bell7283
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Pics of the varieties I grew this season.

Chocolate Strip, Green Zebra, Pink Beauty, Early Girl, Small Grape, Big Boy, Roma, Black Cherry.



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I bought my Heirloom seeds on the site below, I thought they were great. They hybrid plants I bought started at the local farm.

https://www.dianeseeds.com/tomato.html
Zone: 6A

Bobberman
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Hw does the green zebra taste?
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zebraman
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I have ordered seeds many times from dianeseeds.com and I have always gotten great results. The "Black Cherry" tomatoes in bell7283's photo isn't Black Cherry. BC's are round and not oval. I have grown BC's for a couple of years and have found them to be somewhat bland. They don't live up to the hype!
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thepumpkin
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Are the green ones fully matured or did you collect them earlier? First time I see such ones (if matured).

We had some yellow ones this year, forgot to take pics though

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edelweiss
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HELLO

Hello, I was wondering how do ,Black Cherry' tomatoes taste, because I never heard about them.

zebraman
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The green ones in the photo above are Green Zebra, and they are green when ripe. They too have a rather bland taste. A really great tasing GWR (Green when Ripe) is Spears Tennessee Green or Aunt Ruby's Green.
Black cherry have a similr taste to Cherokee Purple but not as pronounced. I prefer the taste Of Matt's Wild Cherry, which is red and not black. It has a taste that is usually found in larger heirloom tomatoes. I find most other cherry tomatoes to be sweet and bland.
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edelweiss
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HI

Hello and thank you :)
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