So now that I have the rest of the vegetables reviewed, I want to review my most favorite vegetable in 2012-TOMATOES!! There were many I would keep BUT also a LOT I would dump!
ALL-STAR TOMATO LIST!
-Pantano Romanesco-good producer-medium size, excellent old-fashioned flavor
-Costoluto Genovese-good producer-smaller but such a beautiful tomato and excellent old-fashioned flavor
-Goldsman Italian American-big pear shape-my all time favorite for sauce-takes all season to ripen though but worth it
-Fireworks-good early producer-smaller is better for some people and great taste-old fashion flavor
-Beefy Boy-good producer, medium size-good taste
-Matina– smaller earlier tomato-good flavor
-Original Goliath-medium size, few cracks-good taste
-Big Zacs-huge tomato-huge taste! A favorite!
-Striped German-supersweet med to large tomato
-Ananas Noir-wonderful complex sweet flavor-green with a blush-need to plant more
-Virginia Sweet-super super sweet-the sweetest of all tomatoes I grow! One of my favorites!
BLACK OR PURPLE
-Paul Robeson-sweet, complex flavor -Cherokee Purple-sweet, complex flavor
-Cherokee Purple-great sweet complex flavor
-Black Pear-sweet, complex flavor
-Southern Nights-sweet, complex flavor
-Brown Sugar-sweet, complex flavor
-Jaune Flamme-smaller tomato, few cracks-a favorite at the Farmers market
-Lemon Boy-supersweet medium tomato
-Black Cherry-excellent complex flavor-one of my favorites
-Green Grape-sweet fruity flavor
-Sun Sugar-the sweetest flavor of these cherry tomatoes
-Golden Pearl-sweet flavor-very prolific
TOMATO DUMP LIST!
-Beauty Queen-looks great but very bland taste-takes all season to mature
-Gold Medal-looks great but very bland taste, takes all season to mature
-Woodle Orange-not a great producer took all season for a few and taste bland
-Aunt Gertie’s Gold-disappointing flavor
-Honey hybrid-not a great producer-flavor just ok
-Juliet-cherry tomato-some people love it but for me it tasted like grocery store tomatoes
- My favorite sauce tomato to grow-Goldman’s Italian American tomato (giantveggiegardener.com)
- ingredient spotlight: tomato (sabor-kitchen.com)