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Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

My cherry tomatoes are now ripening - this year I've tried Tumbling Toms. So far I am a little disappointed with the flavour. I have been leaving them on the kitchen window-sill to make sure that they are ripe, but the flavour/juicyness isn't what I hoped. Am I doing something wrong or was it a bad choice ? I water every day and fertilise once/twice a week. I have tried several other varieties in the past, but as I grow in pots in the greenhouse and a lot of room is taken up by the other 'Legend' variety, the Tumbling Toms seemed to be a good idea. What are people's preferences for the best flavour cherry tom ??? Thank you



  • Thanks for the reply image I read on another website - 'Tomato Growing' (recommended on here last year, I think) that it was better to feed tomatoes at a reduced strength, but more often ! So that's what I have been doing image As for ripening, I am trying to pick them when they are red, but as they didn't taste as nice as I hoped I thought maybe they weren't ripe !

    I've grown Sungold in the past - maybe I'll go back to them next year.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Suncherry Premium (F1) is an excellent red cherry - almost as sweet as the yellow Sungold which Philippa mentioned.  Those two always have a place here. image

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965

    If you're prepared to take a take a more scientific approach then feeding every day will work wonders if done properly. Little and often etc..

    I like to be fed more than once a week image

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • We've tried tumbling toms this year and they are watery, we've always grown gardeners delight and they are delicious. image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Black Cherry definitely worth a try.  Very vigorous, in g/h or outdoors and very tasty.

  • Thank you all for your replies image I'll have a look at the Black Cherry - and keep the Sungold as my reserve for next year image

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    I think the very best flavour is usually to be found in the cordon varieties, e.g. Gardeners' s Delight and my favourite, Sungold. But the bush varieties are less trouble and often give a heavier crop, and they're still pretty good. I grow some of each - this year it's Sungold and Losetto.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965

    Pleased to see the outcome on this one - I'm growing both this yr, not tried either before, so looking forward to the results. 1st sungold almost ready, black cherry a wee while yet. growing in g/h and outside
    I grew Maskotka in a basket this yr - lots of good-size ripe n tasty toms already and masses more to come - will def grow again

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • I've grown Maskotka before and found the fruit good, although a little bigger than some cherries. I'd wanted to switch away from the cordon variety to save a bit of space while growing Legend beefsteak tomatoes. Now I just want to grow cherries with flavour imageimage Maybe I'll grow a few less plants next year - most of the cherries end up in chutney anyway !

  • MrsT 12MrsT 12 Posts: 77

    Hi, last year I grew Cherry Falls and was not impressed with the flavour at all. This year I have been growing Sweet Millions and they are very nice. I have heard a few locals rave about Sungold, so that's on my list for next year.

    I water a little first thing in the morning and then again in the evening. I only give them a feed maybe once a fortnight and try to use rainwater from my waterbutts.

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