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Offline brookscj

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 12:20:03 am »
I like the Cherokee purple heirloom.  Great taste and interesting color.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2017, 12:38:06 am »
I just got a Cherokee purple heirloom from a friend,  I can't wait to taste it!  My favorite is the 4th of July tomato. They are packed with flavor!

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 01:52:01 am »
My favorite is a nice red ripe tomato, variety depends on what you are eating it with, in or by its self.   I don't really care for fried green tomatoes but my wife does.  A good ripe tomato, fresh corn, pink eyed purple hull peas, fried okra, cornbread, maybe some squash variety, and some peppers makes a great meal with some ice tea to wash it down with.
My first set of tomatoes are just about through making, I had them ready early, they were blooming and had a few tomatoes on when it got warm enough to set them out, and in south Mississippi that is fairly early.

Good luck to you all in your gardens,

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 10:55:35 am »
My favorite is a nice red ripe tomato, variety depends on what you are eating it with, in or by its self.   I don't really care for fried green tomatoes but my wife does.  A good ripe tomato, fresh corn, pink eyed purple hull peas, fried okra, cornbread, maybe some squash variety, and some peppers makes a great meal with some ice tea to wash it down with.
My first set of tomatoes are just about through making, I had them ready early, they were blooming and had a few tomatoes on when it got warm enough to set them out, and in south Mississippi that is fairly early.

Good luck to you all in your gardens,

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 10:56:39 am »
That sounds like a great tasting meal.
I have a couple of Cherokee chocolates planted this year. Will have to see how the compare to Cherokee Purples.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2017, 02:53:39 am »
Before you complain about this list, check out my website.  http://www.selectedplants.com/

slicers: Brandywine (Sudduth), Crnkovic Yugoslavian, Druzba, Kelloggs Breakfast, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Bear Creek, Black From Tula, Cherokee Purple, Yoders German Yellow

Canners: Picardy, Lynnwood

Paste/Sauce: Heidi, Martino's Roma

Cherry/Grape: Hibor, Sungold, Camp Joy, Dr. Carolyn Pink, Green Grape

Heart: Kosovo, Tastiheart, Anna Russian

Hybrid: Big Beef, Ramapo, Bella Rosa

I could easily name a 30 or 40 more very good flavored tomatoes. 
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2017, 11:26:24 am »
Before you complain about this list, check out my website.  http://www.selectedplants.com/

slicers: Brandywine (Sudduth), Crnkovic Yugoslavian, Druzba, Kelloggs Breakfast, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Bear Creek, Black From Tula, Cherokee Purple, Yoders German Yellow

Canners: Picardy, Lynnwood

Paste/Sauce: Heidi, Martino's Roma

Cherry/Grape: Hibor, Sungold, Camp Joy, Dr. Carolyn Pink, Green Grape

Heart: Kosovo, Tastiheart, Anna Russian

Hybrid: Big Beef, Ramapo, Bella Rosa

I could easily name a 30 or 40 more very good flavored tomatoes.

Would never complain about that list. It is a good looking list.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 11:27:27 am »
Also good looking website.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 12:27:08 pm »
Last year a guy at out farmers market had some Black Russian heirloom tomatoes. They were the best tomatoes I've ever had!
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2017, 04:00:26 pm »
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Last year a guy at out farmers market had some Black Russian heirloom tomatoes. They were the best tomatoes I've ever had!
  This is a sure sign more tomatoes of more varieties need to be sampled.  I rate Black Russian 7.5 on a scale 1 to 10.  Brandywine sometimes gets to 9.5.  I have an experimental breeding line that can hit 10.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2017, 06:10:44 pm »
I really like my brandywine but I also like an oxheart orange a lot. Of the two I like the oxheart orange probably better but have a harder time growing it.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2017, 08:34:50 pm »
Most of you are talking about varieties that I have tried with very little luck, except for sungold I do much better with celebrity, better boy, and heatwave.  I tried Wild boar and this was the best tasting of all for the 2 or 3 I got eat  before blossom end rot took its toll.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2017, 08:50:43 pm »
Anything you grow is better than anything you buy even if it came from HD.  Although I have heard people say the blight came from the box stores.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2017, 09:40:12 am »
Anything you grow is better than anything you buy even if it came from HD.  Although I have heard people say the blight came from the box stores.

I heard that also but I buy some  better boys and a few others most years and they seem to do ok, especially the heirlooms. I grow most of mine from seed though.