I hope to have some new favorites after this year! ( this is my 3rd year & I'm Growing a lot of new promising types this year: 2016 w00t!!!)
That being said, when I read the question "What's your favorite
For whatever it is worth, what popped into my little head was: Lemon Boy!
Last year's lemon boy tomatoes (they are bright yellow & even golden when overripe*) are the ones I miss the most!
*the first tomato
patch I ever grew happened to be yellow pear tomatoes, so I cut on my teeth on them so to speak. Well, the following year my MIL grew the lemon boys and she couldn't tell at all when they were ripe... it was my job to harvest the lemon boy because I had the golden eye
plant was a monster that did not quit, after the lemon boy tomatoes turn lemony they go golden... it was actually weeks until I tasted a lemon boy tomato
that wasn't overripe golden (every time I made it over there it had pumped out 6+ pounds more of HUGE golden tomatoes inside and out of its giant area, hah! )
I didn't even realize the *golden* ones were probably technically overripe because they tasted so wonderul and kept so well?
one day I touched one of the way smaller truly yellow tomatoes
And noticed that it absolutely felt *ripe* !
I picked it even though it was markedly smaller than the ones I had generally been picking... and I found that tomato
to taste strikingly different! It tasted much more like lemons exactly and I was kind shocked.
(If only because I had eaten pounds and pounds of those tomatoes? But the overripeness and its extra sweetness or? Something scientific I would think, hah, had canceled out the lemon-tasting aspect of it as it became more and more ripe.)
All delicious, but I am definitely going to find the lemony line on the lemon boy tomato
this year (Mother Nature/Etc Willing, hehe)
I have a Lemon Boy tomato
plant of my own in a nice container already this year