Education, Gardening, How to

How We Cross Breed Our Tomatoes

After the Tomato Video: Sunny Gürl, we got several comments on how we crossed breed our tomato plant. This is a “how to” video on how to cross breed tomatoes.

We crossed a Brandywine Studdeth Tomato with a Black Krim Tomato. By doing so we hope to increase the size of the Black Krim from a 12 oz – 15 oz size to a 2 pound tomato. We named this new F1 Hybrid Black Wine. But we are asking for your help with our new name, leave a comment below and the best name will receive seeds from this cross. The tomato name contest ends August 15, 2014

When breeding plants you don’t know what you are going to get on the other side of a cross and that is the appealing part.The game is to wait and see.

Here is some more information that I found about Cross Breeding Plants:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_breeding
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/PLBREED/pl_breed.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/p/plant_breeding.htm

You can also find a video on YouTube from Gardening In Norway as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vydxMrMRkLA

Check out Alderman Farms here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/AldermanFarms

Bush Early Girl and Sunny Goliath - Cross Breeding Tomatoes