My Spring season is ending very soon, and I've had my best year EVER! We've devoured, canned, frozen and pureed over 300lbs worth of maters! I have to say I'll miss eating fresh for a few months but I'll be soooo happy for the break in the processing and canning.
I grow my own as well as several neighbors seeds so I'll have well over 150-200 seedlings to raise again this season.
My question is this, my neighbor has Amish as well as Jersey Giant, both paste she'd like to grow in the ground. Since I've started canning I would love to have a paste but I've never had luck with any in my climate in the EB's does anyone have experience with paste in this area growing in an EB?
So far the list are:
Vorlon (mid season) not the most productive but very good flavor
Pruden's Purple (mid season & meatier) plus I like PL plants
Southern Night (mid season another PL)
Bella Rosa (Mid season) I grew this the first year and it was great for a hybrid..this last season I had to pull due to EXCESSIVE BER. So I"ll give it another shot before it's out of the rotation.
Uncle Mark Bagby ( mid) grew this season and while not super prolific it's a pretty plant with a very nicely flavored fruit. Again it's a PL
Black Early (early to mid) Grew this season and while the taste is good without being great it was wildly prolific, compact and super early! Beat my cherry tomatoes which never happens.
Pierce's Pride (mid) prolific with good (not great) taste
Black Giant - (mid) good taste and good production
Black Oxheart (a.k.a. Brad's Black Heart) Mid season, meaty and good flavor
Royal Hillbilly - (mid- late)
Black Bear - (mid season) good tasting and productive
Spudatula (mid) a cross of a BFT and PL..really do I need to say more?
Gary'O Sena - (mid) great plant but grows large
Spudakee Purple (mid) CP with PL
Roger's Best Black (mid) Very similar to Black Krim IMHO but with a little more cracking. Due to our lack of rain this season did well