I grow only cherry tomatoes as I live by the ocean in Santa Monica, CA and it stays too cool to grow larger ones. Here is a list of the plants I purchased that are going to be planted this Sunday April 6, 2014. I had to go to three different vendors to get all the ones I wanted which are Laurel’s Heirloom Tomatoes, Tomatomania which holds events around Los Angeles area and Lazy Ox Farms. Laurel’s and Lazy Ox can be ordered online.
Sungold – everyone’s favorite
Snow White- I grew last year and LOVED.
Isis Candy – Sooo delicious. Sweet and complex flavors
Sweet Baby Girl – red, sweet, a winner
Purple Haze – Beautiful color, sweet and smokey.
I have grown all the above and will every year as everyone loves them (Purple Haze might lose its place to Sunchocola if it is as delicious in my garden as it was at the tasting). Here are the new ones I am trying this year.
Sunchocola – I was at a tomato tasting last year and was blown away at the flavor. Sweet, smoky, complex like a wine and the color is a beautiful burgundy. I’m getting two of these. A true revelation.
Orange Paruche – I am told this is the new Sungold. We will see. I have not tried. People at the tomato tasting loved it so much that it was all gone by the time I got to it.
Green Doctors Frosted – this will be my first time growing a green tomato. I am told it’s hard to tell when it is ripe. It is supposed to be very sweet and a lot of people’s new favorite.
Honey Drop – Golden Yellow – very sweet. I’m hearing good things about this one
Blondkupchen – currant size cherry. A lot of people think this is the best tasting cherry ever. We will see.
Sun Cherry – It’s by the same folks who gave us Sungold. They say it is the red version of Sungold. Supposed to be wonderful.
Sweet 100 – Hard to go wrong with a classic that everyone seems to love. Believe it or not, I have never actually tasted one.
Sugary – Pinkish red. Super sweet. Unusual shape with little points at both ends.
Pink Bubblebee – Beautiful colors and sweet
Purple Bubblebee – Beautiful colors and sweet. If you haven’t seen what the Bumblebee tomatoes look like, do a search and check it out.
22 tomato plants for me this year. This is the most I have ever planted. I will keep you all updated as to the progress and most importantly, the flavor and production. My plants are going in this Sunday in Earthboxes. I hope everyone has a great growing season! This all information using can make a Cherry Tomato garden.