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Old February 4, 2017   #1
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Default Really Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

I've been doing some research on this site for the sweetest cherry tomato and have come up with a very short list of varieties. I'll be growing side by side with Sungold as a comparison. I'm looking for the the very sweetest. If there's a uniqueness in taste, all the better. I haven't grown a ton, but for me the only one that has tasted more than mildly sweet next to Sungold was Super Sweet 100. Boring but sweet. I also considered growing a Bumblebee, but not sure about it's sweetness. Perhaps someone who has grown it in the past can weigh in.

So I'm looking for suggestions.

Not looking for anything smaller than average size so currants are out. Everything else is fair game.

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  1. Nectar
  2. Isis Candy
  3. Ambrosia Orange UBX
  4. Cream

Can't remember where I found Cream. According to the description, it's new.

https://store.tomatofest.com/Cream_H...p/tf-0127m.htm

I know this topic had been covered here before, but new varieties pop up every year.
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Old February 5, 2017   #2
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Is that Cream tomato the same thing as Amethyst Cream?

The photo and description in the link you provided looks and sounds the same.
I googled Cream Cherry Tomato and nothing came up except recipes for cream and tomato soup or pasta.
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Old February 5, 2017   #3
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Iva's Red Berry.

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Old February 5, 2017   #4
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Wild Cherry AKA Matt's Wild Cherry you must grow at least once.
You wont be sorry.
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Old February 5, 2017   #5
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Some good info in this page on sweet cherries, including Nectar.

http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/tomatoes.htm
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Bianca, very very sweet !
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Old February 5, 2017   #7
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So far I have given up on chasing after super sweet tomatoes, except continuing to grow Sungold.

I have grown Nectar for a while now, I would rate it so-so. The brix value is easily 9-10 during the hot months. I don't think it has a lasting complex taste, just plain sweet, maybe a bit honey-like hence the name. The fruit is thick skinned, can still cracks but much less than Black Cherry and Sungold.

It's easily the earliest producing variety that I grow. Not good for cages I realize, needs tall trellis and spread out a lot to be productive. And lots of sun. I don't find it to be very disease resilient like it's touted to be. Same tall and thin weak vine like SunSugar, which I'm not a fan of.

This year I am on F3, it turned grape shaped. With less sweetness and more acidity, and to me is a very good traditional tomato taste, also dense which I like. (see photo)

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The sweetest variety I'm aware of is Ambrosia Orange UBX, I've yet to have any success growing. I planted them in my nematode infested raised beds, they seems to be stunted and very small after two tries. I will give it another chance in containers.

Black Cherry is still my favorite tomato overall, most vigorous and productive plant I grow every year. It remains the sweetest tomato I've tasted, even sweeter than Sungold at sometimes, but also very acidic, which takes away from the impression of sweetness.

Matt Wild's Cherry have a very smooth and refined taste unexpected for a currant sized tomato, but the fruits are too small to satisfy my appetite.
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I'm growing Sun Cherry Extra Sweet and Sun Sugar for the first time. I am thinking they will be sweet by their names. We'll see in a few months.
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I have not personally grown Sweet Aperitif but I've read on threads here it is sweet and gets high marks. Maybe some that grow it will chime in.
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Finally I decide to settle on 4 cherry varieties.
Sun Gold
Esterina F2
Black Cherry
Indigo Cherry Drop
the last 3 will be the first time in my garden.
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Old February 5, 2017   #11
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Finally I decide to settle on 4 cherry varieties.
Sun Gold
Esterina F2
Black Cherry
Indigo Cherry Drop
the last 3 will be the first time in my garden.
Black Cherry will be the best, I have high expectation of my seeds. Make sure you have a very big and tall trellis.
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I think so much depends on the garden...
I have grown the bumblebees, they are very good, but not as complex and powerful as sungold ( and not super sweet).

My sweetest is Snow White cherry. Ildi has come close, only when under stress ( low water and in a container). I hated Isis candy, it split like crazy, had a bland watery flavour and was kind of seedy. Black cherry is bland, all the reds and pinks I have tried are just " okay".

This year I am growing sunsugar, snow white, sweetie, black and pink bumblebees and maglia Rosa.
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I forgot two - Super Sweet 100 and Sweet Million.

EDIT - There's also one called Sweetie - an OP. All the others I listed are F1s.
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I often wonder what an artificial tomato flavor would taste like.
Nothing else tastes like the real thing.
Did you know the they have a vomit flavored jelly bean?

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Vomit flavored jelly beans?
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