James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes

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James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« on: January 07, 2022, 14:45 »
I was looking at the James Wong collection and spotted some interesting ones.

So has anyone grown sweetcorn Mirai white, or tomatoes Baby Boomer or Rosella.

Any opinions, good or bad, would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 14:51 »
I love the Rosella toms and have grown them now, for about 4 years. Lovely 'sharp' rather than too sweet, tomato taste, if that's what you prefer  :)
Last year, for the first time (due to the weather I think?) they had tough skins - so hope they don't do that again.
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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 15:54 »
Another thumbs up for Rosella, grew them last year and loved them so much I've saved seeds to do them again this year.

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 19:08 »
Another vote for Rosella here. Gorgeous flavour  :D
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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 22:53 »
Thank you. Rosella is now in my basket!

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 08:18 »
Another thumbs up for Rosella, grew them last year and loved them so much I've saved seeds to do them again this year.
They are available at several suppliers. Some list them as an F1 variety, others do not.  Will you be able to save seed?

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 09:54 »
The seed companies are very naughty because they say it is when it really isn't - because they want you to buy more seeds.
Gourmet Genetics, who bred it say
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Breeding objectives were focused on the amateur market, where there is a real need for modern, high quality open pollinated varieties.
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This means you can save seeds, but they can, theoretically, be cross-pollinated by others varieties , but in reality, most tomato flowers self-pollinate, the exceptions being the large flowered beefsteak-style varieties.

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:28 »

They are available at several suppliers. Some list them as an F1 variety, others do not.  Will you be able to save seed?
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There are only 2 of us, so a packet would probably last 3/4 years! But yes I could save seed.

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Re: James Wong Sweetcorn and Tomatoes
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 09:54 »
Another thumbs up for Rosella, grew them last year and loved them so much I've saved seeds to do them again this year.

I think they are an F1 hybrid, so leftovers from last year's packet are probably OK, but seeds from your fruits might not be true to form.
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