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Scarlet Offline
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That looks fab! Lovely size too. Can you cut most of the leaves off as it grows?
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The advice for Dwarf Tomato Project varieties is no pruning. They are essentially short indeterminates so I guess you could take some leaves off, but removing stems and suckers will really reduce the yield.

Mine were grown in 15 L pots with a cage to match the width of the pot, so the stems (of which there were many!) were squashed together. I think if they were given more space to spread out the botytris wouldn't be such an issue.
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Had myself a little taste test of 3 cherry(?) tomatoes this morning:

1) Alaskan Fancy - semi bush - quite a large Red cherry fruit, I found this quite bland and doubt I'd grow again
2) Latah - bush - smallish red cherry - meant to be early and I sowed early but I had stunted growth problems with the 3 plants, lost 2 and thought I'd lose the 3rd, it survived but was no longer early. I will aim to save seeds of this and try it again as I found it very tasty
     
3) Black Vernissage - cordon - Dark Red/Black Cherry with green flecks - attractive fruit but I found the taste quite disappointing, it was Ok but nowt special. I will aim to save seeds. 
   

Verdict - Latah was the clear winner to me much tastier than the other two.
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Minibel
 Small by name and by nature. Perfect to grow on a windowsill as its very compact and productive.
Its one of my January sown toms - the others were Rambling Red Stripe (RRS),  Three Cheeses High (TCH) and Bajaja. All of these started off fine but a mouse/squirrel got into the GH and ate/broke stems on those. I managed to salvage the Minibel because it was in such a small container and easy to move.
I always grow RRS and TCH and have grown Bajaja before. Probably won't grow Bajaja again - poor yield and slow to fruit compared to the others
Wonky Shopkeeper & Florager in Sunshiny South Wales.  Big Grin
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(21-07-2021, 11:32 AM)mcdood Wrote: Had myself a little taste test of 3 cherry(?) tomatoes this morning:

1) Alaskan Fancy - semi bush - quite a large Red cherry fruit, I found this quite bland and doubt I'd grow again
2) Latah - bush - smallish red cherry - meant to be early and I sowed early but I had stunted growth problems with the 3 plants, lost 2 and thought I'd lose the 3rd, it survived but was no longer early. I will aim to save seeds of this and try it again as I found it very tasty
 
3) Black Vernissage - cordon - Dark Red/Black Cherry with green flecks - attractive fruit but I found the taste quite disappointing, it was Ok but nowt special. I will aim to save seeds. 


Verdict - Latah was the clear winner to me much tastier than the other two.
I really like Latah, I used to grow it lots but it doesn't like the cold. It is very quick from seed to ripe fruit though if kept in a greenhouse.
I would keep undercover and then move out when greenhouse space started to get tight. Usually one of the first to give fruit and most often in early June.
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Malachite Box (Malakhitovaya Shkatulka)

Green tomato, gets a bit of a yellow tinge when ripe. Very meaty with creamy flesh, delicate sweetness and acidity, a nice balance. First ripe tomato 2nd week of July. Strong plant, very early to set fruit, looks to be quite productive.


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Grushovka

Pink determinate tomato. Pretty well behaved in its growth habit. Soft flesh, very juicy, quite sweet, not much acidity. Not a brash kind of tomato taste but quite enjoyable. Looks to be very productive. First ripe fruit 3rd week of July, grown outside.


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