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Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Bought these along with standard Cherokee Purple transplants for containers.

Not impressed with the taste of the Patio tomatoes....a faint sweetness, that's it. Anyone else tried the Patio
and had this issue?

Cherokees not ready yet but are known for heirloom taste...
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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My post didn't go through. Why?
Anyway, tried to say None of my tomatoes taste right this year. Maybe my taste buds have gone south. They all are very mild, no real good flavor. After all my work pampering the plants, it was not worth it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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My post didn't go through. Why?
Anyway, tried to say None of my tomatoes taste right this year. Maybe my taste buds have gone south. They all are very mild, no real good flavor. After all my work pampering the plants, it was not worth it.
It didn't occur to me it could be MY taste buds! I'm taking medicine that does have those side effects...

Disappointing...
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Old Today, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I've never had a good tasting patio tomato... They were bred for containers not taste.
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Old Today, 06:20 AM
 
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I've never had a good tasting patio tomato... They were bred for containers not taste.
Exactly. They are a compromise for those that don't have much space. They can never take the place of heirloom tomatoes.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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Bought these along with standard Cherokee Purple transplants for containers.

Not impressed with the taste of the Patio tomatoes....a faint sweetness, that's it. Anyone else tried the Patio
and had this issue?

Cherokees not ready yet but are known for heirloom taste...
Our first PTs were prolific and delicious one year (and I like a tomato with a full-flavored, acid bite), but died before producing more than two or three 'meh' tomatoes the next. I think it's a gamble. We might be growing them again this year; I have to check.

And again, the Purples were great one year, full of cracks the next, and ' black' tomatoes are my all-time favorites.
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Old Today, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The is the first and last time I'll grow patios....better to stick with Sweet 100s or other cherry tomatoes and one or two heirlooms...

thanks everyone!
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Old Today, 09:06 AM
 
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Kind of complicated update...we have seven tomato plants this year, and one's a Patio. It has five small measly fruits on it. The other varieties, Celebrity, Better Boy and one other Bonnie, are doing great, loaded with fruits, and the indeterminates are rocketing past their trellis.

Here's the complicated part: two years ago, we wanted to try Celebrity, so got a seedling at some store or other. When it set fruit, they were HUGE and corrugated. Celebs are smooth and small-to-medium. It turned out to be Not A Celebrity. It was some beefsteak variety, near as we could tell (and it did okay, despite being in a too-small pot).

We notified Bonnie of the error and they diligently sent a certificate for a free plant. Evidently, mismatched plant labels aren't that uncommon.

So this makes me wonder whether the first Patio we got was actually a Patio, or Some Other Good-Tasting Prolific Tomato.

We probably won't buy Patio again.
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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Kind of complicated update...we have seven tomato plants this year, and one's a Patio. It has five small measly fruits on it. The other varieties, Celebrity, Better Boy and one other Bonnie, are doing great, loaded with fruits, and the indeterminates are rocketing past their trellis.

Here's the complicated part: two years ago, we wanted to try Celebrity, so got a seedling at some store or other. When it set fruit, they were HUGE and corrugated. Celebs are smooth and small-to-medium. It turned out to be Not A Celebrity. It was some beefsteak variety, near as we could tell (and it did okay, despite being in a too-small pot).

We notified Bonnie of the error and they diligently sent a certificate for a free plant. Evidently, mismatched plant labels aren't that uncommon.

So this makes me wonder whether the first Patio we got was actually a Patio, or Some Other Good-Tasting Prolific Tomato.

We probably won't buy Patio again.

Lol....wish mine had been mislabeled!
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