Regina, SK, CA

gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Fruits and Berries, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables

Member Since: 09/15/2010

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Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

I am in a Zone 2b, Regina, Saskatchewan Canada.
My favorite tomato this year was the Yellow Fargo Pear. It is a Heritage variety, and yielded beautifully.

My least favorite was the Valentine. Poor yield and tall stringy plants.

Sorry but the rest of my crop got late blight as did our whole area.....miles and miles of Saskatchewan gardens were hit.

Re: 2010 Tomato Roundup

I live in zone 2b (Central Canada) and we experienced a very wet summer. My tomatoes were subjected to late blight in one of my patches, so I lost most of them, but my other patch did fairly well. My favorite is the Yellow Fargo Pear Heritage tomato. I also had fairly good luck with Siberian Heritage Tomato. The biggest problem was too much moisture causing them to split. I made several batches of Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce (my own recipe) from the Prairie Pride variety, and it is absolutely "gourmet"!! Another lovely tomato was Yellow Boy. What lovely flavor. I have saved seed from the Fargo Yellow Pear and plan to save seed from the Yellow Boy.
I planted Valentine Heritage, but will never plant them again. They didn't have nice flavor, took too long to ripen in our short season and didn't produce much fruit. I will try some other varieties next year along with my Yellow Fargo Pear.