Favorite Tomatoes

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  1. uriah1

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    Well, my tomatoes are finally coming in. Great stuff. This year I am growing
    "better-boys" and some "beefmasters". Last year I had bandywines and a bunch
    of jumbo cherry size.

    Those beefmasters are so big they are bending the fencing I have up.

    I will try put picture later.


    What are your favs?
     
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    Any of them home grown!
     
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    I like them in salads, so big ones make less sense. We have some sort of heritage mix (different colours) which is cool.
     
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    In a salad I love those little grape tomatoes for an explosion of tomato flavor. In a sauce I like roma tomatoes (or canned San Marzano). Sliced on a sandwich it's gotta be one of those big heritage tomatoes.
     
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    Cherokee purple.
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    Jet Star is a very popular tomato around here.
     
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    Tomatoes are not good for your joints so i rarely eat them myself but if I do I love those tiny plum tomatoes or straight off the vine they all are lovely but the flavour goes very quickly when they are picked and if the supermarket gets a hold of them their only good for sauces or soups and here in the U.K. which is poor quality food central you don’t get much choice..
     
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    Where are you located? I'm in Texas and the tomatoes went bye-bye weeks ago.
     
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    A fresh picked home grown tomato sliced, between two slices of wheat, Hellman’s, fresh cracked black pepper, and some fresh basil

    That, to me, is heaven on a plate
     
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    Store bought I prefer some type of italian hothouse on the vine or whatever brands that come in the little plastic containers.

    Garden? WV has heirloom seed varieties that are to die for. Huge and juicy. Go with and in everything oh so well. That's my plan if I ever get off my lazy butt and start a garden. Maybe this year. Idaknow.
     
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    Up North. Just coming in now.
     
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    I got to try that. My wife suggested it. I am so use to the classic BLT.
     
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    I've had tomatoes for a month, and I think I'm north of your north, but west.
     
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    Creole, Better Boys, Big Boys, Beefsteak
     
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    Cherokee Purple
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    Roma

    Brothers garden is crankin' Fresh Roma's and garlic really shine in this sauce!
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    Excellent!
    You might want to try Bradley or Bradford tomatoes. There are both, but I think the Bradley are heirloom.

    I do the canning in my family and tomatoes are my fave. That and making Gazpacho, which my wife will not cease calling it gestapo and laughing.
     
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    I'm sensing a dad joke, "What was the soup ****'s favourite soup?"
     
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    Do you blanch and peel the Roma's?
     
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    Typically I do. I did not in the batch pictured. I cooked them with all other ingredients and after a few hours, put everything through a food mill which worked and did not impart any bitterness as I've been warned about. Labor intensive either way you slice it. ;)
     
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    Cherokee Purples and cherries I grew this year.

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