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Old February 9, 2019   #16
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The variety of the responses just go to show how subjective taste is.


And how variable it is, to some. Hopefully you like it, and it has little variability for you.
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Old February 18, 2019   #17
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When I was up in PNW, I planted it couple time, for its being eary. One year it was one of the two earliest.
Taste was good. But fruit size was on the small side. I stopped growing it when I moved to NC , since here earlinessan issue for me. I harvest few bigger varieties in late May.
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Old March 5, 2019   #18
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Another vote for Bloody Butcher. Early tomatoes can be dodgy, but BB has good flavor. Bigger than a cherry tomato, maybe 3 oz. Very early.
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Old March 6, 2019   #19
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I used to grow it every year until I ran out of seeds last year. Grew it side by side with 4th of July (hybrid) and it often won on earliness, always on taste. Thick skin.

Its best feature is being an early producer, once the fuller sized varieties come on-board, its status gets relegated to gifting, sauce making and cooking.
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One of its advantages is that saladette size tomatoes are far more likely to survive squirrels than larger tomatoes. A sad reality of life in Atlanta - the relentless pressure from rodents.
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Squirrels never touch my tomatoes. A chipmunk, on the other hand, will roll a small saladette several feet over to their hole, take a few bites, and have their fill for the year.
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Let us hope your chipmunks do not teach our chipmunks, and our squirrels do not teach your squirrels.
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May your grey squirrels not teach our black squirrels.
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Old March 8, 2019   #24
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And how variable it is, to some. Hopefully you like it, and it has little variability for you.
I agree with that. I have saved seed for 7 years from a selection from a vendor, that is different in taste from some I bought last year from another vendor. I bought them just to see. My old selection has a very good tomato taste, the newer one reminded me of Stupice, no seed was saved from those.
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I agree with that. I have saved seed for 7 years from a selection from a vendor, that is different in taste from some I bought last year from another vendor. I bought them just to see. My old selection has a very good tomato taste, the newer one reminded me of Stupice, no seed was saved from those.


Maybe there's more than one tomato out there labeled as BB. Marianna's Peace has this issue.
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