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PaulF August 22, 2015 05:38 PM

Mid-West Tomato Fest results
 
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Another fairly typical taste test: with twenty-eight varieties, twenty-two received votes for first, second or third favorite. Having the Fest out in the boonies didn't help the numbers of varieties or attendees, but 30-40 people gave their opinion.

A clear winner was a first time tomato in my garden...Kolb. Tied for second was Black Cherry and Lemon Boy

MissS August 22, 2015 08:26 PM

It looks as though the tasters were taking their job seriously and trying to be good judges of flavor.
I am sure that they all had a great time. Such a fun way to spend the day.

I am going to have to look up Kolb now

Lee August 23, 2015 09:51 AM

Nice photos Paul. Sounds like a great time was had by those that did get a chance to make it. 22/28 varieties getting a vote for top three says a lot about the quality of the tomatoes brought!

So, what were the 6 that folks weren't as fond of?

Lee

PaulF August 23, 2015 10:49 AM

No votes received: Goliath (others this year were excellent, this one this time was not so good),Grightmire's Pride (a very sweet heart, this was a tangy group), an unknown salad (which was supposed to be a German Giant but wasn't),Depp's Pink Firefly,Lescana Romanian Heart, Stump of the World.

I think there were too many varieties for a small group and choices had to be made. Some tomatoes may have suffered from excess rainfall and had washed out flavor. But that's what a taste test is all about.

ginger2778 August 23, 2015 02:10 PM

I am flabbergasted that Stump and Grightmire's didnt get a vote. In my growing conditions they are both outstanding. Wow!

Lee August 23, 2015 02:34 PM

[QUOTE=PaulF;500684I think there were too many varieties for a small group and choices had to be made. Some tomatoes may have suffered from excess rainfall and had washed out flavor. But that's what a taste test is all about.[/QUOTE]

This is what effected my tomatoes this year.... all had the watered down, washed out flavor..... Cherokee Purple, Summertime Gold, Big Beef, even Cuostralee were all bleh.
End of the season fruit was much better flavor.

Lee


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