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10/03/2011 at 15:08
Yuk, tomatoes, yuk yuk yuk.The food of Satan. You can keep 'em, blurgh yuk...
10/03/2011 at 15:25
Sungold are my favourites - very sweet and flavourful but the skins can be a bit tough. Last year I think Toby recommended Rosada a small plum which was also very tasty and prolific with abundant trusses. I grew both in greenhouse last year but Sungold has done well outside in the past.
10/03/2011 at 15:27
Thank you for your constructive comment, Mr Spud.
10/03/2011 at 15:38
Got to be Sungold. I keep trying different varieties but this one is just always the best. Gardener's Delight pretty good too. And Black Krim, picked before it gets squishy, has a lovely crunchy, sweet-saltiness. But if you're only choosing one, my vote goes for Sungold x
10/03/2011 at 15:41
Roma are pretty good. Grew Costeluto Fiorentino last year - good flavour but not massive yield. Do quite like Gardener's Delight - sorry! This year I'm trying St Pierre and Cuor di Buo from Mark Diacono's Otter Farm - anyone know about those? They sounded tempting to me!!
10/03/2011 at 16:35
Yes Sungold every time not tasted anything sweeter but black cherry comes close
10/03/2011 at 18:33
Ailsa Craig is quite a good one for tast and even sized fruit.Try It ! My Fatherused to have it years ago and I am going to try it this year plus a couple of plum tomatoes which were fantastic last year.
10/03/2011 at 18:37
got a postage stamp sized garden, what sort of tomato would you recommend to grow in wall baskets? thanks
10/03/2011 at 18:40
Yep, it has to be Sungold. I grew Chadwick's Cherry last year, supposed to be have a wonderful flavour, utterly tasteless! So it's back to the Sungold this year.
10/03/2011 at 18:52
I have been growing tomatoes for over 65 years and grown many different sorts however, for ease of growing allied with best flavour and generous crops I choose Gardeners Delight grown in the open air. The flavour of all toms. grown in the greenhouse is not quite as good. This would also be my choice for first time gardeners.
10/03/2011 at 19:18
Brandywine is fab tasting I grew them last yeat along with Black Russian.
10/03/2011 at 19:22
I like to grow several varieties each year,and last year I grew Ferline for first time.They were prolific,healthy and tasty for a large Tom. But my overall favourites are Sungold and Gardeners Delight, yum!
10/03/2011 at 19:29
Last year I tried Golden Nugget, a heritage yellow cherry tom, compact, determinate, around 1" in size, thin-skinned, heavy cropping and absolutely bursting with flavour. It's now replaced Sungold as my fave. Give it a go.
10/03/2011 at 19:49
The best tomato that I have tasted lately was from the seeds that I got with my Gardener's World magazine in 2009. The flavour was fantastic and the best I had tasted since my earlier days of Sweet 100's (cherry type) and Beefstake (large yummy tomatoes). If you can find out what the 2009 tomato was, try it again, outside.
10/03/2011 at 19:57
Black Russian, unbelievable flavour and yield Costoluto Fiorintino, great big Italian cooking tomatoes = kept me in ragu and stews through the winter
10/03/2011 at 20:03
hi kate dont be offended by mr spud,tomato growing is great fun,and oh my tomatoes are waitrose's i take the seeds out and off i go,been doing it for years and had loads good luck x
10/03/2011 at 20:18
I'm with the plum tomatoes ... Roma - perfect for cooking, also the little plum tomatoes, (can't remember the names) yellow and red ones for salads or just picking whilst your gardening. ;-)
10/03/2011 at 20:30
Try Ferline. I've grown them in a greehouse for the past 4-5 years and have been delighted by the flavour and productivity. Great on salad or used in cooking. Neighbours like them too.
10/03/2011 at 20:53
i've been growing tomatoes for 2 years, love it, sungold have been the best so far, but would like to try others, we had loads last year, so we made chutney with some of them, which has quality, well up for the milder weather so i can get planting again, will be tuning in to see the welcome return of monty tomorrow, helps one get in the mood for the garden.
11/03/2011 at 08:26
I am sticking to gardeners delight although i am trying Alan Tichmarch organic and one other ,just to see if there is any difference. I grew Gardeners delight and sweet million last year, which were very bitter and to me the worst tomatoes ever. Ihave already some young tomatoes and peppers growing on the windowsill hopefully I will have some early tomatoes. Will probably have a go at Sungold if I an find the seed
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