And so, I will be seeking ripe examples of particular varieties, most of which I carried as seedlings this spring. Once I nail down the exact photography dates, it would be wonderful if any of you with varieties listed below that will be ripe during those dates could contact me; I'd be happy to buy the tomatoes from you so we can photograph and use them in recipes. (firstname.lastname@example.org - email me). I may luck out and have more of these than it currently looks - but as we all know, gardening is unpredictable!
Here is the list -
Most critical (my plants are either dead, diseased or have no or just small fruit) - Lillian's Yellow, Green Giant, Lillian's Red Kansas, Golden Queen, Favorite, Magnus, Matchless, Giant Syrian, Anna Russian, Yellow White, Bisignano #2, Abraham Lincoln, Ruby Gold (Gold Medal), Mortgage Lifter, Ferris Wheel, any of the released Dwarfs (Sweet Sue, Summertime Green, Emerald Giant, Rosella Purple, Wild Fred, Summertime Gold, Mr. Snow in particular)
I think I will be OK, but would love to know if you have any good specimens, just in case: Cherokee Purple, Cherokee Chocolate, Cherokee Green, Lucky Cross, Little Lucky, Coyote, Big Boy, Yellow Oxheart, Nepal, Brandywine (I am good with Tiger Tom, Mexico Midget and Sungold)
Some of you also sent me notes on different growing methods - I am particularly interested in Florida Weave techniques or other clever raised bed tomato support methods, or straw bale growing, just to have examples - also classic tall tomato caging.
Thanks - more info to come - out to slog into the wet to see what's going on out there! And thanks in advance for any help you can provide with ripe tomatoes!