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Re: The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

Wish you'd come to KC. I know I have lines that would place if not win.

Brix alone is not a very good measure of sweetness. Brix measures "soluble solids". Sugars are only part of the fraction of soluble solids.

So a tomato that has a low Brix reading can taste sweeter than a tomato with a higher Brix reading. The tongue is a much better indicator of sweetness than a refractometer.

Remember also cultural techniques are also a factor in increasing sweetness.