That should be a fun wide cross. The F1 might be a bit boring maybe a saladette sized red, but the F2 should be pretty exciting with yellows and reds, a range of sizes up to that of Cherokee Purple and several shapes and flavors.
What's your goal or goals from the cross?
posted 6 months ago
I would like to get larger clusters of Cherokee Purple tasting tomatoes. Large or small, it just depends on the flavor and texture. I would really like less cracking and longer shelflife as CP doesn't hold that well. If I can get the tomatoes to hold on the vine without falling when ripe that would be a bonus too. Cherry tomatoes tend to fall off by themselves or when harvesting. CP takes a little effort to get off the vine. If I can find the best of both worlds. I will gladly take it.
I'm doing something similar this year. Cherokee Purple X an unknown but very productive cherry tomato from last year. Trying for small quick growing tomatoes with the excellent flavor of Cherokee Purples. Hoping to minimize cracking & blossom end rot issues.
Good luck & welcome to permies.
Argue for your limitations and they are yours forever.
I'm working on a CPxEarly girl with the objective of going for larger numbers with all the CP characteristics.
I'm also going to be doing a CP cross with Kola Lofthouse's new tomato, those seeds will be sent back to him with some kept for a second cross with CP.
PSST. Hey dude, want some status updates?
*opens trench coat*
posted 5 months ago
Here's a few pictures I took about a week or so ago. Both of them are much larger then in these pictures. Cherokee Purple formed a leaf mutation as well. You should be able to spot it in the picture. Sorry for the blurriness my camera had a smudge on the lens. Barry's Crazy Cherry is doing remarkably well. I also started some Black Beauty and True Black Brandywine to make some extra crosses. The CP I got from baker creek doesn't really resemble the few I grew out 7 or 8 years ago from Landreth's seedbank. Really wished I would of saved seeds from that particular stock. If this CP doesn't pan out then I'll scrap it and try new seeds or get new stock from another source. I really need to plant a bunch of them and select the best representation.
He does not suffer fools gladly. But this tiny ad does: