Vegetables and Fruit forum: What tomatoes are new to your garden this year and what favorites are returning?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 27, 2018 7:37 AM CST
I love the anticipation of tomato season. I prepared my bed last fall adding Bumper Crop, Leaves, and a good sprinkling of a well balanced fertilizer. My Son worked the bed over with a shovel some time ago . What am I going to grow? Favorites from the past that will be returning are SunSugar, Sweet 100, Black Krim, Beef Master, Kellogg's Breakfast, Goliath, Delicious, and Jet Star. First timers for me are Black Cherry, Chocolate Sprinkles, German Queen, Chef's Orange, Raspberry Lyanna and Pink Brandywine and anything else that tempts me. If I see something that looks interesting at the nursery or box stores I check it out on the computer before buying. Room is getting to be a problem. I always crowd things and am running out of cages. Shrug! Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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crazypetunias
Apr 27, 2018 10:38 AM CST
I like Sweet 100 and Daniela tomatoes. Have tried Sungold which are good but can be confusing because they look like 1/2 ripened Sweet 100.... Sad Crying Thumbs up
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Scottywahtty
Apr 27, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Does anyone know what this is on my tomato plant?
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Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Apr 27, 2018 7:03 PM CST
This looks like herbicide drift has gotten to the end leaves.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 28, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Oh I always have a mix of returning favorites and some new to try. Some years more new stu8ff than others.

New to me this year is-
Golden Queen USDA Strain
Lees Sweet
Bandelero

Lots of old returning favorites including (but not limited to) -

Early Girl
Big Boy
Sun Gold
San Marzano Retorta
Uptown Funk
Brandy Wine Cowlicks Strain
La Vie En Rose


Name: Tracy
Bryan Texas (Zone 8b)
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NakedChickenFarm
Apr 28, 2018 1:33 PM CST
Im not vey good at tomatoes, but now that im retired im hoping to be able to pay more attention to them. Have a couple of cherry tomato plants, but cant remember the variety. Returning are 3 german queens and new are 3 arkansas travelers.
Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Apr 28, 2018 1:35 PM CST
This thread makes me realize how badly I have failed in my vow to refrain from trying so many new varieties when I have over 200 varieties of seeds from favorites in my inventory.

New this year :
Akers West Virginia Black
Auriga
Amazon Chocolate
Black Burgundy
Black Giant
Brandywine Black
Cherokee Black
Clear Lake
D.B. Cooper
Indian Dark Violet Beefsteak
Indische Fleisch
Mavritanskie
Morado Chocolate
PPP XPP "C"
Purple Hillbilly
Chocoladnoe Chudo
Vorlon
Winsall
Cherokee Purple Heart
Herman's Yellow Heart

There are only eight varieties grown previously in this year's line up. There are as many new 'blacks' this year as I could fit in. That is the reason (excuse) for so many new to me varieties. An experiment gone completely wrong. Next year back to mostly old favorites and fewer plants...HA HA HA, says my wife.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Apr 28, 2018 2:56 PM CST
As tempted as I am to always try something new, I am planting a few favorites this year, as well as some new ones.

Growing again:
Soldacki
Andrew Rahart's Giant Red
Candy's Old Yellow
Belmonte

Trying for the first time:
Amazon Chocolate
Dwarf BrandyFred
Dwarf Russian Swirl
GWR Wild Thyme
Gary Ibesen's Gold
Jujube
Purple Bumblebee


@PaulF--I'm intrigued by all of your black tomatoes. I'm still on the lookout for one that will do well in my garden. Most of the popular purple tomatoes that I've tried just don't seem to do well (Black from Tula, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim....)
Name: Meg
Central Maryland (Zone 7a)
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wordywombat
Apr 28, 2018 4:34 PM CST
The old regulars-Roma
Celebrity
Brandywine

I love my Cotoluto Genovese.

New this year-Chocolate Cherokee.

Looks like the tomatoes will go out this week Smiling

Name: Kristi
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pod
Apr 28, 2018 9:25 PM CST
Always in search of the ultimate southern tomato. I want one that will deliver in our heat and humidity and last the summer.

Sampling three new varieties this year, Dixie Red, Bella Rosa and Creole. Crossing Fingers! for one that will do well. I will then try it again next summer to ensure that it wasn't a fluke.

Researching and shopping for the seeds, then starting them and watching them grow out is almost as fun as eating them. Thumbs up
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 29, 2018 8:50 AM CST
Went to CSUF hear in Fresno yesterday for there drought tolerant give and take plant day.
I got a new tomato plant variety.
It's suppose to do good in heat of our valley, we usually have days on end of 100+ heat waves, in summer months, with lows in the cool 70s. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Then !!! Dog-gone-it D'Oh! When, sister and I got home, neither one of us could remember the name, except that the name had, FIRE in it.
Fire engine, fire house, fire cracker, or ??? Fire ??? !!!
Tried a Google search, with no results.😟
Maybe my sister will have better success.

Good day y'all. 😀😀😀😀😀😀 !
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Eating them and sharing with friends and neighbors is always the best part to me.

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 29, 2018 11:12 AM CST
Ditto Rita..........I plant way more than I can possibly eat. I love trying new to me things. Just planted a Black Cherry. If my Wife were still living she would make Chili Sauce. I love to have plenty to give to neighbors who love them.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 29, 2018 1:00 PM CST
I went to the nursery a little while ago and found a plants of Dr. Wyches, a yellow. Good reviews when I google it's name. I should have also mentioned that my family loves to make fresh salsa so they can use a lot of the tomatoes. I can take it or leave it with salsa. Shrug! Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2018 1:30 PM CST
For yellows this year I have the usual Sungolds.

I also have a early very tasteless bland tomato called Taxi. I know it is tasteless and bland because I had it year before last.

Then I have Azoychka and the new to me Golden Queen USDA Strain. Also have the small yellow tomatoes called Golden Tiger and some orangey yellow one called Orange Zinger. The Zingers are larger cherry tomato types.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 29, 2018 2:14 PM CST
Rita.....is there some reason that you prefer Sungold to SunSugar?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2018 3:27 PM CST
Paul2032 said:Rita.....is there some reason that you prefer Sungold to SunSugar?


I like them both and I grew both last year. This year only had seeds of Sungold and don't want to order more seed.

Honestly they both taste the same to me.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 30, 2018 5:58 AM CST
A cold front with rain is moving through Utah today and tomorrow. I worried all day yesterday about night time temps but it is 45 this morning and forecast for tomorrow night is mid-40's and then a warm up. Tradition here is to plant tomatoes after Mother's Day but it has been such nice weather wise that I have had some tomatoes planted out for a couple of weeks. I've mentioned this before but space is becoming a problem as are lack of the kind of cages that I like. I can't find any concrete re-enforcing wire except a big roll for $150. I clearly don't need that much. I saw a sign yesterday that someone in my area had raised 19 varieties in gallon cans and are selling them today. I better show some restraint and not even go look......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Apr 30, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Have all but 5 tomatoes in their buckets now and am just waiting on more buckets to finish.

2- Beef master
1- Rosella Purple Dwarf Tomato
1-Italian Red Pear Tomato
1-Legend Tomato
1-New Big Dwarf Heirloom Tomato
1-Golden Jubilee

I think that's all of them. Hilarious!
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
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Apr 30, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Amanda, I looked up the Italian Red Pear. It sounds good! Especially that it's not too sweet and has a thin skin. I can't stand thick, tough skins.

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