Tomatoes 2021

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@ninnymary , if it's Tigerella and you like it, great! I liked how it looked and produced for me.

About those yellow pears and Sun Gold splitting -- yes, Sun Gold seems to split easily. Taste is personal but after over 15 years, I gave up on it in preference for Sun Sugar. Both were in my garden all that time and I preferred the flavor of SG just not that so many were wasted. Now yellow pear -- ! Tried that for 4 years because DW liked them. The final year, every single one of them split!

I'm very happy with Yellow Jelly Beans :). Fortunately, those, the Sun Sugars, and the Sweet 100's are doing fine. Late and nothing else is doing good in the tomato patch. And yes, that includes failsafe Early Girls. One very different tomato year, this is.

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Late and nothing else is doing good in the tomato patch. And yes, that includes failsafe Early Girls. One very different tomato year, this is.
A very different tomato year indeed... I wouldn't give up on a variety based solely on this year's performance. Many of my previously reliable tomatoes did poorly this year as well.
 

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The mid-sized variety coming through for me this year is what Victory Seed calls "Old Reliable." LINK

Porter was my grandmother Pearl's tomato and I have had it over 25 years. I didn't know that it was called Old Reliable ;). Supposed to to be reliable in Texas-hot weather. Maybe so!

Victory says 80 days but I don't know why. Annie's and Tomatofest both have it as 72 and that sounds about right.

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Gogosha, a large potato-leaf pink beefsteak. It has good flavor, large size, seldom cracks (but what didn't this year :rolleyes:) and very few blossom-end deformities. I know that a perfect blossom end doesn't matter for canning, but I don't like waste when slicing. ;) Fortunately I grew this at home, because it failed twice in the rural garden (and probably would have failed there again). These keep pretty well too, I'll be sharing them with my family & the neighbors.
 

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Gogosha, a large potato-leaf pink beefsteak. It has good flavor, large size, seldom cracks (but what didn't this year :rolleyes:) and very few blossom-end deformities. I know that a perfect blossom end doesn't matter for canning, but I don't like waste when slicing. ;) Fortunately I grew this at home, because it failed twice in the rural garden (and probably would have failed there again). These keep pretty well too, I'll be sharing them with my family & the neighbors.
Very nice looking tomatoes!
 

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