Morningsun Herb Farm

Tomato Day 2017

Taste Test Results

Here’s how the rating system works.. All attendees are given the opportunity to rate each tomato as a 1, 2, or 3, defined as follows;

1 = Not so good!             2 = It’s OK               3 = Superb!!

After the tasting I calculate the average, and that’s the resulting score.

Here are some highlights for 2017!

Best Tomato – Blush – 2.84 (80 tastings)

Best Yellow/Orange – Lemon Boy / Amana Orange – 2.49 (105 / 106 tastings)

Best Red/Pink – Stupice – 2.67 (64 tastings)

Best Purple/Black – Carbon – 2.63 (90 tastings)

Best Cherry –   Blush – 2.84 (80 tastings)

Best BiColor – Red Zebra – 2.63 (146 tastings)

So that you can compare this year’s results to those of previous years, I have listed 2013 – 2017 side by side, with the 2017 results sorted in descending order. An “X” indicates a variety that wasn’t included in the tasting for that year. Anything tasted over the last 5 years, but not included this year, is listed alphabetically at the end with an “X” in the column for 2017, and its rating in previous years.

This year I have included a couple extra goodies! The right column shows the average for the variety for the past 5 years. This can be used to show how the variety rates for any given year of tasting compared to the average for the variety. The average rating across all varieties is shown by year at the bottom of the list. You can see from this if ratings are generally higher or lower for a given year of tasting.

