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Oregon Spring

Postby DevilsBrew » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:30 am

I'm taking a wild shot and seeing if anyone has experience with this type of tomato. I'm looking for shorter season varieties good for a wet climate. I live in zone 5 with a predominately high precipitation rate. Though, periods of drought do occur. I would greatly appreciate other short season variety suggestions.

Hey, growing season starts in less than five months! :D
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby mannytheseacow » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:39 pm

I haven't used that one but I had good luck with a variety called Glacier one year. I was eating tomatoes June 20. They were smaller- maybe 2-2 1/2" in dia. Tasty too. I forgot about them. I should try them again.
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby DevilsBrew » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:37 pm

I do remember reading about the Glacier somewhere. I will add that to the list.
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby matt walker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:07 pm

I've done all the west coast earlies I know of at this point. My favorite is Better Boy, but our climates are so different I'm not sure how well my experience will translate. Stupice, Early Girl, and Oregon Spring are the other big names in early varieties I see here, and of those I've had better luck with Stupice. Keep in mind I rarely see 70° all summer and our humidity is really, really low in summertime. Exactly the opposite of what tomatoes like, so you may have great luck with those earlies. Out here, if grown outside, "early" varieties won't ripen for me until almost October. It's just too cold and they don't produce until they are sure it's their last chance.
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby DevilsBrew » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:38 pm

I had a terrible time getting Early Girl to set with all of the rain and cold nights. That was the first variety to get hit with blight. Better Boy did extremely well until the end of the summer when it was hit with late blight. I will give Stupice & Glacier a try. Another one I am on the fence about is San Francisco Fog. The description sounds perfect but I am concerned about the 75 days.

I tried about 13 varieties this year and the one standout was Supersweet 100.
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby matt walker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:14 pm

Yeah, the supersweet is a winner for me too, as is sungold.
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Re: Oregon Spring

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:25 am

I like sungold for an early yellow cherry tomato. It is so sweet, I eat them like candy. :lol:
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