Monday, March 28, 2011

The (Almost) Truly Official 2011 Tomato List

I better hope that my clumsiness and a canine named Ivy spare me all past potato catastrophes this year, because as of right now there are no extras.  No back-ups.  I am starting to sweat a bit over this.  I have nine seedlings stretching towards the light.  I want to sow a few more.  I really do.  There may be a Neves Azorean Red, Amish Paste, or a Black Krim being added to this list last minute if I break, but as of right now, here is the official sown tomato list for 2011:

1. Sungold - cherry
2. Sungold (for my mother)
3. Juliet - sauce/freezer
4. Polbig - early determinate; great for those 'green tomato' recipes I love
5. Amazon Chocolate - slicer
6. Ella's Pink Plum - sauce/freezer
7. Ananais Noire (aka Black Pineapple) - slicer
8. Black Cherry 
9. Green Grape 

Are you all proud of me?  Betcha didn't think I could stick my reduction plan......I sure as heck didn't!

We will be eating lots of cherry tomato salads this summer, can you tell?  Think diced, fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of oil & vinegar alongside some nice, crusty, garlic rubbed bready-toast stuff.  Mmmmmm........I think I am drooling.  Napkin please.

There are also 2 pepper plants (both Carmen), and an eggplant (Fairytale) growing.  Yup, I went for that hybrid, and no, I don't feel bad.  :)   I am going to miss the other pepper varieties I normally grow, but we will live.  Some peppers is better than no peppers.



Erin said...

Yay! You have different varieties than I, so I look forward to seeing them grow and your reviews on taste, it always helps me as I tweak my tomato list every year, you know how that goes :)

Megan said...

I've never grown any of these varieties before. I also look forward to seeing what you end up with, especially that Amazon chocolate one!

GrafixMuse said...

So many tomato varieties, so little space and time. The Amazon Chocolate sounds divine. Juliet is one that I see a lot of New England garden bloggers are growing. I may want to consider this variety in the future.

Kelly said...

Megan & GrafixMuse - Amazon Chocolate was my favorite for flavor last year.

So many varieties, so little space is right! It was narrowing it down from my 'personal stash'.

Beegirl said...

Sounds great to me! Amazon chocolate? Can't wait to see it!

mediaOrganic said...

I see that you're growing sungold tomatoes. We purchased a mini pack from Johnny's (supposedly 20 seeds be we only counted 18) and not a single one germinated. We have about seven other varieties that are doing just fine. Did you experience germination problems with your sungold seeds?

Kelly said...

I have not experienced problems with Sungold, nor with Johnny's in the past. I would contact them.