opinions wanted on my list

michelelcFebruary 2, 2012

This is my 3rd year growing tomatoes. I have room for about 10 plants, as long as there are some determinants in the list. I primarily grow tomatoes for sauce, as I don't like raw tomatoes. But, I do share with neighbors so I usually grow brandywines to share and I grow san marzanoes because I like the yield for sauces. I grew a few other plum varieties last year, none of which I liked that much. So, here is what I'm thinking of this year.


San Marzano


costoluto genovese

polish linguisa

I'd love some opinions, or suggestions before I make my order. I'm most likely ordering from Bakers Creek.

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I have grown Rutgers and I think it is a good one to try if you haven't already. It is RRR - round, red and reliable - with a pretty good taste.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 1:38PM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

I'm also in Massachusetts - central. I would suggest Opalka for sauces. I might have a few seeds to share if Baker's Creek doesn't offer them.

Any of the Cherokees - Cherokee Purple, Green Cherokee, Golden Cherokee are good...

Omars Leb is a good gigantic tomato...

just a few off the top of my head.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 3:41PM
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Hi Tom8olvr, thank you for the suggestions! I would like to try the Opalka, and Baker's Creek doesn't have those seeds, if you could spare a few, that would be wonderful! I could send you a stamped envelope. I'm happy to share seeds I have, although I don't have any saved seeds, only purchased seeds :)

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 10:10AM
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