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|Positive ||SLO_Garden ||On Jul 21, 2010, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:
Matina is an excellent early tomato. It has a well-balanced flavor that is quite good for an early. The plant is compact, prolific, and fairly disease resistant. Matina is very similar to Stupice.
|Positive ||mcgerm ||On Sep 27, 2009, mcgerm from Galesburg, MI wrote:
Only tomato plants not dead from Late Blight in my garden.
|Neutral ||lco ||On Sep 27, 2009, lco from Edmonton
This plant produced constantly and well in a 5 gallon container 2009. Seeded March 1, it had 10 fruit set indoors in low light. 7 of those ripened under triple "frost blanket" (Remay type) during 3 weeks of mid-May sub freezing weather.
The flavor is good and cores are smallish, so there is less to pare away. Size and shape of fruit is highly consistant. Vine is strong and vigorous whether grown in container or garden. I find the skin a little bit tough, but that is a valuable characteristic that often means higher resistance to cracking, diseases and rots. Matina produced ALL clean unblemished fruit in container and garden 2009. Freezing them whole, then thawing, allows easy skin removal before using in recipes.
|Positive ||rwk ||On Feb 28, 2007, rwk from Gainesville, VA wrote:
This plant is early as advertised and taste better than Stupice or Early girl, IMHO. It grows well in the Northern VA area. I received seeds from Tomato Growers Supply Co and only downside is I have problems getting even new seed to germinate for this tomato.
|Positive ||Big_Red ||On Jul 25, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very early, small bright red tomato with a well balanced flavor. I'll start these next year for my early tomato rather than Early Girl, they are earlier, a little smaller, but with a taste that is far superior.
Seeds available from Harvest Moon Farm.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Lake Hamilton, Arkansas
Corte Madera, California
San Luis Obispo, California
San Marcos, California