OVERALL RESULTS 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 5-YEAR AVERAGE FOR VARIETY
Tomato, BLUSH 2.54 2.73 2.77 2.62 2.84 2.70
Tomato, MATT’S WILD CHERRY 2.43 2.16 1.95 X 2.82 2.34
Tomato, SUN SUGAR 2.75 2.78 2.77 2.46 2.78 2.71
Tomato, BLACK CHERRY 2.40 2.64 2.40 2.56 2.73 2.55
Tomato, PINK BUMBLE BEE X X 2.36 2.61 2.72 2.56
Tomato, SUNGOLD 2.68 2.74 2.64 2.88 2.70 2.73
Tomato, CHEROKEE GREEN X X X 2.29 2.67 2.48
Tomato, LUCKY TIGER X X X X 2.67 2.67
Tomato, STUPICE 2.50 2.59 2.40 2.43 2.67 2.52
Tomato, ISIS CANDY X 2.62 2.66 2.72 2.64 2.66
Tomato, SWEET CHELSEA 2.29 2.64 X 2.63 2.64 2.55
Tomato, CARBON 2.70 X X 2.50 2.63 2.61
Tomato, RED ZEBRA X X 2.51 2.45 2.63 2.53
Tomato, SUPER SWEET 100 2.66 2.70 2.67 2.80 2.63 2.69
Tomato, CHEROKEE GOLDEN X X 2.52 X 2.62 2.57
Tomato, GOLDEN ZEBRA X X X X 2.57 2.57
Tomato, SUGARY 2.63 2.71 X 2.38 2.55 2.57
Tomato, PINEAPPLE 2.38 2.33 X X 2.54 2.42
Tomato, CHADWICK CHERRY X X X X 2.53 2.53
Tomato, COSTOLUTO FIORENTINO X X X X 2.53 2.53
Tomato, BRANDYWINE SUDDETH’S 2.32 X X X 2.51 2.42
Tomato, SNOW WHITE CHERRY 2.49 2.56 2.60 2.64 2.50 2.56
Tomato, AMANA ORANGE 2.65 2.66 X 2.51 2.49 2.58
Tomato, DAMSEL X X X X 2.49 2.49
Tomato, LEMON BOY 2.53 2.58 X 2.45 2.49 2.51
Tomato, BETTER BOY 2.48 2.50 X 2.32 2.48 2.45
Tomato, BONNIE BEST X X 2.43 2.30 2.48 2.40
Tomato, GOLD NUGGET X X X X 2.47 2.47
Tomato, TANGERINE 2.14 2.73 X 2.26 2.46 2.40
Tomato, BLACK KRIM 1.98 2.68 2.62 2.40 2.45 2.43
Tomato, JAUNET FLAMMEE 2.32 2.11 2.26 2.45 2.45 2.32
Tomato, DIXIE GOLDEN GIANT 2.17 2.50 2.42 2.41 2.40 2.38
Tomato, DR. WYCHE’S YELLOW 2.61 X X 2.19 2.39 2.40
Tomato, WHITE QUEEN X X X X 2.39 2.39
Tomato, BERKELEY TIE-DYE 2.37 2.24 2.20 2.23 2.38 2.28
Tomato, WINS ALL X 2.50 X 2.34 2.38 2.41
Tomato, YELLOW PEAR 1.96 2.03 2.19 2.44 2.38 2.20
Tomato, DELICIOUS 1.92 2.16 2.16 2.26 2.36 2.17
Tomato, CELEBRITY 1.78 2.05 2.11 1.98 2.33 2.05
Tomato, SHADY LADY X X X 2.02 2.33 2.18
Tomato, BEAUTY KING 2.29 2.17 X X 2.32 2.26
Tomato, BIG RAINBOW 2.37 2.62 X 2.19 2.31 2.37
Tomato, BLACK 2.52 2.06 X 2.09 2.31 2.25
Tomato, GREEN ZEBRA 2.01 1.78 2.64 X 2.31 2.19
Tomato, INDIGO APPLE X 2.35 2.53 X 2.31 2.40
Tomato, STRIPED GERMAN X X 2.30 X 2.31 2.31
Tomato, ANANA’S NOIR 2.16 2.61 X 2.46 2.29 2.38
Tomato, ANNA RUSSIAN X X X X 2.29 2.29
Tomato, BLACK PRINCE 2.33 X 2.40 2.43 2.29 2.36
Tomato, OLD GERMAN X X X X 2.29 2.29
Tomato, BEEFSTEAK X X 2.38 2.38 2.28 2.35
Tomato, THESSALONIKI 2.22 2.54 2.25 2.33 2.28 2.32
Tomato, VIRGINIA SWEET 2.30 2.29 X 2.46 2.28 2.33
Tomato, COSMONAUT VOLKO X X 2.18 2.18 2.25 2.20
