RE: [tomato] Great Book (
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:16:08 -0400

Margaret wrote:
I know Bill McDorman (High Altitude Gardening, Hailey, ID) has been
favorably impressed with several Russian varieties because he has brought
the seeds to the US and offers them in his catalog.
What was the first in overall taste, Catharine?

McDorman is a wonderful proponent and believer in the Russian
varieties....he was one of the first people I ran across who shared my
belief that they are tolerant to weather extremes of both heat and
cold....not just cold.

For taste, Dinnerplate is my current favorite for eating out of hand. It has
a creamy consistency and richness that I relish. It is a mediocre producer
in Atlanta, but I keep making room for it because of the taste. It produces
few seeds unfortunately.

Still, what I rate #1 only reflects my own proclivities. What makes me swoon
may not do a thing for somebody else.