Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Tomato intervention needed. Specifically Cherokee Purple tomatoes!

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:06 AM
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  • Just a small update, I now have double in that photo including Red & Green Pear tomatoes, Vorlon, Black Prince, Ethiopian Blacks that will be Roma shaped and delicious and my highest yield last year, Gold Medal, Bumble Bee, Green Zebra, Lucky Tiger, Japanese Black Truffle, Paul Robeson, and Italian San Marzano just to name a few....

    I noticed at Walmart today the single tomato plants were priced at nearly $4.00 a piece, geeez that's high....any one needing some for the season are welcome to give me a holler before they are all spoken for!

    Had a hard time finding those repotting pots, everyone's out including co-op which said they won't have any more....I bought all Walmart in Tullahoma had left almost and Lowes here just gave me their last two sitting on the shelf out of the pack....

    So I reckon I'm temporarily done for a day or two.... I sure feel it, I'm awfully tired!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Apr 14, 2015, at 8:52 PM
  • I think Black Krim followed closely by Cherokee Purple are best tasting tomatoes I have ever put in my mouth.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Fri, Apr 17, 2015, at 2:07 AM
  • chefgrape, I know what (or who) got you started on the wide selection of tomatoes last year but there seem to be more than those in this selection?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Apr 18, 2015, at 9:31 AM
  • I ate mom and dads last year as well.....and was given a few different varieties from a friend....funny, I just can't stop...I planted a few more just yesterday...one thing for sure, we all will have tomatoes this year whither they are yours, mine, ours, or someone else's...Ha!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sun, Apr 19, 2015, at 10:00 AM
  • I only intend to grow Black Cherry "cherry" tomatoes, but as with last year, I expect volunteers. My 'full' tomato will be Rutgers and maybe a black one. (plus my surprise tomato)

    I prefer to find a tomato that grows big enough to be one slice on the sandwich rather than two. With mayo those extra slices seem to slide everywhere. I am not sure Rutgers will do that but....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Apr 19, 2015, at 11:21 AM
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