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Old April 14, 2018   #1
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Hi all-

I’m working on my grow list and aiming to start seed tomorrow. Here are my thoughts, I welcome any feedback!

Pinks
1) Weisnicht’s Ukrainian
2) Aunt Ginny’s Purple
3) Dutka’s Pink
Could consider Pruden’s Purple, Dester or Stump of the World or Pervaya Lyubov nstead of one of the above.

Blacks
4) Indian Stripe
5) Black Krim, Paul Robeson, Pink Berkeley Tie Die, JD’s Special CTex (any recommendation?)

Reds
6) Rutgers 250
7) Opalka
8) Ludmilla’s Red Plum
Could consider Mule Team or Kukla’s Portuguese Heart instead of one of these.

Cherry
9) Black Cherry

Too many choices, not enough space!
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Old April 14, 2018   #2
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The only two on your list I've grown are Black Krim & Black Cherry. Each has a good taste and is popular. We grew them with no supplementary water and they survived it. Kind of care-free, although Black Cherry gets big & gangly, and the fruit splits a lot. It didn't give us a ton of product.

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Personally, I am a fan of Dester... so I always encourage people to try it at least once.
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Old April 14, 2018   #4
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In my garden, with those choices, and only 9 plants, it would be 3 of Aunt Ginny's Purple and 2 each of Pruden's Purple, Dester and SOTW.

But seriously, as a second black tomato (because most black tomatoes are hideous to me), I'd go with PBTD or GGWT, rather than Black Krim.
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I hate it when I lose my post and have to start over. Basically, with 9 plants, I go for production. I believe our climates would be similar. For pinks with that as a consideration I would go with Aunt Ginny's, Pruden's and SOTW.

That being said, I have a huge weakness for the incomparable flavor of Black Krim regardless. Indian Stripe is wonderful, early and productive.

I haven't grown several of your red choices but love Opalka. Kukla's is a wonderful meaty variety, but too stingy for me. My go-to reds that have earned their places in my garden are Klara, Matina, Maya and Sion's Airdrie Classic, Michalych and Nepal. They are all workhorses.
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Of the pinks, I've only grown SOTW - which was excellent. I've grown all the blacks on your list except JD's. The best for me was the potato leaf Indian Stripe, which was earlier and at least as good as Black Krim, and produced more. I haven't grown any of your reds, but would highly recommend Sakharnyi Pudovichok next time around. It will do well, even if you have a cool summer, is highly productive, and tastes great!
(It germinates a bit slower than most.)

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(who was born and raised in NH - Hanover Center - which is no where near the center of Hanover.)
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I'd also recommend Black krim, if your space is limited..
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Hi all:

Thanks for your thoughts. I used to garden in a community plot where I had an abundance of space. Now, I have three 3x6 raised beds and possibly some containers in my yard. I do like this better because I see the plants every morning and evening and can attend to them quickly. I’ve done two years in this space so far, trying some different varieties each year. Last year, I did:

Red Brandywine
Druzba
Jaune Flamme
KBX
Damsel
PBTD
Eva Purple Ball
SOTW - Regular Leaf
Black Cherry
Blush

The last two shared a Gardeners Supply Self Watering planter.

The year before, I had:

Istra
Cowlick’s Brandywine
Brandywine Red
Big Beef
Park’s Whopper
KBX

I do have some seed choices other than what I listed in my first post- for example, I have Maya and Sion's Airdrie Classic, which I might add.

Maybe I should grow nothing but tomatoes this year so I can fit more plants!!
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I know where Hanover Center is- we live in the UV.
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Maya and Sion is a keeper, Weinicht Ukrainian is totally delish and productive.
BK is iffy for me so IS my better choice, i grew C tex last year and it was early and productive and tasty as well.
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Originally Posted by gryffin View Post
I know where Hanover Center is- we live in the UV.
Ah yes, the Upper Valley, and the "Valley News". I haven't been back for a while. I forgot to mention that I grew the IS in a container, and that it's a compact indeterminate.

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Paul Robeson is delicious, but late-bearing and unpredictable yield for me. Dwarf Tasmanian Chocolate is New Big Dwarf crossed with Paul Robeson, and I like it just as well. I also have a dark saladette I like called Bola Maciza. PBTD is good, too.
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Another vote for DTC from me as well. Paul R.. cannot recommend so wholeheartedly. It was tricky and didn't really produce many fruits.
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I've always heard great things about Tas. Chocolate.

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Old April 21, 2018   #15
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You're going to love Aunt Ginny's Purple. It's in my garden every year. So are Prudens Purple, Dester, and sometimes Stump. All of those are awesome. You can't go wrong. If I could only plant one it would be AGP.
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