Tomato Taste Test 2014

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  1. JWK

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    I will post here soon, just waiting for my outdoor Manx Marvel to ripen.
     
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    Good afternoon,I am going to taste my Indigo Rose Purple Tomatoes to day:smile:
     
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      Tried the Gardener's Delight, still don't like it much. Sungold and Rosada are delicious as usual. Others aren't ready yet. They are all in the greenhouse this year as I got so fed up with wilt in Wiltshire (well named county) but most people on the allotments say they always grow outside, and there is no sign of wilt in the plots I have looked at. Something to do with city air, maybe?
       
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        I have tasted my Indigo Rose tomatoes and they are just great,have over 100 tomatoes on 3 plants which have grown to 4ft in the greenhouse,they are very sweet and an excellent taste:smile:
         
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          'Golden Pearl' have excelled themselves again, oh so sweet with a mild flavour and so easy to eat as sweets! I'm disappointed with 'Gardeners Delight' this year, a rather sharp flavour. I've grown them for many years but will give them a miss next year and try something else. I've grown 'Shirley' for the first time and still yet to taste those. I came home today to find a truss had snapped off with a dozen large green toms on it, I'm hoping they'll ripen indoors.
           
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            I picked an Indigo Rose - black yes but nowhere near ripe. Pithy, green and virtually no juice or seeds. I wonder whether they will ripen enough this year,
            Jenny
             
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              Mine are ripening slowly but surely :dbgrtmb:

              Golden sunrise,nice and juicy if a little acidic ,quite a strong flavour..

              Tumbling Toms...Sweet...

              Gardeners delight...Tasty,juicy and sweet..

              Alicante...Perfect in a sandwich:wub2:...

              Looking forward to tasting the Beefmasters,my favorite Beef tomato,never fail to disappoint :thumbsup:
               
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                Tomato taste test crop ripening taste
                Sungold 9 9 9 As good as always
                Amish Gold 10 9 9 Surprisingly good very sweet
                Matina 7 7 8 Best red for flavour
                Orange Paruche 9 9 9 very similar to sungold
                Vanessa 8 8 3 very poor thick hard walls
                Gardeners Delight 5 5 0 Tried seeds from yet another supplier still rubbish
                Amish Paste 5 7 6 OK Best cooked

                Regds happy growing
                 
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                  On taste alone...

                  'Divine' Lypso F3: 9
                  Chereola: 8
                  Mysterious brown cherry of unknown variety: 8
                  Bloody Butcher: 7
                  Sungold: insufficently tomatoey for me: 6
                  Everything else (incl. Indigo Rose) bringing up the rear or too lazy to be ripe yet (outdoors)
                   
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                    Omar Lebanese ...I'd give a 9 out of ten:blue thumb: I was pleasantly surprise on how tasty and sweet it was,I wasn't expecting it from such a large tomato:dbgrtmb:
                     
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                      In my order of preference.
                      Out of 10 where 10 is the best.
                      Taste : Yield (Crop) : Earliness (ripening)

                      Sungold 10 : 8 : 9 Cherry Orange Sweet, tangy, firm - the best all rounder
                      New Girl 8: 4 : 7 Medium Red Traditional tangy, firm (Mrs JWK's favourite)
                      Floridity 8 : 7 : 6 Plum Red Tangy, very firm (RHS Taste Test winner - great for cooking)
                      Golden Pearl 8 : 7 : 7 Small cherry yellow Lots of very small fruit, similar to sungold but not quite as sweet/tangy
                      Golden Sunrise 7 : 6 : 7 Medium Yellow Soft texture, thin skinned, juicy, distinctive mellow not tangy taste
                      Black Krim 7 : 3 : 4 Large Black Savoury, meaty – best cooked
                      Black Cherry 7 : 7 : 6 Cherry Black Savoury, firm, thick skinned
                      Sungella 7 : 6 : 6 Medium Yellow Medium sweet, thin skinned, a bit watery - not as good as Golden Sunrise
                      Gardener's Delight 4 : 7 : 6 Cherry Red A bit bland - disappointing compared to past years


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                      All the above grown in a greenhouse.
                      I'm still waiting for my last variety - outdoor Manx Marvel - to ripen.
                       
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                        Interesting John. :) As you know I grow Golden Pearl and I can't understand why your fruit are so small, mine are all around the size of a 50p piece or larger.
                         
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                          hi JWK
                          I agree with gardeners delight very poor taste, I remember it as being sweet and tangy, I have tried seed from various suppliers but all poor, I will not try them again
                          rgds Alex
                           
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                            Cont.....
                            Omar lebanese..7-7-9
                            Chocolate Cherry..9-5-6...tough skin and quite bitter.
                            Manx Marvel...7-6-8...Not a strong flavour but very Juicy..
                            Beefmaster...9-9-9...Juicy,sweet ,almost perfect IMO
                             
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