2013 Tomato Grow List
It's that time of the year.
Lists have been made, edited, re-edited, torn-up and then started all over again. The result? I think I have a more or less final list of the tomato varieties I'll be planting in 2013.
Those of you are are used to seeing my incredibly long lists may be surprised because this year's list is short. The explanation is easy. Last year was easily the best tomato year I've had in 3 or 4 years. Maybe in 5 years. I preserved a 2 to 3 year supply, canning about 240 or 250 jars of tomato products and freezing and drying an equivalent amount. With a full pantry and full freezers, there's not as much of a need to preserve tomatoes in 2013, at least not in vast quantities. Hence, the reduced listing.
As always, I've tried to list them in categories, and the estimated date-to-maturity is listed for each tomato variety. I've also indicated whether they are hybrids or open-pollinated varieties.
The following varieties produce bite-sized tomatoes.
1. Cherry Falls F-1 (60)
2. Terenzo F-1 (63)
3. Lizzano F-1 (63)
EARLY (AND IN CONTAINERS)
4. Early Doll F-1 (57)
5. Early Wonder O-P (55)
6. 4th of July F-1 (49)
7. Sun Gold F-1 (57)
8. Black Cherry O-P (68)
9. Riesentraube O-P (80)
10. Jaune Flammee OP (70)
11. Orange Minsk OP (70)
12. Pruden's Purple O-P (70)
13. Gary 'O Sena O-P (70-75)
14. JD'S Special C-Tex O-P (70-75)
15. Spudatula O-P (70-75)
16. Black Mystery O-P (70-80)
17. Phoenix F-1 (72) (heat setting type)
18. Indigo Rose F-1 (75)
19. Crimson Carmello F-1 (75)
20. Burgundy Traveler O-P (75-80)
21. Dr. Wyche's Yellow O-P (80)
22. Greek Rose O-P (75-80)
23. Spudakee Purple O-P (80)
24. Stump of the World O-P (80-85)
25. Brazilian Beauty O-P (75-85)
26. Heidi O-P (75)
27. Principe' Borghese O-P (75-80)
28. Speckled Roman O-P (75)
I might come back and add two more processing varieties later on.
That's my list, y'all. Now, where's yours?