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The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by ATP Members

By dave
March 1, 2014

It's the week we've all been waiting for! Let's open Tomatoes and Peppers week with a look at the most popular varieties, as determined by the number of individuals who have posted comments and photos to the entries in our database.

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Name: Sandra Williams
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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rositoes
Mar 1, 2014 7:44 AM CST
It would be really helpful to know the region or zone from which these comments originate. What does well in one part of the country won't necessarily do well in another region.
Sandra
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Mar 1, 2014 8:16 AM CST

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Inside the actual database (click on the plant name for each cultivar) you'll see their location printed next to their name. Thumbs up
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Mar 1, 2014 1:08 PM CST
I went to a tomato workshop in Fort Worth, Texas. The consensus is that sungold wins every blind taste test. Hope I can find a seedling soon
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Mar 1, 2014 3:06 PM CST
Sungold is my fave cherry. Sunsugar is very close ripens yellow and slightly smaller fruit. They do taste slightly different, but you wouldn't be able to tell the difference unless you had both at the same time.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Mar 1, 2014 5:54 PM CST

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It's too bad that Sungold is a hybrid.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 2, 2014 10:57 AM CST

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I've grown Sungold and Sunsugar right next to each other and couldn't see or taste a difference between them. The only noticeable distinction was that Sunsugar seemed to be more resistant to splitting.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Mar 2, 2014 2:55 PM CST
dave said:It's too bad that Sungold is a hybrid.


Dumb question, but by hybrid you mean you can't use the seeds to start new plants the next year?

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Mar 2, 2014 3:11 PM CST

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That's right. You have to buy them new and if you try to save seeds you will not get the same variety the next year.

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