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Old July 29, 2013   #1
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Well, even though the event didn't happen this year, I thought
I'd start a thread to allow folks to post what would have been show cased at the event.

I hope to add to this as we do our personal taste testings over the next couple of weeks.

Tonight, we tried the following tomatoes.

Sean's Yellow Dwarf - Nice flavorful, prolific yellow fruit. Very reliable and on the verge of release
First Mate - A very "bright" tasting tri-color. Leaned to the sweet side of the flavor profile. Also very prolific and good sized round tomatoes.
Cuostralee Heart - Nice round (not heart) red tomato with a good sweet/tart balance. Guessing this one will remain a mystery as it's not a heart nor like a Cuostralee. Still very nice flavor.

Feel free to post some of the varieties that would have made it to this year's event!

More to come later,

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Old July 30, 2013   #2
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Hey Lee,

I might have driven down.
From left to right.

Top Row: Thai Pink Egg/Sungold; Carbon; Pruden's Purple

Bottom Row: Winsall/Kellogg's Breakfast; Taxi/Eva Purple Ball; Burbank
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Old July 30, 2013   #3
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Jerry,

You can still make the drive down! We've got room for you, especially with tomatoes looking like those!

Here's tonight's sampling.

Stokes County - Very nice, balanced flavored pink tomato. This one has been a good producer so far this year. Even the birds (unfortunately) like this one! 7.5/10

Loxton Lass F6 - A very nice round orange dwarf tomato. This one came in about 8oz. The flavor was a very good tart flavor which I'd give about 7.5/10. Unfortunately, both of my plants died prematurely to fusarium. The compete lack of tolerance is a concern with continuing this line. Hopefully, others will have better luck. (A Kiwi F2 and Summertime Gold next to these two plants show no signs of fusarium at all.)

Orlov Yellow - This larger oblate yellow tomato has a nice tart flavor. Growing again this year to replenish seed stock. 7/10

Iron Lady - This hybrid was advertized as very disease tolerant. However, it seems to be only slightly less tolerant of the early blight in my main bed. The red round fruit is very variable in size and shape. The flavor is just average on this one, and may be better in a sauce. 5.5/10

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