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wixom grower (TEAM HAMMER)

Home of the 12 lb tomato

Over all it looks like weights are lower this year !!! It looks like the heavy spring rains and then 90° temperatures at pollination time has made it a rough year for alot of people this year !!! It looks like the place to be this year was Oregon and Washington where Rick spaziani cindy tobek and scott houlb seemed to have a great year. Its still early to grow a big one so how is everyone else doing ?

8/27/2019 2:20:03 PM


Central PA

My garden sucks. Weather has had a lot to do with it. Our climate in PA is definitely changing. Summer comes later than usual and then it is extremely hot. Hoping for better weather next year but what we have now is what we have had the last few years. Way too much rain in the spring.

8/27/2019 6:06:57 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Our weather hasn’t really been that bad.
It got really hot for about three weeks mid July.
Had massive blossom drop problems
Even with shade cloth I had 2 sets turn early.
28 and 35 days.
I wasn’t setting the world on fire with either one of them,
But they both could have been new PBs for me.
Weather is ice now but my plants are pushing 6 months old at this point.
They’ve about had it for the year.

8/27/2019 6:33:22 PM


Oak Grove, Mn

It has been a difficult year for me...not because of weather but new soil and time constraints. I am just happy to have done as well as I have. Hopefully next year will be pushing my limits again.

8/27/2019 7:09:02 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Slammer heaven here....

8/27/2019 8:09:55 PM

G. Kins

Pirates of the Pacific

Dan S not coming to the party will be a statistical problem... unless there's a new Dan S...

8/27/2019 8:17:44 PM

Wolfpack83 (Rebel Rousers)

central Nc

I just culled a 8.21. 8.23 or bust...

8/27/2019 9:19:24 PM

wixom grower (TEAM HAMMER)

Home of the 12 lb tomato

What are you drinking tonight wolfpack.... Save me some of that lol....:-)

8/27/2019 9:30:19 PM


Central PA

Dan is definitely out there. He seems to be able to grow big no matter what the weather conditions are. For the last several years the only competition he has had is himself. If his record is broken he will most likely be the one to do it.

8/27/2019 10:45:11 PM


Gone With The Win

Dan who?

8/28/2019 1:09:57 AM


Flatnorm will have a PB for sure

8/28/2019 6:49:41 AM


Bloomington, IN USA

My weights have been lower this year.
Not sure I can attribute it to the weather.
Hold on, that’s a great excuse, it couldn’t have anything to do with me!

8/28/2019 11:09:36 PM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

It's still early. I'm sure there will be a few monster maters listed by season's end. With any luck, we will grow one of them. Our season is starting out well. Hopefully we'll get one over 6# before season's end.
Good luck all.

8/29/2019 7:22:14 AM

Ned (team slammer)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Me thinks there is more sandbagging going on than the West Coast of Florida prepping for Hurricane Dorian!! You guys are good :)

8/29/2019 9:38:02 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Nice FlatNORM!!!...fun, ain’t it....congrats on the pbs!

8/31/2019 9:33:45 PM


Oak Grove, Mn

1/2 the weights of this year so far listed belong to to flat norm...awesome beginning. Dont make this one and out...you are a natural.

8/31/2019 9:41:36 PM

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