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- Best Tomatoes to grow for taste and yield
Sun 24-Oct-10
10:31 am
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Danny
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Fiona subscribes to Which? Gardening magazine and
they published results of a tomato tasting exercise in the April 2010
issue.

Varieties were blind tasted for Overall taste, flavour and
texture.

The one came out tops in the Taste category was Sioux
(never heard of it before, TBH). Apparently not a great appearance and
skin flecked and some cracked. But that is irrelevant if you intend to
process them. Yield was greater outdoor at 7.4kg per growing bag
compared with 6.9kg indoors.

For interest, these were the other
winners:

Matina was joint 2nd for taste and best yield for growing
indoors

Orkado F1 from Suttons best yield outdoors and very good
indoors also. Sweet, juicy and flavoursome.

Ones to avoid: Alisa
Craig, Alicante, Battito, Cumulus F1, Fantasio F1, Tango F1, Thalassia
F1, Golden Sunrise

Never knowingly underfed

Mon 25-Oct-10
2:27 pm
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Ruthdigs
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Thanks for this Danny.  Out of interest what was the reason for the ones to avoid - poor yield / blight suspectability / taste?

 

Mon 25-Oct-10
3:05 pm
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This year grew = Black Cherry good flavour and yeild stilla few left in greenhouse;Czech's excellent yellow, dissapointment yield good but needed to be eaten underripe or was watery;Speckled Roman 5" long fruits ,good yeild, very fleshy with few seeds,fantastic flavour ,excellent cooked long suffering froze cooked blocks  of them  .

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