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Old March 23, 2020   #1
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Default Caspian Pink

My all time favorite! Can't say enough about this tomato. It is a rather "late" variety in my garden but well worth the wait. It is has a wonderful balance of sweet and acid taste. Plenty of juice and nice after taste. It tends to be rather stingy on production, but I plant 3 plants of this variety each season due to that fact. It ripens with green shoulders but tend to fade as the tomato ripens. It will have radial cracks around the stem depending on temps. and watering conditions but nothing to drastic. It is a regular leaf tomato and has few disease problems in my garden. If you haven't tried this tomato...Please give it a try! It is my all time favorite "pink" tomato.
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Old March 23, 2020   #2
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My all time favorite! Can't say enough about this tomato. It is a rather "late" variety in my garden but well worth the wait. It is has a wonderful balance of sweet and acid taste. Plenty of juice and nice after taste. It tends to be rather stingy on production, but I plant 3 plants of this variety each season due to that fact. It ripens with green shoulders but tend to fade as the tomato ripens. It will have radial cracks around the stem depending on temps. and watering conditions but nothing to drastic. It is a regular leaf tomato and has few disease problems in my garden. If you haven't tried this tomato...Please give it a try! It is my all time favorite "pink" tomato.
Good taste, but like you say, pretty late and really low productivity - I don't have the space or season to dedicate to it. Lots of good, earlier, & more productive pinks around.
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Beautiful tomatoes and taste as good as they look!
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One of the original varieties we have grown since 1999 when I discovered (HA!) heirlooms. Most years since then it has been in our gardens. Great choice.
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Caspian Pink produces fruit rather late in my garden, but it is one tough plant and hangs in there when many other tomato plants fail. In my opinion it is one of the best tasting slicer for BLTs and well worth the wait.
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Gonna have to try that one Doug.
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For me the production was actually very good. Very big tomatoes of a uniform shape, cracks quite a bit at the shoulders though.
The plants look terrible however, never had something with so much leaf roll.
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Caspian Pink has good enough production, large slicer, large core, mediocre flavor. Other large pinks that should be on the agenda include Stump of the World, Dester, Terhune, Daniels, and Dora. IMO, any of these have better flavor than Caspian Pink.
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Caspian Pink has good enough production, large slicer, large core, mediocre flavor. Other large pinks that should be on the agenda include Stump of the World, Dester, Terhune, Daniels, and Dora. IMO, any of these have better flavor than Caspian Pink.
It may be that regional experiences as to flavor are at play with Caspian Pink. Darrell's suggestions also are very good choices in my part of the world and also deserve a try. Since you are both in the southern part of the country, Fusion's experience would most likely count more.
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