What tomatoes are impressing you, today?

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Post: # 27054Unread post EdieJ
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:20 pm

@Shule Then I am glad I got seeds out of it. We didn't plant any this year; I'd used up the last of my seeds last year and forgot to write it on my to-order list 😒
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:12 am

Yellow Brandywine was on our menu last night. Simply delicious.

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Post: # 27344Unread post Shule
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:26 am

Today, I'm impressed by the flavor of these tomatoes, which taste amazing, and I want to grow them all again next year:

* Cold Black Brandy (See the thread on it. I might also add that I think it might make an excellent sandwich tomato.)
* Cherokee Yellow Red Pear (Almost balanced flavor, biased toward sweet, almost fruity (but I wouldn't call it fruity). Has earthy/smoky notes. Most people would probably like it. Eat when fully colored—not underripe; it definitely tastes loads better when fully ripe. Mine were plum-shaped, and seemed brownish, rather than a normal red.)
* Chocolate Chestnut (It tastes like earthy sugar; reminds me somewhat of Ron's Carbon Copy, but has bigger, firmer fruits, not round ones, on a more vigorous plant. Even an unripe one I ate was pretty good, and very sweet! Anyway, the flavor is good. I'm glad I tried this one!)
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Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:00 am

Had my first beefsteak tomato last night. A classic Brandywine. So good. Now I remember why I'm growing them. In past years, I don't recall getting many fruits before the plant peters out but they seem to be doing better this year.

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Post: # 27444Unread post Labradors
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:39 pm

Garnet finally ripened (mine were incredibly slow to germinate this year and I almost gave up on them). For a little cherry it tastes amazing, the perfect blend between sweet and acid :).

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Post: # 27464Unread post Shule
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:51 pm

@Labradors

I harvested my first Garnets yesterday. I was too busy to seed and eat them, though! So, I plan to do that today. I wouldn't describe mine as little cherries, though. I'd say at least medium-sized cherries. They're bigger than these have been for me, anyway: Matt's Wild Cherry, Coyote, Galapagos Island, Sweet Orange Cherry, Austin's Black Cherry, Sweetie, Golden Nugget, Texas Wild Cherry, Jackie, Blue Berries, and Rosella. They're a little smaller than Esterina F1, and about the same size as Brown Berry.
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Post: # 27474Unread post Shule
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm

I'm impressed by Isis Candy again, because it's producing so nicely, and the vines are still growing longer.

Esterina F1 has a much sweeter taste than the first few fruits I tried (but it is the same taste—just intensified). Kind of interesting. I'm impressed at the sweetness. There's no acid to it that I noticed, however. Definitely sweeter than Medovaya Kaplya, and my Medovaya Kaplya cross (though I should taste the cross again to see if it has sweetened further, too).
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Post: # 27485Unread post Shule
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:25 am

Garnet is pretty much the cherry tomato I've been looking for all my life (figuratively speaking), with regard to flavor. It's awesome. Very fruity taste. Sweet. I just ate a number of them, and they were consistently good.
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Post: # 27486Unread post Shule
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:29 am

It's extra nice that I happen to love Garnet since Idaho's state gemstone is the star garnet.
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:09 am

Garnet is from the same people (Gourmet Genetics) who bred Rosella, Sweet Aperitif, Black Opal, Ruby Falls and Bite Size. They've moved on to breeding chillies now, I'm growing a few of their varieties.

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Post: # 27584Unread post Shule
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:08 pm

I'm impressed with B.S.X. again, today. It's producing a lot, and (most of) the fruits are not small. I think I might grow three of them next year, as canning/dehydrating insurance.

I'm impressed by the Napoli crosses, today, too. Lots of tomatoes on plants that aren't huge. The Napoli crosses are not really slicers, though, but I imagine they would be great for sauce. They're quite a bit earlier than the regular Napoli (which is also very prolific, but I'm still waiting on it to start ripening).
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