Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2011, 06:47 »
Like others, lost a lot to blight at he plot. Home crop in greenhouse was fine though

Golden Sunrise            yield 8   flavour 10

Gardeners Delight       yield  6   flavour 8

Super Marmande         yield 1    flavour  6

Roma                           yield 1    flavour 4   (brilliant last year  :unsure: )

Alicante                        yield 10  flavour 8

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2011, 08:03 »
I grew Rosada this year. Results are
Yield  9
Flavour 10

They took a while to ripen but once they did they were delicious. Definatley grow them next year.  ;) ;)

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2011, 11:19 »

yellow balcony(in hanging basket)yield 9 taste9                                                                                                                                                 

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 15:15 »
This year I grew the following in outside beds from seed sown in a
propagator at the end of March, pricked out into 6cm pots after germination
and grown on in a cold greenhouse in mid-april and planted out after last frost
(May15)

St. Pierre,  yield 6; flavour 8
Canestrino di Lucca. yield 9, flavour 10
Ryder's Midday Sun ( yellow fruit). yield 5; Flavour 5
Harbinger, yield 6, flavour 6
Christel Plum, yield 8, Flavour 9
Marmande, yield 4, flavour 4
Moneymaker, yield 6, flavour 4
Gardener's Delight, yield, 6, flavour 7
Sweet Million, yield 7, flavour 9

I shall drop Moneymaker, Harbinger and Marmande from next year's growing plan.
Keeping  Ryder's Midday Sun more out of nostalgia for the old St. Albans firm rather
than taste.

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2011, 14:49 »
My own efforts for this year in an unheated greenhouse (homemade) are.

Sweet Million   yeild 10+ had to stop them at seven trusses

                        flavour 9, taste improves if left to age a little

Roma               yeild 7  flavour 7 generally a cooking tom brilliant in ommelates and curries.

The Sweet Million, if left to it's own devices will carry on producing flowers and fruit on any old truss that has been depleted, i found that i had to stop each truss at a reasonable number of toms, ie 50ish. otherwise the plant would carry on producing, as it states on the packet, millions.

Brilliant for children
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2011, 22:12 »
We had an exceptionally good year for tomatoes here. Consequently, I have lost track, which one was who, in the forest of them... oodles.

Old stand-bys with me are: Gardeners Delight, Marmande, Tigerella, both for crop and flavour.

But the yield for everything this year was 20 out of ten.  :)

One of these San Marzanos stores extremely well, too, we still have a ballfull of them in the kitchen, just like that.

Not the usual year to be judgemental, here anyway.

I hope you guys are going to run these in years to come as these are very interesting and on-hands informative. That's inclusive of personal tastes, soils, etc. So I was told, tomatoes taste like what you feed them with and cherry types are just about always sweeter than others.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 16:35 by JayG »
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2012, 16:40 »
Thanks to everyone who has contributed their "scores" so far.

Up to now the survey has produced fewer usable posts than the previous year, and that was a bit borderline as to whether it was worth collating the results into a league table.

I will leave it open for another week, and if it doesn't attract more usable results I will just add the thread "as is" to the "Potato and Tomato Popularity Polls" board for future reference.

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2012, 19:38 »
Moneymaker, yield 9, taste 6

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2012, 21:59 »
Moneymaker yield 9 taste 8
Marmande yield 5 Taste 6

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2012, 14:19 »
Red Zebra- Yield 8 Flavour 8
Super Marmande- Yield 4 Flavour 6
Black Krim - Yield 9 Flavour 9
Cherokee Purple- Yield 9 Flavour 10
Pineapple -Yield 5 Flavour 8
Homestead - Yield 7 Flavour 8
Orange Banana - Yield 8 Flavour 5
Red Alert - Yield 2 Flavour 5 (most of the flowers didn't set, even though they were growing in the same conditions as the others)
Black Cherry - Yield 6 Flavour 9
'Red Beefsteak' - Yield 10 Flavour 9

(got "red beefsteak" from an american friend- they just call them 'red beefsteak' as the seeds been saved and passed down... Having looked into it, i think they are what the American's call 'Crimson Cushion'... will definitely be building up some seed from these next year. Only problem with them was adequate support- the yields were SO big)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 14:24 by TheSpartacat »

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2012, 16:46 »
Here are the results of the Home-grown tomato survey 2011"; thanks again to all those who took the trouble to participate.  :)

A few points about the results:

1) Only those varieties which received 5 or more votes have been included in the top ten; these are shown in red and have been listed in descending order of the overall combined average scores for yield and flavour.
The rest of the table lists the varieties in alphabetical order to make it easier to find the one you may be interested in.

2) The number of votes received was too low to make these results statistically significant, but they do give at least some indication of some of the varieties being grown out there and what you think of them.

3) I have classified the top 10 varieties according to whether they are bush/cordon (determinate/indeterminate) and also an indication as to fruit size, shape and colour. I have not done that for all of them because frankly there were just too many "rare but interesting" varieties in the list.  :ohmy:

4) On the whole 2011 was quite a challenging year for tomato growers, even though many escaped the blight, but clearly several of 2010's favourites are still there in the top 10 (although strangely Gartenperle got no reports at all in the 2011 survey.)

