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Best tasting tomatoes for me to grow? #399319
May 20th, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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I’m new to gardening, but I’d like to grow the best tasting tomatoes possible for eating raw in salads and sandwiches.

I would like them to be disease resistant, determinant, and suitable for growing in New Jersey, and I would like them to be ready to harvest within no more than 100 days or so, since it’s already late spring.

(And since it IS late spring already, I don’t think I would need to start them indoors, but please correct me if I’m wrong about that.)

I don’t mind if the plants need to be pruned and/or staked, and I don't mind having to prepare the soil for proper pH, etc. And the plants don’t have to produce giant fruit.

But trying to research online what variety to grow, it seems like making the best selection is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be.

Any suggestions about what variety would be best for me to grow?

Re: Best tasting tomatoes for me to grow? [Re: NoviceTomatotier] #399321
May 20th, 2018 at 06:52 PM
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I found online that Ramapo tomatoes are called the New Jersey tomato but they are semi - determinate. I'm not sure about starting from seed at this date because in my experience it takes a long time for tomatoes to germinate and get large enough to plant outside.

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May 20th, 2018 at 08:03 PM
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Jet Stars are good as are Better Boy. They are larger tomatoes, and so good for sandwiches.

They also will can and freeze well


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Re: Best tasting tomatoes for me to grow? [Re: NoviceTomatotier] #399364
May 24th, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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Never heard of Jet Stars junie. Are they determinate?

Re: Best tasting tomatoes for me to grow? [Re: Bestofour] #399370
May 24th, 2018 at 02:27 PM
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No they are not:

This is probably not allowed but,,,,

Jetstar Tomato

Jet Star Tomato

4.8 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Light: Full sun
Fruit size: 8 to 9 oz
Matures: 72 days
Plant spacing: 36 inches apart
Plant size: 4 to 5 feet tall
Plant type: Indeterminate

Heavy yields of firm, meaty, low-acid tomatoes are crack-resistant and especially popular in the northern US since its introduction in 1969. The vines are indeterminate but fairly compact.
Fairly high yielding
Resistant to verticillium wilt (V) and fusarium wilt (F).


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Re: Best tasting tomatoes for me to grow? [Re: NoviceTomatotier] #399381
May 25th, 2018 at 08:45 PM
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Crack resistant. I like that.

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I always like the taste of cuostralee tomato. It can grow well in heat and humidity.

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Jun 23rd, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll have to check it out.

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Originally Posted by Bestofour
I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll have to check it out.


I have not heard if it either....We will both have to look into that variety. But for me it will be a search for next year---I have too much going on this year, so my gardening will have to wait for 2019.


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Jun 24th, 2018 at 03:48 AM
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I googled it....what a nice tomato. Here we can only grow mini's with our short season. I am trying some 'early girls' though as well.


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Jun 24th, 2018 at 05:43 AM
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Early Girls are a good tomatos...my dad used to grow them a lot.


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