Aerogarden Determinate Mid-Sized Tomato

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In this grow (almost finished), I tried same lightscreen, different mid-size tomato variety. The concept was to offer more than one choice of tomato with the lightscreen product. And I'd never tried a determinate. And... that was probably the right choice.  The plant yielded 8 ripe tomatoes, that all ripened within 2 weeks of each other. It then started working on another flush of fruit, true. But I'd rather get a more steady stream of harvest. 

Unfortunately, the plant also got blighted, and seems to have little if any resistance. So how many fruit I could have gotten from it if healthy, and how good they would have tasted if the plant was healthier, I don't know.

Harvest:

12 (first at 15 weeks)

terminated at 23 weeks due to incurable fungus (plant still lively, tho)

                    

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This grow over. Really,

This grow over. Really, really pretty fruit - all 12 have been a nice size and gorgeous color, ripe all through, low on seeds and gels. Sour, alas. With 4 full-size fruit all at once, actually made a parma rosa pasta sauce! 

   

Don't use copper fungicide indoors. It doesn't clean off any better than other copper oxides. Which means you can't even clean it off of *glass*, let alone plastic.  Lot of work, trying to clean that fungus and fungicide away from the next grow.

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 Ripening on the vine - yay!

 Ripening on the vine - yay! All of the final 4 fruit are suddenly close to ripe. I have the next candidate tomato plant (age 1 week) waiting in the wings, but it can keep a few more days. 

   

Mixed feelings about this tomato variety. I can't grow it again, because early and late blight are endemic here, and this variety seems helpless against it, despite perfectly dry leaves. On the other hand, despite overwhelming leaf loss, this plant just won't quit. Its overall yield will be only 12 tomatoes, but that's because I picked off at least six, and every bud since. It's still churning out buds. The fruit haven't been a taste sensation, but the reviews were of the "I don't plant any variety but this anymore!" type, and it's hard for a plant to produce good-tasting fruit while near-terminally defoliated. 

Not looking forward to disinfecting this grow rig.  Bleach and detergent on everything, so far as that's possible... Not easy to do. And I certainly can't bleach the living room carpet.

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Already planted the next

Already planted the next tomato candidate, so this grow's days are numbered. I'm hoping these green fruit get close enough to ripe to bag-ripen within a week or so. They don't look too close to that. Tried upping the bloom nute concentration.

 

 

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