Pink tomatoes – maybe

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Tuesday 04 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Raising pink tomatoes, or any non-cherry tomato, has always been a bug-bear for me. I’m really not a fan of pesticides, but in our climate it’s a constant battle with the bugs. But this year ‘may’ be a different story…

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We also tried some in the greenhouse this year, but as much as they have grown massive this was taken, there’s been no fruit at all…

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Whereas those planted outdoors were looking better around the same time.

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This is certainly the best we’ve ever seen. Don’t tell me I’m getting the hang of growing tomatoes after all this time! If they work right, these should end up large fist-sized pink fruit. We’ll see…

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14 thoughts on “Pink tomatoes – maybe

  1. I only grow tomatoes outside so I can harvest green fruits for chutney. This year they are all ripening too quickly for some reason.

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  2. Hey Spike .. very happy healthy tomatoes!

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  3. I’m loving the cherry tomatoes…great production this year from potted plants on the deck. Best ever. ☺

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  4. aj vosse says:

    I’m holding both thumbs and crossed my legs for those tomatoes!! And yes, you’ll always be my hero if you stay away from the toxins!!! 😉

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  5. dayphoto says:

    THey are looking good. The hard thing about tomatoes…they don’t like too much water after they make fruit. But then on the other hand there has to be water to make fruit…what a catch 22.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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    • Uncle Spike says:

      Thanks for the advice…. seems regular watering is the issue here, as the rocky soil dries very quickly as over 100 every day.

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      • dayphoto says:

        See every place is very different. I once had 64 tomato plants (to sell the fruit) and getting the watering down (for our area) was a trip. Although, we are high mountain desert, too much water here makes the plant think it can just keep on growing…not ripening fruit to re-produce itself. An old-timer said…lay off the water some and you will start to get tomatoes…after that I did okay. Although after two years I said this was just too much work for me–the farm, four children, and a part-time job in town. So now I only raise 6 tomato plants. Just right.

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  6. They look healthy. Our greenhouse tomatoes have got blight yet again. I wonder if we need to give the greenhouse a thorough clean with disinfectant and change the soil in the autumn. Any Uncle Spike advice most appreciated.

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