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Here is a photo of the flower of my favorite MMM F2 plant so far.

Tomatoes / Re: Arthropod and Insect Resistant Tomatoes
« on: Today at 07:39:48 PM »
My SE garden has bad Colorado potato beetles. I've been just diligent enough at weeding that they are switching from their annual nightshade to my tomatoes. They are skeletonizing my little direct seeded plants. But only some of them. Arthropod resistance evolution at work? I wish I had arthropod resistant lines in that particular garden!

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Flavor and Tomato Flavor Breeding
« on: Today at 07:25:57 PM »
Found and tried the first Mexico midget. A spitter.

Walt posted a comment on Facebook the other day. He worked with a pimpinillifolium that tasted good in the heat and bad in the cold. I think that explains alot.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: Today at 07:19:16 PM »
Weeded two tomato gardens today.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: Today at 08:49:33 AM »
Rinsed the remaining MMM F1 x Sweet Cherriette just now. 37 seeds left after planting four yesterday.

Corn / Re: 2022 Corn
« on: Yesterday at 08:24:44 PM »
Watering two of the corn patches, sweet and flour. Flint will have to wait till tomorrow. Flour is weeded. The other two just need watered- despite weeding not being complete. 

Blogs & Media / Re: Our Weather 2022
« on: Yesterday at 11:10:10 AM »
Looks like I caught some late June light frost in a couple of my more frost prone patches.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: Yesterday at 11:04:37 AM »
I planted four seeds of what I will abbreviate as MMM x Sweet Cherriette today.

Out weeding! Lots of weeding and watering to do.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: 2022-06-30, 09:51:42 PM »
My tomato I picked last weekend is ripe enough for seed extraction.

MMS x BH F1 x Sweet Cherriette here we go!

Note: MMS has really red skin which is apparently dominant but even Big Hill will turn red when over ripe.

It was bicolor on the inside though and tastes great way better than in January. Got some seeds out!

Tomatoes / Re: Beautifully Promiscuous and Tasty Tomato Project
« on: 2022-06-28, 05:45:26 PM »
I have quite a bit of flowering. The selection I call little pumpkins is blooming, the one is in bud. Except for the older plant of the one which has been flowering awhile. I attempted using it as a pollen donor weekend before last. Will be interesting to see if any took this coming weekend.

My promiscuous x LA2329 are flowering at least two of them. LA2329 has buds already.

In general my tomato gardens are in the early flowering phase but it has picked up a lot. 50 degree nights are finally here.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: 2022-06-27, 09:19:20 PM »
Dipped the stigma again tonight for MMM x Atomic Fusion Couple other MMM blossoms I could maybe emasculate here. Decided to leave them till tomorrow.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: 2022-06-26, 10:21:43 PM »
I forgot my tomato with the new hybrid seeds with Sweet Cherriette at home. I'm sure it will keep.

I started crossing MMM F2 with Atomic Fusion tonight. I'll try to keep dipping the stigma for the next few days.

Community & Forum Building / Re: Garden Journal
« on: 2022-06-26, 09:03:59 PM »
Mowed today. Set some sprinklers for the first time in awhile. I think the rainy times are over and time for July and August dry. At least in my climate.

Tomatoes / Re: Tomato Journal
« on: 2022-06-26, 01:00:37 AM »
I think all the direct seeded tomatoes are weeded. Not 6 inches tall yet but progress and I suspect they'll need weeded once more at least.

I found this evening I think two MMM F2 or MMS x BH F2 with nice exsertion of the stigma from the Big Hill side of the equation no doubt. They are in the diversity garden crossing block so there is a wide variety of tomatoes they may cross with. However, these things usually partially self as well. Sp I suspect my next generation of tomatoes in the project is forthcoming! It will be interesting to see if one of the two has good anthocyanin skin. I only got one of them marked. It is in this really tightly packed row I planted close together to get some plants out of the greenhouse early. It has a "The One" right beside it but also its half sibling MMS x Unknown. Should be interesting to save seed from. Judging from the general lack of exsertion amongst MMS this spring it is more important than I thought for a while given the good exsertion of the mother plant last year, to get MMM bred into the more reliable exsertion of Big Hill and thereby have a really awesome potato leaf mother system.

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