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My favorite tomato this year

Post  dixie on 7/13/2012, 2:28 pm

It's not Tomato Tuesday, but I don't visit the forum as much as I used to.

I tried bookoodles of new tomatoes this year from Wintersown. The favorite by far was Donskoi. It had what I consider the perfect tomato flavor. (I don't like tart tomatoes, but the sweeter ones) Donskoi is a very large, rich red tomato. Several were 2 lbs. It had a very small core, no green shoulders & ripened evenly. There was no cracking either.

I still love my Dixie's Sweet heirloom, but this Donskoi really has a much better flavor and ripens much more evenly than the Dixie. I'll still plant a couple of Dixie's to keep the strain going, but my main cropper will be Donskoi now.

Two more I was impressed with were Double Rich and Chico II.

Chico II was a large roma-type paste type that hung in huge clusters & was very productive.

Double Rich was a medium sized, deep red, very rich flavored tomato, perfect for canning.

My tomatoes are mostly gone now since they were so early this year, but I've got several suckers rooting & about ready to plant, so hopefully I'll have a few late ones.

Hope everyone else is having a great season. It finally rained this week!
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Post  cheyannarach on 7/13/2012, 3:18 pm

Good to know and thanks for sharing! I hope your suckers work out I am doing the dame thing with mine right now!Very Happy
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Post  songstriss on 7/13/2012, 9:33 pm

I have a tomato plant that is dying which is really a shame because I love the taste of them. I have never tried rooting suckers before but I would like to try. I don't really have any suckers but would it be worth trying to cut some off of the top and try to root it or is it also diseased?
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Re: My favorite tomato this year

Post  dixie on 7/13/2012, 10:10 pm

If you don't have any suckers, you could use the top section. Cut off the bottom leaves before placing the stem in the water. As for disease, I don't know. I have been using a weak bleach solution for blight this year and it has worked quite well.
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