Incas and Roma

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Incas and Roma
« on: July 29, 2011, 20:38 »
I can't find an easy link to a tomato database.  The seed packets are unhelpful (yes, I have already looked at them!  :D ).

Do I need to pinch out the sideshoots on Inca and Roma tomatoes?

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 21:23 »
I believe they are both bush types so no. :)
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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 21:23 »
I have grown both of them in the past as bushes, so no pinching out done here;)
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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 21:24 »
Jolly good  :lol:

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 21:40 »
I originally read that inca were bush tomatoes, but the ones I've got in the greenhouse are taller than the cordon ones next to them!

I've had to stake and tie them!

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 21:57 »
I found Incas to be rampant and untrainable.... just like your average man :nowink:

They also respond well to being tied up :).........the men, not the Incas!

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 21:58 »
My Incas are tied up, but Brian keeps escaping!  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 22:35 »
Well, I suppose I could tie them up and just pretend they're a man ...  :wacko:

Perhaps not, on reflection  ::) :lol:

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2011, 23:30 »
I've never grown Incas, but I always grow Romas. As said, I never pinch them out, only start to remove some lower branches as they gain height. This is to give good air flow to prevent diseases as well as a clear area for watering the root area rather than spraying the whole plant.

And yes, I've had to stake my Romas as well, mostly because I add lots of chicken poop each fall. Oddly, this year has been almost drought-like for me, and despite watering with the hosepipe when I can (we're on a well) and which isn't often, I've got the biggest crop of toms coming this year. In fact, I think I'll have to give away part of my harvest as I'll have more than I can possibly use from 12 plants.

As for Brian, Grannie, tie him with poly baler twine. He'll never chew through that stuff  :lol: It's what I tie my toms with and they haven't yet escaped.

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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 06:40 »
Roma last year Inca this, tied up, no pinching. :)
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Re: Incas and Roma
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 11:47 »
I grew Roma last year but they took over the greenhouse, so this year I have two Incas in the greenhouse pinched out and a couple outside doing their own thing. I suppose if I had the space I would let them run rampant, but I am very limited.



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