This years tomato harvest was good. I used both the square foot and homemade earthboxes. Next year I think I will only use the square foot method. The production in the SFG’s was less, but the size and quality was better. I had so many tomatoes this year!!!
Burpee’s Porterhouse, Kellogg’s Breakfast, and Cuostralee with F5 Sungolds and Piccolo
MY TOMATO REVIEW 2007
Sungold F5 - The production on the F5 Sungold was incredible. The plant was huge and produced late into the season. The taste was only average. It was a good plant, not great.
Piccolo - A very tasty red cherry tomato from Europe. I had a nice sweat taste and was meaty. It could be sliced and put into a salad. I’ll grow this one again.
Kellogg’s Breakfast - Impressed! Good Sized Orange tomato with great flavor. Its production was only fair for me, but it unique color and taste made up for it. It was one of the most asked for this year. Unfortunately, the plant did not last as long as the others.
Cuostralee - BIG Tomatoes! These tomatoes were large and were solid. They contained very few seeds and “goo”. It was my favorite for BLTs.
Burpee’s Porterhouse - This was a very good tomato. It was so hyped by Burpee, I had some concerns. I grew it from seed with no problems. It produced a good amount of large tomatoes. The largest was right at two pounds. This tomatoes did have a nice sweat taste and I will grow it again.
Cherokee Purple - Good production, good taste, very realiable. Easy call to grow again. I also love the dark purple color.
Purple Passion - Poor production, but good taste. I would rather grow the Cherokee Purple instead.
Lime Green Salad - Another crowd pleaser. People didn’t understand how a green tomato could taste so good. The plant was very smal, but out performed its size.
All and all I am pleased with this years selections despite my late start. I will be growing some of the same next year, but will add a few new ones.