What are your 2010 Tomato choices?
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April 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm #29006
I’m curious what tomato varieties everyone is growing this year. I’m doing a range of types. Black from Tula; Cream Sausage; Box Car Willie; Druzba; Striped Cavern; Hillbilly Potato Leaf; and a cherry type.
I’m especially excited for the Black from Tula. In the Seed Saver’s Exchange catalog a member described it as the ugliest, most delicious tomato he had ever grown. I’m not sure I agree that a tomato even could be ugly, I have found them to be beautiful plants (and fruits!) all around. So that brings me to:
What are you growing, tomato-wise?April 14, 2010 at 1:32 am #29357
This year: Black Cherry, Sungold, Cosmonaut Volkov, Corne de Bouc, Striped German, Garden Peach and Matt’s Wild Cherry. This year I decided to just stick with favorites that I have grown before (although I will probably end up buying a couple plants of whatever catches my eye at the local Agway which sells interesting varieties of organic veg seedlings). I like to have a nice mix of colors in the cherry size so that they look pretty in a bowl, Corne de Bouc is excellent for sundrying and Garden peach always produces a bumper crop for sauce or eating fresh off the vine while tying up the vines.
A couple years ago I grew Black from Tula. It was very tasty but seemed to crack at the shoulders much more than my other tomatoes. Now that I am thinking of it I think I will go see if I have any seeds left; it would be nice to have a dark tomato to mix with the Striped German and Cosmonaut Volkov in a tomato and mozzarella salad. Yum.April 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm #29361
I always grow ‘Sungold’ and ‘Roma’ (a hybrid paste type that’s pretty reliable) and also another paste (lately it’s ‘San Marzano’) and then a plant each of two or three heirlooms for fun and fresh eating.April 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm #29364
I’m growing a Brandywine, Beefsteak, Roma and a cherry called “Garden Candy” – supposed to be a mix of yellow, gold, and red cherry tomatoes. I really want to get some of the San Marzano’s as well, need to get on that!April 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm #29367
Some old favorites I’m starting from seed are Kelloggs Breakfast, Juane Flame, Marvel Striped and a cherry Brandywine. I’m sure I’ll swap and buy others but I’ve been saving seed of the above varieties for years and can recommend them all for flavor.
that’s Juane Flame that is hidden by the icon.April 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm #29372
Like lucykate44 I’m growing the “Garden Candy” selection from Renee’s Garden. It’s actually one packet with a mix of 3 color-coded cherry tomato seeds: Supersweet 100, Sun Gold and Sweet Gold. I’m also growing another of Renee’s collections… “Summer Feast”. This packet has 3 heirloom varieties: Costoluto, Persimmon and Black Krim. Color-coding the seeds is brilliant! Many varieties in just one package!
Also… 2 more from John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds: Big Beef Beefsteak and German Pink.
I truly love tomatoes… my heart was broken by the blight last year but… hope springs eternal.
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