Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Member discussion regarding the methods, varieties and merits of growing tomatoes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 7, 2019   #1
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 977
Default Bloody Butcher

I have assembled my 2019 crop. They are all purchased plants. One plant is Bloody Butcher; first time growing it. I would be interested in hearing the experiences of those who have grown it.
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast

Last edited by SpookyShoe; February 7, 2019 at 08:44 PM.
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #2
ChiliPeppa
Tomatovillian™
 
ChiliPeppa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Mojave Desert - California
Posts: 369
Default

I have grown it a few times. For me it was always the first to fruit. It also produced all through the very hot summer for me and still had fruit in fall. Flavour ranged from good to mediocre. Since I am in the desert, some fruit has poor flavour as soon as the heat builds up, so in other areas the taste may be much better.
ChiliPeppa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #3
asmx91
Tomatovillian™
 
asmx91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 308
Default


I grow it about 10 years - in the garden and in the greenhouse. It is my earliest and tastiest kind.
asmx91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #4
Tormato
Tomatovillian™
 
Tormato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 4,526
Default

An emoji is worth a thousand words...
Tormato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #5
Fusion_power
Tomatovillian™
 
Fusion_power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,068
Default

No emoji for me, instead a few words to describe it.


Early tomatoes are notorious for bland flavor. Bloody Butcher is the exception in that it usually has very good but not sweet flavor. I recommend it to my customers as an early tomato in golf ball or a tad larger size.
Fusion_power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #6
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 977
Default

Differing opinions from good to bad.
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #7
slugworth
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: connecticut,usa
Posts: 658
Default

I had to get the seeds online this year.
Burpee used to sell them in stores under the heirloom section.
A good early tomato.
slugworth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #8
jtjmartin
Tomatovillian™
 
jtjmartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Williamsburg VA Zone 7b
Posts: 1,073
Default

I agree with everything said.

It was good as an early tomato - especially after enduring a few store bought tomatoes in salads during winter. But, the taste falls farther and farther behind the others as the season progresses. I would never slice one mid summer for a sandwich but they were still good for sauce.


Jeff
jtjmartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #9
jtjmartin
Tomatovillian™
 
jtjmartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Williamsburg VA Zone 7b
Posts: 1,073
Default

Oh, very productive and healthy. Mine kept on producing through Virginia heat.

Jeff
jtjmartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7, 2019   #10
Nematode
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 1,680
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtjmartin View Post
I agree with everything said.

It was good as an early tomato - especially after enduring a few store bought tomatoes in salads during winter. But, the taste falls farther and farther behind the others as the season progresses. I would never slice one mid summer for a sandwich but they were still good for sauce.


Jeff
My experience as well
Nematode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8, 2019   #11
Moshou
Tomatovillian™
 
Moshou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 454
Default

pretty early, good taste and productive
__________________
Knowledge is knowing the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting in your fruit salad
Moshou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8, 2019   #12
FarmerShawn
Tomatovillian™
 
FarmerShawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 784
Default

I started growing it years ago just for the name, and have never been inclined to remove it from my "always grow" list. I now have market customers who request it by name. I find it both early and tasty, and productive to boot.
__________________
"Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT'S bad for you!"
-- Tommy Smothers
FarmerShawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8, 2019   #13
DapsSeeds
Tomatovillian™
 
DapsSeeds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Drenthe, The Netherlands
Posts: 75
Default

Early but forgettable
DapsSeeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8, 2019   #14
SpookyShoe
Tomatovillian™
 
SpookyShoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: El Lago, Texas
Posts: 977
Default

The variety of the responses just go to show how subjective taste is.
__________________
Donna, Zone 9, Texas Gulf Coast
SpookyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 8, 2019   #15
ScottinAtlanta
Tomatovillian™
 
ScottinAtlanta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 2,402
Default

I grow it every year here in Atlanta - a good steady producer through the whole summer. Not incredibly prolific, but reliable and steady. Also seems to resist disease pretty well in our humid climate.
ScottinAtlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:47 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2019 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★