Monday, January 11, 2010

Experimental Winter Tomatoes

I am experimenting with Winter tomatoes from Russia. In the Australian magazine 'Burkes Backyard' they are conducting a nationwide experiment with these winter toms and gave away a seeds with every issue. They are mostly from Russia and grow extremely well in the cold climate. So I have planted out the seeds in the seedling mix...will update on progress as I go. My only other seedling experiment never worked so I'm not hopeful!

Interestingly they put a safe colour dye on the seeds to distinguish between the varieties.
From winter toms

From winter toms

6 comments:

  1. I planted these winter tomatoes from burke's backyard in punnets with pegs to match the colour codes BUT... I have misplaced the seed packet, and I don't know which color is which pant anymore.

    Can you please tell me which colour goes with which tomato? Please?

    Thanks

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  2. I've got the same problem. I misplaced the seed packet so now I have no idea which seeds are which. :(

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  3. Ok I found an old a news agent with an old Magazine and grabbed the details off the seed packet:-

    Green: Siberia
    Red: Russian Red
    Blue: Giant tree Tomato
    Yellow: Stupice

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  4. Hi there - Catchthatmountainview here! Thanks for updating on the list. I had no luck with the seedlings - but I have enlisted my mother - and they are looking great! Hope yours are too.

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  5. Can anyone tell me where I can get some winter tomato seeds from? I missed the Burkes Backyard magazine promoting the seeds.

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  6. Hi all, - Catchthatmountainview here! - I thought I would update this post. I would be interested to know if others had success or not with these tomatoes. While mine lasted for a long time - they never grew higher than about 20cm! Nothing happened. Then they died. :(

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