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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 January 8, 2017   #3
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Big Beef is my standard

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Old January 8, 2017   #4
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Marbonne tastes good.
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Old January 9, 2017   #5
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Thanks for all the replies!!!!'!!!
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Old February 3, 2017   #6
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Big Beef f1 purchased!!!!

Not done shopping...
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Old February 3, 2017   #7
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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'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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Early Girl is the most popular hybrid in AK, it tastes good and is a production machine.
Big Beef has been popular for years too, good production, decent taste.
Momotaro tastes great, fair production
Brandy Boy tastes great, very good taste, good production in the right hands.
Trust taste pretty good, great production.
Tomimaru muchoo has a good taste, grown by some market gardeners up here in AK
Garden Treasure taste good, produces good
I have grown many hybrids for 25 years, these are the better ones I have tried.
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I usually only grow hybrid cherry tomatoes. Here's my list

Esterina F1
SunGold F1
Orange Paruche F1
Toronjina F1
As well as others i am drawing a blank on
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Big Beef, Big Boy, Supersteak & Lemon Boy are some that I normally grow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AKmark View Post
Early Girl is the most popular hybrid in AK, it tastes good and is a production machine.
Big Beef has been popular for years too, good production, decent taste.
Momotaro tastes great, fair production
Brandy Boy tastes great, very good taste, good production in the right hands.
Trust taste pretty good, great production.
Tomimaru muchoo has a good taste, grown by some market gardeners up here in AK
Garden Treasure taste good, produces good
I have grown many hybrids for 25 years, these are the better ones I have tried.
Have you tried New Girl? I have some waiting to sprout right now.
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I've grown New Girl last year, they were early and productive, semi firm. I forgot what the taste was like, but they will come back in the garden for sure as they are reliable.
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Thanks for the review, I bought them on a whim to try as my early red hybrid. Hope they taste decent.
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