Tomato, PERSIMMON 2.53 2.35 X X 2.24 2.37
Tomato, NEVES AZOREAN RED X X X 2.01 2.22 2.12
Tomato, CHEROKEE CHOCOLATE X X X X 2.21 2.21
Tomato, ITALIAN SWEET BEEFSTEAK 2.50 2.75 X 2.32 2.21 2.45
Tomato, EARLY GIRL 2.17 2.55 2.47 2.42 2.20 2.36
Tomato, PORK CHOP 2.07 X 2.50 2.66 2.18 2.35
Tomato, CASPIAN PINK 2.42 2.53 2.58 2.14 2.17 2.37
Tomato, FIRST PRIZE X X X X 2.17 2.17
Tomato, CUORE DI ALBERGA X X X X 2.16 2.16
Tomato, MOONGLOW 2.21 X 2.48 2.22 2.16 2.27
Tomato, BEEFMASTER VFN 2.11 2.55 1.91 2.11 2.13 2.16
Tomato, BLACK VERNISSAGE X X X X 2.13 2.13
Tomato, CHOCOLATE STRIPE 2.26 X X 2.28 2.12 2.22
Tomato, VALENCIA X 2.53 2.59 2.45 2.12 2.42
Tomato, AUNT GINNY’S PURPLE X X X X 2.11 2.11
Tomato, VINTAGE WINE X X 1.90 2.25 2.10 2.08
Tomato, ZAPOTEC PLEATED X X X X 2.10 2.10
Tomato, CRIMSON SPRINTER 2.23 2.20 X 2.38 2.09 2.23
Tomato, CARMELLO 2.21 2.31 2.39 2.30 2.08 2.26
Tomato, AMISH PASTE 2.17 1.92 2.03 1.97 2.07 2.03
Tomato, SIOUX 2.15 2.20 2.72 2.42 2.07 2.31
Tomato, JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE 2.08 2.26 2.02 2.19 2.06 2.12
Tomato, ARKANSAS TRAVELER 2.20 2.36 X 2.23 2.04 2.21
Tomato, BALL’S BEEFSTEAK 2.08 X 2.24 2.30 2.03 2.16
Tomato, JUBILEE 2.38 2.52 2.13 2.36 2.02 2.28
Tomato, MR. STRIPEY X 2.70 2.48 1.96 2.02 2.29
Tomato, BUSH ALL STAR X X X 2.04 2.00 2.02
Tomato, DEFIANT X X X X 2.00 2.00
Tomato, MEXICO 2.53 X X X 2.00 2.27
Tomato, MULE TEAM 2.01 X 2.15 2.24 1.98 2.10
Tomato, ACE HIGH IMPROVED 2.18 2.33 2.21 2.00 1.97 2.14
Tomato, INDIGO BLUE BEAUTY X X 2.72 2.28 1.97 2.32
Tomato, CHEROKEE PURPLE 2.49 2.61 2.33 2.17 1.94 2.31
Tomato, PANTANO X X X X 1.89 1.89
Tomato, TLACOLULA X X X X 1.89 1.89
Tomato, ROMA 1.82 2.10 1.93 2.00 1.88 1.95
Tomato, GRAPETTE X X X X 1.87 1.87
Tomato, CAMARO X X X X 1.72 1.72
Tomato, SAN MARZANO REDORTA 2.00 1.90 1.94 1.99 1.68 1.90
Tomato, ABE LINCOLN X 2.39 X X X 2.39
Tomato, AMISH GOLD X X X 2.10 X 2.10
Tomato, AMOS KOLI X X 2.12 X X 2.12
Tomato, AUNT GERTIE’S GOLD 2.09 2.47 X X X 2.28
Tomato, AUNT RUBY’S GERMAN GREEN 2.45 X X X X 2.45
Tomato, AUSSIE 2.13 2.39 X X X 2.26
Tomato, BEAUTY 1.94 1.94 X 2.17 X 2.02
Tomato, BHN-871 X X 2.07 X X 2.07
Tomato, BIG ZEBRA 1.97 X 2.24 X X 2.11
Tomato, BLACK AND BROWN BOAR 1.96 2.36 X X X 2.16
Tomato, BLACK FROM TULA X 2.50 X X X 2.50
Tomato, BLACK ZEBRA 2.28 X 2.12 X X 2.20
Tomato, BLOODY BUTCHER 2.35 2.48 2.51 X X 2.45
Tomato, BRANDYWINE BLACK X X 2.63 X X 2.63
Tomato, BRANDYWINE RED X 2.63 X 2.22 X 2.43
Tomato, BRANDYWINE WHITE 2.19 X X X X 2.19
Tomato, BRANDYWINE YELLOW 2.16 2.49 2.09 X X 2.25
