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Title: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Blu on April 17, 2018, 07:48:18 PM
Hello again gang.  Long time no post...   I don't know if anyone has ever mentioned this on the board before, but Clint happens to have his own tomato varietal, aptly named Clint Eastwood Rowdy Red.  I found this out the other day when my 'sis, who is a member of the University of California Master Gardener's Program, brought one by my dad's house and planted it in his backyard, along with some other heirloom varietals.  Here's some more info. on the species and where to order seeds:

                             https://www.tomatofest.com/clint-eastwood-tomato-seeds.html


       So, now you know what type of tomato to put on your BLT or add to a pot of spaghetti ...   ;) 8)

-Blu
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 17, 2018, 08:48:00 PM
Blu, it's great to hear from you! 8)

If I had a garden, I would be sure to plant those Rowdy Reds! 

From your link ... Clint with Miss Hot Tomato! :)
(https://www.tomatofest.com/images/clint-eastwood-tracy-griffith-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Matt on April 18, 2018, 12:00:35 AM
Hi Blu, it's been a long time! Good to see you again.

I'm pretty sure I couldn't grow a tomato if my life depended on it, but I'd love to taste one of these Rowdy Red tomatoes after reading that article -- best tasting tomato in 50 years? That's a lot of tomatoes.

From the article Blu posted:

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wanting to give this special tomato a boost into recognition and acknowledge Clint, I asked Clint's permission, to name it, "Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red," after Rowdy Yates, the character played by Clint in his old television series Rawhide." Clint replied, "Sure, Gary, name it whatever you want."

 ;D
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 18, 2018, 07:20:23 AM
Hmm, not "Sudden Impact Red"? Maybe "Blood Work Red"? Or, of course, "Red Garnett" or "Red Stovall"! ;D
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Blu on April 18, 2018, 10:58:55 AM
  Well KC & Matt -- You could probably grow a tomato in a NY City apt. with a sunlamp or near a window.   Another option would be a nearby urban/ rooftop community garden...   Tomatoes are among the easiest crops to grow anywhere.  I once spent a summer working at a sewage treatment plant and they would spread the processed/sterilized 'sludge' around the plant as landscape fertilizer.  We would often see tomatoes sprouting from this dried sludge/fertilizer.  The seeds can survive the human digestive system and even later sewage treatment.

   In truth, I would be absolutely shocked if you could not grow a tomato inside your home...   8)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 18, 2018, 06:52:56 PM
I think a real tomato would need more space than I have available, only a narrow windowsill.
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Blu on April 19, 2018, 01:47:33 PM
   Hmmm...  Well, tomatoes only grow about 2-3' high on average.   Does your property owner give you access to the roof ??  Surely, there must be community urban gardens in New York City.  In Central Park maybe ?  In any case, I'll keep you guys posted on the Rowdy Red in my Dad's garden...   ;)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Matt on April 19, 2018, 09:51:37 PM
Hmm, not "Sudden Impact Red"? Maybe "Blood Work Red"? Or, of course, "Red Garnett" or "Red Stovall"! ;D

I think I would have gone with The Tomato With No Name.  8)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 19, 2018, 09:55:23 PM
   Hmmm...  Well, tomatoes only grow about 2-3' high on average.   Does your property owner give you access to the roof ??  Surely, there must be community urban gardens in New York City.  In Central Park maybe ?  In any case, I'll keep you guys posted on the Rowdy Red in my Dad's garden...   ;)
Actually, a close friend of mine has a plot in a community garden not too far from here. I don't think she grows tomatoes, though, except cherry tomatoes.

Blu, if you had a tomato named after you, would it be the Blu Red? ;)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 19, 2018, 09:56:01 PM
I think I would have gone with The Tomato With No Name.  8)

Yes, that is definitely the best choice! ;D
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Matt on April 19, 2018, 10:01:11 PM
Paint Your Tomato....

High Plains Tomato....

Million Dollar Tomato....

   Hmmm...  Well, tomatoes only grow about 2-3' high on average.   Does your property owner give you access to the roof ??  Surely, there must be community urban gardens in New York City.  In Central Park maybe ?  In any case, I'll keep you guys posted on the Rowdy Red in my Dad's garden...   ;)

Yes, KC... what are you waiting for? Get on the roof and grow some tomatoes.  ;D
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 19, 2018, 11:27:20 PM
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5567.msg88547#msg88547

I thought these tomatoes had been mentioned on the board before. 8) 8)
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: KC on April 20, 2018, 07:20:14 AM
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5567.msg88547#msg88547

I thought these tomatoes had been mentioned on the board before. 8) 8)

Goodness, that does go back a while! No wonder I had forgotten all about it. :o
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Blu on April 20, 2018, 09:57:27 AM
   Maybe the Red White and Blu or the Blu Sky KC....The Mystic River ?  The Firefox ?  The Any Which Way ?   Or even... the Scorpio ? Hehe.  The possibilities are endless... 
Title: Re: Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
Post by: Blu on April 20, 2018, 10:16:13 AM
   P.S  My birthday is on Earth Day --Big 54-- as well.  Hope you'll all be doing some coastal clean up, etc. on Earth Day...  -Blu   :P