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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #76
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I still have not found any cherry that I like as well as Sungold, cracks and all. It's not the sweetness that impresses me, but the fruity acid zing that it has at the ripeness stage I like best. All other sweet cherry tomatoes just taste blandly sweet to me.
I'm going to try growing Sun Sugar next year. I hear they taste similar but that SS doesn't crack as much AND it doesn't get that funky taste that I really dislike in the heat of summer from SG.

I agree that most cherries are sweet with no complexity to the flavor. I really liked Rosella last year and wish I'd grown it again. This year I LOVED Blush, but didn't grow Sungold with which to compare it.

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Linda, I grew Sunsugar once before, but it does not come close to SG to me.
I love Blush too, also Green Tiger, really fruity later in the season. They split more than Blush with rain. Together with Maglia Rosa, they are my must -grow trio.
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Brads Atomic Grape tastes better than Sungold in my opinion!
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Wow was in my garden last season. Grew as Salt described. Very tasty but every one of them split terribly. For this reason, I won't grow again.
Good to know Marsha. Now im on the fence. I guess if i have an open spot i will give it a try. Its getting harder and harder to whittle down my list every year.
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HTG, I have seeds for WOW, Brads Atomic Grape, and Gargamel. The only way/s I would compare the three (besides tasting good) is that they are an experience growing them. WOW is a cherry tomato that the plant grows as I described. I'm thinking the splitting that Marsha described might have possibly had to do with humidity in Florida? (Not trying to sell you on WOW - nor to detract from what Marsha wrote.)

The only reason I mention Brad's Atomic Grape is from pmcgrady's #78 reply. It's not a cherry tomato, but well worth growing if you have the room. Around 3 oz.

Gargamel is in a class all in its own. I've grown some odd tomatoes, but that one starts out light green, turns DEEP purple and is hard as a rock, and eventually matures into a striped looking 3 oz. tomato. A little more acidic than sweet - it tastes good. It's one that you grow where visitors to your garden asks, "What is that?"

But not as much as a Litchi Tomato plant. I have very few Litchi seeds. Litchi is the oddest one I've ever grown - it has thorns. Painful ones.

Pictures 1 Wow, 2 Brad's Atomic Grape, 3 Gargamel, 4 Litchi.

I'm not sure Brad's Atomic Grape or Gargamel are fully stable. They may need a few more generations of growing out. Neither of my plants grew tomatoes that looked like the one's pictured, but were still very close.
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I grew WOW and Sungold one year and didn't think that WOW could compete with SG.

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I agree with Salt that Atomic Grape isn't fully stable, I grew out 6 plants this season, 5 grew true, 1 plant grew round 5oz tomatoes that were colored/striped the same but didn't taste as good as the grapes.
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Makes me chuckle to read all the old posts. See if you can convince Swamper to send you a few seed of Swamp Sweet Orange. It is one of very very few tomatoes I've grown that could compete with Sungold for sweetness. The flavor is not "tropical fruit" from the Habrochaites genes. It is an extraordinarily sweet rich tomato flavor.
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