Little on these tags is true, very little can be counted on as reliable information. One garden center I went thru this year, had the same tag for every daylily.
"21" tall, beautiful in the garden with Phlox and perennial geranium"
Couldn't that describe half the plants in my border??
The same is true with the plant catalogs, in my opinion. Here's the description:
Bush Champion II VFFA Hybrid #2768 (30 seeds) $3.70
This special variety was developed to honor the occasion of Ball Seed Company's 100th year anniversary. While the compact plants grow only 24 inches tall, they yield plenty of big, meaty tomatoes that weigh in at 8 to 12 ounces. Their flavor is excellent, and the plants thrive in almost any type of climate. Determinate. 70 days.
Hey, that sounds like a tremendous tomato! I want that one!
Here it is, folks:
I don't know if you can tell, but the plant is half dead, from the bottom, up. Those tomatoes you see in this photo are NOT from the described plant. Those are from a cherry tomato volunteer. Volunteers have fruit before the larger tomatoes do, in my garden. There are about ten volunteers that i have finally let take over, because this Bush Champion is not going to give me any tomatoes. So, let him try to fight it out, but he's not even as tall as the tomato cage. Good luck, slacker.
Here's another variety I have grown:
Tomato Tomatoberry is a new variety that has unique strawberry shape fruit that have a super sweet taste and aroma. The plant produces high yields of shiny, deep red, one-bite fruit that are each about 1" long. It is disease tolerant to Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Nematodes, and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. A fantastic tomato that is a must try! Indeterminate 80 days
Here it is:
This plant is over 5' tall and has 100s of tomatoes on it. It has taken down the commercial tomato cage every night. The fruit is incredible, looks almost fake:
We all know what the Bush Champion looks like:
I do have Early Girl, out there, (somebody please tell her it's August!!??) and there are fruits on that one, but I have been eating and LOVING the cherry tomatoes for almost one month now. I don't think I will grow the bigger tomatoes at all, next year!
The next photos are for May. She emailed me and asked for pics of the stuffed peppers Cass and I made last week!
Wrapped and ready
400* for 20 minutes
We were going to pick raspberries at the U-pick this morning, but a rain had come thru overnight and it's muddy. We can wait till next week, I guess.
I hope everyone of you has a wonderful weekend, spending it just the way you want to!