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Annual Tomato Tasting! Free to all!

Annual Tomato Tasting! Free to all!

Emerson Avenue Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Avenue (at 80th Pl), LA

We had a great turnout for the 2019 annual Tomato Tasting.  24 plot holders and guests attended. Our generous plot holders submitted 19 varieties of tomatoes.  No variety was duplicated. These tomatoes were delicious, colorful and came in interesting shapes and many sizes. It was a challenge for the voters to make selections from this wide variety of tomatoes. We are grateful for the generous donations of tomatoes from our plot holders.  This was a great opportunity to see and taste a big variety of tomatoes.

After tasting tomatoes and voting on tomatoes, UCCE Master Gardener Dana Morgan demonstrated how we could save Heirloom tomato seeds by the fermentation method. Dana also distributed written instructions to all attendees. With her thorough, clear instructions, we should be able to save seeds from our favorite tomatoes.

Tomato Tasting August 3 voting results:

Best overall tasting tomato:  Cherokee Carbon - Marti Moran, plot 26

Sweetest:  Sweet 100 – JoAnne Floro, plot 31

Most acidic/sour:  Blueberry Cherry – Rachel Crain, plot 17

Prettiest (inside or out):  Copia – Bill Cox, plot 25

Ugliest (inside or out):  Cherokee Carbon – Marti Moran, plot 26

Biggest:  Pink Berkeley Tie Dye:  Dana Morgan, plot 20

Smallest:  Currant Tomato – Eva Edwards, plot 13

Suiciest:  Sweet 100 – JoAnne Floro, plot 31

Best color:  Rainbow Blend – Jerry Fletcher, plot 13

I wish I’d grown it (Tie among four tomatoes):

Rainbow Blend – Jerry Fletcher, plot 13

Blueberry Cherry – Rachel Crain, plot 17

Cherokee Carbon – Marti Moran, plot 26

Pink Berkeley Tie-Die – Dana Morgan, plot 20

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Earlier Event: July 27
Insect & Disease Management
Later Event: August 24
Water & Irrigation Workshop