soil wrote:well it seems i have been confused. the tomatoes i grow are called "spoon" tomatoes. not micro and are not determinate. they are indeterminate and grow very small tomatoes, and TONS of them. the plants get up to 8 ft tall ( possibly more)
Spoon is a generic name that was given to the red currant tomatoes that were offered by Park Seed many years ago.
They were so named b'c the picture showed them resting in a SPOON. LOL
Not that much different than any of the other red currant varieties, some named, some not. And yes, all the various currant ones are rangy and indeterminate with somewhat lighter foliage than most other varieties and also having very hairy stems.
My favorite of the red currants is one named Sara's Galapagos which is a stable interspecies cross between a currant and something else found on a specific island in the Galapagos, so not a true currant but fruit size and all else are the same as other currants and I find Sara's to be better than other currant varieties I've grown, especially the taste.
When you save seeds just pop them open with your hands and throw them into your fermentation container and add water to cover. the seeds will leach out, as it were, and just let the fermentation proceed normally.
This past Satruday I just finished processing some supposed PINK currants someone sent me from FL and I was interested b'c the only other PINK currant I know of was offered long ago by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research, and now he's gone, out of business and the pink currant with him.
The pink ones could just be an epidermis mutation from the red since a yellow epidermis makes a fruit look red while a mutation to a clear epidermis changes the exterior color to pink. But still, I don't know of any pink currants out there right now.
Carolyn, who has those seeds drying now.
I told me FL contact to jsut smush up a few and put put them in a strong zip-lok container and they arrived suitably Smushed.