Friday, April 8, 2011

What We're growing - Tomatoes

Since we have some more variety this year it seems like we should have something in here about each of these items.
  • Omar's Lebanese ~ 80 days, Indeterminate, regular leaf, moderate to high yield of huge flattened pink beefsteaks, 18-24 oz, 6" in diameter. "Excellent [mild] flavor"
  • Dutchman ~ 80 days, indeterminate, regular leaf, 1-3 lb pink beefsteak, excellent taste, solid flesh, few seeds.
  • Djena lee's Golden Girl ~ 71 days, indeterminate, regular leaf, good producer of small (3-6 oz) smooth slightly elongated yellowish-orange fruit with very good rich and tangy flavor.
  • Golden Sunburst ~ 80 days, indeterminate, regular leaf, good producer of 3 inch yellow fruit, almost like a large cherry tomato. Great for salads.
  • Aunt Ruby's German Green ~ 85 days, Indeterminate, regular leaf, large green beefsteak type fruit average 1 lb or more and have a sweet spicy flavor
  • Black Russian ~ 80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a good yield of 8-12 oz red-black fruit with very good flavor.
  • Cherokee Purple ~ 75 days, Indeterminate, regular leaf, dark purple beefsteak fruit, 6-16 oz, outstanding producer, excellent taste, no core. Clear skin and some green shoulders that do not affect texture or taste. This was by far our favorite tomato a few years ago. My mouth is watering for a BLT just thinking about it.
Notably missing from this list are:
  • Kellog's breakfast
  • Cherokee green
  • Ananas Noir
Although we saved seeds for all of these, the fire last year damaged them, and they are all gone. We will have to save seeds this year, and look forward to what we want to try next year.

One note on the rogue Potato Leaf tomato from this year, if we undertake some stabilization experiments we will need to enlist your help because we will want to grow at least one hundred of just this variety over the next few years to make sure we can get it to come true...so I will be giving away a lot of tomato plants :-)

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