Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 24, 2015   #1
jmsieglaff
Tomatovillian™
 
jmsieglaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern WI
Posts: 2,211
Default Yet another....Garnet Cherry Tomato

Has anyone grown Garnet Cherry tomato?

http://www.tomatogrowers.com/GARNET/productinfo/6430/

Thoughts?
jmsieglaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24, 2015   #2
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 10,273
Default

I've been looking at this one all year long in the 2015 catalog. I should have put it on a wish list. Coloring can make tomatoes and most other things taste better.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24, 2015   #3
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 7,769
Default

They are very attractive, and her description makes me want them, like I need more seeds.
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26, 2015   #4
bitterwort
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MN Zone4b
Posts: 230
Default

I grew them last year in a pot in what was otherwise lousy tomato-growing weather, and I thought they were great. The plant bore pretty well considering and kept going later in the season than most of the others (despite heavy winds and rains knocking the pots over once they were loaded with fruit). The fruits were pretty and the flavor was great, sweet but with a little extra kick. I'm planting them again next year. Marsha, you do need more seeds.
__________________
Bitterwort
bitterwort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26, 2015   #5
Gardeneer
Tomatovillian™
 
Gardeneer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NC - zone 8a - heat zone 7
Posts: 4,527
Default

I like the color and size. BUT then it is loaded with seeds. Not my choice. YMMV

Gardeneer
Gardeneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26, 2015   #6
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 7,769
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bitterwort View Post
I grew them last year in a pot in what was otherwise lousy tomato-growing weather, and I thought they were great. The plant bore pretty well considering and kept going later in the season than most of the others (despite heavy winds and rains knocking the pots over once they were loaded with fruit). The fruits were pretty and the flavor was great, sweet but with a little extra kick. I'm planting them again next year. Marsha, you do need more seeds.
Noooooooooooo.........
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26, 2015   #7
Gardenboy
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oakland Park, FL
Posts: 498
Default

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
Gardenboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27, 2015   #8
jmsieglaff
Tomatovillian™
 
jmsieglaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern WI
Posts: 2,211
Default

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

Looks like this is a variety not many have tried, makes me even more intrigued to try it. Every winter this happens--the list of want to grow swells way beyond the garden size.
jmsieglaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27, 2015   #9
ddsack
Tomatovillian™
 
ddsack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northern Minnesota - zone 3
Posts: 2,650
Default

Well, shoot! I just placed an order with TGS for five items about 2 hours ago, and I could just as well have added this one, if I'd read this thread a little sooner! It does sound like a good one.
__________________
Dee

**************
ddsack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27, 2015   #10
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 10,273
Default

I just added Garnet to my MMMM wish list.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27, 2015   #11
Deborah
Riding The Crazy Train Again
 
Deborah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Marcos, California
Posts: 2,562
Default

Hmmm... garnets are one of my favorite gems... Should I grow this tomato for that reason or am I just catching the addiction bug from you guys? Uh oh...
__________________
"The righteous one cares for the needs of his animal". Proverbs 12:10
Deborah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7, 2015   #12
chancethegardener
Tomatovillian™
 
chancethegardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 607
Default

Garnet has excellent flavor and production. I highly recommend it.
chancethegardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Days Ago   #13
jmsieglaff
Tomatovillian™
 
jmsieglaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern WI
Posts: 2,211
Default

I can now second the Garnet recommendation. I grew it in 2017. It was an extremely vigorous vine, exhibited excellent foliage health, had production out of this world and offers excellent flavor. I am growing it again in 2018.
jmsieglaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3 Days Ago   #14
natural
Tomatovillian™
 
natural's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North GA
Posts: 486
Default

I grew it last year as well. It was good and very productive for me as well. I still prefer Rosella for flavor though.
natural is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2 Days Ago   #15
jmsieglaff
Tomatovillian™
 
jmsieglaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern WI
Posts: 2,211
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by natural View Post
I grew it last year as well. It was good and very productive for me as well. I still prefer Rosella for flavor though.
I've got seeds for that one. I'll have to give Rosella a whirl in 2019. I've already got too many cherries lined up for 2018.

How was the plant health/size compared to Garnet?
jmsieglaff 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 03:26 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★