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    It all gets terribly confusing when some sites list a variety as f1 or determinate and another site says it is open-pollinated and is an indeterminate/cordon variety - or some other recombination in the desciptions

    They just seem to adjust the wording, as a justification to supply fewer seeds at a higher price. Me, cynical? - never

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    From all the varieties that you can pick from how many do you think really make a difference taste wise, there is a difference in size from one variety to an other a difference in growth habit also a difference in colour and a difference in hardiness, (whither it will grow well inside or out) there is even a difference in skin thickness but in the past I have found that watering and feeding can make a greater difference to the taste than variety does
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    I think some of them taste completely different, and not always in a nice way
    That's why I've been trying some new ones, each year - until I settle on a my favourites.
    I've already got some that are now repeated each year - so I'm nearly there.
    Then there will be no need to buy/trial any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    I think some of them taste completely different, and not always in a nice way
    That's why I've been trying some new ones, each year - until I settle on a my favourites.
    I've already got some that are now repeated each year - so I'm nearly there.
    Then there will be no need to buy/trial any more
    Thelma, I would be interested in your opinion on your favourite tasting tomatoes.
    It's always good to get a recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    Thelma, I would be interested in your opinion on your favourite tasting tomatoes.
    It's always good to get a recommendation.
    Bearing in mind I like my toms to have a bit of acid bite in with the sweetness ....
    The greenhouse cordon plants :
    Rosella (Raspberry red cherry size fruits, my seeds originally from Deano in a swap )
    Jaune Flamme (orange mid-size Heirloom tom) and/or Orange Paruche F1, same taste as JF but fruits a little smaller.
    Nectar Rose (Pinky red Heirloom, a bit bigger than JF but still not beefsteak)
    I also love the taste of Black Cherry, picked just before it looks fully ripe - but the skins do split unless you are very careful with watering.
    Early/small tom plant grown in a pot on the windowledge for the first few months, is Peardrops, small pearshaped tom, F1 which tastes quite lemony to me

    I think San Marzano are the best tasting of the cooking toms, but it doesn't have a great yield and it is very late to ripen, here, so I'm still trying others to see if another one will challenge it, tastewise

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    My problem with Rosella was that not many made it out of the greenhouse! A few did split.

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