyi Rassvet
Manalucie
Marizol Gold
Marshal Pobeda
Matador
Matchless (Austin)
Matina
Medvezh’Ye Serdtse
Megadom
Megamarv
Megamarv, Khilenko
MegaMutt
Megazac
Mexico, Khilenko
Michael’s Portuguese Monster
Minusinskiy Yablochnyy Rozovyy
Minusinskyi Nizkoroslyi
Minusinskyi Pertsevidnyi
Minusinskyi Ploskyi
Minusinskyi Starinnyi
Minusinskyi Urozhaynyi
Miss Kennedy
Model’
Moldavskyie Rozovyie
Monica
Mont Athos
Moravsky Div
Mr. Bruno
Mule Team
Nesravnennyi
Nizkoroslyi Sverkhrannyi
Nochnaya Svecha
Odessa
Old Heart Italian
Omskyi Velikan
Orange Bourgoin
Orange Pixie
Parikmakher
Peaches and Cream
Petrovich
Phoenix
Pineapple
Pink Berkeley Tie-dye
Pink Oxheart
Pobeda
Pobeda Kosmonavtiki
Pol’skoye Serdtse Gigant
Poma Amoris Minora Lutea
Prezident Yuar
Purple Cherry
Purple Elgin GWR
Purple Reign
Qiyanai-Huang
Radishchevskyie
Rannyaya Lyubov
Red Alert
Red Barn
Red Belly
Red Groppi
Regina’s Yellow
Reibais Kekars
Rhoades Heirloom
Rim
Romeo
Rosella Purple
Rozovyi Gigant
Rufus Carrigan’s Mexican Pink
Russian Oxheart
Russian Rose
Russkiy Razmer Malinovyy
Russkiy Razmer Rozovyy
Russo Sicilian
Sainte-Lucie
San Marzano
Sasha’s Altai
Schlicht’s Orange Cherry
Serdtse Italii
Serebryanyi Klyuch
Shadow Boxing
Siberian
Sibirskiy Skorospelyi
Skubi
Slammer
Slankards
Slava Moldovy
Sleeping Lady
Smugglers
Sofia
Soldatovo
Solntse Moyo
Sophie’s Choice
Sosedi Otdykhayut
Sovetskyie
Spasskyie Iz Ryazani
Spudakee
Spyashchyi Gigant
Stal’
Staroobryadcheskyi
Striped Sweetheart Dark
Stupice
Sub Arctic 2
Sugar Plum Fairy
Summer Sunrise
Sunrise Bumblebee
Super Nova
Super Sioux
Suzdal’Skyie
Syzranka
Tadzhikskyie
Tamara
Taterkin
Teschchin Yazyk
Tollison’s German
Tomatoberry – H
Tondio Liscio
Tsar’
Tsindao
Ukh, Visit!
Ukrainian Pear
Ukrainskyi Gigant
Ultra Skorospelyi
Uralskiy Ranniy
Utyonok
Van’Ka
Venus
Verkiny
Vikulya
Vinnaya Bukhta
Vinnyi Bolgarskyi Velikan
Virginia Sweets
Vishnovyi
Volov’ye Serdtse Pobeditel
V 2010 V Minusinske
Wes
Wessel’s Purple Pride
Wild Thyme Purple
Work Release Paste
Ya- Gigant
Yablochnyy Lipetskiy
Yaponiya
Yegipetskaya Lad’ya
Yellow Beefsteak
Yellow Out Red In
Yellow Star
Yevgeniya
Yukon Quest
Yusupovskyi S Fergany
Zaczilla
Zagadka Doliny Roz
Zagadka Doliny Roz Sertsevidnaya
Zagadka Prirody
Zalais Pipertomats
Zamok Shartr
Zapotec Red
Zarevo
Zeke Dishman, Khilenko
Zheltij Delikates
Zhenskaya Grud’
Zluta Kytice
Zogola
Zolotoy Myod

Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me again this year – back at it!

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