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Blight Resistant Tomatoes

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Scrungee

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    Order a load of packets to reduce the unit cost.
     
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          Sorry was in a rush, it stands for 'following'
           
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            I've updated the first post with a list of all the varieties I can find plus GC member's verdicts.
             
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              There is crimson blush as well. Not tried it myself.
               
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                If it helps, Chadwick Cherry (pictured) was my last cordon standing outdoors during the blightmare.

                Lizzano F1, sold as blight resistant, stood up pretty well. I had to cut off one manky stem but then the plant continued on as normal.
                 

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                  @eatenbyweasels - Interesting - never heard of Chadwick Cherry. What did you think of the taste of it and Lizzano ?
                   
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                  Well, there was very little that tasted as good as the seed catalogues boasted, but I think that was to do with the wet weather and lack of sun. CC was pleasant and well worth another try. Lizzano... again, perfectly nice but unremarkable.

                  Flavour standouts for me were Black Russian, Moskvitch, Rosella Cherry, Lylia Cerisette and Bloody Butcher. BB was a real workhorse for me. It held up well against blight, too. I'll never know exactly how long/well any of my plants would have resisted blight had I left them, as there came a point when I'd had enough of constant leaf checks and rain watching, and tore up the lot. My indoor ripening station was quite the sight to behold!
                   

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                    Hello All

                    I have grown Cherrola for the last two or three years. The taste is reminiscent of ‘old-fashioned’ Gardener’s Delight. To complete the picture, I grow all my tomatoes outside and last year, was very lucky not to lose a single one to blight in what I believe was a bad blight year.

                    I was in my local independent garden centre the other day and also spotted Crokini so I just had to try it! I trial various new tomato types each year and give each at least two seasons before discarding or retaining them on my ‘must grow’ list.
                     
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                      Thanks @Ezzie I am pleased you like Cherrola. Fingers crossed that Crokini is a good one too.
                       
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