Re: Silvery Fir Tree - was RE: [tomato] Beautiful Pix

Doreen Howard (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:43:35 -0500

I love Silvery Fir Tree and always include it because it is the first ripe
tomato at 55 days.  It did very well for me on the Gulf Coast of Texas (Zone
9b) and here in Central Illinois.  The trick is to plant it very early,
about two weeks before the frost-free date.  I've seen blossoms set on
40-degree nights.  It hates the heat.  The tomatoes have a nice zing to
them, but later-ripening varieties have much more complexity.  But, it's the
first homegrown tomato, and that means a lot to winter-weary palates.
Doreen Howard
Zone 5b, formerly 9b
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Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 3:24 PM
Subject: Silvery Fir Tree - was RE: [tomato] Beautiful Pix

>Chuck wrote:
>Silvery Fir Tree has impressed me this year.  I think I still have time so
>I MAY try it in a pot on my deck this Summer.
>A few degrees latitude does make a difference! I've tried Silvery Fir Tree
>several times and it never does well in Atlanta, and it fails miserably in
>central Texas. Pity, since the foliage is so pretty.
>Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b