If you would like to see a list of what I planted this year click HERE.
This group was planted in raised beds:
Abraham Lincoln: grew very well, no signs of disease, medium size tomato with heavy harvest. I would recommend this one. Early tomato.
Cherokee Purple: Winner all around. Large fruit, slightly sweet, beautiful color. My husbands favorite! Must repeat this one next year.
German Queen: Very large fruit, great flavor, would grow again.
Isle Candy: Super Sweet yellow cherry tomato. I loved this one! Give it lots of room to grow. Must repeat next year.
Mr. Underwood's Pink Beefsteak: Huge tomato! Beautiful color and flavor. A must for next year.
Old German (yellow): slow to ripen, medium size tomato, pretty red veins, tart flavor. I liked this one and may grow again next year but will put it in a cage. I grew this one under an orange tree and the vines climbed high into the tree. It needs space.
Persimmon: Beautiful yellow/orange, medium to large tomato. Much like a beefsteak inside. Wonderful flavor, slightly sweet. Will grow next year.
San Marzano: Heavy producer. Easy to pick, almost too easy, they tend to fall into your hand when you move them. A MUST FOR NEXT YEAR! The only plum type tomato I will grow. (Also growing along driveway).
Wisconsin 55: This is a smaller salad size tomato. Heavy producer, no diseases, would grow again.
Yellow Pear Cherry: No name on this one, but a heavy producer as with most pear tomatoes. I will save seeds from this one to grow next year.
Zapotec Pink: No! Just did not give me enough tomatoes. The ones I did get were good, but with my limited space, I would not repeat this one.
Red Zebra: A real winner, I loved the flavor. This one is a smaller tomato, nice tart flavor pretty striped skin but the flesh is red and not striped like the skin. I will grow again. Early producer.
Balls Beefsteak: Another huge tomato. Winner all around. Late harvest is the only drawback. You need to wait for this one, but you will be rewarded for your patience!
This group was planted on the bank by the driveway in June.
Dr. Lyle's Beefsteak: Huge tomato, very meaty. This was one I was not sure if I planted or not, but found the tag when harvesting. A must for next year. Very vigorous growth. Give it lots of room and a tall large wood cage. The small cages will not support these vines.
Dr. Wyche's Yellow: Huge size yellow tomato, nice for slicing. Would grow again.
Green Zebra: One of my all time favorites. Tangy, green stripe skin, lemon green color when sliced. Looks pretty with red and yellow tomato slices in a Caprese salad. A must for next year.
San Marzano and Mr. Underwood Pink Beefsteak growing here too.
My tomatoes this year exceeded my expectations!I have canned and froze more than we will need for the winter. I am already planning for next year.
|Front Row: L-R Cherokee Purple, Red Zebra, Balls Beefsteak. Second Row: Mr. Underwood's Pink, Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Wisconsin 55. Back Section: Persimmon, Old German, more Wisconsin 55, and Red and Green Zebra's|
|Red Zebra in front, San Marzano (plum tomato), Persimmon and Old German|
|Persimmon and Old German (yellow)|
|Everybody in the mix|
|more in the mix|
|Cherokee Purple, Mr. Underwood in front; Zapotec Pink in the back, Yellow Pear on right, small yellow is Persimmon.|