Re: [tomato] Beautiful Pix

Doreen Howard (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:36:03 -0500

Pete, I'll have to second Chuck's recommendation of Porter's Pride.  It's
prolific and sets in high temperatures.  I once grew a Porter's Pride in a
whiskey barrel half in Dallas that went 22 feet and fed the neighborhood.
For great heirloom flavor (a tomato that Carolyn didn't cover because it
doesn't do well for her in upstate NY), try Southern Night--a Russian black,
potato-leaf determinate.  Flavor is outstanding in hot climates, and so is
the color.  I can attest to it.  About Carolyn--we who know here find her to
be very opinionated!!  <grin>  But, she is a practical gardener.
Doreen Howard
-----Original Message-----
From: ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 12:46 PM
Subject: RE: [tomato] Beautiful Pix

>Hi Pete,
>>> I will be ordering some Heirloom tomato seeds, so that
>they will be ready for transplanting this September.  I think I should do
>that soon...don't you think?<<  It would be appreciated. <G>
>Some of Carolyn's omissions that might be good varieties for South Fla are,
>"Homestead 24F", developed in South Dade County, "Super Sioux" which was
>originally grown in the great plains, "Jeff Davis", named for guess who?
>Then there is "Porters Pride" from the now defunct Porter's Seed Company.
>"Creole" was devoloped for the bayou country and  "Peron" was pnce called
>"Peron Sprayless" and its developer claimed it was so disease resistant
>that it never needed spraying.  "Tropic" and "Mission Dyke" are also good
>Southern types.  Remember, Carolyn Male gardens in Albany New York and her
>results are what might be expected there in most cases.
>Your statement about Carolyn not being opinionated is interesting.  I'll
>relay it to her unless you object.
>I have a buddy in Melbourne Australia where the heat often reaches 110.  He
>swears by "Super Sioux."
>Good gardening,
>Chuck Wyatt