LOL! You're doing something wrong. Mortgage Lifters usually grow about 1 pound or more sometimes. So far mine were all pretty large, but I didn't have a lot of them. I'll tell you why:
We have a roughly 22 foot by 22 foot space and planted 80 plants! The person who was supposed to help me, once they were in the ground, he did no work what so ever. He didn't even come back to take any tomatoes! So, it was like a jungle in my garden. I have tomatoes of every color.. purple, red, pink, orange, yellow, white, green, striped, etc.
Here's a sampling:
- Magnum Beefsteak - Mine are coming in about 2 pounds each. I'd get these next year for sure.
- Green Zebra - These are smaller (3 to 4 ounces each), they start off green, but mature as a green yellow. Also, Red Zebra - Similar to above, but green and red. They grow a lot of tomatoes. Not as many tomatoes as a grape or cherry tomato, but definitely a big producer.
- I have two white tomatoes.. White Beauty and White Queen. I am 99% positive the White Beauty came in first. It was amazing. White inside and out. Didn't look ripe, but boy was it ready. Tasted like a lemon.
- I had one called the Hawaiian Pineapple, but I was not impressed.
- Black from Tula and Black Semen - I liked these both. The more sun they get the darker in color they get. Almost black. Very tasty.
I had Pink Brandywine, Golden Boy, Limmony, Azoychka, Russian 118, Ramapo, Mortgage Lifter, Purple Calabash, Chocolate Cherokee, Japanese Black Trifele, etc.
The ones I wouldn't plant again, while very nice looking, there was one called the Striped German. They grow long like a pepper up to 5 inches. They come in red and yellow striped. I think they're better suited for making sauce. Had a thick skin I didn't like.
There is a lady in NJ that grows eggplants, chile plants, and tomatoes. She has over 120 varieties and that's where I got all my plants from.
I still have a crapload of tomatoes growing lol. I usually bring home like 30 pounds when I go there, but last year we were pulling in like 60 or 70 pounds of tomatoes. Last year we planted like 50 something plants and managed them better, so we had better crops.
I have one more plant still growing.. it's some pod thing from CVS. Drop in soil and it produces over 25 pounds of tomatoes for $1.99. I planted that super late, months late, but it's looking great. Very healthy.
If you're near Northern NJ, next Wednesday is the tomato tasting.. like 120 kinds of tomatoes, $7 all you can eat.
post edited by yuppicide - 2014/08/23 23:25:03