Vegetables and Fruit forum: The Most Popular Tomatoes (according to suppliers)

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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Apr 7, 2017 4:50 PM CST
For me, Purple Cherokee just does not produce well. So disappointing, because I love a good purple tomato. Also tried Black Krim and Black from Tula with poor results. Strange when all of my other tomatoes do well. Paul Robeson does well for me, and trying a few new ones this year.
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Newyorkrita
Apr 7, 2017 6:23 PM CST
My favorite black regular sized tomato is Amazon Chocolate. Oh so yummy and no problems with cracking.
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Apr 7, 2017 7:08 PM CST
I'm trying Paul Robeson this year... I hope it does well, but if it doesn't I'll still have plenty of tomatoes; I made so much sauce and salsa last year that I probably could have put in 2 or 3 plants, just for fresh eating, this year (but noooooo... I really need 18 plants! nodding )
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sallyg
Apr 8, 2017 12:01 AM CST
Rita, I'm sure you named them, but an you suggest some common ones with Cherokee Purple flavor that grow better for you?
Paul Robeson sounds like a winner- I'm looking forward to seeing what I find at the nursery Crossing Fingers!
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Newyorkrita
Apr 8, 2017 9:35 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:I'm trying Paul Robeson this year... I hope it does well, but if it doesn't I'll still have plenty of tomatoes; I made so much sauce and salsa last year that I probably could have put in 2 or 3 plants, just for fresh eating, this year (but noooooo... I really need 18 plants! nodding )


Of course you needed all those plants. One can NEVER have too many tomatoes!!

I have never tried Paul Robeson although I read read it tastes fantastic.
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Newyorkrita
Apr 8, 2017 9:47 AM CST
sallyg said:Rita, I'm sure you named them, but an you suggest some common ones with Cherokee Purple flavor that grow better for you?
Paul Robeson sounds like a winner- I'm looking forward to seeing what I find at the nursery Crossing Fingers!


Your not going to find the ones I grow at the nursery as I start them from seeds myself. So you might have to stick with Cherokee Purple.

I had Black Prince last season and it tastes great but it cracked. Hate it when they crack.

I also had Gypsy and I Have it again this year. A nice purple tomato and no cracking. Growing from seeds from Ohio Heirloom Seeds.

My favorite dark large tomato is Amazon Chocolate. Simply amazing taste and it does not crack.

There are a bunch of cherry tomato types. I like one called Black Plum. A large grape tomato with the true black tomato taste.

Others would be Garnett, Sunchola, Black Cherry, Chocolate Cherry and Ambrosia Giant. You should be able to get Black or Chocolate Cherry as plants in the spring. Black Cherry especially is very popular.
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wildflowers
Apr 8, 2017 11:31 AM CST
It's been many years since I tried Paul Robeson but the time I did was disappointing since the plant only produced one tomato. I don't really remember it being so delicious that I wanted to try it again but thinking I should give it another try next year.

I'm growing less tomatoes than usual this year. It's the first year I'm growing favorites from last year.

Kellogg's Breakfast was last year's favorite tomato in our garden. We found the flavor just-right-delicious. Great sliced. There's something to be said for where the seeds come from because my first two tries with this variety were Thumbs down Last year's seeds from Dave grew fantastic plants that produced lots of huge delicious fruits.

The other favorite we're growing from last year is Amish Paste. Plenty of good tasting plum/paste type fruits, thick but not too dry. They were perfect for roasting, canning and drying. Love the flavor.

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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Apr 8, 2017 4:46 PM CST
Off to google Amazon Chocolate (thanks @NewyorkRita)
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sallyg
Apr 12, 2017 5:27 AM CST
I was curious and pulled up this list of recommended cultivars from Univ Maryland Extension
https://extension.umd.edu/site...

A lot of our favorites made this list.

Not on the list, and not mentioned specifically in this talk, was Marglobe, what my local Southern States was getting in early this week. But they'll be getting others, they were just the first batch. Maybe their supplier needs to read this list.
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Name: Don Shirer
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DonShirer
Apr 12, 2017 12:58 PM CST
@sallyg
Thanks for mentioning this list. There were a few varieties listed that I'll have to add on to my database.

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