22 July 2010 Supersonic Hybrid Tomato.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EQCCD 22 July 2010 Supersonic Hybrid Tomato. First tomato of the season.

The first tomato was picked today, Supersonic Hybrid. there are 41 large, healthy tomatoes on this one plant. The bed consists of two plants of about 15 different types. All are indeterminate. The support system is a six foot rebar, using strings to support the various branches. Spirals and rings are also used. The objective is to allow the fruit to form without crowding. No fruit is allowed to lay on the ground. Only a few suckers are removed, when they are causing overcrowding. Fruit production should be about a month earlier, but I was away so could not start the seeds at the end of February. No water was added to this heavily mulched bed. There was sufficient rainfall, and much hot, sunny weather this year.

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