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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject: Tomatoe Time Reply with quote

I bought some Moneymaker seed and I'mgoing to start them off in the house this week to have some big early plants for my greenhouse. I'm sticking to just one variety this year and the Moneymaker seems to be an all-rounder.

Anyone else started working on thier Tomatoe plants and what varieties ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never grown tomatoes but know a few people that do. Moneymaker has the reputation of being the worst out there in terms of flavour.
I think those horrible supermarket tomatoes imported from Holland are usually moneymakers.
BTW, there is no 'e' in tomato.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was talking about Tomatoes Plural, No point in growing one Tomato
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
He was talking about Tomatoes Plural, No point in growing one Tomato


Wrong... allow me to quote:

Lius wrote:
Tomatoe plants


Also, have a look at the topic's title!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

give it a break relax its not a spelling competition,
you should read Eats shoots and leaves
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Eats, Shoots and Leaves" is a good oul read. I'm a bit of a stickler for grammar myself so that book was right up my alley!!

As for the actual topic of the thread; I've planted some cherry bush varieties, Tumbling Tom and Maskotka. I'll sow much more in a couple of weeks, bush and cordon.
I had a load of plants last year to try to look after inside before it warmed up so I'll leave it a few weeks later this year.

What I plan to grow:

Bush- Maskotka, Tumbling Tom

Cordon- Sungold, Rosada, Gardeners Delight, Black Cherry, Ailsa Craig, Tigerella, Marglobe and San Marzano Plum.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it not very early to be starting tomatoes? If we have another spring like last year then unless you have a heated greenhouse they are going to have to stay in the house taking up loads of space?
I was planning mine around the end of Feb for those reasons and thought i was perhaps being a little early !
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Tom's Going Retro Reply with quote

Apologies misspelling tomato.

I tried various ďtastyĒ varieties recommended to me over the past few years and I really didnít think they were anything special. I remember my mother in lay only grew Moneymakers and they tasted grand, my wife remembers enjoying them when she was a child. I guess Iím going retro this year.

I realize that I may need to heat the greenhouse some nights before the warmer weather arrives but I want to get an earlier crop this year if I can. I had the usual glut of tomís last August when they were giving them away in the shops.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew moneymaker last year and they were grand,
now who knows about whether they are determinate or indeterminate..............
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a site search and found this old thread:-
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about4278.html
If Michael Brenock likes Moneymaker then I'm going with that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lius wrote:
If Michael Brenock likes Moneymaker then I'm going with that.

Well, when you put it that way... His views are to be respected. However, in his book he states "not great flavour in my opinion".
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post on Thu Aug 05, 2010 by Michael Brenock said:-
"I grow moneymaker............. I get a great taste and flavor"
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about4278.html

What statement can we trust???? I love XYZ???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why dont we have a collaborative understanding that they have a good flavour rather than a collective agreement.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flavour is subjective and very personal, and it changes. I used to like black olives but detest green ones. Nowadays I prefer green ones by far.

Maybe moneymakers are the marmite of the tomato world?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Gardeners delight
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