View Poll Results: What kind of Tomatoes do you like?

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  • Any Tomato can't be all bad

    17 26.56%
  • Tart Tomatoes

    7 10.94%
  • Sweet Tomatoes

    15 23.44%
  • No Yellow Tomatoes

    1 1.56%
  • Two things money can't buy, true love or home grown tomatoes

    46 71.88%
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Thread: Your Thoughts on Tomatoes

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    Your Thoughts on Tomatoes

    How do you like your tomatoes?

    It is Okay to select more than one catagory.

    As long as it is a Tomato it can't be all bad:

    Sweet Tomatoes:

    Tart Tomatoes:

    No Yellow Tomatoes:

    Two things money can't buy, that's true love and home grown Tomatoes:
    Last edited by Jim Koepke; 09-30-2012 at 1:00 PM.
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    Any way I can get them.
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    Yellow are fine.
    Agree.

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    best sauce from over ripe tomatoes
    Carpe Lignum

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    SHAME ON YOU , you forgot fried green tomatoes, otherwise home grown tomatoes will alway taste better

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    I loved the Greenhouse tomatoes we grew Wilt resistant #7 were my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray hampton View Post
    SHAME ON YOU , you forgot fried green tomatoes, otherwise home grown tomatoes will alway taste better
    Sorry about that. My mother loved those, but no one else in the family cared much for them. My thought is why waste time at the stove?

    Sometimes I will eat raw green tomatoes.

    Often the tomatoes picked fresh in the yard do not make it in to the house.

    jtk
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    Every year we plant about 6 or 7 different heirloom tomato plants in our small garden. We savor the time of year (like now) when they are all ripening rapidly. We eat caprese salads nearly every night. All too soon, a frost will come and I'll go out and pick anything and everything that is even close to ripening. I will place those on a tray by a window until they are ripe enough then oven dry them and put them up in some good olive oil. After that, except for those dried ones, until the early fall of next year we will hardly touch a tomato. Store bought ones just don't taste like anything.
    "I've cut the dang thing three times and it's STILL too darn short"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew Hagerty View Post
    Every year we plant about 6 or 7 different heirloom tomato plants in our small garden. We savor the time of year (like now) when they are all ripening rapidly. We eat caprese salads nearly every night. All too soon, a frost will come and I'll go out and pick anything and everything that is even close to ripening. I will place those on a tray by a window until they are ripe enough then oven dry them and put them up in some good olive oil. After that, except for those dried ones, until the early fall of next year we will hardly touch a tomato. Store bought ones just don't taste like anything.


    O YES they do, taste like [you supply the word]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    How do you like your tomatoes?

    Two things money can't buy, that's true love and home grown Tomatoes:
    I see you are a Guy Clark listener as well......

    As far as tomatos, never met one I didn't like. You know, you can eat'em in salad, you can eat'em in stew.......

    Larry

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    sun gold. That's it. They can go on pizzas, in salad, or just in a bowl as candy. Home grown, of course. They wouldn't transport well if they were allowed to ripen on the plant, so you have to grow them.

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    I like a good tomato but I've had plenty of tomatoes I didn't like: Just about any tomato served in a restaurant, most tomatoes served by folks at home if they didn't grow them out back, and, in fact, most home grown tomatoes. Home growing is great, but variety is key; I grew different tomatoes every summer hoping for that perfect tomato flavor and never found it until I grew some Brandywines. Since then I've had other heirlooms that were similarly flavorful. IMO, a tomato needs both ripe sweetness and acidity along with juiciness; too many commercial tomatoes these days are merely pale red styrofoam.

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    The things that make them difficult to transport are the things that make them the best. The strong sweetness and acidity and the lack of what makes a good sauce tomato (that nasty gritty meaty stuff in the middle).

    With the sun golds, the window for picking them if you want them vine ripe and perfect is probably about 3 days. But the ripeness is rotating over a 3 month period, there's always something good on the plants if you need a quart.

    I haven't eaten a "bought" tomato that didn't taste like wet sawdust since. You just hope with the store tomatoes that whatever else you're eating covers them and obscures them both from taste and view.

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    I fell down on sawdust pile and dry sawdust taste bad if you can call that a taste, do wet sawdust taste moldy

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    Tomatoes are the only reason I grow a garden. This year I tried a couple heirloom varieties and wasn't impressed. Purple Cherokee were sweeter than I like, prone to cracking, and just not that great of a tomato for my taste. Also tried a Mister Stripey. Huge tomatoes similar to beefsteak in size and shape but again not quite the flavor I like. My personal favorite is Celebrity. Never thought of tomatoes as sweet or tart until growing the Purple Cherokee and they had a definite sweetness to them. So I guess I prefer a tart tomato.

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    Mortgage Lifter is good one,has almost watermelon like solid texture,but some years the older types just don't do well.Have hear only good things about Celibrity,know a couple of people who have given up trying to grow the heirlooms in favor of them.

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