TOMATOES POLL nominations thread

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I am going to poll tomatoes

please nominate your favorite cultivars here

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:48 (one week ago) link

Boxcar Willie
Matt's Wild Cherry
Blondkopfchen

I can hear the scampi beating as one (WmC), Friday, 11 September 2020 15:58 (one week ago) link

I should give reasons.

Boxcar Willie – perfect globes, resistant to disease and cracking. (Downside: I wish they were a little bigger.)
Matt's Wild Cherry – cute clusters like currants, extremely sweet, best eaten half-ripe
Blondkopfchen – Good flavor, insanely large yields

I can hear the scampi beating as one (WmC), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:01 (one week ago) link

Black Krim
Aunt Ruby's German Green

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 11 September 2020 19:00 (one week ago) link

I’m going to nominate some more common ones to spur additional discussion (I hope)

Beefsteak
Campari
Brandywine
Celebrity
Plum
Roma
San Marzano

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 14 September 2020 20:03 (one week ago) link

amish paste

contorted filbert (harbl), Monday, 14 September 2020 20:09 (one week ago) link

OK seriously I figured we could get to at least 20 or 25 noms in no time. Wtf do people not have TCB on their SNA?

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 03:58 (two days ago) link

I dont know how widespread cultivars are but when it comes to growing em, I like:

Tommy Toe
Roma
Grosse Lisse (an old standard)

Eating wise, who knows what the supermarkets are selling, prob mostly hotbox-ripened grosse lisse and tommytoes.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 05:30 (two days ago) link

xp i'd normally have a lot to say about this sort of thing but my lack of tomato knowledge is shameful and i assume those broad varieties like "roma" have tons of sub-categories (like WmC's answer, e.g.)

superdeep borehole (harbl), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 11:41 (two days ago) link

Phew I do not know anything about tomatoes. This year I planted about 5 different kinds but only the Red Cherry Large and--I think--Red Pride produced? I wouldn't say either was award-winning tho the cherries have a good, sweet flavor. And some Roma, idk which.

Idk if I can get behind non-red toms? Green and purple ones kinda freak me out.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:48 (two days ago) link

We haven’t had ours produce hardly at all. I think our pot / placement / cultivar combo is just an epic fail. The more I learn about different kinds the more I’m disappointed they aren’t sold in stores.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:55 (two days ago) link

Sungold

sleeve, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:58 (two days ago) link

One year when I had a big seed order from Tomatofest, they threw in a pack of Paul Robeson seeds -- purple-black variety from Russia, supposed to grow best in cool climates with short growing seasons. It didn't do well in the deep south and the few tomatoes I got didn't have a good flavor. Yellow Brandywine was a really good one. Aunt Ruby's German Green was ok but hard to tell when they were ripe.

(show hidden tics) (WmC), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:01 (two days ago) link

Wapsipinicon
Green Zebra
Fuzzy Peach

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 21:52 (two days ago) link

Ed’s just making up stuff.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 22:47 (two days ago) link

I want some Dancing with Smurfs now

https://www.worldtomatosociety.com/tomato/dancing-with-smurfs/

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:43 (yesterday) link

i want banana legs

superdeep borehole (harbl), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:46 (yesterday) link

Now I do too

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:47 (yesterday) link

XP

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:47 (yesterday) link

i would poll all of this tomatoes

superdeep borehole (harbl), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 00:50 (yesterday) link

just need 50 though

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:41 (yesterday) link

I think you got 25! unfortunately some of ours have names like "Natasha's neighbor's grandmother's seeds from Russia"

sleeve, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:46 (yesterday) link

black hole sun
cow's tit
afternoon delight

superdeep borehole (harbl), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:47 (yesterday) link

Barry’s Crazy Cherry

I also would love to know what the cherry tomatoes I had from a farmers market Hokkaido last year were. They were absolutely stunning and I wonder if it was a specific variety or just a obsessively Japanese attitude to cultivation that made them so good.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 02:52 (yesterday) link

The hundreds of tomato variants are so dependent on prevailing weather/climate/soil that if you grew the winner of this poll in the wrong place, it just wouldn't deliver the goods.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 03:00 (yesterday) link


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