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I should put a patent on my cherry tomatoes

Old Jun 4th 2023, 5:50 pm
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I've been growing Gardener's Delight cherry tomatoes for years now. Small & sweet - I think Hungarians call them cocktail tomatoes, not sure if they put them in the vodka.

Anyway - I don't buy new seeds - I just leave a few fruit to rot down in October in the compost - then they come back great after winter.

Of course - biologists out there will tell me they're hybrids, ie not GD any more.

All possibly true. Which is why I should patent them. They are B Sykes special variety cherry tomatoes - but still cherry tomatoes, small & sweet, OK just like GD tomatoes.

All worked again like clockwork this year and they are just on the point of flowering.
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Old Jun 4th 2023, 6:40 pm
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Sungold are better.
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I did buy a few more varieties this year, I think Sungold could have been one of them.

All cherry varieties, I guess I have about 40 going.

They'll all mingle by the time it comes to next year's seed.

Good luck with your Sungold.
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I did buy a few more varieties this year, I think Sungold could have been one of them.

All cherry varieties, I guess I have about 40 going.

They'll all mingle by the time it comes to next year's seed.

Good luck with your Sungold.
I am not growing Sungold because I couldn't get the seeds. Its a hybrid so you cannot save the seed. My favourite tom is Pera d'Abruzzo. I grow Roma VF to make a years supply of bottled tomatoes.
Tasty varieties like GD and Sungold almost never appear in shops.

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UK people don't get it - UK supermarket tomatoes are always rather bitter.

My garden tomatoes are as sweet as sugar.

It takes a bit of sun.

TBF - UK tomatoes grown at home in the greenhouse can be OK.
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Default Re: I should put a patent on my cherry tomatoes

Originally Posted by Bill Sykes
UK people don't get it - UK supermarket tomatoes are always rather bitter.

My garden tomatoes are as sweet as sugar.

It takes a bit of sun.

TBF - UK tomatoes grown at home in the greenhouse can be OK.
I used to buy GD from a market garden near Coventry. They were the best tom I had ever tasted until I came to Italy.. I think farmers think mainly about transportation and shelf life. Flavour is at the bottom of the list. Can it be shipped from Morocco to the UK and still look good after a week on a supermarket shelf. GD has a thin skin and is easily damaged.
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Default Re: I should put a patent on my cherry tomatoes

Originally Posted by Bill Sykes
UK people don't get it - UK supermarket tomatoes are always rather bitter.

My garden tomatoes are as sweet as sugar.

It takes a bit of sun. ....
I don't know about "bitter", I think that British supermarket tomatoes are largely tasteless, and it's been known for decades that whatever variety they are called, they have been bred to be visually perfect, red spheres, with no expectations of tasting good, or tasting of anything.

Some people prefer a mild, sweet tomato, with yellow varieties being among the mildest and sweetest. My wife and I prefer a more acid tomato with a good tomatoey flavour. That often means a "black" or purple tomato, which is more of a deep burgundy colour: in both cases they usually have dark green shoulders when ripe. My tomatoes are a little behind this year, but a few have started flowering.

Our daughter (16) insists she "doesn't like tomatoes". I am not sure what is wrong with her!

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