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Old March 18, 2018   #16
isuhunter
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Thanks for all the thoughts!

I'm leaning towards Big Beef and Sungold/Sunsugar (depends which one I can get seed through). I'm frustrated on ordering seeds.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #17
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If I had to make a recommendation to a novice gardener for an all around tomato I would not hesitate to say Early Girl. It is a basic tomato that is dependable, has good flavor, is useful in most any application, and is probably close to what he has in mind. A little success and he will be ready to try something new.
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That is not even a doable choice. Taste is so subjective, some people like sweet, some like acid, some like strong tomato taste and some only like mild tomatoes. I would generally stick with something red or pink, though, unless you know they are open minded about tomatoes. Many people don' t want anything other than a medium, round, blemish free tomato like they see in the store.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #19
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Best all around...I would give them Big Beef F1.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #20
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Champion II (not the dwarf version) is a good red tomato hybrid.
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I like Rebel Yell, Crnkovic Yugoslavian, Chapman or Brandywine Sudduth's for good beefsteaks. If you want something a bit earlier, but still tastes good, try one of our Mat-Su Express.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #22
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I like Rebel Yell, Crnkovic Yugoslavian, Chapman or Brandywine Sudduth's for good beefsteaks. If you want something a bit earlier, but still tastes good, try one of our Mat-Su Express.
How does one get Mat-Su Express seeds?
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