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    I grow orange banana in the quadgrow no more blossom end rot.
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    Default outdoor varieties

    Has any one here tried growing;

    Glacier
    Outdoor (Early) Girl
    Valencia

    Are they recommended or any other recommendations for tasty outdoor varieties
    thanks
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    Off the top of my head / outdoor girl is a very good croppping plant. Valencia, I'm sure I've grown it but can't remember much about it. Never grown Glacier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick451 View Post
    Outdoors

    Outdoor Girl
    I really loved growing this variety, it was so easy, its an old potato leaved heritage variety, it has exceptional cold tolerance, I put my tomatoes out a little early and it bothered some but not this one, others looked a little peaky but outdoor girl just stayed a fantastic dark green colour, very very early as well, a month before some of my outdoor ones, the following pic was taken on the 5th July, taste is only average but if you want early outdoor tomatoes this is the one.


    Health and vigour 9/10
    Taste 6/10
    Will I grow next year - yes
    I seem to remember Maverick grew it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisasbolt View Post
    I have been meaning to post mine for some time now.
    It has been a very bad year for my tomatoes, the heat has been unbearable at points with temperatures in July up at 45degrees. You could water all day and it wouldn't make a difference. So i have really suffered with blossom end rot, good to know as i will most likely suffer again. On a possitive I've never had such a good year for chilliīs and peppers!

    Also all my beefsteak have completely failed, just as they have started to ripe, tiny little bugs would get to them first. So donīt think i will bother again and anyways i prefer medium sized and cherry sized fruits. So i wonīt even waste my time writing about them.

    Orange Banana

    Health and vigour 2/10
    Taste 6/10
    Grow Again - Never-the worse out of all the plants for the blossom end rot, think i got only one or 2 tomatoes that were not effected


    Orange german Strawberry

    Health and vigour 5/10 the plant grew enormous and very healthy till it produced it fruits again bad blossom end rot.
    Taste 5/10
    Grow Again - Definitely Not, only tried 1 tom!


    Black Cherry- but it wasn't really black cherry

    Health and vigour 8/10
    Taste 8/10
    Grow Again - I don't know as they were mislabelled so god knows what they where!!! but will try and buy more black cherry and try again, you never know.


    Valencia

    Health and vigour 5/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Probably not, nice healthy plants but hardly any fruit. But very very tasty, although no problem with blossom end rot.


    Red Zebra (improved!)

    Health and vigour 6/10
    Taste 7/10
    Grow Again - Not sure it did get slightly effect by blossom end rot, but such lovely tomatoes and very tasty


    Tigerella

    Health and vigour 6/10
    Taste 6/10
    Grow Again - Maybe i have plenty of seed, but was disappointed, little critters generally got there first. But i did over crowd which really did not help.


    Charlie Chaplin

    Health and vigour 7/10
    Taste 5/10
    Grow Again - Donīt think so, the tomatoes seemed very dry, maybe this was my fault. No blossom end rot and quite a few tomatoes


    Chocolate stripes

    Health and vigour 6/10
    Taste 7/10
    Grow Again - Donīt think so, but i think it was my fault for over crowding. But the tomatoes i did get were nice.


    Golden sunburst

    Health and vigour 9/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, lovely fruit plentiful and very tasty


    Sun Drop

    Health and vigour 9/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, be hard to know which one to choose between Golden Sunburst, Sun drop and sun gold, think i will do a pick and mix


    Alicante

    Health and vigour 9/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, love this tomato, so many on each plant.


    Red alert

    Health and vigour 9/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, was very impressed by this plant. At first i was annoyed that i had to stake as it is meant to be a bush variety, the plants did get very big, then seemed to stop after a while, but couldnīt hold their own weight. They gave me my first red tomatoes, and hundreds throughout the season and tasted wonderful. its a must for every year, i think!


    Tamina

    Health and vigour 8/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, maybe not every year but def again. A potato leaf variety with lovely medium sized tomatoes and gave fruit early in the season, did quite well with the heat (being in the polytunnel as well) Fruited for a long time.


    Roma

    Health and vigour ?
    Taste 7/10
    Grow Again - they did so poorly in the beginning of the season (blossom end rot and the flowers falling off) i had a lot of plants for jarring etc, i nearly lost it and was going to pull them all up but they seemed to bounce back and gave lovely tomatoes at the end


    Yellow and red pear

    Health and vigour 10/10
    Taste 10/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, i think these are my favourite 2 plants, will always hopefully grow, great for cooking, salads everything really



    Cherry Tomato

    Health and vigour 7/10
    Taste 9/10
    Grow Again - Definitely, i buy them as young plants 10 for 1e did not do as well as last year but my garden is not complete without them



    I wonīt be around must next year for growing so need plants that will take care of themselves for 3-4 weeks at a time, will have irrigation and someone to pick them so any other bush varieties that you can think of or plants that take care of themselves will be appreciated.


    Wow that took longer than i thought and i forgot how many plants i had. The last of my summer tomatoes are all being pulled up this weekend. bye till next year.
    Lisa tried Valencia....
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    I've grown a Latah s few times, Bush Tom but pretty early so you miss the blight if we get any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I've grown a Latah s few times, Bush Tom but pretty early so you miss the blight if we get any?
    May just give them a go, many thanks Scarlet that was helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimley View Post
    May just give them a go, many thanks Scarlet that was helpful
    Take those reviews above with a pinch of salt and put it in your thinking pot, everyone's tastes are different and growing conditions change hugely where you are based and how you grow them, how you water, etc. Lisa's reviews orange banana above and says she would never grow it again! It's on my grow list every year

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