"Steve Goto�s Top 25 Favorites for 2008"
Steve Goto’s Top 25 Favorites for 2008 GOTOMATO Grown by Sterling Nursery 4901 Meadow View Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013 805-684-7244 Office: 619-239-2202 Ext 21 www.gotomato.com E-mail: email@example.com Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red 90 days, Indeterminate. Huge Beefsteak variety is just too right tomato for summer burgers. Large, juicy, tasty with hint of tartness. Disease resistance with sturdy vine produces fruit up to 24oz. Red, smooth skins and high yields. Large yields in 2005 and 2007. What a sandwich tomato. Use these slices fresh on pizza dough and bake. Aunt Ruby’s German Green 80 days, Indeterminate, HEIRLOOM Beefsteak fruits are 5 to 6 inches in diameter and weigh one pound or more. Sweet juicy flesh, refreshing spicy flavor. Thick green slices are great in sandwiches. Produces fruit in late season and in cooler climates. Steve's Favorite Green Tomato for that Tomato Sandwiches. Black Cherry 65 days indeterminate the first truly black cherry tomato. A perfectly round cherry with classic black tomato flavor, sweet and rich complex. Tall strong vines produce an abundance of fruit. These cherries are irresistibly delicious and a unique addition to the color spectrum. Outstanding flavor, a pleasure to stand in the garden looking innocent and sampling these cherries in private. Black from Tula 80-85 days. Determinate. A Russian HEIRLOOM described as “the ugliest, most delicious tomato ever grown. Rich, full flavor makes this a favorite for slicing and fresh usage. Great yields of 3”-4” slightly flattened fruits. Produces over the summer into the fall. Rated very high the past 6 years for production. We are now overlooking the ugly in favor of flavor. Cherokee Purple 80-90 days, Indeterminate. Unusual medium pink-purple (brown) fruit averaging 8 to 12 oz, are round to oblate, with. Exhibits tolerance to mild drought and tolerance to common disease. One of the very best full flavored tomato. Another of Steve Goto’s Favorites. Great in extremely hot areas, the black flavor we use to judge others with. Dixie Golden Giant 85-100 days, Indeterminate. An unusual HEIRLOOM. Grown by an Amish family since the 1930’s. Huge, lemon yellow beefsteak-type tomatoes have a delicious, fruity flavor with few seeds. These 1 to 2 pound fruits mature earlier than some others of its type, and may feature a pink blush on the blossom end. Very vigorous vines. Good Yields. Produces fruit through late summer. One of Steve Goto’s favorites for sandwiches. 1 Druzba 80 days, Indeterminate. Bulgarian HEIRLOOM translates as “friendship” round slightly flattened fruit grow to 4in in diameter. Complex flavor of sweet and acid. Good yields of meaty fruit. This is one of Steve Goto’s favorites for salads and sandwiches. Green Grape 70 days, Semi-Determinate. Pioneering development by a leading European seed specialist has given us the first, fully ripened green cherry tomato. Fruits are just under 1in across, profusely borne on vigorous plants. Very sweet and juicy. A natural for green sauces, soups, garnishes, ketchup, hors d’oeuvers and more. Voted #13 for flavor at our 2002 taste testing trails. Voted #1 in 2003 Green Sausage 80 days, Determinate. Sausage shaped 4in fruit grow on short compact plants. Beautiful coloring of green skins defined by yellow stripes. Makes a wonderful green pasta sauce. Green Pasta sauce??? Ask Steve Green Zebra 78 days, Indeterminate. The most unusual variety you’ll ever grow. Fully ripe fruits are bright green, with stripes of a still lighter green and golden yellow to orange. Round, smallish, 2 to 4 oz fruits have excellent, “real Tomato” flavor. Plants are vigorous, producing good yields. Voted #1 Green Variety 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 another of Steve Goto’s favorites. Japanese Trifle Black 80 days, Indeterminate. Large pear shaped 8oz fruit, produces mahogany- black fruit with green shoulders. Blemish-free and one of the best tasting and pretty black varieties to date. Voted the best Black variety since Noire Charboneuse Jaune Flamee 70-80days. Indeterminate. Beautiful apricot-shaped HEIRLOOM from France. Golden-yellow fruits have contrasting reddish interior, great for drying. Excellent bitey flavor for a small tomato. Very productive plants. Fruits borne in clusters and weigh 2-3 ounces. A perennial winner for sweetness and production. Number #1 orange variety in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. Limmony 80 days, Indeterminate. HEIRLOOMM from Russia. 8 to 10 oz lemon yellow smooth blemish free beefsteak variety. A very clean taste because of its high acid content the flavor seems crisp like a hint lemon. Large fruit set on large plants. Brightest yellow color with the brightest taste. Add to your salsa and marvel at the presentation. 