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A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« on: January 25, 2015, 13:30:34 »
Is anyone up for a Growing the biggest/heaviest tomato competition this year?


Last year's thread http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,77191.0.html
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 15:30:07 by Jayb »
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A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« on: January 25, 2015, 13:30:34 »

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 15:20:11 »
 :wave: :toothy10:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 15:38:16 »
A formidable combination, winner of top tomato 2014  and reader of How to grow Giant Vegetables.
Will anyone take you on?
Where is the gauntlet chucking down smiliey  :toothy10:
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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 17:02:48 »
I'll have another go  :toothy10: :blob7:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 09:35:01 »
A formidable combination, winner of top tomato 2014  and reader of How to grow Giant Vegetables.
Will anyone take you on?
Where is the gauntlet chucking down smiliey  :toothy10:

cheeky.....

I don't think I have quite mastered it yet...lots to learn yet and the skill is still to be tested and proven to be true..last year might have been just one off luck.  BUT, I shall test the 'recipe' again.

'How to grow giant veggies' book will be the 'trophy' that I will send for the worthy winner...who is free to keep the book or pass it on as 'trophy' for the following year, should this comp carry on from year to year....no pressure for either way, just a little bit fun.

Now where did I put that book.....some reading to do..... :tongue3: :glasses9:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 12:08:32 »

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 17:04:41 »
Gigantomo, I'm not sure if this is just the usual hype but it does sound like it will produce some large size tomatoes. Saying that they were on sale through Burpee last year and I don't see any wow wow reviews after doing a search? What do you think are they worth it, as they are a packet of pricey seeds or even pricier plug plants?
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Giant-tomatoes-developed-Lincolnshire-decades/story-25913809-detail/story.html
http://www.vanmeuwen.com/fruit-and-vegetables/vegetable-seeds/tomato-seeds/tomato-gigantomo-f1/VM54646VM
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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 17:58:55 »
Yer,ill have a stab again this term.

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 01:27:19 »
I'll be lucky if I get any tomatoes grown, let alone producing a competitively-large one!

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 11:52:30 »
are they worth it, as they are a packet of pricey seeds or even pricier plug plants?

Including carriage you might decide the plug plants are sufficiently affordable :)

And 5,000 if you grow one that beats the world record.  They don't say "One payout for the heaviest beating the record" so I rad it as "Any beating the current record" :D

No idea whether they taste any good though??

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 12:24:53 »
Price of those seeds is affordable ....but when you add the postage.... :BangHead: RIDICULOUS! :BangHead:
I would have tried a packet but ain't gonna pay silly postage as well!!!
Oh well, I'll let you lot order some and report back what they like....perhaps the price will come down...or somebody 'somewhere' will save some from their own fruit to share.. :tongue3: :icon_cheers: I didn't see them being F1...???!

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 12:46:28 »
or somebody 'somewhere' will save some from their own fruit to share..
or if the plug plants arrive early enough perhaps someone will root some Armpit cuttings and flog them off cheap? :)

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 15:16:08 »
are they worth it, as they are a packet of pricey seeds or even pricier plug plants?

Including carriage you might decide the plug plants are sufficiently affordable :)

And 5,000 if you grow one that beats the world record.  They don't say "One payout for the heaviest beating the record" so I rad it as "Any beating the current record" :D

No idea whether they taste any good though??

Yes in comparison they probably offer better value than seeds, but I haven't really got room for 5 of them. I'd prefer to plant one maybe two plants and the site says delivery before the End of May, if they come then it would be a bit late for what I want, particularly not knowing how big the plugs will be. Seeds I can sow over a couple of years - if they are any good!

Lol, with my record, I don't think Dan MacCoy should have any fear of me breaking his 8.41 pounds whooper!

I think taste should be pretty good according to reports on some US forums, Burpee lists them as Steakhouse http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/tomatoes/beefsteak/tomato-steakhouse-hybrid-prod003442.html?omn2pd=bz&catId=cat160002

Price of those seeds is affordable ....but when you add the postage.... :BangHead: RIDICULOUS! :BangHead:
I would have tried a packet but ain't gonna pay silly postage as well!!!
Oh well, I'll let you lot order some and report back what they like....perhaps the price will come down...or somebody 'somewhere' will save some from their own fruit to share.. :tongue3: :icon_cheers: I didn't see them being F1...???!

Agree, it seems postage is the same whatever you buy so works out daft for seeds, but, I have spotted a couple of plants I'd love to have and 3.99 postage for plants seems reasonable  :icon_cheers: So I may well be tempted!

Burpee lists them as Hybrid, although Van M. don't?

Would you like me to add a pack on for you?
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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 17:05:09 »
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Would you like me to add a pack on for you?

Nah...though thank you for thinking of me. I'll wait my turn.. I've got that many tomato varieties in my 'to grow' list that I'll be lucky to able to grow even half of them this year.. :BangHead: 'mouth is bigger than belly is able to accommodate' (Finnish saying...I'm sure there is similar English one...it just popped to my head and fits it 'fits the bill')  :glasses9:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2015, 17:32:49 »
You can never have enough tomato seeds  :toothy10:
When I was little, my Uncle used to tease me that my eyes were bigger than my belly, if I was helping myself to too much food on my plate! So yes a very similar saying and seems it is still true!!!
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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2015, 19:35:16 »
Yes i will take that gamble,have a secret weapon from russia and one from the usa.Would be great to get a really big one.

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2015, 14:36:17 »
You can never have enough tomato seeds  :toothy10:
When I was little, my Uncle used to tease me that my eyes were bigger than my belly, if I was helping myself to too much food on my plate! So yes a very similar saying and seems it is still true!!!

Ah yes...I though I've heard something similar but I just couldn't think of it yesterday.
There is another Finnish saying in similar theme...' mouth would eat, belly would accommodate but weak legs can't cope with the weight'... :glasses9:   Ok...that's enough of old sayings...fo now.... :angel11: :tongue3:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2015, 14:37:21 »
Yes i will take that gamble,have a secret weapon from russia and one from the usa.Would be great to get a really big one.

Hmm....I'm going to keep my eye on you.....!!!!

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2015, 15:27:02 »
goodlife that must be a very big eye :happy7: :happy7:but you are welcome to see how i am doing. :toothy10: :toothy10: :toothy10:

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Re: A4A Heaviest Tomato Competition 2015
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2015, 15:31:28 »
Van Meuwen are doing a special offer on veg seeds buy 1 get 1 free. So my 1 pack of Gigantomo became 2! Not sure why as I only want one or two plants, I guess the draw of buy one get one free!!!
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