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Old January 1, 2019   #1
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Default Best Tasting Cerry/Most Productive

I'm looking for the best tasting cherry tomato to sell at market.

Also looking for the highest production great tasting cherry tomatoes.

Aaaand, go!!
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Old January 1, 2019   #2
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My dog and family all agree on 3:

Black cherry
Pink Princess
Sungold

Miles - the dog - usually rejects all others mid flight!
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My vote is for VALENTINE-- it's a grape--no cracking, fantastic production, a huge [lant that never stopped cranking out until a hard frost. It's a huge plant that I kept trimming to keep confined. This year I have to figure out how to support the long branches! It's taste is fanrastic and it is high in lycopine.
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I'm looking for the best tasting cherry tomato to sell at market.

Also looking for the highest production great tasting cherry tomatoes.

Aaaand, go!!
What kind of market is it re how much do your customers know about tomatoes?

High production is variable and depends on the season grown and how you grow your tomatoes.

What tastes great to one person is not often seen as great for most others.

Do you have any preferences as to color, leaf form, determinate or indeterminate, early season or late season?

Or is it anything goes?


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I grow a dozen or more cherries for just that reason Carolyn posted.
Earlies, mid-season and late, and long keepers. I like the cherry bowl full
all season for snacking and quick salads.

Not all are suited for the market seller. SunGold and BlackCherry and the
bumblebees should do well for a mixed basket.
Here is the Johnny's link...I'm trying Edox this year.
https://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetabl...?sz=18&start=0
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I grow 15+ varieties of cherries each year, and our top three always seem to be the same:


- Sunsugar (same awesome taste/appearance as Sungold but with significantly less cracking)


- Sunpeach (sister to Sungold but pink)


_ Sakura (comes on later for me, but sweet and red)


Can you tell I like my cherries sweet?

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Also, for a red grape we like Tammi G. Very prolific and sells well.


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Riesentraube AKA Raisedasnob.
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I like both Sun Gold and Sun Sugar. Like Sue, they pretty much taste the same to me. Both are very sweet tasting. I also really like Tommy Toe. It's a large (for a cherry) red tomato. Tommy Toe has an acidic bite and sweetness as well, with lots of gel/juice. It's always productive for me.
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What kind of market is it re how much do your customers know about tomatoes?

High production is variable and depends on the season grown and how you grow your tomatoes.

What tastes great to one person is not often seen as great for most others.

Do you have any preferences as to color, leaf form, determinate or indeterminate, early season or late season?

Or is it anything goes?


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It's a small farmers market in a town with a population of around 10,000. The market used to be really dinkey and not popular, but the past couple years it has grown and I see a niche that needs filled. That is, something besides a big round red tomato (among other things, but I'm just talking tomatoes here). There was one vendor that sold cherry tomatoes last year. They only sold one variety, and they sold out every single week. Customers would get there early just to make sure they got some cherry tomatoes.

I don't think the customers know that much about tomatoes from what I've gathered. In general I think they will pick up what tastes the best. Though I know for fact that there are many coming that are looking for better variety. Something new.

Early season, late season, color, doesn't matter to me.
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Why not go with small containers / baskets of colorful tomatoes:

I would do:

Sun Orange (an improved SunGold) that does not split - slightly larger than SunGold. Seeds cost a lot more than SunGold but should make up for it in sales. If you don't want to spend the $ upfront on seeds, SunGold is a choice or consider Esterina too.

Sun Peach - (as mentioned early - a sister variety of SunGold) - also does not split
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Nectar (I bought my seeds from Parks) - very sweet and productive. Nectar is brighter red vs Sun Peach. I have not seen any splitting.

SunChocola - Still a cherry but much larger . This would add weight to your basket.


So you have an Orange / Pink/Red / Brown. Those colors would pop out.

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Old January 1, 2019   #12
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I endorse the white Dr. Carolyn cherry tomato. Very strong, good, sweet with tangy flavor. Cracks in warm rain, but otherwise good. Prolific.

Also Post Office Spoonful, about the size of a chickpea, taste is more like a larger tomato. A little small, but really prolific.

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For taste, Brad's Atomic Grape
For Red, Riesentraube or Tommy Toe
For white/yellow Snow White and Barry's Crazy Cherry
For pink, Pink Bumble Bee
For blue, Helsing Junction Blues, Indigo Blueberries or Dancing with Smurf's
For currant Matt's Wild Cherry

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Here, at the farmer's markets, I've never seen any cherry other than SunGold.
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Old January 2, 2019   #15
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You guys have been so helpful in your responses. I really appreciate it. Sungold, or a variety of, seems to be mentioned time and again. I am going to try those. I've plenty of research to do on all of the others mentioned here! Thank you, all!
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