Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!

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Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:38 »
Last yearís tomato popularity survey appears to have been quite useful to some forum users so I am running it again for 2011, a few months earlier than last year, in the hope that this yearís tomato growing experiences will be fresher in peopleís minds so we will get more responses and therefore more meaningful results.

Include as many varieties as you like, but please remember we are trying to compare the yields and flavour of successful plants rather than, for instance, how quickly your entire crop was ruined by blight, as that is something that can unfortunately affect all varieties.

Against each choice, please give a rating out of 10 for yield and flavour so that they can be included in the final list.

Your entry should therefore look something like:

Red Firecracker; yield 8, flavour 10
Yellow fever; yield 10, flavour 7


I will collate the results into a table after a few weeks, and will again add information such as fruit size, colour, shape, and whether cordon or bush.

Thanks in advance for your participation.  :)

JayG

11th Jan 2012: The survey is now closed to further entries - thanks to all who participated. Results and summary are as follows:

A few points about the results:

1) Only those varieties which received 5 or more votes have been included in the ďtop tenĒ; 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 ďout thereĒ 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
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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 #1 on: October 21, 2011, 10:39 »
To start the ball rolling, hereís what I think of my efforts this year (my first with a greenhouse, Yippee!)  :happy:

Marmande: yield 8, flavour 7
Inca F1: yield 7, flavour 8
Red Alert: yield 9, flavour 7
Sweet Million F1: yield 8, flavour 10

Iíve tried not to be too mean to Inca which are a plum type and intended more for sauce making than eating fresh, but thereís no denying that I thought Sweet Million were absolutely delicious, as did friends and neighbours too.

Red Alert did their usual sterling job in the cold frame (opened when they got too tall for it) but on the whole I think yields could have been better (this has not been a vintage year methinks!)

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 10:56 »
Here's my two peneth worth....

Sungold Yield 9, Flavour 10
Gardeners Delight Yield 9 Flavour 9
Red Cherry Yield 10 Flavour 9
Roma Yield 6, Flavour 8 (cooked)
Alcante Yield 8, Flavour 8

Can i just add though, although Sungold had exellent flavour and Yeild i did find the skin was a little tough, and as such i will only be growing 1 plant next year.
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 11:49 »
Carlton (Heritage beefsteak) yield 8 - Flavour 10
Black Cherry yield 9 - Flavour 9
Rio Grande yield 10 - Flavour 9 (cooked)
San Marzano yield 8 - Flavour 10 (cooked)
Shirley yield 6 - Flavour 8 (very tough skins this year  :( )

All grown in the greenhouse, same varieties grown outside had smaller yields.
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 17:50 »
Just the usual suspects for me this year...
Matina - Yield 7, Flavour 8
Ailsa Craig - Yield 8, Flavour 6
Moneymaker - Yield 10, Flavour 7

Sungold F1 - Yield 9, Flavour 10
 
Just to add to Stompy's post.. I tried the Sungold for the first time this year and found the flavour of this variety to be one of the best I've ever experienced, however, I did'nt have any problems with the skin being too tough, anyone any suggestions why that would happen?
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 18:42 »
No green house so in outdoor hanging baskets
Balconi yield 7 flavour 8
Tumbling Tom yield 7 flavour 6

In outdoor pots
Beef tomatoes yield 4 flavour 7
Stents keeping things open 24/7

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 18:47 »
I have been asked to post my feedback on this thread.

- San Marzano - yield - 2, flavour 4
- Roma - yield 2, flavour 4
- Sungold - yield 6, flavour 8
- red cherry - yield 7, flavour 8
- beefeater - yield 3, flavour 4
- cherry cascade - yield 8, flavour 8
- tigerella - yield 2, flavour 4
- fantasio - yield 2, flavour 4
- pomodora cosoluto fiorentino - yield 3, flavour 6
- sweet baby (trial) - yield 8, flavour 8 (prone to splitting though)
- sweet million - yield 8, flavour 8
- tumbling tom (hanging baskets outside) - yield 8, flavour 8
- black cherry - yield 4, flavour 8

All started early Feb and grown in an unheated greenhouse except tumbling tom which was grown in two hanging baskets.  Perhaps I am mean with my marks(?) or expect a bit too much but I am sure I used to have more luck with tomatoes.
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 09:16 »
Tigerella - yield 3 flavour 6
Sungold - yield 8 flavour 10
Minibelle - yield 8* flavour 8
Gardeners Delight - yield 2 flavour 7 (a bad year on this one)
Tumbling Tom - yield 6 flavour 8

* the minibelle, as the name suggests were only small pot plants, but produced a good few, size considered!

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 10:38 »
Red Cherry yield 8 flavour 9

Moneymaker yield 8 flavour 6 - very late to ripen this year then succumbed to botrytis  >:(

Was given ; Golden Sunrise yield 9 flavour 3  :(
 
- and Tigerella yield 8, flavour  7

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 11:24 »
In three unheated greenhouse (although one gets very warm):

Bambino                      yield 8 flavour  8
Sweet Million               yield 7 flavour  8
Sungold F1                  yield 7 flavour 10
Gardeners Delight       yield 5 flavour   7


All small / cherry types. In pots on grow-bags / ring culture style.

Not the best of years in terms of yield but not bad. Kept a sizeable extended family going.
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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 14:50 »
My tomato experience for 2011

- Balcony Red (in hanging baskets) - yield 9, flavour 8
- Alicante - yield 9, flavour 8
- Black Cherry - yield 4, flavour 6
- Galina - yield 7, flavour 8
- Gardners Delight - yield 8, flavour 8
- Latah - yield 8, flavour 8
- Red Alert - yield 9, flavour 8
- Red Cluster Pear - yield 6, flavour 7
- Cosoluto Fiorentino - yield 3, flavour 6
- Yellow Centifor - yield 8, flavour 8
- Brandywine - yield 3, flavour 6
- Tumbling Tom (hanging baskets) - yield 8, flavour 8
- Outdoor Girl - yield 4, flavour 6

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 06:48 »
-Sungold, yield 9, flavour 10 (inside & out)
-Rio Grande, yield 5, flavour 8 (outside)
-Roma, yield 5, flavour 3 (inside & out)
-Legend, yield 3, flavour 6 (outside)

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 07:15 »
my results;
 
  koralik (outdoor) yield 6 flavor 4
  tamina (outdoor) yield 9 flavor 5
 
greenhouse:

 shirley       yield 9 flavor 6    ( stopped at 4 trusses)
 marmande yield 7 flavor 7    ( 3 trusses )
 ferline        yield 7 flavor 9    ( 3 trusses )
 sungold     yield 9 flavor 10   ( 5 trusses )
amateur     yield 2 flavor 0
 
 on the whole for me, not a bad year.albeit a tad late! :)

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2011, 22:39 »
Black Russian: yield 8 flavour 9
Ferline: yield 8 flavour 5
Moneymaker: yield 8 flavour 5
Gardeners delight: yield 8 flavour 9

All grown outside in raised beds, seed started at the end of March on a windowsill. Moneymaker only grown because the seeds came free - will not grow them next year!

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Re: Home-grown Tomato survey 2011: THE RESULTS!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 05:34 »
Alicante.

Yield - 10
Flavour - 9

Better results outside than in greenhouse.



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