[Market-farming] tomato taste

Thamnophis thamnophis at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 14:24:40 EST 2011


I wish I understood better the environmental effects on tomato taste.
I had some normally very good heirlooms produce rather bland tomatoes
last year. I wonder if the over-abundant rain and cool temps could
have had an impact.

Among the best tomatoes for us have been Aunt Ruby's German green (the
best tasting tomato in my opinion), an unnamed type grown from seed
brought to me from the Republic of Georgia, the bright tasting little
orange juan flamme and an italian heirloom beefstake type.

Joe
Boone, IA
5a

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Burke Farm <burkefarm at gmail.com> wrote:
> After growing it for the first time this past year in my high tunnel,
> I have to agree with the old dude who once told me, "Ain't no tomato
> worth growin 'cept Rutgers."  I grew the older, indeterminate strain
> offered by Fedco. Cosmonaut Volkov was almost as delicious.  Almost.
>
> Not that I don't like, or see the place for, Brandywine, Cherokee
> Purple, etc.  I just never expected to have a boring, round red tomato
> taste so good.  Wow.
>
> Lisa Burke
> Farming Engineers LLC
> Central IN, z 5
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