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What’s In the Garden Now — Tomatoes

Master Gardener picking tomatoes

Wakulla Master Gardener, Bill Osbourne, with the 2015 Tomato Production Trial.

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide

The hot days and humid nights of August 2015 are not prime for vegetable gardening. This period is excellent for evaluating the successes and failure of spring and early summer gardens.

One of the crops evaluated for local performance in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County demonstration garden is tomatoes.  There were six cultivars evaluated, four hybrids and two open pollinator heirlooms.

“All the plants were propagated from seed in our greenhouse,” said Master Gardener Volunteer Bill Osbourne. “The plants were all treated exactly alike so we could see how they performed under identical circumstances,” he said. Click here for the results!