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Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I had a 13 inch 3 fused tomato going, but then, amazingly, there were three rainstorms in a row! This was too much water, and it rotted. I pulled of the fruit, and was wondering if it was too late too pollinate. I am in a zone 5 climate, and have a mid October weigh off. I would have too let some suckers grow, and form flowers, but would like to get another fruit set. Is it too late?

8/25/2020 2:26:16 PM

wile coyote

St. Paul, Minnesota

Do your best to get something to the scale. Green tomatoes are acceptable at weigh offs. The Spaziani 6.66 was a big green tomato Rick brought to a weigh off. Last year I won a weigh off with a big green tomato.

8/25/2020 2:52:55 PM

Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I know, I was just wondering minimum DAP, and how long it would take for a sucker to develop enough for a fruit, and if it would be worth it.

8/25/2020 3:05:28 PM

97pounder!

Centennial Colorado

I would say a good DAP would be 25 or more. On average I have found it takes 10-15 days for that tomato to be blooming. That would set you at 40 days from seeing a bloom to a decent tomato.

8/25/2020 4:01:08 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

It will be really close. Do you have and secondaries forming already. Go for it nothing to lose!

8/25/2020 10:05:29 PM

G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

I think it's too late for an outdoor tomato but if you can artificially crank it up to 80 degrees anything is possible.

8/26/2020 3:01:10 AM

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