Roma and san marzano are good for cooking, these are the ones that go into a tin of Italian tomatoes. there wasn’t a big crop on the Jerseys.
I agree about sungold. It was the first one I'd pick as I walked through the polytunnel.
Agree with Lyn, as per usual, re Roma for pasata and soup.
Roma need quite a bit of space, you don’t pick out side shoots on those.
They are enormous! I'm the same though - on black russian and black krim the yield is definitely smaller. And Sungold wins taste for me every time too.
I've grown at least 50 different varieties over the last few years, and never get tired of considering new varieties or sharing or swapping rare seeds with like-minded growers.
Of the ones I've tried so far, and on the basis purely of taste, my top 4 would be:
Dixiewine, Summer Cider, Black Icicle, Orange Banana.
Hi Chris - what wonderful names. I often enjoy the names almost as much as the tomatoes! I'd love to try Black Icicle - I'll look it up
Sungold gets a vote from me, seems pretty resistant to most of the diseases round here too. I liked the taste of the Tigerella we had last year but it seemed to go from hard and unripe to sweet but mushy overnight.
This year I'm going with some real randoms
And then sungold as always.
Yes it does look like someone dropped the scrabble box with these!
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I think I'll remember Zyska for my next game of scrabble!!! ?
I am fairly new to GYO but my fav toms last year were Orange Paruche F1. They are soooo sweet and not acidic at all, which is my preference. They were also early cropping with edible fruits in June (not sure if that is normal or just because we had a warmer than average spring).
I only had one plant last year, 50p in the clearance corner in B&Q, but have a packet of seeds for this year.