Tomato Taste Test 2013

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  1. Kristen

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    I'm going to post my experiences a bit prematurely just so that I do it while I have it to mind and then update and revise when back from hols in Oct. All marks out of 10.

    Crop Ripening Taste


    Alicante 8 1 ?

    Marmande 6 5 7

    Ailsa Craig 8 7 5

    Sun Baby 8 9 9



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    GG

    p.s. Humph! I made that look all nice and laid out well and it's all gone squish to one side, but hope that it is obvious what I mean.
     
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    • Jenny namaste

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      I have understood the tables GG. So, Alicante has had a very poor ripening this year for you.
      Like you, I wish that GC could leave the layout as it was input but it seems it cannot,
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      Web pages, in general, will display multiple spaces as a single space. Selecting a fixed spacing font, such as Courier, which would normally work, doesn't display in the chosen font because of an error in the styling (its an issue that has been raised in the Bugs forum, so may be fixed in the future).

      Dunno if using the CODE button will help? I'll try:

      Code:
      Alicante     8 1 ?
      
      Marmande  6 5 7
      
      Ailsa Craig  8 7 5
      
      Sun Baby   8 9 9
       
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      • Kristen

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        Sort of ... but still rather hit & miss.
         
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        Is the 'crop' referring to 'yield'?
         
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        Yes, perhaps yield is a bit more obvious.
         
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        Here's my opinions on Yield : Ripening (earliness) : Taste. In my order of preference:

        Sungold F1: Very sweet, tangy, firm (10 : 10 : 10)

        Black Cherry: Savoury, thick skinned (9 : 9: 9)

        Little Sun: Mellow, firm (9 : 9 : 9)

        Floridity F1: Firm, tangy (9 : 7 : 8)

        New Girl F1 : Tangy, firm, some greenback (6 : 6 : 8)

        Black Krim: Savoury, meaty – best cooked, has splits/marks (2 : 4 : 8)

        Sungella: Medium sweet, firm, thin skinned, not watery (7 : 8 : 8)

        Golden Sunrise: Very soft texture, thin skinned, sweet and mellow (6 : 5 : 7)

        Austin's Yellow Pear Beams: Soft texture, thin skinned, mellow (7 : 7 : 7)

        Ferline F1: Firm, tangy, poor yield/ripening (1 : 1 : 7)

        Gardeners Delight : Sweet, juicy, variable ripening (6 : 9 : 6)

        Russian Black: Savoury thick skinned, lots of splits (2 : 4 : 6)

        Rosada: Tangy, firm, very small (7 : 6 : 6)

        Amish Paste: Firm and tangy, better cooked than raw – lots of splits/marks (3 : 2 : 4)

        Delicious: Firm, medium sweet, thick skinned, has splits/marks (1 : 1 : 4)

        Red Robin: Bland (8: 8 : 1)

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          Wow, thank you for that graphic and very useful report John.
          Invaluable,
          Jenny
           
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            No mention of 'juicyness'? (apart from JWK's gardeners delight) - I've found some varieties rather 'dry' tasting and that's an important factor for me.
             
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              I'm wanting to grow toms for the first time next year and that's so helpful John. Thanks for taking the time to do that. :blue thumb:
               
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                Sugar contents of juice in Brix. N.B. this is just of the juice so it's different to w/w % sugar content of whole tomatoes as it excludes the solids, but is useful for comparative purposes.

                Sungold 9.5
                Sweet Million 9
                Mystery cordon 8.5 (one I'm growing out/stabilising)
                Ildi 7.5
                Koralik 7
                Brasero 6.5
                Minibel 6.5
                Red Robin 6.5
                Gardeners Delight 6
                Red Alert 6
                Ferline 6
                Maskotka 6
                German Red Strawberry 6
                Phil's Fantasic 6
                Omar's Lebanese 5
                Sungella 5
                Brandywine 5
                Vilma 5

                P.S. I'll do the yield/earlyness/taste notes stuff later.
                 
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                  I've now finished checking the sugar levels for everything I've grown harvested this year and edited the post above.
                   
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                    My 'Sungella' from T&M looks different to yours, being a bland tasting, yellow tomato and I'm getting rather fed up with T&M's stuff not turning out how it's supposed to:
                     
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                      It has been another odd season though Scrungee. My Red Robin were really sweet and tasty to start with but after the first picking they have been bland since.
                       
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