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Vegetable Gardening: Thoughts on taste of roma vs other tomatoes?

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LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

September 19, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9664290

I have 6 Roma plants this year, by mistake. They were labeled Celebrity. And I have 6 Early Girl. Both were quite late, but for the first time in several years the Early Girl tasted just wonderful. The Roma, on the other hand, were almost tasteless. How do you all rate the comparative taste of Roma and others when raw?

I did get a nice recipe from the Recipes forum, where I posted a request for Roma recipes. I cooked halves all day today and now they are concentrated and very tasty.

TIA
LAS

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2013
4:47 PM

Post #9664389

IMO, Roma is only worth growing if you will be canning or making sauces with them. They are very good for that purpose, but very poor for fresh eating.
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9665554

Yep what Nicole said.
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9668262

Agree, Roma's are great for canning/sauces but not great for slicing or eating fresh.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9669213

I disagree- in the past I have bought Romas during the off season because they were the only ones that had a decent taste- I guess it is all in the taster's taste-? I definitely don't think they should be grown just for processing-
lonejack
Longview, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2013
10:53 PM

Post #9672090

We raised Burpee's, "Big Mama," Roma tomatoes this year, finished the last one this evening in a Mater sandwich. They tasted great!! On top of that, we picked several that were just over 1 lb each; nice and firm, and few seeds.
I will say, the Sun Gold tomatoes we grew were the sweetest I have ever tasted.

This message was edited Sep 27, 2013 9:56 PM

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 23, 2013
9:10 AM

Post #9692950

Romas are meaty and that is why they are considered a paste tomato, agreed the romas were especially sweet this year for eating, it usually isnt a norm tho.

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