2011 Review. Not a great tomato year in my area. Cool & rainy May, ok June & VERY hot & dry July
Midseason, indeterminate, green-when-ripe oblate shaped, a commercial variety from 1956 by Glecklers Seedmen.
Planted: 3 seedlings from a trade on June 7th, 2011, a bit of septoria on the seedlings.
First fruit set: June 21st, one of the earliest in my garden.
Height: 4′ by July 16th. Medium to tall by the end of the season – about 6′.
First Ripe Fruit: July 26th – the 1st full-sized ripe tomato!
Yields: Average-Good, fairly early ripening & kept going into November in the greenhouse.
Uses: Fantastic Sliced. A bit juicy for salads. Awesome rich sauce. Very tasty when dried.
Taste: My favourite tomato ever
Overall: This was the first green tomato that I have ever tried. It weirded me out, until I tasted it. I am not sure what I expected. Maybe something tart or tasteless. Evergreen is the opposite. Evergreen is a richly sweet, juicy fruit with tang. It has a fantastic full flavour and is a gorgeous green colour. Froze some & used it in the winter for sauce. Still fabulous. I absolutely loved it. It is ripe when it turns a bit yellowy-amber and is soft to the touch. I waited until I thought it was ripe & then waited 2 more days to try it (:
Don’t forget – my taste buds are different from yours, as is my weather, soil, growing habits etc. You may agree or disagree with my review. Grow it yourself & tell me if you like it (: