Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tomatoes - 2019

My Selection this year:

  • Cherry tomatoes:
    • Sun Gold 
      • F1
      • Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. High resistance to fusarium wilt and tobacco mosaic virus. Indeterminate
    • Sweet Gold
      • Has both full, sweet tomato flavor and jewel toned golden yellow fruits. These glossy 1 inch cherries are delicious eaten right from the vine, enjoyed for snacks, or for adorning summer salads and stir fries. The vigorous indeterminate vines grow effortlessly, start bearing early and reliably produce heavy clusters of these brightly colored, tasty little fruits throughout the summer. Indeterminate

    • Juliet 
      • Looks like a miniature Italian plum tomato, but it's really a cherry—juicy and sweet. ull DescriptionThis All-America Selections winner plum of a cherry is juicy and sweet and packed with flavor. Big vines produce grape-like clusters of petite sweeties. Best of all, it's the most crack resistant cherry tomato ever. Indeterminate
  • Others:
    • Honey Delight 
      • Hybrid
      • taste test winner in Fordhook trials, the uniform 4-ounce fruit grow prolifically on the vine. These 2" yellow cocktail tomatoes have sparkling flavor that gives your tongue something to talk about. Indeterminate
    • Homestead 
      • Heirloom. An old favorite dating from 1954. Developed by the University of Florida especially for hot climates and known for its reliability to set fruit at high temperatures. Produces firm, meaty tomatoes. Resistant to fusarium wilt (F). Determinate
    • Celebrity 
      • The Celebrity tomato cultivar is a hybrid that produces long fruit-bearing stems holding 20 or more very plump, robust tomatoes. Fruits weigh approximately 8 oz., and are 4 inches across. Plants need caging or staking, and produce fruit throughout the growing season. Determinate
    • Early Treat 
      • Early Treat Hybrid Tomatoes are extra early plants. Indeterminate. Plant in full sun. Harvest in 49 days.
    • Big Mamma 
      • Plum tomato
      • The new standard in home-grown paste tomatoes. These beauties are plum-shaped, incredibly meaty, and enormous-up to 5" long and 3" across. Indeterminate
    • Mortgage Lifter 
      • Mortgage Lifter is the name given to a cultivar of tomato developed by Willam Estler of Barboursville, West Virginia, in 1922. He registered the name in 1932, several years before "Radiator Charlie" and his "Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter".
      • can weigh as much as 2 lbs
      • Heirloom; Indeterminate
    • Big Rainbow 
      • Stunning shades of gold to scarlet and everything in between make this heirloom variety truly stand out. Giant fruits, up to 2 pounds, have a rich balance of acids and sugars that gives it a true old-fashioned tomato taste. Resistant to foliar disease and cracks. Indeterminate.
    • Jubilee 
      • Mild flavor and low acidity make this one of the best varieties for tomato juice. Bright, golden-orange fruits, 2-1/2 to 3" in diameter average 6 to 7 oz. a piece and have meaty, thick walls. Fruits are solid, with few seeds. Indeterminate
    • Better Boy 
      • The Better Boy variety of tomato has been in existence for more than 50 years and is a Guinness record holder for amount of fruit produced from a single plant. Noted for its superior flavor, the fruit grows from an indeterminate plant and is about 12 ounces, typically ripening in 72 days.
      • (VFNASt LB) A spectacular, mid-season variety with plump, juicy, deep red tomatoes.Once they arrive they just keep on coming! Fruits are extremely flavorful, with flesh that's juicy, yet firm. Heavy foliage protects fruits from sun-scald. A highly adaptable variety that thrives in nearly any climate. Demonstrates excellent disease resistance. Indeterminate
    • Super Boy  
      • The Superboy tomato produces heavy yields of medium-size red tomatoes. It is excellent for salads but versatile enough to use for making sauces and salsa. It is a good selection for canning too. This variety is determinate meaning they stop growing when fruit sets on the terminal or top bud, ripen all their crop at or near the same time and then die.
      • VFFNASt
    • Yellow Perfection 
      • From the 1800s.  Indeterminate, potato leaf plant produces 1 1/2 to 2-inch, (golf ball size) round, brilliant-yellow, thin-skinned and delicious heirloom tomato fruits. 
    • Brandy Boy 
      • Brandy Boy captures all the rich flavor of the beloved Brandywine heirloom tomato-long the flavor favorite among heirloom tomatoes-with a more shapely form, tidier growth habit, improved disease-resistance and bigger, earlier yields. Our new hybrid produces loads of large pink fruits up to 5 1/2" across. The fruits ripen evenly and share Brandywine's soft heirloom texture, thin skin and exceptional tangy-sweet taste. Indeterminate.
    • Beefmaster Hybrid 
      • 80 days. A gigantic hybrid, with huge, up-to-2-lb. fruits combined with superb disease resistance. One of the most flavorful in the kitchen and one of the best performers in the garden. Solid, meaty and crack resistant. Indeterminate.

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