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Greatgardens June 11, 2018 07:22 AM

Early, Sweet Micros?
 
Planning for next year... I've grown lots of micro-dwarfs, but few that I've tried are both early and sweet. I think I've found the premier large almost-micro -- Linda (Ukraine), but it tastes like a regular slicing tomato. Great for salads and a real treat after a winter of grocery toms. So I want something for my sweet tooth.


Maybe the sweetest I've grown is fully-ripe Rejina Red, but not especially early for me. Vilma is pretty good -- fairly sweet, medium early, and a pretty large cherry. Red Robin is pretty early, fairly large, but not so sweet (I think Vilma is a better choice for these characteristics). The "tumblers" can be large and sweet, but not particularly early. So I'm still looking!



Any you would recommend? Anything from Dan Follett's developing lines that fits this description?


-GG

Hatgirl June 11, 2018 07:37 AM

I'd usually recommend Red Robin for those criteria but if it doesn't fit the bill... hmmm...

Bajaja and Red Profusion aren't true micros but they are extremely compact and I consider them sweet.
Sweet N' Neat Scarlet Improved is compact and sweet (the original red Sweet N' Neat isn't nearly as sweet).

NarnianGarden June 11, 2018 08:02 AM

I would say Mohamed is early and sweet (grown in right conditions that is). The seeds came from Tania, no idea if it is still available and where.

Hatgirl June 11, 2018 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NarnianGarden (Post 703769)
I would say Mohamed is early and sweet (grown in right conditions that is). The seeds came from Tania, no idea if it is still available and where.

Taste is so subjective :)) I grew Mohamed last year and found it too sharp, but my mother loved it!

Greatgardens June 11, 2018 09:30 AM

I also grew it last year.



http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...hlight=mohamed



Have not tried Bajaja in the past.

HudsonValley June 11, 2018 03:05 PM

I'm growing a micro called Jochalos that's reportedly sweet and early; first breaker appeared two days ago, so I should know how it tastes soon. The plants are tiny and adorable...

Hatgirl June 11, 2018 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greatgardens (Post 703780)
I also grew it last year.

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...hlight=mohamed

Have not tried Bajaja in the past.

Ooh, you're a fellow fan of Tumbling Tom Jnr Yellow. Some of the nicest fried tomatoes I've ever had :yes:

GrowingCoastal June 11, 2018 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HudsonValley (Post 703808)
I'm growing a micro called Jochalos that's reportedly sweet and early; first breaker appeared two days ago, so I should know how it tastes soon. The plants are tiny and adorable...

I let my grand daughter have the first Jochalos that looked ripe, yesterday. When I asked her opinion she said it was sweet. Gotta wait a bit for the next one I see blushing now. I like sweet myself. This is the first time I have tried growing micro dwarfs.

Al@NC June 11, 2018 09:20 PM

I found some hits in Dan's threads below.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Labradors2 (Post 621674)
This winter I grew Red Robin, Pinocchio and Yellow Canary.

Yellow Canary were the first to produce fruit and I thought the taste was great. Juicy and sweet! (I still have to taste a really ripe Pinocchio to see if it compares).

I do have to use a stake for RR and YC, just to keep the heavy load of fruit from toppling the pot.

I bought my Y.C. and P. seeds from Bunny Hop seeds.

Linda



http://tomatoville.com/showthread.ph...eet#post621674


Quote:

Originally Posted by dfollett (Post 688703)
• From plant #2, everything was between 10 and 12 on the Brix scale – also very strong flavor – delicious – almost too sweet for a tomato.

http://tomatoville.com/showthread.ph...eet#post688710



Al

gorbelly June 11, 2018 09:25 PM

Not really a micro but is a very compact dwarf: Maglia Rosa. Really delicious if sweetness is what you crave.

Greatgardens June 12, 2018 04:58 AM

Thanks for the post/links from Dan's thread. Those sound interesting, especially if they are early.

Hatgirl June 12, 2018 07:08 AM

I didn't find Yellow Canary sweet, but YMMV.

Al@NC June 12, 2018 05:47 PM

Dan's micro might be worth pursuing even if it's not early just because of the brix! His micro's are early generation so finding a early variation may not be that hard to do other than growing a few generations out.


Al

Nan_PA_6b June 13, 2018 12:32 PM

I can eliminate one for you: Hardin's Miniature. Great, early, but not sweet.


Nan

dfollett June 14, 2018 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greatgardens (Post 703764)
Planning for next year... I've grown lots of micro-dwarfs, but few that I've tried are both early and sweet. I think I've found the premier large almost-micro -- Linda (Ukraine), but it tastes like a regular slicing tomato. Great for salads and a real treat after a winter of grocery toms. So I want something for my sweet tooth.


Maybe the sweetest I've grown is fully-ripe Rejina Red, but not especially early for me. Vilma is pretty good -- fairly sweet, medium early, and a pretty large cherry. Red Robin is pretty early, fairly large, but not so sweet (I think Vilma is a better choice for these characteristics). The "tumblers" can be large and sweet, but not particularly early. So I'm still looking!



Any you would recommend? Anything from Dan Follett's developing lines that fits this description?


-GG

Like Al mentioned in his post, I did find one that was sweet unlike anything I have ever tried. The Brix level on everything I tried from that plant was over 10, with most over 11. I have at least 20 F6s from that plant growing. At least half have ripened fruit and none have had a Brix over 6. They all have very good flavor to my taste, but nothing like their mama. I have two clones I started from cuttings off that plant that are just setting fruit. I also have a fair amount of F6 seed, so I'll keep trying.

That plant and one other - an F2 from the 13X line - are the two sweetest tomatoes I have ever tasted. I haven't found a duplicate of that one either...... yet.

I'd be happy to send you seed that I think has potential, but nothing I can give you any promises for.

Maybe by fall that will be different.....


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