today i planted Aft tomato seeds in my aero-hydro experiment chamber. Yes, Aft are literally what i have been calling this variety as it has the aft gene for blue tomato skin color. Technically it is accession LA1996 from the TGRC (Tomato Genetics Research Center). (http://tgrc.ucdavis.edu/data/acc/AccDetail.aspx?AccessionNum=LA1996)
Anyway, i chose this variety because i figure it might make an ideal hydro tomato variety. It is determinate (which is rare for me as i generally do better with indeterminate in general), it grows well in my garden (also rare), it was probably one of the most productive tomatoes for me in my tomato growout trial in 2017, and the fruits are very large considering my climate and difficulties i have had locating tomato varieties for my garden thus far. And tomato taste was ok. So all things considered i figured it would be a good variety to experiment with.
I planted an indeterminate yellow cherry tomato that has solanum cheesmaniae ancestry as another test. It has already germinated. I expect it to grow like a monster weed, which may or may not be good for this. haha.