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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
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Default Suggestions for a red cherry

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for suggestions for a red cherry to grow next year here in Tulsa. I'm looking for one that's sweet and tangy, if possible. My plan right now is to grow Sun Sugar, Black Cherry, and KARMA Pink. I'd like to add a red cherry to complement that list. I've tried Tommy Toe before and didn't like it very much. I've grown Super Sweet 100 several times, and it's okay. But I'm looking for something different than that. It doesn't have to be open-pollinated, but I tend to lean in that direction.

Thanks!

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Here's an article that outlines a trial of red cherry tomatoes, and lists the six top-rated varieties:

https://garden.org/learn/articles/view/164/

I've personally grown and like the old Sweet 100's, Riesentraube, and Piennolo del Vesuvio.
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Sweet Aperitif is a good sweet OP cherry, but if you want "tangy" Riesentraube might be just the ticket.


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Can't go wrong with this one! Excellent taste, productivity, and held up really well in the heat and humidity down here. I see it's also mentioned highly in the article posted above....

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Here's an article that outlines a trial of red cherry tomatoes, and lists the six top-rated varieties:

https://garden.org/learn/articles/view/164/

I've personally grown and like the old Sweet 100's, Riesentraube, and Piennolo del Vesuvio.
That article mentions that there is something called 'Red Sun Gold' available now Is it true, and if so, why hasn't there been more public hoopla about it?
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That article mentions that there is something called 'Red Sun Gold' available now Is it true, and if so, why hasn't there been more public hoopla about it?
I just read the article and didn't see any reference to a Red Sungold.

Where did I go wrong?

I can think of several situations where something that should be yellow/orange and b/c of a somatic mutation,not seed mutation
turns out to be redor the reverse.

here is just one example

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Yellow_Riesentraube

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I like Ambrosia Red. It is very sweet. Fruit are fairly small for a cherry, though.
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I was thinking about trying Isis Candy Cherry Tomato next year. The fruit are 1" in diameter. They aren't pure red, but the reviews are largely favorable. Has anyone here grown them? If so, are they sweet and tangy or just sweet?
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Carolyn: The end of the article cites an interview with Linda Sapp and the segment mentions SunGold Red.

"In the indeterminate plant size class, 'Sweet Gold hybrid' produces fruits of 'Super Sweet 100' size and taste but has a deep gold coloring. 'Sun Gold hybrid' is another popular indeterminate gold cherry, but its flavor is more reminiscent of a pineapple than of a tomato. "It's definitely a different eating experience from the average tomato," says Sapp. (There's now a red version called 'Sungold Red' available.) "
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I grew Isis Candy this past summer; it wasn't really tangy. It wasn't particularly early, either, but it's a very attractive tomato.



I'm in a similar quandary -- I still haven't found a red cherry variety that has good flavor (both sweet and tangy) but no funky aftertaste. My go-to for a small red tomato remains Red Pear. It's not the most exciting variety, but it always seems to taste just right. I might try Large Red Cherry next season...
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Lee, if it has to be a RWR variety, my choices in no certain order are Riesentraube, Ambrosia Red, and Large Red Cherry.

If it's okay that they are PWR that looks red - Porter, Japanese Pink Cherry, too many to list.

All of the above grow and produce very well here 50 miles south of DFW. I'm sure they would do just as well in your neck of the woods.
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Carolyn: The end of the article cites an interview with Linda Sapp and the segment mentions SunGold Red.

"In the indeterminate plant size class, 'Sweet Gold hybrid' produces fruits of 'Super Sweet 100' size and taste but has a deep gold coloring. 'Sun Gold hybrid' is another popular indeterminate gold cherry, but its flavor is more reminiscent of a pineapple than of a tomato. "It's definitely a different eating experience from the average tomato," says Sapp. (There's now a red version called 'Sungold Red' available.) "
Thanks for pointing that out but I have to wonder the date of when that was said since Linda Sapp sold her complete inventory of varieties to a husband and wife from CA 2-3 years ago and Linda has retired.

Has anyone looked at the NEW website to see what is being offered for I haven't and probably won't. Over the years I've sent her many new varieties and she said they probably would welcome that.

Which reminds me she gave me her private e-mail addy and I must contact her and see what she is doing. Knowing her as well as I do I'm pretty darn sure she isn't coloring in one of those coloring books.

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My favorite red cherry for flavor for the past several years has been Rancho Solito, though I need to grow it in the greenhouse, because outside it splits terribly. Might do better in a dryer climate. I have also been pleased with Johnny's Cherry Bomb, though it's a hybrid. Also, Matt's Wild Cherry has wonderful flavor, though the fruits are pretty small, but plentiful!
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I was thinking about trying Isis Candy Cherry Tomato next year. The fruit are 1" in diameter. They aren't pure red, but the reviews are largely favorable. Has anyone here grown them? If so, are they sweet and tangy or just sweet?
They taste good, but all of mine split and cracked.
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My first thought was "Sara's Galapagos. I also thought of the one I developed "Mammaw's Treat". Both of these are very much full flavor with Mammaw's Treat being slightly sweeter.




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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for suggestions for a red cherry to grow next year here in Tulsa. I'm looking for one that's sweet and tangy, if possible. My plan right now is to grow Sun Sugar, Black Cherry, and KARMA Pink. I'd like to add a red cherry to complement that list. I've tried Tommy Toe before and didn't like it very much. I've grown Super Sweet 100 several times, and it's okay. But I'm looking for something different than that. It doesn't have to be open-pollinated, but I tend to lean in that direction.

Thanks!

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