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I have an odd behaving tomato bush, actually two. Two of them are Mr.Stripy
from HomeDepot which I put in the ground at the end of April with many other
varieties. Just yesterday, I noticed that the two Stripies have ZERO
fruit. Zero flowers. They are sitting in the same row as many other
varieties which have set fruit a long time ago which has already ripened.
All the tomatoes are planted in the same soil so it's not as if it's growing
in pure Nitrogen :*). I've never seen anything like it, but I'm curious how
this could happen and has anyone seen this kind of behavior from a tomato
plant before.

Any ideas?

-M



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Don't get your plants at a big box store. Go to a good local greenhouse
and you will come near getting what you pay for and healthier plants.
The plants you got may be for a compete differant part of the country.


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In article [email protected],
"Jane Doe" wrote:

Mr.Stripy
from HomeDepot


http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54808/

Cultivar: Tigerella
Additional cultivar information: (aka Mr. Stripey)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days) "late season tomato"

On Feb 28, 2003, Sly wrote:

This is the 3rd time I have tried to grow this tomato. I am fairly
certain that I have the hybrid version and not the heirloom. I am hoping
for more luck with this go around. Each of the previous attempts have
produced beautiful plants. But no fruit, no blossoms. My other tomatoes
do wonderfully and have great flavour. I am hoping that this one will
come throught this time. I have planted several plants this time in
hopes that they were just lonesome before! Any suggestions would be
appreciated.

Good luck
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Jane Doe said:

I have an odd behaving tomato bush, actually two. Two of them are
Mr.Stripy from HomeDepot which I put in the ground at the end of April
with many other varieties.
Just yesterday, I noticed that the two Stripies have ZERO
fruit. Zero flowers. They are sitting in the same row as many other
varieties which have set fruit a long time ago which has already ripened.
All the tomatoes are planted in the same soil so it's not as if it's growing
in pure Nitrogen :*). I've never seen anything like it, but I'm curious how
this could happen and has anyone seen this kind of behavior from a
tomato plant before.

Any ideas?


I have one plant (Anna Russian) out of 14 varieties that just has not
set any fruit. I've been blaming the weather. It's been very dry since
mid June, and we've had some really hot days mixed through the
dry spell, and lots of windy, low humidity days. (It's been mostly
grand, for anyone that isn't a farmer or gardener.) Perhaps this
variety, for whatever reason, is just more sensitive to the kind of
weather we've had this year. It's been a good performer in the past.

I've got one other plant (Momotaro) that has refused to grow, but
has set some fruit. This plant was puny from the start, but it was
the best of the seedlings I had to choose from, as some seeds failed
to germinate. The last couple of years this variety has been normal,
from seedling on. Perhaps I need fresher seed. I can't otherwise
explain it. (In comparison, the German Orange Strawberry plant,,
both this year and last, started out extremely puny and spindley but
each time it rapidly caught up with the other varieties once it was
in the ground.)

All the other plants are growing well (overtopping the stakes
or crowding the caged) and are loaded with green fruit.

I finally had some SunSugar cherries to pick yesterday. (A bit late.)
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In article ,
(Pat Kiewicz) wrote:

Jane Doe said:

I have an odd behaving tomato bush, actually two. Two of them are
Mr.Stripy from HomeDepot which I put in the ground at the end of April
with many other varieties.
Just yesterday, I noticed that the two Stripies have ZERO
fruit. Zero flowers. They are sitting in the same row as many other
varieties which have set fruit a long time ago which has already ripened.
All the tomatoes are planted in the same soil so it's not as if it's growing
in pure Nitrogen :*). I've never seen anything like it, but I'm curious how
this could happen and has anyone seen this kind of behavior from a
tomato plant before.

Any ideas?


I have one plant (Anna Russian) out of 14 varieties that just has not
set any fruit. I've been blaming the weather. It's been very dry since
mid June, and we've had some really hot days mixed through the
dry spell, and lots of windy, low humidity days. (It's been mostly
grand, for anyone that isn't a farmer or gardener.) Perhaps this
variety, for whatever reason, is just more sensitive to the kind of
weather we've had this year. It's been a good performer in the past.

I've got one other plant (Momotaro) that has refused to grow, but
has set some fruit. This plant was puny from the start, but it was
the best of the seedlings I had to choose from, as some seeds failed
to germinate. The last couple of years this variety has been normal,
from seedling on. Perhaps I need fresher seed. I can't otherwise
explain it. (In comparison, the German Orange Strawberry plant,,
both this year and last, started out extremely puny and spindley but
each time it rapidly caught up with the other varieties once it was
in the ground.)

