Drum roll, please…
It’s time for the one, the only, the ever anticipated Tomato Frenzy that the world has been waiting for! Hanna’s Tomato Tastings 2008 can now commence as there are ripe tomatoes on the vine in my garden.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Hanna’s Tomato Tastings, let me lay this out for you. Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be posting my personal opinions of the tomato varieties in my garden. I encourage… no, implore you to add your own opinions, good or bad, to my review. If you do not agree with me, that is ok. I have said it several times. Tomatoes are like wine. Different varieties grow best in different areas and people have different tastes. Your input is vital.
If you do your own tomato tasting (which I highly recommend), you can either link to it from the comments here or shoot me an email and I will link to it from within this post. The point of this is to create a real review of all the 100s of varieties of tomatoes available. Life is too short to have to rely on seed sellers descriptions (have you ever heard of a bad tomato from them). Share your tomato love with the world.
Here is my list of tomatoes growing in the garden:
- Bear Claw
- Early Giant (crop failure)
- German Red Strawberry
- Heinz 1439
- Italian Tree Tomato (crop failure)
- Omar’s Lebanese (crop failure)
- Matt’s Wild Cherry
- White Currant
- Chocolate Stripes
- Vintage Wine
- Blue (crop failure)
- Noir De Crimee
- Purple Calabash
- Marmande (tag mix up)
- Japanese Black Trifele
- Cosmonaut Volkov (tag mix up)
- Kimberly (tag mix up)
- Winsall (tag mix up)
- Green Moldovan
- Celebrity (tag mix up)
- Russian 117 (crop failure)
- Kellog’s Breakfast (crop failure)
As I finish each review, I will link from here back to the review.
So, here’s to a summer full of tasty tomatoes. I can’t wait to try every one of them!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with these posts, take a look at previous year’s tastings: