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Old 01-25-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I'm in north Florida. I've had good luck with Sungold, Plum, Celebrity, and just regular old Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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I don't cook with tomatoes often, but I love small-fruit snack tomatoes, so I plan on trying sungold, sunsweet, yellow currant and red currant this year, maybe yellow pear as well...
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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The sun gold and sun sugar cherry tomatoes are really becoming popular. We planted the sun sugar and they went crazy even in heat and then cold. The Topsy Turvy planters are a waste but maybe a big pot will do well on the patio, just have a good high trellis for it, at least 4 feet.
We had good production with early girls and beefsteak tomatoes, not so great with brandywine and supersonic.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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We tried Grow Pots this year. When hubby told me he bought them, I told him they saw him coming from a long way away. Our plants grew over 8 feet tall - no lie, no exaggeration - and produced more than I could have imagined. I am in no way affiliated with this company.

Anyway, of the 6 varieties we grew, we found the Taladagas did the best. They're a med. sized tomato, quite tasty. We were very pleased with them.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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im probably going to grow cherry, roma, and beef steaks. not sure about eating beef steak tomatoes since were vegetarians........
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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We grow Better Boys and Early Girls in a little plot behind the house planting at the end of April and by July we are eating fresh off the vine.I use a post hole digger and go down about 3 feet put a foot of sand in the bottom half and mix peat mulch with the dirt to fill the rest of the top half... works well big,meaty and juicy great on hamburgers.

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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You're all killin' me! I am so anxious to plant the darn things. Some of you have also convinced me to get Sungold as the cherry tomato. =)
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge
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Have you been to the Virginia Cooperative Extension website? They have some great informaiton on the different varieties of vegetables to plant in the area. Vegetables & Specialty Crops - Virginia Cooperative Extension
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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I am also researching tomatoes!!! I'm looking for a sweet slicing table tomato. I already know that the cherry tomatoes are sweet. :-)
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: oregon
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Well, I thought about my favorites besides the started cherry tomatos.
One is tomato fantastic is a larger roma type tomato and very good..Its considered
determinate growth..this past spring at our master gardeners plant sale I was handed a
sweet pea tomato,it was so much fun to have..the tomato itself is about the size of a large
pea or a bit bigger,so when you bite into it you have to have your taste buds on high alert,because it really dones taste like a tomato, mine was in a window box on your porch rail and just a fun plant to have..
In our master gardeners group we have two gentlemen whom I call our tomato garu's, these two really know there stuff and such fun to work with during the sale..
So if your local master garderners do a plant sale go check it out.
The tomatos I mentioned are in the Territorial seed catalogue and in Totally tomatos cataluge too
good luck
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