2 Mexico 75 days, Indeterminate You may feel like doing the samba when you check out your huge crop of these tasty 1lb.+ pink fruits . They are outstanding in flavor and oh, so pretty. From a Mexican family now living in the Midwest. Excellente'! Steve "sez" "try this one in your sandwiches. Massive crops in 2004. Momotaro 78 days. Indeterminate. Full sun. Developed in Japan for its delicious flavored qualities, this light pink fruit has a perfect sugar to acid balance that has produced the best distinctive taste of all the tomatoes produced to date. Vigorous vine produces very high yields. Does not like extreme heat Steve Goto’s favorite overall tomato. Has been voted number #1 in flavor since 1989. Red Pear Italian 80 days, Indeterminate. Large red pear shaped solid fruit growing up to one pound. No to be mistaken with the cherry type of Red Pear. Great for salads and for cooking and canning. Heavy producing plant produces fruit through a long season. A flavor hit at our 2006 tastings. Red Zebra 85 days Indeterminate. Gorgeous 3in fruit. High yielding great sweet taste extremely uniformed variety with dramatic fire-engine red skins with streaked golden stripes. Voted prettiest and novelty variety in 2006 Rose 78 days. Indeterminate. HEIRLOOM Rose is a deep rose-red color, usually smoother than Brandywine, and every bit as large and meaty. Normal leaf plants out-yield Brandywine. Try this for great tasting, big, sandwich size tomatoes, especially if you grow Brandywine. Burgundy and overall Taste Test Champion in 2002 for flavor Rutgers 75 days. Determinate. All-purpose variety, Ideal for canning. Ripens evenly from inside out. Bright red fruits with heavy walls average 7 ozs. Attractive, old-timer favorite. Full bodied and disease resistant. The closest thing in flavor to the Eastern “Jersey Tomato” Speckled Roman 85 Days, Indeterminate. Developed by SSE member John Swenson as a result of a stabilized cross of Antique Roman and Banana Legs. Gorgeous 3" wide by 5" long fruits with jagged orange and yellow stripes. Meaty, great tomato taste. One of the best for processing. Very productive, few seeds. Our favorite paste tomato 3 Stupice, 52 days. Indeterminate. A native of Czechoslovakia, where its extreme earliness, tolerance to cold, superior flavor and very high yields have earned it worldwide attention. Tests have shown an astounding average of 87 fruits picked per plant- 1 to 2 ounces in weight and very sweet. Consistently voted best productive summer and winter since 1999. Produced over 300 fruit per plant in 2005 Sungold Cherry, 57 days, Indeterminate. Once voted the sweetest tomato ever by discerning English Gardeners. A positively luscious, bite size golden beautiful over-flowing with an abundance of fruits. Thin-skinned, with a juicy flesh that holds its sweet-fresh-from-the-vine flavor. Golden orange, small, round, Very early, and a heavy cropper both indoors and in greenhouses. Cascading trusses are smothered in fruits that remain ripe and ready for picking over long periods of time. This one is a must in your garden. I love these for an afternoon snack right off the vine. Voted #1 overall tomato since 1999. Sunny Goliath 70 days. Indeterminate, big juicy fruits, mild and sweet, with a medium-soft texture and a mouth-watering juiciness when ripe. Large 7 to 8 oz. fruits can be harvested when they first turn yellow or left on the vine until they turn a brilliant shade of gold. Vigorous plants continue setting fruit from the bottom up, so you'll never be in short supply. Ideal for those who don't like the highly acidic bite of most red tomatoes, and bound to be appreciated by anyone who places as much importance on the eye-appeal of what they serve as on the quality. Best all around yellow tomato, great for any area including the cooler costal areas. Sweet Baby Girl 65 days. Indeterminate the ultimate in super-sweet cherry tomatoes has arrived! The best variety in the world for home growing, with incredible sets of luscious red fruits in long clusters on compact plants. Crack-resistant, bright red fruits weigh less than 1 oz. Apiece, and keep well after harvest. Resists Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Rated to best red cherry at our tasting since 2004 Tolstoi 70 days) Indeterminate. Bread in India, and quickly adopted for its many fine qualities by growers and home gardeners in Mexico, Holland, China, Guatemala, Hungary and of course, North America. Extremely firm flesh. Vigorous yielder of up to 13 bright red, 3 to 4 oz., round fruits per cluster that are full-flavored and easily harvested. White Beauty 85 Days, Indeterminate. Creamy white color inside and outside make White Beauty a rarity. Extremely mild and sweet because of its high sugar content. Fruits average 8oz and are quite meaty with few seeds. A constant producer of large yields and best flavor for whites since 1999. 4