Tomato, BURBANK SLICING X 2.13 1.69 X X 1.91
Tomato, BURGUNDY TRAVELER X X 2.28 X X 2.28
Tomato, CHALK’S EARLY JEWEL 2.25 1.83 X X X 2.04
Tomato, CHARGER X X 1.86 X X 1.86
Tomato, CHOCOLATE PEAR X X 2.35 X X 2.35
Tomato, COPIA X X X 2.15 X 2.15
Tomato, COSTOLUTO GENOVESE 2.07 2.32 X X X 2.20
Tomato, COUER DI BUE 2.28 X X X X 2.28
Tomato, DINNER PLATE 1.99 2.41 2.07 X X 2.16
Tomato, DRAGON’S EYE X X 2.27 X X 2.27
Tomato, DRUZBA 2.62 2.13 X 2.29 X 2.35
Tomato, EARLY GOLIATH X X 2.36 X X 2.36
Tomato, EVA’S PURPLE BALL 2.27 2.40 2.36 X X 2.34
Tomato, EVERGREEN 2.47 X X X X 2.47
Tomato, GENUWINE X X 1.94 X X 1.94
Tomato, GERMAN RED STRAWBERRY 1.83 2.50 1.94 X X 2.09
Tomato, GOLD MEDAL 2.44 2.59 2.51 1.99 X 2.38
Tomato, GOLIATH 2.56 2.43 X X X 2.50
Tomato, GRANDFATHER ASHLOCK X X 2.53 X X 2.53
Tomato, GREEN GRAPE 2.43 2.55 2.57 2.61 X 2.54
Tomato, HILLBILLY 2.22 2.47 2.52 X X 2.40
Tomato, INDIGO BLUE BERRIES X X 1.80 2.06 X 1.93
Tomato, INDIGO ROSE 1.96 X X X X 1.96
Tomato, INVIERNO A GRAPPOLI X X 1.72 X X 1.72
Tomato, JULIET 2.06 2.52 2.61 2.04 X 2.31
Tomato, KOSOVO 2.29 2.39 X 1.93 X 2.20
Tomato, LIMMONY 2.42 X X X X 2.42
Tomato, MARVEL STRIPE 2.32 X 2.02 1.92 X 2.09
Tomato, MICHAEL POLLIN X X X 2.05 X 2.05
Tomato, MORADO X X X 2.46 X 2.46
Tomato, MOSKVICH 2.27 X 2.67 2.47 X 2.47
Tomato, NAPA ROSE X X 1.95 X X 1.95
Tomato, NEBRASKA WEDDING 2.39 2.04 X X X 2.22
Tomato, OAXACAN JEWEL 2.71 2.28 X X X 2.50
Tomato, OPALKA X 2.27 X X X 2.27
Tomato, ORANGE PEACH X X 2.09 X X 2.09
Tomato, ORANGE RUSSIAN 2.27 X X 2.36 X 2.32
Tomato, PAUL ROBESON 2.11 2.46 X X X 2.29
Tomato, PINK BOAR X X 2.03 X X 2.03
Tomato, PINK PING PONG X X 2.32 X X 2.32
Tomato, PLUM LEMON X X 1.87 X X 1.87
Tomato, POLISH C X X X 2.13 X 2.13
Tomato, POLISH LINGUISA X X 1.78 X X 1.78
Tomato, PRINCIPE BORGHESE X 1.76 X X X 1.76
Tomato, PRUDEN’S PURPLE 2.40 X 2.39 X X 2.40
Tomato, RED BOAR 2.05 X 2.09 X X 2.07
Tomato, RED OXHEART X 2.48 X X X 2.48
Tomato, ROSALITA 1.65 2.56 X X X 2.11
Tomato, ROSSO SICILIAN X X 2.11 X X 2.11
Tomato, SOLDACKI X 2.42 X X X 2.42
Tomato, STRIPED ROMAN X X 2.24 X X 2.24
Tomato, SWEET BEVERLY X 2.15 X X X 2.15
Tomato, SWEET CARNEROS 2.01 X X X X 2.01
Tomato, TASMANIA BLUSHING YELLOW X X 2.14 X X 2.14
Tomato, TAXI X 1.71 X X X 1.71
Tomato, TRIP-L-CROP 2.37 2.52 2.30 X X 2.40
Tomato, TURKISH STRIPED MONASTERY X X X 2.01 X 2.01
Tomato, UKRANIAN HEART X X X 2.22 X 2.22
Tomato, VIOLET JASPER X X X 1.80 X 1.80
Tomato, WHITE WONDER 2.06 2.20 2.25 X X 2.17
Tomato, ZEBRA CHERRY X 2.20 2.30 X X 2.25
YEAR AVERAGE 2.27 2.38 2.28 2.29 2.30