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Tomato varieties

Post: # 291639Post Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm

I haven't been around much lately so apologies for the block postings when I have the time.

I grow tomatoes for specific reasons and I have been trying over the years to arrive at some preferred varieties.
The uses for them are; Bottling, Puree, Breakfast Frying, Drying, Early Windowsill and eating fresh (sandwiches)

So far we have only agreed on 2, Amish Paste for puree and Silver Fir Tree for windowsill pots.

However this year we might have found the bottling variety.
These are for having on toast with our Sunday breakfast fry-up when fresh ones are finished in the winter.
This variety is Teardrop Plum and the criteria is that they must be fairly small, firm so they stay intact and easy to peel, as well as of course being easy to grow and excellent flavour.
So far it has ticked all the boxes, but still needs to prove that it won't succumb to blight at the first opportunity.

It has HUGE trusses with probably over a hundred flowers on each truss, I've never seen a variety quite like it.
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Possibly one small drawback is the bottom truss is so big that it rests on the ground, or in this case on my wandering melon vines.
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All in all it's looking good.
Just drying, frying and fresh to go (perhaps) :lol:
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Re: Tomato varieties

Post: # 291644Post Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Is it F1 (not hinting at all)? Shortish growing season?:lol:
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Re: Tomato varieties

Post: # 291645Post Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm

It's heritage open pollinated and from sowing to first ripe fruit is 120 days, midway between Paul Robeson (115) and Stupice (125), but it is a quite tall cordon to 6' 0"

Seed available shortly :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 291647Post Green Aura
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:54 pm

:thumbright: :hugish:
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Post: # 291648Post Weedo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 pm

This looks exactly like what we call a Roma Tomato - a great allrounder but better known for bottling and sauce here . I love this one for fresh eating and cooking as it has much more fruit compared to the amount of seed and pulp. If it is the same, it is open pollinated, determinate hybrid.
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Re: Tomato varieties

Post: # 291650Post Odsox
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 am

If your Roma is the same as our Roma Weedo, it's totally different ... apart from a similarity in fruit shape.
The Roma I've grown tend to produce fruit on average 8 to 10 cm long, where these are about 4 to 5 cm long.
Also according to my tasting notes, Roma is pretty much tasteless where Teardrop Plum has a strong sweet/acid full tomato taste.
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