Home Grown Tomato survey 2013

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2013, 17:29 »
Gardeners Delight: Yield 9 - Taste 7

Late starter with these, started them off outside then moved into the GH. Very impressed with the yield but not so much with the taste, they are not as sweet as I like, very tangy. But great for frying up or on a cheese and potato pie etc.

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2013, 18:43 »
I grew a new one this year Sparta F1also Shirley which is very much the same both good doers in the green house and for tumblers I grew Garden Pearl a freebie from one of the mags, lovely flavour and very prolific. Next year I'm going to try a beefeater I make a lot of home made soup I was thinking these may be better for it ???
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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2013, 16:40 »
Yellow Pear: Yield 10 (can't believe how many toms came off 3 plants), Taste 6 (although when made into soup I'd give them an 8)
Black Krim: Yield 6, Taste 9
Harbinger: Yield 8 Taste 7
Garden Perle: Yield 8, Taste 9

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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2013, 13:01 »
Beefsteak-
Black Prince- Yeild-5  Taste-8 (strong plants, a little untidy in habit, some very large)
Mortgage Lifter- Yeild-4 Taste-8 (late to ripen, excellent flavour)
Purple Beefsteak- Yeild-5 Taste-8 (almost identical to Black Prince in habit and flavour)
Pink Brandywine- Yeild-6 Taste-9 (best of the beefsteaks by far. Amazing flavour this year)
Mediums-
Cedrico- Yeild-6 Flavour-4 (perfect quality for showbench early on. Poor flavour and desiese resistance. Dropped for next year)
Shirley- Yeild-8 Flavour-7 (strong growth, good yields and flavour, dependable year on year)
Goldstar- Yeild-7 Flavour-9 (perfect showbench quality, tidy plants, thin skinned with very good flavour)
Dometica- Yeild-8 Flavour-9 (best medium this year, very upright tidy plants, perfect quality, excellent flavour)

Plum
Shirley's crystal plumb- Yeild-5 Flavour-7 (decent plumb with tidy growth, late to ripen, large fruit)
Roma- Yeild-7 Flavour-7 (perfect for sauces, but very untidy plants, too time consuming, dropped for next year)

Small/cherry
Sungold- Yeild-8 Flavour 7 (was first to crop, too keen to split skins, too many tiny fruits, dropped for next year)
Sakura- Yeild-9 Flavour 10 (best overall for me this year. Amazing flavour, growth habit and Yeild. Recommended)
Flamingo- Yeild-6 Flavour 8 (unusual pink fruit, untidy for a cordon, decent flavour
Derby Striped- Yeild-8 Flavour-6 (unusual striped fruit, better than tigrella)
Tomatoberry Grande- Yeild-9 Flavour-9 (lovely flavour, tidy plants,very attractive fruits in abundance.Recommended)

These were all grown in a greenhouse, between 5 and 8 of each plant. In well enriched borders. Upto 9 trusses when they were stopped. Best tomato year ever this year.

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2013, 16:23 »
Sweet million        9 out of 10
Black Russian        4 out of 10
Trigrella                 7 out of 10
Purple Cherokee 11 out of 10  never grown these before but for a beef steak it is large and flavoursome even when green and fried (some were heavy and fell off in the wind so,  waste not etc  YUM great for a brunch with bacon and eggs

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2013, 16:56 »
Hi Mclare - welcome to the forums and thanks for your contribution, although I can't use it as it is to put together the results as I need 2 "scores" - one for yield and another for taste - I think you've just given an overall rating.

If you click on "modify" you will be able to update your post (and I will then delete this one!)
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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2013, 20:47 »
garden pearl - yield 9 - flavour 0 (was very disappointed in these) grown on allotment with halos

I grew 9 different types of tomatoes in pots at home but some how I mixed all the labels up! the beef stake types were lovely but I got very few ripe ones.

German orange strawberry - yield 3 - flavour 7

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 19:29 »
I tried "G12 F1" from Johnsons, they were superb. yield, 10, taste 9.Will be planting some more next year.

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2013, 12:02 »
Alicante yield 9 taste 7
Ailsa Craig yield 7 tatse 8
Black Cherry yield 10 taste 9
Galina yield 7 taste 7
Peace vine yield 6 taste 8
Pink Brandywine yield 8 taste 10
Chrystal plum yeild 9 taste 7
Brandy sweet plum yield 7 taste 9

All grown in an unheated tunnel in clay soil with comfrey mulch.
These are just my opinions based on what I have read, the filters my brain uses as a product of my upbringing, and the experiences I have had growing food. I am not intending to convince anyone I am right, just supply my opinion when it is asked for. I am also open to changing my opinions! Nick

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2013, 17:05 »
Aranyalma.     Yield 5.  Taste 9.  Yield may have more to do with Verve growbag i put them in than variety.
                      Small thin skinned yellow variety from Heritage Seed Library.
Golden Grape.  Yield 7. Taste 8.  A very small yellow type from HSL.
Essex Wonder.   Yield 9.  Taste 6 fresh and 9 cooked.
Cuban Flower.   Yield 8.  Taste 6.   Huge beefsteak.   Not many tomatoes but they weighed a lot.
Lima Korai.       Yield 9.  Taste 7.
Principe Borghese.   Yield 4.  Taste 8 (cooked).
Candlelight.       Yield 8.  Taste 8.   F1 hybrid i bought in Japan.

All grow outside in large pots apart from Aranyalma and one of the 2 Principe Borgheses.   Those in the growbags did less well in terms of yield.

Oh and I forgot Sungold, which i grew at my parents in Levington's growbags there.

Sungold.   Yield 9.   Taste 9.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2013, 21:31 by AnneB »

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2013, 17:48 »
Orange Paruche  Yield 7 (not a great year for me)  Taste 10 larger version of Sungold, will be growing again  :tongue2:
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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2013, 18:41 »
Gardeners delight: yield 7, flavour 7
Moneymaker: yield 8, flavour 7
Tigrella: yield 10, flavour 9
San Marzano: yield 8, flavour 7.

I may seem to have rated Moneymaker high for taste, but bear in mind, I save my own seed from the very best fruits each year in order to try to keep a higher standard than taking pot luck with bought seed. This may be a factor.

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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2013, 13:02 »
Idli: Yield 9, Flavour 10  All round everybody's favourite, eaten like sweets
gardeners delight: Yield 9, Flavour 8  Reliable as always
tigerella: Yield 7, Flavour 8  Good for sandwiches but inclined to rot on the vine
Roma: Yield 7, Flavour 8  Good cooker, but suffered most from pests and blossom end rot
Red Alert: Yield 10, Flavour 7 Early, reliable but not a stunning flavour

Can you split by growing types?  I'm looking for a good one for hanging baskets next year  ::)
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Re: Home Grown Tomato survey 2013 - (needs YOU!)
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2013, 20:03 »
 can we please have a potato survey again?

sungold f1 yield 8 flavour 9

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