OK, first off I apologize for the picture heavy post. I know often less is better in that regard, but this really has me puzzled (and it’s not the only one this year, I’ll start a second thread on the other one…)
Well I thought I better see what all the fuss was about with Box Car Willie, so I picked up some seeds from Ferry-Morse:
On the back of the seed pack it says they are supposed to be 12-18 ounce fruit.
Also most sites say this plant will be 6’ or more, yet take a look at this row of tomato plants and guess which one it is…
(never mind the weeds, I’m in the middle of remodeling a rental that has an 8/1 move in date…)
Here is a closer up of the “Box Car Willie” next to what was supposed to be a Bulgarian Triumph (that’s the other thread I’ll start later…)
So this plant is around 4’, while the others are more like 6+ feet.
Here is a couple shots of the fruit on the vine:
I picked one that’s near ready and it’s more of less representative of what most of them still on the plant are like, small… 2.3oz small.
I think it’s not all to uncommon for earliest fruit to be smaller, but I can’t imagine these on this plant ever getting to the 12-18oz size the seed-pack says.
This is looking a lot more like a determinant maybe? Anyone have any experience with BCW?
Is this really a BCW?