applestar wrote:Had the giant triple fused Wes last night and two regular sized Wes that developed green shoulders this morning. i waited until the green shoulders had turned to dark yellow and there was almost soft give when held since Wes is said to be best eaten when somewhat overripe.
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I'm beginning to suspect that the green shouldered fruits I had this mrning are Amos Coli. If so, they had a more intense flavor and somewhat more open seed cavities than the Wes from last night.
We had fully ripened Wes and Soldacki tonight.
applestar wrote:We had fully ripened Wes and Soldacki tonight.
It was a split decision between two judges -- DH and DD.... DD liked Wes better though she liked Soldacki as well, but DH preferred Soldacki for the sweeter flavor and declined to eat the less fully ripened upper half and shoulder portion of Wes. I think Wes has more of the full tomato flavor including the tangy finish, and agree that Soldacki presents with sweeter burst at first bite. It does not disappoint and carries through with strong finish though not as tangy as Wes.
As you can see, Wes is a returning favorite. We had a slightly overripe one and a smaller one that would have been considered fully ripe if it was any other tomato. (I forgot to take a picture of the smaller fruit)
It was as good as we remembered it. The slightly overripe one had the better, rich flavor. The smaller fruit had a bit of green shoulder-turned-dark yellow. Both had lots of juice. I think I'll plant more of this variety next year and use for juice, sauce, etc.