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100s and 1000s for me, closely followed by tamina. Both are easy to care for and produce lots of tasty tomatoes, what more could I want!! Grown in pots outside the green house this year, along a sunny house wall and pollinated by lots of bumble bees, still plenty to ripen yet tho, so bring on the sun....
italophile... if you're there. Got message 2 but not the 1st.I can't reply as i can't find the "validate recipient" button .....i'm a bit of a novice !sorry.
Okay, I'll re-send the first message. The email notifications for posts and PMs have been very erratic lately. I usually have to go and check the PMs manually to see if I've received any.
Just re-sent the first message, Jo. I don't recall a "validate recipient" button. Which doesn't mean there isn't one, the heat here has fried my brain.
Hi Italophile, had to caheck the packet and it is Costoluto Fiorentino. This is the first year of having a greenhouse so have been trying all sorts of seeds. Have been successful with chillis which my husband loves and i cant eat as i have IBS and they upset it. Have grown luchbox cucumbers which are lovely, shame i cant grow them all year but you know how temperamental the british weather is. Where abouts in Italy do you live? have always wanted to visit, maybe i will one day.
We're in Tuscany, Maud, about 90 mins by train south of Florence, between Arezzo and Cortona.
C. Fiorentino is the better of the two Costolutos, I think. More of a beefsteak variety. C. Genovese is flatter and even more heavily ribbed. They're old Italian varieties but I suspect there has been some fiddling over the years. Neither has the full flavour they used to have. Still, of the two, you have the right one.
Thats good to know it makes a change to do something right. My husband dispairs of me at times. He is a perfectionist and hates it when straight rows arn't straight all i think i have got the job done and im happy with it. I will get to Italy one day maybe i will go with the girls probably more fun that way. Enjoy the rest of your tomatoes.
My favourites for taste are Sungold and Rosada. Both small but good croppers.
I will get to Italy one day as i have always wanted to go but my husbands not that keen. Maybe i will go with the girls. Off to Wisley tomorrow and taking plenty of money with me as i tend to get a bit carried away in their plant centre and gift shop. Down to my last 4 brandy wine toms i will miss them over the winter but theres always next year.
I , too , running short of the Brandywines . I gave them a lot of nurturing yesterday and they usually respond with an end of season flourish and there are still some flowers.... at least they're getting some sun now !