Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Member discussion regarding the methods, varieties and merits of growing tomatoes.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 7, 2019   #1
Nematode
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 1,679
Default Malachite Box

I seem to be developing a taste for GWR. Malachite Box is early, has outstanding flavor, good ripeness cues, and good production.
Really liking MB this year!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20190807_51534.jpg (49.7 KB, 167 views)
Nematode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7, 2019   #2
arnorrian
Tomatovillian™
 
arnorrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Serbia
Posts: 169
Default

Looks very similar to Emerald Apple. Both are Russian, probably related.
arnorrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7, 2019   #3
PNW_D
Tomatovillian™
 
PNW_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Coast, Canada
Posts: 873
Default

A little more background on this variety - for the newer members ......

AKA http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/M...vaya_Shkatulka
__________________
D.
PNW_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7, 2019   #4
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 6,518
Default

Malachite Box was early and very productive here, too, the year I grew it. Not sure I'm with you on the ripeness cues.. I guess I was impatient.
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7, 2019   #5
Gerardo
Tomatovillian™
 
Gerardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: San Diego-Tijuana
Posts: 2,589
Default

Malakhitovaya Shkatulka is an outsanding variety by any measure, in conjunction with Cherokee Green and Pit Viper, they form my GWR triad.
Gerardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8, 2019   #6
HudsonValley
Tomatovillian™
 
HudsonValley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Hudson Valley, NY, Zone 6a
Posts: 604
Default

Beautiful! Is it sweet like ARGG, or is it tangy like Green Zebra? So far my favorite green has been Green Mustang, which is somewhat sweet but complex. I’m already starting my list for 2020 and the GWR section is blank. (This year I grew Cherokee Lime, which is another good one.)
HudsonValley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8, 2019   #7
zipcode
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Romania/Germany , z 4-6
Posts: 1,289
Default

GWRs are the ★★★★ in terms of taste, and production of the ones I tried was also good.
I find them very easy to tell when ripe. Simple rule: if you're not sure it's ripe, then it's not ripe.
The color will depend on temperature however, the last fruits in very cold weather are a lot greener and harder to tell.
zipcode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 9, 2019   #8
clkeiper
Tomatovillian™
 
clkeiper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 4,192
Default

beautiful. I seem to think GWR are better than most other tomatoes too. although this year I grew Marsha's Wild Thyme Pink... its awesome too.
__________________
carolyn k
clkeiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Weeks Ago   #9
mayax68
Tomatovillian™
 
mayax68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: USA, CT
Posts: 102
Default

I grew it this year as well as last year. It was the weakest and most disease prone plan in my garden as well in the garden of my father in law. We grew two plants each and mine are gone already. But the taste of the ripened tomatoes, the couple I was able to get was simply amazing. It tasted like brandywine, but green: both acidic and sweet at the same time. I am torn About growing it again due to its weak habit. Does anyone else have this problem with this variety?
mayax68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Weeks Ago   #10
peppero
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: selmer, tn
Posts: 2,940
Default GWR Matoes

I have grown several varieties and ALL have excellent taste.

Jpn
peppero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Weeks Ago   #11
Gardadore
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
Posts: 256
Default

Mayax68 I also share your experience of Malachite Box being weak and disease prone. It was the first plant I had to pull this year because all the leaves shriveled up. BUT it is the most fantastic tasting GWR so I valiantly persevere each year hoping to get a few ripe ones before it succumbs. It is also an earlier one compared to my other favorites. I think we got two good ripe ones this year that were great. The others did not ripen once the stalk died.
Fortunately I have other good GWR’s as well like Green Gables and Cherokee Lime Stripes this year. Next year I will grow Cherokee Green and Green Giant again.

Last edited by Gardadore; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:10 AM.
Gardadore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:36 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2019 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★