Just picked about 20 lbs of ripe tomatoes, sat down and ate a pound or two with my 3 year old daughter (she loves tomatoes, I actually need to stop her from eating too many).
I had to get on the Wisconsin forum and post my preliminary results. I'm growing Rose, Cherokee Purple, Carolina Gold, Opalka, Black Prince, Great White Beefsteak, and a few Roma.
First one to ripen was a single Rose, then a Black Prince, but the Cherokee Purple took over and a bunch ripened at once, had some end rot on the Opalka and Great White Beefsteak. Cherokee Purple and Black Prince have produced the most ripe fruit so far.
The Rose tasted excellent, waiting for another to ripen so I can now compare to the others side by side.
Cherokee Purple, unbelievable, I love this one.
Black Prince, very good, not quite as sweet as CP.
Great White Beefsteak, quite sweet, hint of squash flavor? Disappointed with the rotting though.
Opalka, this is a keeper for next year for sure. Meaty but great flavor, I didn't know this combination existed. I was concerned with this variety earlier in the season because they seemed weaker than the other plants but they are coming on strong now. End rot issue has me a little worried but maybe that will clear up.
Carolina Gold, none ripe yet. Last year these ripened first. They are typically meaty so I wanted a few, but next year Opalka will take their place. We'll see if the Roma can hold a candle to the Opalka.
Anyway, August is here and harvest season is upon us! How's everyone's veggies doing??