All the other plants are growing well (overtopping the stakes
or crowding the caged) and are loaded with green fruit.

I finally had some SunSugar cherries to pick yesterday. (A bit late.)


Part of the problem with tomato harvest is that some ripen in 65 days
and others in 90 days. It seems like forever for those 2 pound tomatoes
to produce and then, bim-batta-boom, it is "gazpacho heaven".

I'm guessing that these are just those "little mysteries of life". My
first planting of early ripening tomatoes ("Marmande" & "Peche de Jaune"
) are moving very slowly, with no flowers yet. While my later planting
of them are flowering and doing well. The "stupice" is my first producer
but not my largest plant. One, a "rose" heirloom, that was a runt,
suddenly took off growing more rapidly than the other tomatoes, even
though it gets little, warm, afternoon Sun and is shaded by a "green
zebra".

I see little rhyme or reason in the manner that this years crop is
unfolding.

Won't even start with the surprise that my "sugar baby" watermelon looks
uncannily like a crook neck squash. Probably should take another look at
my crook neck squash. Hmmm.
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Last year one of the tomatilloa grew twice as big as the others and
produced a lot of flowers that all dropped off. It set no fruit. The
other smaller plants were setting lots of fruit. So it wasn't the
weather or the soil conditions. That plant had a problem, probably a
genetic problem, so I composted it. Sad, but true.


Jane Doe wrote:
I have an odd behaving tomato bush, actually two. Two of them are Mr.Stripy
from HomeDepot which I put in the ground at the end of April with many other
varieties. Just yesterday, I noticed that the two Stripies have ZERO
fruit. Zero flowers. They are sitting in the same row as many other
varieties which have set fruit a long time ago which has already ripened.
All the tomatoes are planted in the same soil so it's not as if it's growing
in pure Nitrogen :*). I've never seen anything like it, but I'm curious how
this could happen and has anyone seen this kind of behavior from a tomato
plant before.

Any ideas?

-M



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In article , EV wrote:

Last year one of the tomatilloa grew twice as big as the others and
produced a lot of flowers that all dropped off. It set no fruit. The
other smaller plants were setting lots of fruit. So it wasn't the
weather or the soil conditions. That plant had a problem, probably a
genetic problem, so I composted it. Sad, but true.


Jane Doe wrote:
I have an odd behaving tomato bush, actually two. Two of them are
Mr.Stripy
from HomeDepot which I put in the ground at the end of April with many
other
varieties. Just yesterday, I noticed that the two Stripies have ZERO
fruit. Zero flowers. They are sitting in the same row as many other
varieties which have set fruit a long time ago which has already ripened.
All the tomatoes are planted in the same soil so it's not as if it's
growing
in pure Nitrogen :*). I've never seen anything like it, but I'm curious
how
this could happen and has anyone seen this kind of behavior from a tomato
plant before.

Any ideas?

-M



Allowing for regional differences and all, I'd say not to do anything
rash. I have a Peche de Jaune, a San Marzano and a Rose heirloom that
haven't set Bloom yet either. The others aren't developing the way I
would have expected except for the Stupice and the German Stripe. So
just hang on and enjoy the ride. If they don't produce, don't plant them
again next year.
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"Billy Rose" wrote in message


Allowing for regional differences and all, I'd say not to do anything
rash. I have a Peche de Jaune, a San Marzano and a Rose heirloom that
haven't set Bloom yet either. The others aren't developing the way I
would have expected except for the Stupice and the German Stripe. So
just hang on and enjoy the ride. If they don't produce, don't plant them
again next year.

=======================================

That's what I decided to do. I certainly have more than enough to feed a
small army with other hard working tomato bushes .

So far I've fried them, pickled them, made relish, salads, gave away plenty
to most of my neighbors and friends .

-M


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In article , Charlie wrote:

On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 06:54:01 -0700, Billy Rose
wrote:


just hang on and enjoy the ride. If they don't produce, don't plant them
again next year.


Not a true test Billy. Last year my Thessalonikas didn't produce well
at all, but the flavor was great, so I did one again this year. It's
loaded with greenies and am getting a few reds. The Old Germans have
much more fruit on them than last year. However, the Cherry Roma's did
better last year. Go figger.

Some years things just don't do well. Last year was a bad 'mater year
for a lot of people around here, low yields, and for no apparent reason
that anyone could figure.

FB - FFF
Charlie


Succinctly put mi amigo but if they don't produce at all, I would have a
hard time justifying the space in my garden. The more good traits they
have, the more likely I would replant them. Low production could be off
set but superior taste or a longer season but nothin', nada, nicht, zip.
You have a large heart. I don't think I'd be as generous.

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