Re: [gardeners] know these tomatos?/saving seeds

George Shirley (
Sun, 04 Jun 2000 21:08:23 -0500

I've grown Heatwave and Heatwave II and was disappointed in them. They didn't do
all that well in our heat and humidity. A variety known as Hawaiian does better
for me here on the coast. I've found that if I shade the tomatoes from the
afternoon sun I can grow about any variety in the heat of summer.


Allen Merten wrote:
> Gardeners,
>     Are any of you familiar with these varieties of tomatos?
> Arkansas Traveler - heirloom variety
> Bradley - heirloom variety?
> Fireball - early variety
> Floramerica VFFA Hybrid, U of Fla.-1978
> Heatwave VFFA Hybrid
> Sioux - heirloom variety from U of Neb.-1944
> Solar Set VFF Hybrid U. of Fla.
> Sun Chaser VFFA Hybrid
> Sun Leaper VFF Hybrid, NC St.
> Sunmaster VFFA Hybrid
>     All of the above are supposed to keep producing in hot weather, or were
> bred for hot weather production. Any description of your experiences growing
> them, flavor, etc. would be appreciated.
>     Any other hot weather tomatos that are known to the list members?
>     Would someone please give me instructions on saving seeds from tomatos?
> I know that it has been on the list in the past. I didn't pay much attention
> to it at the time. I didn't figure on saving seeds. I'll take the 30 lashes
> if I can get the information. (;-}
>     I'm going to try some of the old varieties that my dad and I planted
> years ago like Rutgers, Gulf States and Homestead. They were good producers
> of tasty tomatos.
>     Isn't the number of tomato varieties astonishing?
> Thanks,
>  Allen
>  Bastrop Co, SE Central TX
>  Zone 8