I had originally planned to test these toms in three areas: first to crop, largest crop per plant, and taste. Unfortunately I only managed the first two of those, as not all fruited at the same time so there wasn't able to be a true taste test to see which tomato reigns supreme.
Most of my trial tomatoes are looking pretty sad.
Only two tomatoes are still flowering and fruiting:
|Isis Candy - still with some ripening fruit and flowers.|
|Garden Peach - staging a revival and flowering again. Will fruit follow?... stay tuned.|
However, now that the tomatoes are pretty much done for the year, I can assess which tomato performed the best in terms of providing me and my many tomato beneficiaries with toms this season.
But first, the award for first tomato to fruit goes to.... Siberian. [smattering of polite applause]
And now, the moment we have all been waiting for. The award for best producing tomato 2012-13 goes to...
Runners up were Ned Kelly and Siberian.
Results as below (average per plant, from two plants grown):
Garden Peach - 1665g
Siberian - 1625g
Ned Kelly - 1580g
Principe Borghese - 1355g
Isis Candy - 1345g
Rouge De Marmande - 1305g
Lemon Drop - 1295g
Gardeners Delight - 1275g
Black Cherry - 1230g
Tommy Toe - 1140g
Green Zebra - 850g
Mortgage Lifter - 780g
Big White Pink Stripe - 560g
Black Krim - 280g
Earl of Edgecombe - DNF
Beam's Yellow Pear - DNF
Of all of these, I will definitely grow Garden Peach, Siberian, Ned Kelly, Isis Candy, Lemon Drop, Gardeners Delight and Green Zebra. The others are maybe's for now, but I will probably give them another go. I have seeds to use up.
Does anyone have any other must-grow tomato varieties I should put on the list for next year?