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Tough Tomato Skins

Postby Eeyore » Aug 22, 2008 10:12 am

I planted some different tomaotes this year. Specially bred for the prairies and I'm not at all pleased with them. Are tough skins a result of the breed of tomatoe or of growing conditions?
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Re: Tough Tomato Skins

Postby Mervyn » Aug 22, 2008 12:26 pm

Think either can be a factor, do you know the name of these tom's ? I'm sure a little search on google would be able to find some info for you.
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Re: Tough Tomato Skins

Postby OGrubber » Aug 22, 2008 1:44 pm

It's all in the breeding, Lyn.

Most breeding of modern varieties includes tougher skin characteristics to resist cracking and catfacing - for a pretty tomato.
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Re: Tough Tomato Skins

Postby Eeyore » Aug 22, 2008 1:53 pm

Thanks Inge, that's what I thought as I haven't encountered that problem with my growing methods before.
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Re: Tough Tomato Skins

Postby joan w » Aug 28, 2008 8:01 pm

My no-names from the grocery had tough skins too. So I boil some water then pour it over them. Makes for a sloppy tomatoe samwich but what the hay, I wear my bib. :wink:
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Re: Tough Tomato Skins

Postby Pansy » Aug 28, 2008 11:13 pm

Oh! Joan you crack me up.I never thought I'd need a bib already,but give me a few years. :lol: :lol:
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