RE: [tomato] Re:Tomato Fruit Set & Cold Weather

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:24:11 -0400

Hi Catharine,

>> My feeling with many of the
Russian and other so-called "cold resistant" varieties is that they are
resistant to temperature swings more than just able to set fruit at lower
than normal temps.<<  I think it is more than coincidental that many of
those varieties come from the area of the Altai Mountains, where temp.
swings are obviously common.  "Gregori's Altai" is also one of my premier
hot weather varieties.  "Grushovka" might be better known for heat
tolerance if it wasn't determinate. <G>  That's also a favorite with my
wife's nursing home residents.  It's about the right size for an ole person
to eat out of hand without making too much of a mess.  I send several
bushels of "Grushovka" there each year.