Most Popular Tomato

goodground(z6 NJ)August 5, 2014

Besides all the well deserved Brandy Boy hype recently sparked by Hudson's AWESOME grow & pics, I think Cherokee Purple is still one of the most popular tomatoes on these boards. I too will be hunting down Brandy Boys seeds for next year. :-)

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goodground(z6 NJ)

Also growing Gypsy for the first time since they sent a free pack of seeds. So far not as large as CP but more productive. This plant has multiple clusters of 8 with about 50 total. Brandy Boy will take their spot next year.

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    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:30PM
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fireduck(10a)

g...I agree with CP being an awesome tomato. I am no mater expert (7 varieties last year and 8 this year). But, I like my CP's the best. I am still trying to like my Mortgage Lifter. I think they are getting better with time...but maybe I should pick with green shoulders. I may have let some get over-ripe.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:27PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Goodground,

I agree with you. From all the posts and comments here, I can say that Cherokee Purple is very popular. In the grape size Sun Gold is also seems o be the most popular.

BTW, I am growing both of those. So far no ripe CP in my garden but have been picking SG from mid July. I like them. Not very sweet but really tasty.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:29PM
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goodground(z6 NJ)

Fireduck,
I was told by my wife that I let my toms get too ripe. This year I have been picking everything that blushes because I can't wait. lol

Seysonn,
Picked my first CP to ripen on counter today. Already tasted about half dozen Gypsy but they were small. Plenty of both to come.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:47PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Talking about Most Popular.
Here is a picture of some Cherokee Purple on one of my plants. The are big. Over one pound each for sure. But not ripe (sigh)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:21AM
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lr4ten(6)

CP are my best perfomers.
Great taste. Also earliest to ripen.
Also grew Moskvich. Nice flavor, decent production.
Brandywine, only a handful of BIG maters.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 8:05AM
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hudson___wy(3)

Goodground - your CPs look awesome! I am also a fan of CPs - I wish I could grow them a great as you and Seysonn! They do OK in our GH - but one has to figure out what varieties grow the best in ones climate! We only planted one CP plant this year and have enjoyed the taste immensely - I would grow more of them but my wife does not care for the color or taste of the CP - but tolerates them for me :)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 11:18AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Hudson. your CPs look delicious.
I can't wait for mine to ripen. Any day now. But on the positive note, we've been enjoying Sun Gold, another big favorite, for a month now.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 1:27PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

delete dble post

This post was edited by seysonn on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 19:39

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 1:31PM
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dodge59

From reading, as well as "Personal Experience", I think another very popular tomato is the Kellogg's Breakfast.

We've had a "banner year" as far as tomato production goes, and have given away a lot of tomatoes, (all beefsteaks of various types).

When my wife or I ask (whoever we gave the tomatoes to)
"Which tomato did you like best"?, the answer has been, "Kellogg's Breakfast".
It is also my wife's favorite tomato. They tend to be large, (one was 1.4 lbs), and most about a pound or close to it. Only my Green Giant tomato has produced more.

Gary

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 7:30PM
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goodground(z6 NJ)

Hudson, my wife feels the same way about the CP's that's why I am going to plant Brandy Boy's next year per your recommendation. If they come out like yours, I'm sure she will like them. Happy growing!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 10:59AM
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bigpinks

I had 17 CP plants this yr and most did very well. I too had some big fruit from these. I love the taste. Next for me are the red/yellow bi color. I like the pinks and reds too but I am a sweet tomato fanatic.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 4:44PM
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Baby G (Z10, 300?CH, SoCal-LA)(10)

I grow sungold and sweet 100 and a dozen or more full size heirlooms. But darnit -- sweet cherry 100 is my son's and husband's favorite.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 8:46PM
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hudson___wy(3)

I agree goodground - Brandy Boy is a good option - hope they grow good in your area! They even look good to eat and have a great tomato taste - I think she will like them - I would bet on it - if she likes tomatoes - she will like Brandy Boy!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 12:37AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Gary, I think you are right about " Kellogg's Breakfast. ". I have not grown it but have read so many positive reviews on it in the past.

So here we go: I will add "Brandy Boy", Kellogg's Breakfast to my "KEEP" list of Siletz, Cherokee Purple, Sun Gold, Matina, Bloody Butcher.
Few are still being observed for taste and performance : Legend, Siberian and Mortgage Lifter (RC), Bush Steak, Husky Red.

Because of my space shortage, I am focusing more on determinants and semis like: Siletz, Husky, Bush steak, Siberian, Legend. I am also growing a red cherry from store bought heirloom, that is semi-det and prolific as well.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 2:26AM
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dodge59

Boy!!! Awsome "pickins' Hudson, I want to try a Brandyboy next year, but I DON"T want the kind of production you are getting, (I'm tired of delivering maters to the neighbors)!!!

So how would you compare taste of the CP to BK, Seyson?
CP will probably be on my grow list next year, alto I sure like the taste, juiciness, texture , inside color of the BK and On and On~~~~~~all except for small sized maters this year~~~Maybe they sold me a "Midget BK", ya thinks?

Gary

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:55PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

So how would you compare taste of the CP to BK, Seyson?
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I would say they are about the same.
The reason that I am growing BK, is because of poor yield, cracking and small fruits.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 11:23PM
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dodge59

"The reason that I am growing BK, is because of poor yield, cracking and small fruits"?

I "assume" that you meant, "The reason I'm NOT Growing BK next year is because~~~~~"???

Thanks!

Gary

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 7:59AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Right, Gary, "...reason I am NOT ...."

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 8:04AM
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Daniel_NY(7a)

My Top 5:

1. Mortgage Lifter
2. Celebrity
3. ParkâÂÂs Whopper
4. Rose
5. Giant Belgium

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 5:23PM
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