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Juliet Grape Tomatoes. Productive and Foolproof

By Newyorkrita
April 20, 2016

Try these remarkably carefree and productive grape-shaped tomatoes for salads or for eating fresh.

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Name: Dillard Haley
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farmerdill
Apr 19, 2016 7:49 PM CST
I certainly agree thatJuliette is quite bullet proof and extremely productive. Gave a friend of mine plants and he accidently ran over one with a lawnmower. It grew back and cranked out those little elongated fruits like crazy. Certainly not the type of tomato I am fond of for food, but it can't be beat as a performer and it is as good in flavor as most salad types..
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Weedwhacker
Apr 20, 2016 6:44 AM CST
Juliet performs well in the north, too -- the plants are tall, and the tomatoes are large enough that I use the excess to make "roasted tomato sauce." http://cubits.org/recipedujour/db/recipes/view/98593/
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 20, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Does it have more of a sweet or savory flavor?
Candy-sweet tomatoes are just yucky! Sticking tongue out (to me, anyway Smiling )
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2016 9:47 AM CST
No, not sweet in my opinion at all. Thing is this is a great plant for the first time tomato grower. Or for a person that doesn't have a green thumb. Plant Juliets and you are pretty much guaranteed of success. And lots of tomatoes!!

Plants are vigorous, hardy, very resistant to diseases and crank out fruit like crazy. Never prone to Blossom End Rot or to cracking. Pretty much foolproof.

For best flavor harvest and let them get nice and ripe on your counter or windowstill.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 20, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Not super sweet to my taste, Danita -- I prefer more "tomatoey" tasting tomatoes, too.
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Name: Sam BigDeer
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SamBigDeer
Apr 20, 2016 11:58 AM CST
These tomatoes sound really good so I went shopping for seeds, found them at Johnny's and ordered myself a packet... Thank you, Newyorkrita, for writing about them..
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2016 12:14 PM CST
SamBigDeer said:These tomatoes sound really good so I went shopping for seeds, found them at Johnny's and ordered myself a packet... Thank you, Newyorkrita, for writing about them..
Sam


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Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 20, 2016 2:11 PM CST
Thanks! I didn't get my tomato seeds started so I may pick up one of these plants locally. I like to roast small tomatoes to put on salads, sandwiches, etc.

Do they have a thick skin? I may get my grandmother one, too, but she turns her nose up at both cracked tomatoes and tomatoes with thick skin. Rolling my eyes.
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2016 3:07 PM CST
It does have thickish skin. Not bad though. I don't mind it at all. The skin is what helps it to keep from cracking.

The plants are common in my local nursery. I see them in 6 packs each year and that I what I have been buying. A six pack.

They are perfect size to put on skewers with other veggies when you make bobs on the grill. They also make great salad tomatoes although I cut mine in half to put it in salads.
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daylilydreams
Apr 20, 2016 4:41 PM CST
I have been planting Juliet tomatoes for years in a large cedar rectangular box planter my husband made, he also added built in support for the plants. I use the them in salads, on sandwiches, kabobs with meat and veggies and even make tomato sauce from all the extras these plants produce. To me the taste is very much like a regular tomato, not overly sweet just right for our taste.
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