heirloom tomatoes!

Missouri_GreenwitchDecember 8, 2004

I'm planning my spring garden already (I know I'm not alone)! I'd like to try a few more heirloom tomatoes this year. what have you all found to be the most successful/prductive Heirloom tomatoes in zone 6: especially the St. Louis area? Thanks--Happy Solstice! greenwitch

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ddunbar(z5 IN)

Zone 6 is an excellent zone for growing tomatoes, overall. Your biggest question is your soil. If you amend your soil properly, you can have excellent heirloom tomatoes.
Pick your varieties based on your taste preference. For a true tomato fan, I always recommend trying any of the following... Black Krim, Black from Tula, Purple Calabash, Omar's Lebanese and Persimmon. There are so, so many out there to try!
Best wishes and Happy New Year!
DD

    Bookmark   December 31, 2004 at 11:20AM
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applefan

My absolute favorite in the Chicago suburban area is Pruden's Purple. We think the flavor is great and it produces well and reasonably early here. Check it out...

Jean

    Bookmark   January 5, 2005 at 11:28PM
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ratherbegardening

My favorite heirloom is Amish Paste. It's not just a paste tomato, they're very good on sandwiches, etc. Sungold is the BEST cherry tomato ever! People who don't even like tomatoes like Sungold!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2005 at 3:40PM
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rhoda_azalea(5b/6a)

I read an article about taste-testing paste tomatoes. Both Amish Paste and San Marzano were tops. I've grown both and they are far superior to Roma.

Rhoda

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 8:48AM
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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

Rose de Berne has great taste.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2005 at 11:30AM
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gardenlady1967(z5MO)

Tappy's Heritage yeilded really well for me and tastes good too.Also try Japanese black trifelle, black cherry,I really like white tomesol.Was really popular at the 2004 Heirloom garden show.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2005 at 1:58AM
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