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions from the results - hope the survey has been of some interest and possibly help to visitors and members.

JayG  (Jon)


Variety             No.of votes Av yield Av flavour Overall (y/f)   bush/cordon   Fruit type
Sungold F1
Sweet Million F1
Alicante
Moneymaker
Gardeners Delight
Tumbling Tom (various)
Golden Sunrise
Black Cherry
Tigerella
Roma

Ailsa Craig
Aurora
Bambino
Black Russian
blooming butcher
Brandywine
Brown Berry
Canestino di Lucca
Carlton
Cherokee Purple
Cherry
Cherry Cascade
Christel plum
Christmas Grapes
Cosoluto Fiorentino
Country Taste
Fantasio
Ferline
Flamme
Galina
Garden Peach
Green Sausage
Green Zebra
Harbinger
Heinz
Homestead
Ildi
Inca F1
Jamie Oliver Cherry
Koralik
Legend
Limmony
Marmande
Minibelle
Orange Banana
Orange Berry
Outdoor Girl
Pear
Pineapple
Pink Brandywine
Plum
Red Alert
Red Beefsteak
Red Cherry
Red Cluster Pear
Red Zebra
Rio Grande
Rosada F1
Ryder's midday sun
Sakura
San Marzano
San Marzano 2
Scarlatto
Shirley F1
Snowberry
St Pierre
Striped Stuffer
Stupice
Sub Arctic Plenty
Summer cider
Super Marmande
Sweet Baby
Sweetie 100
Tamina
Tiny Tim
Vintage Wine
Yellow balcony
Yellow Centifor
Yellow Pygmy
9
6
5
8
13
6
5
5
5
8
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
4
1
1
2
1
1
1
3
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
       8.0
       8.3
       8.6
       8.1
       6.4
       7.0
       7.6
       6.0
       5.4
       5.3
       8.0
       7.0
       8.0
       7.0
       6.0
       3.0
       8.0
       9.0
       8.0
       9.0
       10.0
       8.0
       8.0
       7.0
       3.0
       6.0
       2.0
       7.7
       6.0
       7.0
       4.0
       4.0
       6.0
       6.0
       9.0
       7.0
       6.0
       7.0
       7.0
       7.0
       3.0
       4.0
       6.0
       8.0
       8.0
       6.0
       4.0
       8.0
       5.0
       10.0
       8.0
       6.7
       10.0
       8.3
       6.0
       8.0
       7.5
       9.0
       5.0
       8.0
       3.7
       5.0
       5.0
       7.0
       4.0
       6.0
       5.0
       6.0
       5.0
       9.0
       4.3
       8.0
       10.0
       9.0
       5.0
       4.0
       9.0
       8.0
       5.0
       9.6
       9
       7.6
       6.4
       7.9
       7.2
       6
       7.4
       6.8
       6
       7.5
       8
       8
       7.5
       9
       6
       10
       10
       10
       10
       10
       8
       9
       8
       6
       6.5
       4
       7.7
       9
       8
       2
       3
       8
       5.5
       7
       8
       6
       8
       8
       5.5
       6
       6
       6
       8
       5
       8
       6
       9
       8
       9
       8
       6.7
       9
       8.5
       7
       8
       8.5
       10
       5
       9
       4.7
       3
       5
       6
       2
       8
       4
       8
       8
       10
       7
       8
       10
       5
       6
       7
       9
       8
       7
            8.8
            8.7
            8.1
            7.3
            7.2
            7.1
            6.8
            6.7
            6.1
            5.6

            7.8
            7.5
            8
            7.3
            7.5
            4.5
            9
            9.5
            9
            9.5
            10
            8
            8.5
            7.5
            4.5
            6.3
            3
            7.7
            7.5
            7.5
            3
            3.5
            7
            5.8
            8
            7.5
            6
            7.5
            7.5
            6.3
            4.5
            5
            6
            8
            6.5
            7
            5
            8.5
            6.5
            9.5
            8
            6.7
            9.5
            8.4
            6.5
            8
            8
            9.5
            5
            8.5
            4.2
            4
            5
            6.5
            3
            7
            4.5
            7
            6.5
            9.5
            5.6
            8
            10
            7
            5.5
            5.5
            9
            8
            6
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              cordon
              semi-bush
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
      medium gold
      cherry
      medium round
      medium round
      medium round
      cherry
      medium yellow
      cherry
      medium round
      plum
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2012, 13:38 »
Thanks Jon for sorting the list :)
It's always weird, I think, that Moneymaker gets into the top 10 when it really is such a tasteless tomato! 
Is it simply because  newbies grow it every year as a first attempt?
There are many, further down the list, with higher taste ratings, aren't there?  :)

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2012, 14:58 »
I utterly and totally agree with mum.

Once you've tried some of the others, you'll never go back to "Moneymaker".
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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