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Re: How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

Cain's Mayo is hand's down the best for BLT's and beyond. Try it!

Re: Tomatoes: Request for Reader Recommendations

This summer, as I have for the past four years, I grew a diverse variety of heirlooms and had some excellent finds. First and foremost: Kellogg's Breakfast. This large orange beefsteak tomato was just amazing. The plant was a huge producer, it had large orange tomatoes that were juicy but not too "seedy." They were as delicious as they were beautiful. I also grew other Orange and Orange-yellow tomatoes. Amana Orange and Virginia Sweets. But Amana did not produce as well as Kellogg's or have as much Wow factor when served on a plate and Virginia Sweets was sweet as advertised but unbelievably Bland. Yes to SUNGOLD! Discovered it last year and it is the best yellow cherry. I also grow heirloom cherries called Black Cherry that are wonderful. Reported to have the flavor of a Brandywine in a cherry tomato. They are a large cherry and good producer in the garden. I recommend them as an unusual and delicious cherry. I no longer bother to grow regular cherries like Sweet 100's the classic.
We should also post here about starting tomato seeds indoors as well.. that is challenging!
PS All varieties I speak about were planted in New England and Upstate New York and two growers: myself and my brother absolutely concur on the varieties.