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Offline bwallace23350

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Favorite Type of Tomato
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:40:26 AM »
This time of year only means one thing to me in the garden and that is tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes. With that being said what are your favorite types of tomatoes? Mine is either a Pink Brandywine or an Oxheart Orange. The Brandywine is so much easier to grow but the Oxheart Orange is just a treasure to even see.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 05:09:08 PM »
Sungold.  Each day I get home from work I take the dog and go down to the gardens and snack my way around them eating a few of everything that is ripe. The small tomato?s come in first, last the longest and are some of the sweetest garden fare.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 08:46:19 PM »
Green and fried!!!

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 04:42:22 AM »
Grape or Cherry.........with a good premium olive oil, garlic, oregano, and fresh mozzarella........
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 02:35:31 PM »
I do love most all cherry tomatoes. Just eat them straight off the find a couple at a time.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 04:44:45 PM »
Green and fried!!!

I was looking for the LIKE button!  :grin: Love those fried green ones!


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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
I am not in to green fried tomatoes.  I am not much of a tomato  eater because it has to come out of the garden so that maybe 3 weeks out of the year.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
I am not in to green fried tomatoes.  I am not much of a tomato  eater because it has to come out of the garden so that maybe 3 weeks out of the year.

I don't often eat tomatoes out of season but fortunately my tomato season will last a couple months. I also don't eat fried green tomatoes but I am kinda weird like that. A lot of people love them where I am. I use a lot of tomato paste and sauce though.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 10:01:06 AM »
I use a lot of tomato paste and sauce though.

Same here.  You want Roma's for that.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 11:27:12 AM »
bw One thing we can do around here is plant tomato seed when we set the plants we bought out. By the times the first ones play out the second bunch will be just starting.
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 03:41:37 PM »
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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2017, 03:51:31 PM »
bw One thing we can do around here is plant tomato seed when we set the plants we bought out. By the times the first ones play out the second bunch will be just starting.

Yep I stagger my harvest pretty good by spacing out tomato plants over several weeks or at least I did this year. I seed my own and buy some better boys for production.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 03:52:05 PM »
Mortgage Lifter, Rutgers, Arkansas Traveler

Never tried Mortgage Lifter or Arkansas Traveler. I have read good things about Mortgage Lifter though.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 05:18:36 PM »
We have 80 tomatoe plants planted... they are just starting to get time to fry up some green ones..  then we will be making pasta sauce, marinera, etc etc and canning it all here soon.

Gonna have to make lots of candied jalepenos too

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2017, 11:04:06 AM »
We have 80 tomatoe plants planted... they are just starting to get time to fry up some green ones..  then we will be making pasta sauce, marinera, etc etc and canning it all here soon.

Gonna have to make lots of candied jalepenos too

What all varieties do you plant?

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 01:12:22 PM »
Mortgage Lifter, Rutgers, Arkansas Traveler

Never tried Mortgage Lifter or Arkansas Traveler. I have read good things about Mortgage Lifter though.

Traveler is an old heirloom that used to be big back in the days that Arkansas was a big tomato producer. It ships well, highly productive and cans very well.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
Mortgage Lifter, Rutgers, Arkansas Traveler

Never tried Mortgage Lifter or Arkansas Traveler. I have read good things about Mortgage Lifter though.

Traveler is an old heirloom that used to be big back in the days that Arkansas was a big tomato producer. It ships well, highly productive and cans very well.

Sounds like something I need to try to grow one year.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 02:31:30 PM »
Mortgage Lifter produces a lot of tomatoes. Very good slicer.

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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 04:46:29 PM »
Mortgage Lifter produces a lot of tomatoes. Very good slicer.
I might grow both next year then.


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Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2017, 05:45:28 AM »
My favorite?
Puree'd into a nice tasty sauce over Penne Pasta
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