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Old March 29, 2017   #1
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Default Marinda F1 - first supermarket tomato with great taste

I'm really surprised, today I invested a small fortune in a few tomatoes - 3,49€ for 4 small tomatoes because these tomatoes had a huge "top flavor" sign on them. So usually, in german supermarkets, you get nothing but red waterballs grown in huge greenhouses in soilless systems in the Netherlands. Beside that, Kumato has found it's place in some supermarkets, but I find it tastes just as bland as the others. Last year, one supmerarket offered a few special looking tomatoes (Pineapple, San Marzano, Green Zebra...) but they had no taste whatsoever.

So I was sceptical when I saw these but I just HAD to try them. Turns out that they are simply amazing. Grown in soil in italy, I think that's what makes the difference. It tastes just as good as my tomatoes in summer...
Full tomato flavor, some acidity but not unpleasant.

So now I'm sitting here, eating a tomato like an apple and enjoying the taste of summer 1,5 months before plant out dateSadly I'm reacting quite bad to it and my lips are burning like hell, but who cares?
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Old March 29, 2017   #2
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Splash your lips with cold water and keep enjoying! Great find!
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I'm really surprised, today I invested a small fortune in a few tomatoes - 3,49€ for 4 small tomatoes because these tomatoes had a huge "top flavor" sign on them. So usually, in german supermarketm, you get nothing but red waterballs grown in huge greenhouses in soilless systems in the Netherlands. Beside that, Kumato has found it's place in some supermarkets, but I find it tastes just as bland as the others. Last year, one supmerarket offered a few special looking tomatoes (Pineapple, San Marzano, Green Zebra...) but they had no taste whatsoever.

So I was sceptical when I saw these but I just HAD to try them. Turns out that they are simply amazing. Grown in soil in italy, I think that's what makes the difference. It tastes just as good as my tomatoes in summer...
Full tomato flavor, some acidity but not unpleasant.

So now I'm sitting here, eating a tomato like an apple and enjoying the taste of summer 1,5 months before plant out dateSadly I'm reacting quite bad to it and my lips are burning like hell, but who cares?


Translated to "You are what you eat".
As a transplanted Bavarian I know what you mean.I am going full Hugel/No Till after not being happy with the container regimen.
My "Omma"and I as a kleiner used to eat maters of the vine but with a salt shaker.She had her garden down next to the community type gardens that were next to the train tracks as you see in Germany often.
That brings back memorys.
Thanx.
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http://www.tomatenmitgeschmack.de/sh...&p1=390&p2=393

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Wunderbar. I too found some excellent tasting tomatoes, a red cherry with the name 'red Desire'. That might just be the marketing title, but they are just as fine as my won cherry toms...!
I might even take a few seeds!
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I found that one too
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