since they were genetically engineered,I was hoping to grow generations to see the differences.imafan26 wrote:It may be a dumb question, but if the tomatoes weren't good are you hoping the parents were better?
burger king tomatoes are just as yucky as the ones you have on the burger.Garf wrote:I assume that tomatoes grown in a home garden and vine ripened will be better than one processed commercially. The first batch was pretty good. I'm also looking for disease resistance.
My rule of thumb is if the plants are still alive when the frost hits them they are disease resistant.Gardener_Wes wrote:Dumb question.
How are you looking for disease resistance? I'm familiar with gardening and have been doing it for a good while, but always wondered how you find such traits in plants.
Also, for Store bought tomatoes re-grown from seed they're not looking all that bad. My Purple Charokee(bought seeds from a shop) are about the same size as the last picture you posted.
Well crap. I feel stupid. I don't really focus to much on packet info. I check for how deep, how much spacing, zoning and then I just start them from seed.Garf wrote:When you buy seeds, the packets are marked with their resistances (VFFNT). I figure commercial tomato growers look for disease resistance to avoid losses.
applestar wrote:As for the genetics and basic concept of what kind of progeny these may produce, this is always a good guide: https://kdcomm.net/~tomato/gene/genes.html
...you may have seen it before.
My feeling as well.ElizabethB wrote:I admire your adventurous nature in planting seeds from supermarket tomatoes. I hope you are keeping your expectations low.