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2016 Contest - Dwarf Project: New Big Dwarf

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We are announcing the 2016 Contest - Dwarf Project Variety - New Big Dwarf - now to allow everyone time to purchase/plant seeds after January 1, 2016 and participate on this thread. This thread will be dedicated to New Big Dwarf with the purpose of inviting everyone that has an interest growing this variety - to compare their growing experience with New Big Dwarf and competing for the best results.

Contest Rules:

Here is a review of the Contest Categories for all participants.

Note: Ripe tomato for all categories means picked on the vine ripe or ripened on the counter and >90% red/pink. All entries for any category must include a photo.

Note: Seeds must be planted after December 31, 2015. Please post entries during the season as you have entries. The deadline for all entries must be posted by 12/31/2016. I will make a summary post after 12/31/2016 with the winner of each category.

Note: Thread participants will determine the winner of the prettiest and most unusual ripe tomatoes from my summary post after 12/31/2016.

Note: You need not register to post an entry - Please post an entry at any time prior to 12/31 - the more entries the better!!!!

Note: There are not restrictions for fertilization and serenading !! - haha

Contest Categories

1. Largest ripe tomato including fused fruit.

2. Largest ripe tomato from a single blossom.

3. Earliest ripe tomato for all zones and by each individual zone.

4. Latest ripe tomato for all zones (photo to include a scale showing the weight)

5. Prettiest ripe tomato weighing at least the weight of the average sized fruit for this variety.

6. Most unusual ripe tomato

7. Most blossoms/buds on a truss (note: a photo of the truss showing blossoms/buds is fine - we trust your total count).

8. Most ripe tomatoes from a truss (note: photo can show the ripe tomatoes that are on the truss at the time of the photo - we trust your total count of ripe tomatoes from that truss).

9. Most ripe tomatoes from a single plant.

Here is a seed source description of New Big Dwarf:

New Big Dwarf - Compact plants only become about 2 ft. tall yet produce a very early harvest of flavorful deep pink tomatoes that grow up to 1 pound, but are more typically 8 to 12 ozs. This variety is wonderful in the garden and also in containers since the plant stays small while delivering large and really delicious tomatoes. We consider this an heirloom tomato as it was created before 1915 by crossing the Ponderosa and Dwarf Champion varieties. Determinate. 60 days.

The Contest begins January 1, 2016 - wishing all of you the best growing results possible !! Let the fun begin !!

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