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Old March 14, 2019   #1
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In no particular order, here are the ones I am growing this year. I have one open spot, which I leave to you, the members in good standing here at T-ville, to suggest. I will grow the variety that is suggested by the most people, assuming I have it in my collection (which is about 500 varieties).

Brandywine, Sudduth
Caspian Pink
Linda's Faux
Earl's Faux
Cuostralee (sic)
Bear Claw
Zogola
Wes
Kristina Vatcheva
Rebel Yell
Neves Azorean Red
True Black Brandywine (Baker Creek)
Sokolades
Margaret Curtain
Black Cherry
Grandma Oliver's Chocolate
Big Cheef (sic)
Bloody Butcher
Prue
Dr. Lyle
Terhune
Eva Purple Ball
SNFLA
Red Brandywine (original 1999 seed to test SNFLA origin)
KBX
Golden Jubilee
Azoychka
Tom's Yellow Wonder
Virginia Sweets
Green Gables
Malachite Box
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Old March 14, 2019   #2
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I would cast my vote for "Grandma Oliver's Chocolate". You must grow this one sometime soon. It is just "wonderfully different" with complex flavors that are over the top. This is a real "thoroughbred". The perfect balance of sweetness and acidity makes Cherokee Purple seem like a "sour puss".
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Old March 14, 2019   #3
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I would cast my vote for "Grandma Oliver's Chocolate". You must grow this one sometime soon. It is just "wonderfully different" with complex flavors that are over the top. This is a real "thoroughbred". The perfect balance of sweetness and acidity makes Cherokee Purple seem like a "sour puss".
Yeah. it's already on my list. I posted the ones I am growing, and I solicited input for one additional variety. Thanks.
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Old March 14, 2019   #4
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Hi,

500 varieties? That's a fantastic collection!

I really must explore more tomato varieties, as I am clearly missing out! I guess I was unaware of the volume of tomato strains.

I don't have any suggestions but I am eager to see what people recommend and also read up on the varieties you posted.

Best of luck on your season!
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Blush
Little Lucky
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Old March 14, 2019   #6
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An absolute must is :



Thessaloniki


Owen's Purple


Black from Tula


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SunGold, African Queen, KBX
(Big Cheef is the username of the person it was named for, spelled just like that )
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Indian Stripe Potato Leaf, Carbon, Orange Jazz
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Shannon’s
Cherokee Purple
KBX
Green Giant
Cuostralee

Those are my mainstays. Every year.

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Yeah. it's already on my list. I posted the ones I am growing, and I solicited input for one additional variety. Thanks.

Sorry about that. Sometimes I read too fast. Uhhhh .... It's a senior thing.

I'll recommend "Shadow Boxing - Type 4". And, here's a picture of it. Folks who haven't tried this one will wonder why they waited so long. Compact size plants load up and the taste rivals the best - slightly sweet but full and complex with a subtle smoothness.
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Old March 15, 2019   #11
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KBX is already on my list; I grow that one every year. Looks like Sungold looks to be the most recommended thus far. I've grown it before, but it's a hybrid, so I didn't save seed. I do have some that I received in a trade, though. Keep the suggestions coming. Of those suggested thus far I do not have Shadow Boxing, Orange Jazz, Blush, or Owen's Purple. Not sure about African Queen without looking at my list, and I'm not at home now.
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I think Owen's Purple is available right now from an offer by Gardenboy, and is highly recommended; haven't grown it yet myself but it's on my list. Check the trade available forum if interested.

Looking at your grow list, I suggest Chocolate Cherry, just because it's better than Black Cherry ( ), Black Prince, or Jutland. All consistent winners here.
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Sorry about that. Sometimes I read too fast. Uhhhh .... It's a senior thing.

I'll recommend "Shadow Boxing - Type 4". And, here's a picture of it. Folks who haven't tried this one will wonder why they waited so long. Compact size plants load up and the taste rivals the best - slightly sweet but full and complex with a subtle smoothness.


That's a surprise. I thought "Shadow Boxing" (the unstable ones that made the rounds) had basically disappeared.
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Crnkovic Yugoslavian or Italian Purple.
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That's a surprise. I thought "Shadow Boxing" (the unstable ones that made the rounds) had basically disappeared.
Well, I've grown this one 3 times and have always had the one I pictured. As long as I'm having a garden, I will keep this one going. The taste is too good to let it get away. And my one plant (first time) put on approx. 4 dozen fruits. How could I let one with those characteristics fall aside. I'm growing it again this coming season.
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