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Old June 21, 2017   #46
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I almost forgot about the eastern favourite called Prekos. It's an F1 from Bulgaria. It is truly early, like really surprisingly early and the taste is really good. I have no doubt there is no other tomato that combines earliness with taste so well. Size is not small, slightly pointed, roundish, 100-200 grams, beautiful pink-ish interior.
Not sure why it hasn't caught on in other parts, maybe because of that f1 tag. It is really inexpensive however, probably just no western seed vendors saw any need to bring it in their catalogues.
If anyone wants seeds you can probably contact one of the easter countries vendors (like Romania) to see if they want to ship in other countries. 1 gram is like 2 euro, so a ton of seeds for almost nothing. I also saw one uk seller on ebay selling them in packs, with shipping only to uk, but probably could be convinced to ship out.
It's a must try really, especially for a small commercial grower.
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The "best" tasting determinate that I've trialed is Efimir. But, I'm not going to describe "best".
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Old June 25, 2017   #48
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Zipcode, thank you for the information. I want to grow some Bulgarian tomatoes next year and Perkos F1 looks promising.
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I almost forgot about the eastern favourite called Prekos. It's an F1 from Bulgaria. It is truly early, like really surprisingly early and the taste is really good. I have no doubt there is no other tomato that combines earliness with taste so well. Size is not small, slightly pointed, roundish, 100-200 grams, beautiful pink-ish interior.
Not sure why it hasn't caught on in other parts, maybe because of that f1 tag. It is really inexpensive however, probably just no western seed vendors saw any need to bring it in their catalogues.
If anyone wants seeds you can probably contact one of the easter countries vendors (like Romania) to see if they want to ship in other countries. 1 gram is like 2 euro, so a ton of seeds for almost nothing. I also saw one uk seller on ebay selling them in packs, with shipping only to uk, but probably could be convinced to ship out.
It's a must try really, especially for a small commercial grower.
Do you know of any online retailer of tomato seeds PREKOS F1. I would like to buy the seeds of this variety.
I was looking for an internet seller of the seeds of this tomato. Romanian sellers sell only in Romania, Bulgarians only in Bulgaria.
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Either you can ask them if they can ship it outside, also there's a seller on ebay.uk. It says shipping to uk, but you could also ask him if he ships outside.
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I don't grow a lot of determinates, but I will throw in another vote for Maglia Rosa. By far the best tasting compact OP I've grown.
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Isn't Rutgers a determinate? Never grown them, but they carry a good name.
There are determinate, semi determinate, and indeterminate cultivars of Rutgers. The problem is that most the determinate cultivars don't taste like the original.
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I was looking at ebay.uk. They do not deliver to the Czech Republic. But it's not a determinant, but a semideterminant. For me unsuitable.
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UFL is breeding for flavor, finally.
Garden Gem may be det, but habit is not listed explicitly in description.
Garden Treasure is indet.

For a small donation you can get seeds of their project.
I have some somewhere, but haven't grown them yet.

http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/newcultivars.html
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UFL is breeding for flavor, finally.
Garden Gem may be det, but habit is not listed explicitly in description.
Garden Treasure is indet.

For a small donation you can get seeds of their project.
I have some somewhere, but haven't grown them yet.

http://hos.ufl.edu/kleeweb/newcultivars.html

Last year, Garden Gem was a so-so producer in the field, but this year it has produced like mad! Early in the season, I would tell my wife I harvested and her question was always "What did you get besides Garden Gem?" Not because we don't love them, but because we had some ripe EVERY harvest. And that was with just a half dozen plants.

I recommend anyone who has the means should give it a try.
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Old July 10, 2017   #56
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Last year I grew Sasha's Altai. It was memorably good tasting, sweeter than other early determinates I've tried. However, it was the 1st to get powdery mildew but it was a bad growing year last year. This year I am trying Gregori's Altai and 0-33.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Sasha%27s_Altai

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I suspect that climate affects flavor. We live in an area with extremes. Our growing season gets really hot, though we have prolonged spring and fall weather, which is moderate. Sioux has been a favorite of mine for going on 10 years. It has a wonderful acidic flavor, what I call "old time tomato flavor." Its skin is thin, which I find pleasant for eating, but sometimes a challenge for harvest, as fruit will often rot if left to mature on the vine. I harvest when they break color and let them color up on the kitchen counter. I never tire of Sioux.

This year I tried Mocross. It is derived from Sioux crossed with Mozark. It has a more durable skin but the same excellent flavor. I'd definitely call it determinate.

Sioux and Baker Family Heirloom have been my mainstays for years. I'm planning to add Mozark to my list of mainstays. What I don't know, is if it has the same flavor in a cooler environment.
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Sioux or Super Sioux (or does it make any difference)?


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