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William S.

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Re: Direct seeded dry farmed tomato breeding project
« Reply #30 on: 2019-09-11, 09:15:48 PM »
Taste is ok. Only a few really good looking seeds in there. Fermenting now.

7 seeds when I rinsed it just now. Feel kind of precious but I highly suspect they will have crossed back and be hard and green.

Interestingly so far the tomatoes on my Fairy Hollow plants are hard and green. Nice and big though for a hab x, very beefsteak like. Anybody else's Fairy hollow segregating drastically?
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Re: Direct seeded dry farmed tomato breeding project
« Reply #31 on: 2019-09-17, 07:41:48 AM »
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190916143949.htm

Interesting article re: drought induced transposons.

So if we expose plants to stressors such as drought they react with a variety of mechanisms. Transposons, epigenetic change, and in the case of a variable population: simple selection.
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Re: Direct seeded dry farmed tomato breeding project
« Reply #32 on: 2020-02-06, 07:42:15 PM »
Got tons of seed from this project in 2019. It wasn't a great test of dry farming here in one sense- much more regular rain than usual for summer here.
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Re: Direct seeded dry farmed tomato breeding project
« Reply #33 on: 2020-02-07, 09:10:50 PM »
Made an experimental Farm Network project page for this project. https://www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org/group/26
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Western Montana garden, glacial lake Missoula sediment lacustrian silty clay mollisoil sometimes with added sand in places. Zone 6A with 100 to 130 frost free days