BECAUSE HINDSIGHT IS 20/20, and also because we can learn from each other, I hope you’ll participate in this unscientific survey: Which tomatoes did you grow last year, and how did they perform for you?
Here are my winners from 2010, any of which I’d gladly plant again:
Roma. Very prolific, and the only paste-type tomato I grew last year. Delicious in my Lazy Sunday Tomato Sauce, if nothing else.
Striped Cavern. Extremely prolific heirloom variety. The medium-sized fruit has gorgeous, yellow-brushed orange skin. Save for a few seeds, the fruit is completely hollow. Marvelous for garlicky Stuffed Tomatoes Provencal, as well as sauce.
Early Girl. Extremely prolific, medium-to-large sized fruit. Nice, moderately acidic taste. I relied heavily on this one for the dozens of Classic Tomato Pies I made last summer. Update: YIKES! I just discovered the evil Monsanto Co. owns this seed. No more Early Girl for me.
Rose. Sorry, I can’t find a solo shot of this one. Prolific, even though its vines received sun for only half a day. Skin is pinkish-rose. Large sized fruit, very juicy; somewhat less acidic than Cherokee Purple.
And my Losers of 2010? The following produced so little for me I didn’t bother to take pictures:
Who were your winners and losers in 2010? Or did you only have winners?
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