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SpookyShoe February 7, 2019 03:42 PM

Bloody Butcher
 
I have assembled my 2019 crop. They are all purchased plants. One plant is Bloody Butcher; first time growing it. I would be interested in hearing the experiences of those who have grown it.

ChiliPeppa February 7, 2019 04:13 PM

I have grown it a few times. For me it was always the first to fruit. It also produced all through the very hot summer for me and still had fruit in fall. Flavour ranged from good to mediocre. Since I am in the desert, some fruit has poor flavour as soon as the heat builds up, so in other areas the taste may be much better.

asmx91 February 7, 2019 04:22 PM

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I grow it about 10 years - in the garden and in the greenhouse. It is my earliest and tastiest kind.

Tormato February 7, 2019 04:39 PM

An emoji is worth a thousand words.../puke

Fusion_power February 7, 2019 04:55 PM

No emoji for me, instead a few words to describe it.


Early tomatoes are notorious for bland flavor. Bloody Butcher is the exception in that it usually has very good but not sweet flavor. I recommend it to my customers as an early tomato in golf ball or a tad larger size.

SpookyShoe February 7, 2019 05:29 PM

Differing opinions from good to bad.

slugworth February 7, 2019 05:47 PM

I had to get the seeds online this year.
Burpee used to sell them in stores under the heirloom section.
A good early tomato.

jtjmartin February 7, 2019 07:13 PM

I agree with everything said.

It was good as an early tomato - especially after enduring a few store bought tomatoes in salads during winter. But, the taste falls farther and farther behind the others as the season progresses. I would never slice one mid summer for a sandwich but they were still good for sauce.


Jeff

jtjmartin February 7, 2019 07:14 PM

Oh, very productive and healthy. Mine kept on producing through Virginia heat.

Jeff

Nematode February 7, 2019 11:03 PM

[QUOTE=jtjmartin;726318]I agree with everything said.

It was good as an early tomato - especially after enduring a few store bought tomatoes in salads during winter. But, the taste falls farther and farther behind the others as the season progresses. I would never slice one mid summer for a sandwich but they were still good for sauce.


Jeff[/QUOTE]
My experience as well

Moshou February 8, 2019 01:57 AM

pretty early, good taste and productive

FarmerShawn February 8, 2019 10:29 AM

I started growing it years ago just for the name, and have never been inclined to remove it from my "always grow" list. I now have market customers who request it by name. I find it both early and tasty, and productive to boot.

DapsSeeds February 8, 2019 02:04 PM

Early but forgettable

SpookyShoe February 8, 2019 05:33 PM

The variety of the responses just go to show how subjective taste is.

ScottinAtlanta February 8, 2019 07:09 PM

I grow it every year here in Atlanta - a good steady producer through the whole summer. Not incredibly prolific, but reliable and steady. Also seems to resist disease pretty well in our humid climate.


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