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    Hello again, and welcome back to the Madhouse!
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    Frank Ifield MrTK and welcome back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripmeup View Post
    Welcome back from me also...
    Will read your blog later, but for starters, give us a clue as to your favourite (non-commercial) varieties
    Hi Tripmeup

    For my sins I have not tried too many heritage tomatoes. I did get some sent from New Zeeland to me which were a very old Guernsey variety(I am from there) from the 40s or 50s and I could not see any record of then in the UK. They looked exactly like Tigerella. I fact I would have sworn they were the same, even the taste. So the modern Tigerella probably stems from them.

    With a title like tomato king I know i should be trying all types, but if you go on any US tomato forum they are crazy about heritage tomatoes, Tomatoville.com is the best but they tend to over complicate things in the states, ask a question on there and you will get 50 answers on the same subject, but all good fun.

    My favourite tomato at the moment is a commercial variety that I buy from a local French garden centre. Marmand is a classic beefsteak full of flavour, however the ones I have grown are not the classic shape as shown in the picture, they are large and very round and very firm, just like an oversized normal tomato. I must check if there are other types of Marmand.


    Now I have more time I will have to experiment a little more and not play it safe.

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    First time hello from a fellow Grape in France, although at the other end of the country.

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    Hi Stella

    You certainly are a world away from us in little old Brittany, but the sun is shinning today so lets hope spring has finally sprung!

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    Ooh haven't seen you for ages TK - welcome back. My favourite tomato is any one I can get to fruit these days
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    Mr TK, I am growing Marmand this year too. You certainly have elevated my expectations.
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    Welcomes back TK
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