Who grows what?

Discussion in 'Tomatoes' started by smokyokie, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    What type of tomatoes do you grow? I only grow heirloom varieties. The hybrids are easier to grow, and more productive, but nothing I've tasted in the way of a hybrid can touch the old fashioned sweet tang of a good heirloom. My faves are Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, 1884 Yellow Pinkheart, and Black Cherry.

    What are your faces?

  2. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    Just one tomato for me this year, a patio roma. Super prolific though.
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a very small area so not much variety; just Beefeaters and Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes.
  4. jayfish

    jayfish Newbie

    I like the Brandywine also (two plants), two yellow pear(Wife's Fav), Granny's Paste for sauce!
    Poblanos, jalpanoes, armenian cucumbers, that's it I have a small garden!
  5. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Payson, those Romas are the best for pico de gallo and bruscetta aren't they?

    Ron, those sweet 100s should be named sweet 1,000,000s because of all they make, shouldn't they? I planted them once, and had volunteers for about 10 years.

    Jay, can you post some pix of those Armenian cukes for folks to see? I grew some last year, and man do they get huge. I loved them, but the wife said she likes the dark green ones better, so we've got the dark green ones this year (you know how that goes).

  6. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We planted a bunch of different ones this year...some heirloom, some hybrid...I definitely like the heirloom taste better, can't wait for my first fresh mater sammich!!

    early girl
    super snow white
    sweet 100
    Yellow pear
    West Virginia
    brandywine red
    mortgage lifter
    dinner plate
    russian 117
    black krim
    big rainbow
    brandywine red
    better boy
    golden mama
    early wonder
    long keeper
  7. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    I planted a Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter this year. It's making nice size beefsteak type maters. Flavors good, but with all the rain we've had, it's not a good year to try and judge. Flavor's never as good in any variety when they stay drowned all the time.

    I planted Black Krim 3 years in a row, and never made a single fruit. They must not be well suited to our climate.

    tried the Red Brandywine two or three times, and never got anything that came close to the original potatp leafed Brandywine.

    Honestly, I think the Cherokee Purple is my fave for all around performance and flavor, w/ the 1884 Pinkheart running a close second.

  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    No garden this year but I usually do some romas for sauce, paste and powder, sweet 100's for salads and munching while I'm in the yard, beef steak for sandwiches and better boys for canning.
  9. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never tried the Cherokee Purple's, have seen them a few times. The one golden one I got is a first for Burpee, it's a yellow plum. Stated that it will make conversational sauce...Yellow spaghetti sauce, we'll see, I'm thinking it will be less acidic so I will look at some other options for a yellow sauce.
  10. jayfish

    jayfish Newbie

    Hey Smokyoky
    I don't have a picture of an armenian cucumber, but here is a link to a .pdf.


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