Another week, another update
Same Sophie's Choice fruit getting bigger (that's a regular width yellow duct tape)...
This plant is slowing down -- foliage spotting and wilting (older leaves dry up still green and die -- I've no clue what this is) issues have become evident, I see some discoloration on the trunk that worries me:?, and fungus gnat issues as you can see, but also many new trusses of blooms have opened, have been buzzed, and faded. Hard to tell yet if they took, but at least two more babies are on their way
2nd Sophie's with fruit. This one is still in a 2L soda bottle and you can see the roots starting to show (should have moved the banana leaf hiding the fruit
Zarnitsa's have started to load up on blooming trusses and have started to fruit. (I think previously posted photo was mistake -- that was a Sophie's) It's interesting to see that this one in the double-1/2 gal=1gal box is pretty compact like Sophie's, but the other one in the OxiClean box is somewhat lanky. Both were just uppotted this weekend so it's not the size of the container but the way they have grown so far:
Another Zarnitsa gamely trying to fruit in an oatmeal box. This one is in front of a SW window with 2 T-12 tubes about 24 in. away (i.e. barely any supplemental light):
Two biggest of the Donomaters are just starting to form trusses:
I'm going to pot some of each variety in 2-3 gal containers and set them up upstairs where it will be warmer. I didn't take photos this time, but Black Krims are getting bigger too -- I had to put one in SE window and another is currently on the floor with a shoplight sitting upright on the floor. I may Uppot one or more in 4 gal container. Space, light, and temperature are the most difficult limitations and the dwarf, small container capable varieties are DEFINITELY the varieties of choice in the future. I'm also still hopeful that Sophie's Choice which is cool weather tolerant and is in fact intolerant of hot weather would do better under the winter indoor conditions despite the foliage disease issues. I also have a cloned Yellow Brandywine that I'm going to just try to keep alive to see if I can get an earlier fruit from it next spring.