Re: [tomato] my first ripe fruit

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 23:54:40 +0000

> Picked and ate some Imur Prior Beta this past weekend. Somehow the
> deer didn't get to these fruits so they had a chance to ripen. Flavor is
> OK, not great.
> How are the other early tomatoes coming along?

The only varieites that have produced to date (transplanted out in
wall-o-waters 4/1/97) are:

Sungold - very good production and excellent flavor (first fruit ripe
First Lady - Nice! Good taste for an early variety of slicer (first fruit
ripe 5/20)
Golden Queen - The best as far as flavor, plant vigor and
overall "ooh-ah" factor
Eliza Blake - Very pretty cherry (large-size fruits) with nice flavor,
albeit a bit on the mild side.
Principe Borghese - Not real impressed, but then it's a drying tomato
Better Boy - the least productive and most non-descript in flavor

Within the next couple of weeks, I should be eating fruit from 40+ more
varieties. Second batch of transplants of other varieties I'm trying this
year will go in ground in 2 weeks.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b
Catharine Vinson