Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Today at 3:19 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Today at 3:04 am

» jalapeno variety question?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:12 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:35 pm

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:58 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 9:41 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 12/10/2017, 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomato flavor question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tomato flavor question

Post  llama momma on 6/1/2012, 2:17 pm

Somewhere I read that pruned tomato plants will decrease the flavor of the fruits because the leaves somehow contribute to the flavor. Anyone ever hear of this???

I don't know if I over pruned last year or if burpee early girl isn't tasty. I don't want to ruin this years brandywine, mortgage lifter, and supersweet 100's.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato flavor question

Post  littlesapphire on 6/1/2012, 2:22 pm

I've heard something similar, actually. When doing research on dwarf tomatoes, I read that because they don't have as many leaves, the fruit isn't as sweet. I'm thinking it might have to do with photosynthesis, but that's just an educated guess so don't take my word for it.
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 33
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Early Girls

Post  Suzy on 6/16/2012, 5:10 pm

It hats been my experience that Early Girls, usually the first tomato ready to eat in the garden, have less flavor than others. Most of the hybrids are going to be less flavorful than the heirlooms, but I can't wait for the heirlooms to be ready to eat - so I always plant the Early Girls, too. Smile I don't know about the decreased flavor due to pruning, I know folks that prune their plants to a single vine, and the tomatoes are fabulous. I would suggest it's more due to the variety of the plant than the pruning. IMHO.
avatar
Suzy

Female Posts : 46
Join date : 2011-04-12
Location : Seymour, WI

View user profile http://www.northernglory.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato flavor question

Post  Turan on 6/17/2012, 3:35 pm

I don't know about the leaves thing, I am a wimp when it comes to pruning tomatoes. So I will use this as yet another excuse to not do so Laughing

I found Early Girl to not be worth the effort. THe flavor was poor and in the green house it is no earlier than the much better tasting Big Beef. That said... heat units in the summer can really affect the taste of tomatoes. When I have a cool summer tomatoes ripen but do not taste as good as hot summer tomatoes. And the late ripening tomatoes in the fall are not as good as the hot season ripening ones. Last in taste comes those that ripen on the counter.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2315
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato flavor question

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum