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    Noire de Crimee..............?
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    Crimson crush
    Ruby
    sungold
    Alicante ( just as good as shirley as far as im concerned)

    few more probably but their the only definates so far.

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    First year growing tomatoes in my new greenhouse. Sowing Sungold and have ordered grafted plants of Gardeners Delight, Shirley and Orange Paruche. I'm interested to see how grafted and non-grafted compare, is it worth it, especially with the shorter growing season in Scotland.

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    I'm going to put the brakes on this year after last year's glut. I've just counted the packs of tomato in my freezer (a few left from 2016 and all I froze in 2017 and 2018) and there are 158 meals worth, plus several lots of pizza topping, not to mention soup. This is why I had to buy an extra freezer last year.

    Therefore...
    Shirley for house tomatoes and my friend's greenhouse
    Brandy Boy for my friend's greenhouse
    Balconi red for early fresh tomatoes
    Ferline for salads
    Sungold for salads

    I also have packets of seed for
    Alicante
    Bajaja
    Balconi yellow
    Chocolate Cherry
    Crimson Crush
    Garden Pearl
    Legend
    Moneymaker
    Mountain Magic
    Oh Happy Day
    Precious
    Roma
    Sweet Aperitif
    Tumbling Tom Red

    I think my chances of being able to stick to just 5 varieties are extremely slim!
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    My first year of attempting to grow anything was a success overall, but the biggest hit with the kids were the tomatos, especially the Sugar Gloss and the Sun Gold, so this year I will be scaling up:

    Alicante
    Shirley
    Sugar Gloss
    Sun Gold
    Outdoor Girl
    Big League
    Black Opal
    Tumbling Tigress
    Green Zebra
    Indigo Rose
    Red Zebra
    Apricot Dream, possibly, depending on whether my single solitary seed germinates.
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    Gardeners Delight and Outdoor girl, both outdoors.
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    Maskotka. And maybe one cordon type, haven't decided which yet. All my cordons did terribly last year, not sure if it was lack of water or poor soil in my tunnel.
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    I'm trying not to grow so many this year, but already I'm having trouble whittling it down. Sigh.

    Definitely:

    Indoor --
    Coeur de Surpriz
    Lotus
    Black Krim

    Outdoor --
    Grushovka
    Speckled Roman

    That leaves space for 4 more 'indoor' varieties and 2/3 more 'outdoor'.
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