Best meaty tomato to plant in Iowa

mickimax(Zone 5)February 27, 2006

I thought I would ask fellow Iowans what the best tasting tomato is. This will be my first year planting tomatoes. I live in Southwestern Iowa. I want a tomato like Grandma used to plant, that you can slice and eat right from the plate, or tastes great alone in a sandwich. Any suggestions?

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whatcheer(z4 Ia)

I start my tomatos in the house by seed. I plant lots and lots of tomatos! My favorites are: Burpee's Burger hybrid,Celebrity hybrid,Burpee's Big Boy hybrid,Delicious,
Better boy,Super Beefsteak,Italian Beefsteak and Super Sioux. These are the best of the best. (In my book anyway)

    Bookmark   March 2, 2006 at 8:44PM
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diannp

Whatcheer, I'm coming to your house when those tomatoes are ripe! I'll bring the rest of the fixing for BLT's!!! :)

Diann
IA Z5a

    Bookmark   March 3, 2006 at 5:13PM
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whatcheer(z4 Ia)

WE LOVE BLT's!!! Your more than welcome to visit.
I can quite a few tomatos. I give a lot of them away also. I found that there are a lot of low income retirement apartments in our area. The seniors love fresh produce. I take veggies there about once a week during harvest season.
The Food Bank also takes them.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2006 at 9:57AM
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diannp

Whatcheer, you know, taking excess garden stuff to the low income retirement apartments is an excellent idea!! I'm going to have to do that this year. :)

Diann

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 5:05PM
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lindakay(zone 5)

I ordered Kelloggs breakfast tomato just ordered it today. I heard on WHO sun that it is a very good tomato. Its an heirloom beefsteak tomato. Linda

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 4:10PM
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