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William S.

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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #15 on: 2021-04-27, 10:16:55 PM »
My two seeds of Lizzano F1 did not germinate. I should plant a couple more or some of my saved seed.

I ordered two micro tomato seed packets last night. Gold Pearl and Aztek. Should be interesting. One is described as a rugose dwarf and the other not rugose. Both early. I'm curious about what might happen when crossing rugose micro dwarfs with non rugose ultra earlies like sweet cherriette. Also curious about the potential with very small tomato plants of classroom projects.
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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #16 on: 2021-05-06, 10:25:22 PM »
Got red Pinochio (gift), Gold Pearl, and Aztec in the mail today from Bunny Hop seed. So planted four seeds of each and replanted Lizzano F1 5 seeds. Bleached the seeds for rapid germination. Also replanted Krainy Sever because my only plant got some kind of stem rot. Though its a regular dwarf.
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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #17 on: 2021-05-19, 10:01:58 PM »
Some of my Weight in Gold, Muchacha! and Wild Gem from J&L Gardens have had a few "off type" seedlings. Granted, I usually save anything that looks different from normal seedlings on purpose.

One of the Weight in Gold types is very small. Going onto it's third set of true leaves - all of the leaves are still at the cotyledon. It is also in the same cell as a normal type, so it should be getting leggy.

Would this be in the "micro" tomato grouping? Suppose I could let it go and see what it does.

An Eva Purple Ball seedling is in a similar situation. 

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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #18 on: 2021-05-19, 10:23:08 PM »
I think not unless it stays around a foot or so for a few generations.

Interestingly the true dwarfs both micro and regular have tell tale rugose leaves. Yours does not though it does have an intriguing look.

Though not all tiny tomatoes are true dwarfs. Some have other genetics.

My three newly acquired micro dwarfs (one of which is not supposed to be a true rugose dwarf) have Cotyledons can't wait to cross them with something. I have questions! Like what happens when you cross sweet cherriette with a micro dwarf?
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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #19 on: 2021-05-20, 08:36:21 AM »
I have orange hat. I forgot to plant it though. Maybe I will do that inside. Maybe the perfect indoor potted tomato.

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Re: Micro Tomatoes
« Reply #20 on: 2021-05-20, 10:19:35 AM »

Interestingly the true dwarfs both micro and regular have tell tale rugose leaves. Yours does not though it does have an intriguing look.

Though not all tiny tomatoes are true dwarfs. Some have other genetics.


Weight In Gold is a hirsutum x esculentum F5 according to J&L Gardens. Should have fuzzy fruit, weird foliage.

I bought it in April 2020, so mine might be an F4?

Being a wild cross, there could be another sort of dwarf trait appearing. If it stays small, I will mention it here.