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tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« on: March 11, 2018, 14:51:16 »
With vast apologies for only posting when I have an urgent question (at least I know where to come), I am really keen to grow cherry tomatoes which grow in a neat paired truss of opposite placed fruits...rather than a bunch. I find picking ripe tomatoes out of a cluster to be infuriating as my clumsy fingers almost invariably pull unripe ones off the stalk in my pursuit of the riper ones. I grow about 60 plants as I make a lot of ketchup and passata so I am always in a bit of a rush.

Anyway, I had high hopes for Chadwick Cherry last year but they turned out to be bunching types while Sungold, which does grow in paired vines, is really far too thin-skinned for my needs. Any suggestions.

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tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 15:57:51 »
I've always used Sungold for passata and Tomato and Chill sauce which sells really well.
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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 16:21:04 »
tomberry is one of my favorites
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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 21:15:19 »


Gardeners Delight

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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 12:35:33 »
I was thinking of Gardeners delight too



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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 17:29:17 »
Garnet may suit you.
A little darker than most but a nice spread of fruit.

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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 12:38:05 »
Cheers, Folks,
Yep, GD and Sungold were my obvious thoughts too...but GD grows to Amazon proportions and Sungold has real issues with splitting (I garden in semi-arid East Anglia) so any supplemental water causes immediate bursting out of their skins.
Garnet looks very promising indeed...and I particularly like the spread of fruit for easier picking. Seeds from where?

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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 18:18:30 »
Suttons

Although I think I got mine from T&M

Edit - the ever brilliant Nickys Nursery has them and cheaper!
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Re: tomatoes which do not grow in bunches
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 21:13:36 »
got mine from t&m
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