Part of Hanna’s Tomato Tastings 2007
Just to set the record straight, I didn’t want to grow these. They were a free gift for ordering type deal. Me, personally, I try to avoid things that have the word “God” in the name… for historical reasons.
So maybe these are like the best tomatoes ever (I don’t know yet, haven’t tried them), but isn’t it just a wee bit pretentious to say they are as good asÂ God Love? Maybe it’s just me but that is just begging for a lightening bolt.
The description from the company I bought it from reads:
A very productive heirloom, 1 X 2 inch, pink-plum with very good, robust tomato flavor. A beautiful salad and snacking tomato. Indeterminate, 75 days.
The Beauty Pageant:
Size: A small plum tomato, around 2 inches long. All of the fruits are very uniform in size.
The inside: This is a dark pink tomato, not quite red. Medium sized wall for a tomato this size, but with a meaty core. The seeds are a bit on the large side but not too large for the size of the tomato. The gel is juicy but not sloppy.
Texture: Soft and mealy, which is to be expected from a plum tomato.
Off the Vine Tasting: I can see why this one was given away for free. Not an exciting tomato. The flavor is watery. Straight watered down tomato flavor.
Sliced and Salted Tasting: This is a much better tomato with salt, but still nothing to write home about. Just straight tomato flavor with no flare.
Cooking Thoughts: I would use these as sauce tomatoes or chunked up for a salsa. Anything where I could add some salt so that these stood out a little more on the flavor front. Because they are small, they would be a bit tedious to deseed, if you do that when you cook with tomato.
This is a healthy plant. Tall too. The seller was not lying about the prolific part. Lots of tomatoes coming off this one.
Will Hanna grow this one again:
No. The tomatoes that get an invite to come back to my garden have to be all that they can be and this ain’t all that.