Tigerella tomatoes - worth growing?

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Tigerella tomatoes - worth growing?

Postby Kerrij » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:03 pm

Well - along with my xmas present of a KG subscription was a packet of Tigerella tom seeds on this month's KG. I have a vague recollection of reading somewhere they are not very tasty (the toms - not the seeds), anyone any experience?

I'm also trying a new (to me) variety this year of "Red Brandy Wine" plus the usual swap with whatever my neighbour has.
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Postby Tigger » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:17 pm

No, no, no. Both Tigerella and Red Brandy Wine are worthy of growing for taste and number.

I grew them last year and will do so again this year.
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Postby Allan » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:33 pm

Taste in tomatoes is strongly a personal judgement. I did not find Tigerella at all outstanding on taste.
There was a time when one of the supermarkets promoted Tigerella as the great tomato discovery only to find as I did that the customer does not like novelty such as Tigerella's stripes. They will ask about innovations then shrink back to the conventional so I only grew them once.
If I were to grow a tomato purely on flavour, in the larger fruits it would have to be Black Krim.
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Postby Mole » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:49 pm

Tigerella are prolific, sufficiently easy/reliable and early and have a pretty good taste compared with something like 'Alicante' or 'Shirley'.

We grow about 30 plants each year to contribute to the veg boxes. It's the only 'normal' size tomato I have bothered with for two years, Gardeners Delight and various cherry types (yello and red) sell best for us.

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Postby jane E » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:42 am

I grew Tigerella a couple of years ago and they produced well and the taste was very acceptable. I wouldn't despise the free seed. They'll do well for you although they might not have been your first choice. Set them; grow a few, swap a few and you won't regret it.
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