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Old January 8, 2017   #1
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Default Looking for Best Flavored Hybrids

All seed listings make every hybrid sound delicious and productive......And therefore difficult to select a limited few.

Which are the best flavored hybrids for my area.

Weather has been yo-yoing year to year....From a very cold rainy late March weather up to mid June then jump into a very short warm summer and Indian Fall to last summer very hot with nine days of ninety degree day in a row and a general lack of rain. This is New England!

Figure a few heat loving and a few cold loving and a few in the middle.
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Old January 8, 2017   #2
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I haven't tried a lot of hybrids, but these taste good to us:

Early Girl
Sungold
Big Beef
Sweet 100
Supersweet Cherry 100
Momotaro
Celebrity
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Old February 3, 2017   #3
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I haven't tried a lot of hybrids, but these taste good to us:

Early Girl
Sungold
Big Beef
Sweet 100
Supersweet Cherry 100
Momotaro
Celebrity

Have you tried the other gold / yellow cherry tomato that Tomato Growers sells??? Im asking because it is supposed to be crack resistant.
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Old January 8, 2017   #4
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Big Beef is my standard

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Old January 8, 2017   #5
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Marbonne tastes good.
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Old May 31, 2017   #6
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Marbonne tastes good.
Hi. What was the yield of marbonne? Can you tell us more about this variety. I'm very interested in growing margold, marbonne and marnero.
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Old January 8, 2017   #7
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Thanks for all the replies!!!!'!!!
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Old February 3, 2017   #8
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Big Beef f1 purchased!!!!

Not done shopping...
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Old February 3, 2017   #9
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I'd add that when choosing hybrids, flavor isn't at the top of the list for traits I'm looking for. Customers that want to grow/eat hybrids are the types that think a tomato is red/round/easy/and taste like a store bought. I go for best prod/disease resistance instead since more bland tomatoes typically make customers more happy than less of slightly better tasting tomatoes, thats my 2cent. But I do grow BB F1 pretty much every year. It has both traits.
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I am down in Lexington, SC, just outside of Columbia.Do you grow any heirlooms?If so do you have any tricks for keeping them healthy?Family favorite is Cherokee Purple but have to fight to keep plant healthy / alive!!
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Old January 13, 2018   #11
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Among all the heirlooms I grow (over 200 varieties per year in recent years), a few hybrids hold their own, and make my grow list every year. Big Boy F1 and Big Beef F1 top the list for beefsteaks, and Jet Star F1 is not bad, but a very reliable producer. Sungold F1 and Esterina F1 are always in my cherry patch. Cherry Bomb F1 from Johnny's produced stunning numbers of really tasty red cherries, and Juliet F1 fills a niche I haven't been able to find an OP replacement for, as it is bullet-proof in my fungus-laden garden.
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Thank you very much for your reply.One I can vouch for even in my horrible growing conditions is Big Beef.Has performed better than all others over last 5/6 years.Spring to first frost.Only plant I have grown that will do that.
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Me again, is there any schedule of spraying, foliar feeding, ect. that you use to keep your heirlooms healthy.You are in a totally different growing environment but would appreciate any help or suggestions.
With temps. 95+s July & August and max humidity perfect environment for every foliar disease.
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I'll probably grow a couple Big Beef every year, for give-aways and a production benchmark, even though I love the heirlooms so much more.
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Ricky, that's funny because I do the same! BB produces much more than my heirlooms and if I have a tablefull of tomatoes, I give away the BB!! That being said, BB is my favorite Hybrid and it's been in my garden for a long time! It's my standard as well.

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