Pic of the Day--Fried Green Tomatoes

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Pic of the Day--Fried Green Tomatoes

Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 06, 2007 8:58 am

Hi All--Fried Green Tomatoes is one of several Guacamole offspring that we added to our garden. Growing in a spot that only gets an hour or so of mid day sun, it showned a very good growth rate after being planted in May of 2002 (1st pic). In 2002 it's size was at 18x13, in 2003 (2nd pic) it was 33x19, in 2004 it was 50x24 and then it leveled off to 51x24 in 2005 (3rd pic). Zilis lists it at 59x25. Slugs are a problem unless there is a routine application of bait

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... 20Tomatoes
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Fried+Green+Tomatoes
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/frgreentomatoes.html

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Postby Lessadragon » Jul 06, 2007 10:12 am

Hank, I find this has a good steady growth rate too. And one of mine is planted under a soft wood Maple and doesn't even seem to mind it. I think it's actually winning the root competition! :lol:
Yours looks great!

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Postby wishiwere » Jul 06, 2007 12:06 pm

As usual, your's is lovely! I need to send some of my hosta up to you to be taught better manners of pleasing it's gardener! :D
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Hank that is a beautiful Hosta

Postby oldcoot » Jul 07, 2007 2:55 pm

:D :D :D :D OC has two that appeared in his yard somehow or another, and thery really perform well, One of the best growers he has. Better than his Krossa Regal, but then it froze. OC just glad to see it is still alive
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Postby mmsgrv » Jul 08, 2007 2:15 pm

Hank, I really like how you've shown this hosta progressing with age.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 08, 2007 2:56 pm

mmsgrv--Thanks. In general, I have photos of our hostas starting in 2001, although I just use the ones from 2002 to the present. If the plants in the POTD are ones that were going through significant growth after 2002, I usually will show a sequence of years to show how the plant has changed over time.
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Postby Justme » Jul 08, 2007 6:46 pm

F.G.T. is one of my best preforming plants. I also have it under a Maple tree and it doesn't affect its growth rate. It also gets several hours late morning to mid afternoon sun and loves it. It appears to be lighter in color than yours becouse of that much sun.

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