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And the winner is...

Posted by dciolek 5B (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 7, 11 at 19:22

Taste test of the day's pickings -- the entries:

Valencia
Brandy Boy
Persimmon
Coyote
White Currant
Sweet Cherry
Black Russian
Roma
Yellow Pear
Unknown (bottom left)

Three different people came to the same top pick:

Persimmon (the larger orange one on the left). I'll be saving a bunch of those seeds for next year!


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RE: And the winner is...

It's certainly not yellow pear which, although cute in looks and a prolific producer, tastes no better than a store bought mass warehouse ripened tomato (bland and mushy). We have two of them this year which were mismarked by the local nursery supplier as Yellow Boy. Caveat emptor !


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RE: And the winner is...

The variety Coyote was introduced by Craig LeHoullier, seeds from Mexico, and he thinks that he may have initially listed it in the SSE YEarbook as White Currant, so the two may be the same.

Carolyn


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RE: And the winner is...

I wondered about the Coyote and White Currant, they are "almost" identical (or maybe they are identical). And I agree the yellow pear tomatoes were not very tasty even though they look pretty cool. They have a tendency to split on the thin neck too.


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