July 16, 2020
This was by far the BEST tomato year ever in our garden here on the homestead. We grew 4 varieties of tomatoes, the Bella Rosa, The Red Snapper, The Tachi, and Sungolds. Two of these types of tomatoes we have grown in the past and they are the bella rosa determinant tomato, which is a slicer, and the sungold, indeterminate tomato, which is a cherry. The two new varieties were the Red Snapper, determinant tomato, which is a slicer, and the Tachi tomato, which is a paste tomato. All of these varieties of tomatoes by far exceeded my expectations. We already knew the sungolds and the bella rosa were going to be awesome, but the Tachi and the red snapper really blew me away, in different wasy. I have struggled in the past with growing your paste style tomato like a roma or Amish paste, and actually stopped growing them, but until Travis over at Hoss Tools talked me into trying the Tachis, and they were unreal. They are a short plant but the fruit production was unreal. I literally had more tomatoes on one plant than I did tomato leaves. I mean slap loaded down! The red snapper was the most vigorous tomato plant of the bunch. It came out the gate like gang busters and also was the healthiest plant of them all. Showing unbelievable disease resistance and also pest resistance. I had no issues with any blight or fungus with them, but what was the most impressive thing of the red snapper mater, was the size of the fruit it producers. These tomatoes are the size of softballs or bigger, and lots of them. The flavor is not as good as the bella rosa in my opinion, but it is not way off either. So going forward, I will continue growing my favorite tomato, the bella rosa and my favorite cherry tomato, the sun gold, but I am going to keep growing these Red Snappers, and depending on how canned tomatoes I have left, the Tachi, and I am also thinking about trying a another one for next year called the Brickyard tomato. Y'all keep gardening and growing!!
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