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rainbowgardener wrote:No big ones ... I am growing Early Girl which are small about the size of 2-3 cherry tomatoes, Ultimate Opener, which are kind of medium sized, and Big Beef, which are coming in around 9 - 12 oz.
Is it normal for Early Girl to be smallish? I have always thought Early Girl, Big Boy, and Better Boy to be about the same in size. My Better Boys usually get pretty large.

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Yes, I think it is typical of the EG's to be on the small side.... I think that's part of why they are the earliest ripening. Takes a little longer to ripen a big one.
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Probably not the biggest, but how about WEIRDEST?
I didn't take the picture from the right angle to show it, but it looks like FOUR tomatoes fused together. It's a Cherokee Purple:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7834.jpg[/img]

Here it is surrounded by the rest of today's harvest:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/Image7833.jpg[/img]

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I have a volunteer from last year's Reistomate plant with some fruit on it, so I'll enty that into the weird competition

https://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Reisetomate


Biggest so far this season is short of 2 lbs (30 oz oxheart --looks like a red coconut). Most often the first fruit is the largest around here so that might be it this year.

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I don't have a scale but This thing was eaten in several different meals for me as well as giving a few slices to other people.

It's a giant syrian

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Oh AS I'm so jealous! I'm even drooling a little! The funky storms killed so many of my tomatoes and peppers I'm not going to have salsa this year :( I have one lemon boy, my indestructable yellow pears, two cherries, the weird hybrid volunteer, the berkely tie dye (alive but not fruiting), and a black krim that's looking iffy.
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Applestar, your weird one looks like my weird one did!!! I STILL need to load pictures!

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Last year I only knew the tomatoes weighed more than 16 oz, cause that's how far my scale went. I got 9 16+ ouncers. This year I got a proper scale that weighs up to 5 lbs but no tomatoes yet.

Here's a pic of my big Carbon. It was from a fused blossom and actually wraps around itself to make a doughnut shape:
[img]https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2425/3810643135_5815372631.jpg[/img]

This is a Marianna's Peace:
[img]https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/3872697518_83147616cc.jpg[/img]

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My biggest was off of my only German Pink plant. Picked it last week and ate it today for lunch. So good!
Easily 3lbs but I'm just spit ballin', I know it weighed more than my 2.5lb dumbbells :P
[img]https://i33.tinypic.com/jjo0nn.jpg[/img] Little ugly on the top :P
[img]https://i36.tinypic.com/27zfzhf.jpg[/img] Not so ugly on the inside. :D

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My first large tomatoe was 1.5 lbs a beef steak

Hi, I'm new here. I ued to get hueg tomtos here as a kid when my Grandfather gardened the land. Now I do my best and the first large tomato as all we have had thus far have been cherry toms (my fav) this year..the first large tom is 1.5...the largest sw pepper and black egg pant both out weighed them at 2.5 each. I have grown larger tomatos as a kid. We picked the second one but I thikn the =y ate it before letting me weigh it. I don;t think I got to try either. :(
Will let you know if we get another larger one. I had been hoping there was a place to read about and post about this. I almost posted this privately to somone, now I am getting the hang of it..and pmess measn private message as in send one...lol I don't mean to offend anyone, just learning here and wanting to share my tomato info. It was a beefsteak. Did nothing differenct except that I did add a few bags only of potting soil on a portion of the garden where they probalby are. Nothing else but watering and fertilzed the soil before planting..that was it. Congrats to all you big tomato growers out there! CherA :D
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Here are a couple of pics of a nicely formed 2 pounder with a one pound tomato and standard steak knife on a full sized cafeteria tray for reference.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/51251503@N03/4902283737/in/set-72157624402846366/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/51251503@N03/4902283739/in/set-72157624402846366/


The one pound Soldacki came from a truss with several tomatoes of similar size, maybe 5-7 pounds of tomatoes. The 2 pound Red Barn was with one other fruit.

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TZ, mine are all doing that weird cracked streaky thing on top too... is that just what comes with the big ones?

I have a cluster of big ones right now. they're about ready to pick!

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Both radial cracking (in those pictures) and concentric cracking around the tops of the shoulders are genetic so certain varieties get it more than others, unlike splitting from water uptake.

I'm not sure what makes it worse sometimes, but the usual suspects (temperature and water fluctuations) are a good bet because they cause stop-start growth.

The green streaks (yellow shoulder disorder) is from high temps and/or nutritional imbalance.

https://franklin.extension.psu.edu/Horticulture/Articles/Yellow_Shoulder_on_Tomato.pdf.


We had a heat wave here in July so alot of my stuff looks worse than in previous years

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genetic. makes sense... all the ones like that of mine are the same type of tomato...... which I won't be growing again I don't think. don't really like them even though they're huge. well maybe I will. I still have seeds. oh I don't know.... LOL!



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