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Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:53 pm

Just took my first tomato off one of these planted outside! To say surprised is an understatement as everything else, including those in the greenhouse are still green! All the rest on the plant are green also but this one has a scar from some attack or another, so obviously stressed into ripening!

It's 5 1/2" in diameter - will taste test it tomorrow & let you know but no sign of blight to date.

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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Primrose » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:16 pm

That,s interesting because I was given a plant of this variety to try and its first red tomato is also virtually ready for picking Like yours, all my other outdoor cordon tomatoes are stubbornly green apart from a ripening truss of Sungold . Mine is only half the size of yours though!
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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:45 pm

Well pleasantly surprised! Very tasty - full tomato flavor, a wee acidic bite, lots of flesh around the seeds and not very watery! Now just to make sure it is indeed blight free at the end of the season & could be onto a winner.

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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:14 pm

I've a suspicion of blight on my Crimson Crush Tomatoes. Only on one to date and they are side by side so will see how it goes. They have had no protective treatment which the other varieties have had a couple of times when I received blight warnings. All my other tomatoes seem clear.

They crop early & lots of tasty fruit on quite small plants so may have exhausted itself, but looks pretty much like blight to me. My last few Cara are also blighted (very obvious),but only about 1/2 dozen to dig up so cut down the foliage. Not that concerned about them as planted them in a new spot on the lottie I've not planted spuds before as it's a bit close to the fruit trees so usually only short term crops in there - they have been nibbled by slugs & have scab so not for storing anyway.

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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:39 pm

Blight Resistant? Well a tiny bit more than my others which I pulled up today as blight has fully invaded the stem, so they are a tad less affected but I think they are going to succumb in a day or two - don't you?
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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Primrose » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:02 pm

Yes Westi. Sadly I think if you look at around 7 o'clock on the lower tomato surface there seems to be some early sign of blight discolouring . But even before blight hit mine I found the surface very pock marked and blotched so wouldn,t grow it again. My Ferline have been rather a blight disappointment. I really should have picked the remainder ofnthe fruit earlier when they were comletely green and the leaves were barely showing any scrap of blight but one is always grredy for a little more sunshine to try and ripen them. And I did spray the plants too! : :(
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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:18 pm

Ha! Ha!

Just got an e-mail from Sutton's asking me for feedback on my Crimson Crush, which I duly gave with the photos I took for here. They seemed rather excited by these toms in the little foreword they gave about the blight resistance etc. Submitted it to find it is a competition - somehow going by their blurb I think it is highly probable I won't be winning! :lol: :lol:

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PS: Or will win 100's of them! :wink:
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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Primrose » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:20 pm

Well if it helps them to breed a totally blight resistant tomato, you can share the Nobel prize for Science. :lol: Since my tomatoes first started showing signs of blight and I picked them all in the hope of rescuing some of my later crops, every morning I have been picking out more overnight blighted tomatoes from my ripening trays and having to throw them away.

Multiply these by the number of blighted tomatoes lost across the country and that is a HUGE waste of food.
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Re: Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Postby Westi » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:45 pm

Indeed Primrose!

Maybe I should accept the booby prize & grow them on for a while! They did last longer than my other toms - if you can count 3 days!

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