favorite tomato varieties
Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:31 PM
Among hybrids, I like Early Goliath best. Nice firm very round fruits (on the large side, but not huge despite the name). Great flavor and perfect for canning due to their perfect shape.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:28 PM
Grace Lahman is a great pink tomato, lots of flavor and very productive as well.
These are all indeterminate varieties so plan on staking or caging them.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:29 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:57 PM
I also agree that Chocolate Cherry is delicious. We tried them last year for the first time, and loved the flavor. Much more tomatoe-y than other cherry tomatoes.
However, we did find that the fruits were more prone to rot than other cherry varieties. They would get a small water-soaked patch on them that quickly expanded and ruined the fruit. Other varieties were not troubled by this. I don't know what the disease was, but discovered that the best way to avoid this trouble was to pick the fruits when they were a little bit underripe and let them ripen indoors. Despite this issue, I will definitley be planting a Chocolate Cherry in my garden again this year.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:29 PM
Great because a gardener need not even come into the house for lunch. Just wash hands and tomatoes using the hose and pop in one's mouth....
Uhmmm...a package of crackers could be a great addition to one's garden tote when tomato season rolls around ...
Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:35 AM
(we tried to address this issue seriously in a past newsletter...)
I'm having a heck of a time going through the Seed Savers Exchange to pick 3 or 4 heirloom types. SO many cool varieties and each one with a personal history ("...sent to the U.S. from the former Czechoslovakia by Milan Sodomka..." ""...grown since the early 1900's by Lithuanian immigrants in Sheboygan, Wisconsin...") Because I want to grow several and have limited space I'll have seed left over; it's good to be in touch with so many others so I can foist extra seed on those I see when I'm in gardens working, or doing talks!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:10 AM
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