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Posted by jasmine from 6 on 2001-03-20 13:53:59
I have been seeing on the seed
catalogues? Why all the hype? Are they
sweeter than cherry tomatoes? Has anyone
tried it yet?
My experience w/grape tomatoesJasmine- I tried the "Christmas Grape"
Posted by Heidi from Virginia on 2001-03-20 13:55:12
variety by Burpee last year. In the
grocery store-bought tomatoes I have
tried, grapes tend to be firmer-fleshed
and much sweeter than the cherries. I
personally don't like the cherries, but
I'll tear up some grape tomatoes!
Anyway, the home-grown variety I tried
last year was nothing like what I have
gotten in the store. They are larger,
and essentially the same as the cherry
variety. I don't know if there is a
trick I missed in harvesting, but if I
waited for the red color, the tomatoes
were bigger than quarters, whereas the
store-boughts are slightly larger than
dimes.(circumfrence) Still had great
flavor, but the texture/firmness of the
store-bought version was not there.
Thanks, I'll try themThanks for your story, Heidi. I will
Posted by jasmine from 6 on 2001-03-20 13:56:24
check out for grape tomatoes at the
supermarket. Burpee and NGA people are
defining "grape tomato" varieties to be
large-sized cherry tomatoes. I don't
know if this definition is appropriate
or not. I'm thinking about trying Juliet
Hybrid, a 1999 AAS winner, for this
different varietiesI happen to be on a tomato list with the
Posted by Byron from 4b/5a on 2001-03-20 13:58:32
breeder of the Green grape and Green
Zebra, Tom Wagner of Bakersfield, CA.
and the breeder of the Red Grape, Andrew
From folks that have tried these, they
like the taste better than the Santa,
Christmas or Juliette.
Green Grape TomatoesWe tried green grape tomatoes several years ago when we got our first little green house..we loved the tomatoes and had a hard time finding them afterwards..they are a little funny looking as they are green with a yellowish blush when ripe..they have an interesting flavor. Your best bet it to get some seed and then save your own for later years so you always have seed.
Posted by Darlene Judd from Oregon/8 on 2010-02-15 07:11:00
sources?hanks, Byron. Do you happen to know
Posted by jasmine from 6 on 2001-03-20 14:01:06
which seed retailers handle those grape
tomato seeds? Your input will be highly
sourcesSeed Savers Exchange
Posted by Byron from 4b/5a on 2001-03-20 14:02:04
Tomato Growers Seed Supply
thanksthanks again, Byron
Posted by jasmine from 6 on 2001-03-20 14:03:43