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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #31
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Chocolate Beefsteak was absolute best of the best in term of flavour.
And this is not just my and my husband opinion - the raccoons in the area can confirm that too. They were consistently devouring the fruits from Chocolate Beefsteak plant ignoring all other ripe tomatoes... I had to isolate and wrap the Chocolate Beefsteak plant in bird's netting trying to keep raccoons away from it - but hey ripped it and continued to steal the fruits. At the end, I started to harvest the semi-ripe Chocolate Beefsteak tomatoes and let them ripen in the house, so I can enjoy them too. Those beasts have a d amn good taste!
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Our Golden Retriever will only eat Sungold and Pink Princess. If he catches any others he drops them quick.

The possums, on the other hand, seem to eat anything ripe.
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Disliking black tomatoes is akin to heresy.
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Disliking black tomatoes is akin to heresy.
Hahaha. Absolutely right.
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HA!

Our Golden Retriever will only eat Sungold and Pink Princess. If he catches any others he drops them quick.

The possums, on the other hand, seem to eat anything ripe.
It's the same here! Our tomato connoisseur, Abbey (a yellow lab mix) much prefers Sungold to the other cherry varieties and if I'm not "getting It" she will go and sit close to the Sungold plant to remind me. Guess I need to try her on Pink Princess some time .

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Disliking black tomatoes is akin to heresy.


One man's heresy is another man's hakarl.


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Most green and black tomatoes should go down the rabbit hole.

With respect, I'm sitting here thinking about all the great tomatoes you are missing. My first GWR that I truly liked was from the dwarf project and it changed my mind forever on the subject. I had tried Cherokee Green, but Kelly Green and Emerald Giant were the real mind changers. After that, I discovered a whole new universe of flavors. And, just for the record, Black tomatoes are actually mostly purple tomatoes to me. The most recent ones are usually just a pink or red with a lot of antho in the skin.

So, Tormato, for someone who distributes a lot of happiness to other with your MMMM project each year, I feel a bit sorry for you with your world of tomato likes limited like you say. But, in the end, what a person likes or doesn't is purely a personal quality that mustn't be diminished by others. To each his own.

Again, as I said, with respect.
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With respect, I'm sitting here thinking about all the great tomatoes you are missing. My first GWR that I truly liked was from the dwarf project and it changed my mind forever on the subject. I had tried Cherokee Green, but Kelly Green and Emerald Giant were the real mind changers. After that, I discovered a whole new universe of flavors. And, just for the record, Black tomatoes are actually mostly purple tomatoes to me. The most recent ones are usually just a pink or red with a lot of antho in the skin.

So, Tormato, for someone who distributes a lot of happiness to other with your MMMM project each year, I feel a bit sorry for you with your world of tomato likes limited like you say. But, in the end, what a person likes or doesn't is purely a personal quality that mustn't be diminished by others. To each his own.

Again, as I said, with respect.


Don't feel sorry for me. I've trialed more than 1,000 varieties, with usually 50 to 100+ new ones added every year.



It's the "earthy" flavor of many, but not all, black (purple, as you say) tomatoes that I dislike. Cherokee Purple, for example, is a great tomato without the earthiness, in my garden.



And, it's the "spicy" flavor of many, but not all, green tomatoes that I dislike. Green Giant, for example, is great tomato, in my garden.


I'll keep trialing them, and likely not like most of them. And, I'll keep trialing all the other sizes, shapes, colors, etc...maybe with the exception of very early (~55 DTM, or less) determinate tomatoes. With those, I've yet to find a single one that I consider to have very good flavor.
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For me it's: Kellogg's Breakfast, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye and Cherokee Purple. In that order. Year after year. And as soon as I typed that my brain started going "but...but...but".
And, Carolyn I'm growing Danko again this year, originally from you. I remember it as being really prolific and tasty.
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Someone must say this....They're all good...some are a little better.
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Pink Pioneer is a great one to try. Also Owen's Purple, Black from Tula. Thessaloniki and Aker's West Virginia are great red tomatoes. The only GWR I grow is Aunt Ruby's German Green.
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Black tomatoes are my favourites!

Rosella Purple Dwarf - mmmmmmm.
Rosella Purple Dwarf, I grow them in the earth box containers, they are very good.
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I definitely agree with what others have said about individual tastes as well as growing conditions. I have a friend across town that is a tomato fanatic like me and does tomato tasting events every year. With both of us growing from 50-100+ varieties each year, we always have a few varieties that we both grow in the same year and when we taste the same variety at the same time from her garden and from mine they taste like two different varieties. It has been very interesting to taste the (sometimes considerable) difference between our tomatoes.
ALso, it rarely fails that when there is a variety I've grown that I think is just bland, almost a 'spitter', that will be my mom's favorite variety that year. AND VICE VERSA! It is hilarious, and makes paring down the favorites almost impossible!
That being said, there are two varieties that stand out in my mind as being the favorites in my garden and at the tomato tasting every year they are grown and those are:
1. Ananas Noir
2. Limbaugh's Legacy aka Fred Limbaugh's Pink Potato Top

Never had a bad one from either of those. There are many others I've tried and loved, including Lucid Gem, Arbuznyi, Large Barred Boar, Kellogg's Breakfast, Thomesol White, Russian Queen and several different dwarfs and cherries, but none have had as many trials to know whether they will be consistent favoritesl yet.
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3 varieties I will suggest:

Medovaya Kaplya
Japanese Pink Cherry
Rebel Yell

Two of those are pink varieties - there is something about pink varieties that we across the world like more than others. If you want the best, grow PWR varieties is my experience.

I can add countless varieties of PWR that tastes great.
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I keep coming back to:
Stump of the World
Wins All
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