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Lakshmi  Send Lakshmi a private message!


Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 02:31 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Last year I was surfing the forums to decide what fruit trees to plant and now I want to know what Tomato varieties to plant. It seems to be quite a common question so I decided to put up a website where you can vote for your favorite fruits and vegetables <http://www.gardenpoll.com>

Hope this will be of help to other gardeners!
Lakshmi

Lakshmi - Quebec, Zone "4B"
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Spuddigger  Send Spuddigger a private message!


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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 10:04 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

This will be my first year planting tomatoes. I plan to put in some paste tomatoes, but I saw on another site that a lot of people don't like paste tomatoes for paste.

Okay. I'm curious to find out what tomatoes others like to plant.

Spuddigger - CO, Zone "5"
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Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 10:40 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I wouldn't venture to put varieties that do well here up for your choosing. The climate here is totally different. Best bet would be to check with your state's USDA Extension Service. It's likely that they have lists specific to yoiur site.

That being said; I always grow the small yellow pear; last year had great luck with the new 'grape' type tomatoes. Another one I grow; while not really a tomato, is the husk tomato or Ground Cherry, a type of tomatillo.

Rain1950 - Washington, Zone "8"
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 12:20 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Japanese Trifle Black and Black Cherry are the favorites at the moment.

Loretta - NJ, Zone "6"
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:35 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Because our weather is so varied, I usually buy ponies of three different kinds of tomatoes and give half to friends. I buy a cool season early ripener like early girl, a beefsteak type (beefmaster last time) which will do well if the summer is hot, and something new. Last time I tried "jet star". It did well and was tasty.

I usually get a more tomatoes than I need from whichever three plants suit that summer's weather, and any produce from the "something new" plants is a bonus.

Valia - WA (summer) UT (winter), Zone "5a and 9a"
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 06:41 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Lakshmi, I voted for Sun Gold in your poll. By far it's the tastiest, most prolific tomato in my garden.

Spuddigger, I like paste tomatoes. I don't can anymore, but I use them to make sauce, or in dishes where I do a quick saute and want them to hold their shape.

This year I'm also growing Brandy Boy, Sweet Tangerine, Black From Tula, Pineapple, Viva Italia, and Heidi.

Cindym - LA, Zone "8b"
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 03:05 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Viva Italia is one of the ones I'm growing. The others are Roma, San Marzano, Black Plum, and one other that I've forgotten off hand.

Spuddigger - CO, Zone "5"
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Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 05:23 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Opalka. That's the other one.

Spuddigger - CO, Zone "5"
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Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 10:56 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Opalkas did just ok in my garden. The only paste tomatoes I've had luck with are Italia and Heidi. We'll have to compare notes later in the season.

Cindym - LA, Zone "8b"

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