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Old December 19, 2018   #1
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Default Pink Potato leaf similar to Rebel Yell....

What would you suggest as an alternative to Rebel Yell? Looking for something similar in taste and size. Any suggestions?
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Old December 19, 2018   #2
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I would suggest German Queen.
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Old December 19, 2018   #3
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Elgin Pink is very good, it is one of the best I have trialed.
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Old December 19, 2018   #4
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I highly recommend Chef's Choice Pink (hybrid). I grew it for the first time last year and was amazed by its size, productivity, and Taste! The tomatoes in my avatar pic are Chef's Choice Pinks; I had several that topped 1.5 lbs...

Just for schlitz and giggles, I saved some seed. We'll see what I get...!

Also, I just received my pack of Chef's Choice Black seeds from TotallyTomatoes. I'm excited about this new hybrid!

Merry Christmas, Y'all!
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Barlow Jap and Cowlicks Brandywine both of which are OP's.

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Old December 20, 2018   #6
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Yes, German Queen would be on my shortlist. I will add my family's favorite. Henderson's Pink Ponderosa. It definitely has the taste, but it also simply looks better than most others.
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Old December 20, 2018   #7
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One of the reasons I wanted to try Rebel Yell, aside from the good reviews here, was the fact that Stump of the World is a parent. I always liked that one, and if memory serves me, they are fairly similar. Both are really good.

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Old December 20, 2018   #8
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Earl's Faux. It's been around for a while, and should be grown more.
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I'd go with the parent, Stump of the World. Any descendants would not be an improvement, in my book. I trialed "Rebel Yell" many years go, but it was likely from not yet stable seed, so was not likely the Rebel Yell that is known today.
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Earl's Faux. It's been around for a while, and should be grown more.
I agree, one of my favourite pinks! And a really good producer in my garden, much better than the various Brandywine varieties.

I would also suggest to try Marianna’s Peace, but make sure to get seeds from the strain with smooth shoulders
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Old December 21, 2018   #11
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Thank you all for the suggestions, keep them coming. Earl's Faux and Stump of the World were two I was considering.
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Elgin Pink is very good, it is one of the best I have trialed.
This is my first choice. Second is a tie between Olive Hill, and Pruden's Purple.
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Old December 22, 2018   #13
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Those that suggested Elgin Pink please chime in on its flavor. H-G-C is looking for something similar in taste to Rebel Yell.



Elgin Pink, in my garden, is by far the sweetest pink beefsteak that l have ever trialed. It's taste is similar to many bicolor beefsteaks.
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Old December 26, 2018   #14
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Those that suggested Elgin Pink please chime in on its flavor. H-G-C is looking for something similar in taste to Rebel Yell.



Elgin Pink, in my garden, is by far the sweetest pink beefsteak that l have ever trialed. It's taste is similar to many bicolor beefsteaks.

Thanks for this Tormato, definitely don't want a sweet tomato and not how'd I would classify Rebel Yell at all. Doesn't seem to be a commercial seed source for Elgin Pink either. Pruden's Purple, was another I was debating however.
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Thanks for this Tormato, definitely don't want a sweet tomato and not how'd I would classify Rebel Yell at all. Doesn't seem to be a commercial seed source for Elgin Pink either. Pruden's Purple, was another I was debating however.
In my growing conditions it has plenty of acid to balance the sweet.
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