This year, I've enjoyed growing out Campari from a store bought tomatoes, but I just found another tomato from the store that I want to try in 2010 - Kumato
Went to Giant this morning for last minute shopping, and I see this very unusual looking tomatoes for supermarket - deep chocolate brown, not purple, light hint of green on the shoulder and some faint stripes:
I was excited to try them as soon as I got home. Impression - 2 fruits, both tasted a little different. One had more pronounced acidity, the other one - a bit sweeter. After doing a little online reading, appears to be commercial variety, no info of hybrid or not (I tend to believe that it is), but described as good keeper, and sweet...
Now, after tasting 2 tomatoes - I would never refer to them as sweet by any means. But, then again, depending on the season, soil, ripening condition and such - this can be the matter of those variables.
What attracted me to this tomato - size, chocolate color, but more importantly - aroma! Very fragrant tomatoes! Even 20 min or so after I tried it, and washed my hands, I can still smell the rich tomato on my hands.
And after a little deliberation:
Collected some seeds from the one that was sweeter. Let the seed fermentation begin!
I'm actually looking forward to growing this one in 2010, hoping to find my "long keeper" after all!