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 RESULTS201320142015201620175-YEAR AVERAGE FOR VARIETY
Tomato, BLUSH2.542.732.772.622.842.70
Tomato, MATT’S WILD CHERRY2.432.161.95X2.822.34
Tomato, SUN SUGAR2.752.782.772.462.782.71
Tomato, BLACK CHERRY2.402.642.402.562.732.55
Tomato, PINK BUMBLE BEEXX2.362.612.722.56
Tomato, SUNGOLD2.682.742.642.882.702.73
Tomato, CHEROKEE GREENXXX2.292.672.48
Tomato, LUCKY TIGERXXXX2.672.67
Tomato, STUPICE2.502.592.402.432.672.52
Tomato, ISIS CANDYX2.622.662.722.642.66
Tomato, SWEET CHELSEA2.292.64X2.632.642.55
Tomato, CARBON2.70XX2.502.632.61
Tomato, RED ZEBRAXX2.512.452.632.53
Tomato, SUPER SWEET 1002.662.702.672.802.632.69
Tomato, CHEROKEE GOLDENXX2.52X2.622.57
Tomato, GOLDEN ZEBRAXXXX2.572.57
Tomato, SUGARY2.632.71X2.382.552.57
Tomato, PINEAPPLE2.382.33XX2.542.42
Tomato, CHADWICK CHERRYXXXX2.532.53
Tomato, COSTOLUTO FIORENTINOXXXX2.532.53
Tomato, BRANDYWINE SUDDETH’S2.32XXX2.512.42
Tomato, SNOW WHITE CHERRY2.492.562.602.642.502.56
Tomato, AMANA ORANGE2.652.66X2.512.492.58
Tomato, DAMSELXXXX2.492.49
Tomato, LEMON BOY2.532.58X2.452.492.51
Tomato, BETTER BOY2.482.50X2.322.482.45
Tomato, BONNIE BESTXX2.432.302.482.40
Tomato, GOLD NUGGETXXXX2.472.47
Tomato, TANGERINE2.142.73X2.262.462.40
Tomato, BLACK KRIM1.982.682.622.402.452.43
Tomato, JAUNET FLAMMEE2.322.112.262.452.452.32
Tomato, DIXIE GOLDEN GIANT2.172.502.422.412.402.38
Tomato, DR. WYCHE’S YELLOW2.61XX2.192.392.40
Tomato, WHITE QUEENXXXX2.392.39
Tomato, BERKELEY TIE-DYE2.372.242.202.232.382.28
Tomato, WINS ALLX2.50X2.342.382.41
Tomato, YELLOW PEAR1.962.032.192.442.382.20
Tomato, DELICIOUS1.922.162.162.262.362.17
Tomato, CELEBRITY1.782.052.111.982.332.05
Tomato, SHADY LADYXXX2.022.332.18
Tomato, BEAUTY KING2.292.17XX2.322.26
Tomato, BIG RAINBOW2.372.62X2.192.312.37
Tomato, BLACK2.522.06X2.092.312.25
Tomato, GREEN ZEBRA2.011.782.64X2.312.19
Tomato, INDIGO APPLEX2.352.53X2.312.40
Tomato, STRIPED GERMANXX2.30X2.312.31
Tomato, ANANA’S NOIR2.162.61X2.462.292.38
Tomato, ANNA RUSSIANXXXX2.292.29
Tomato, BLACK PRINCE2.33X2.402.432.292.36
Tomato, OLD GERMANXXXX2.292.29
Tomato, BEEFSTEAKXX2.382.382.282.35
Tomato, THESSALONIKI2.222.542.252.332.282.32
Tomato, VIRGINIA SWEET2.302.29X2.462.282.33
Tomato, COSMONAUT VOLKOXX2.182.182.252.20
Tomato, PERSIMMON2.532.35XX2.242.37
Tomato, NEVES AZOREAN REDXXX2.012.222.12
Tomato, CHEROKEE CHOCOLATEXXXX2.212.21
Tomato, ITALIAN SWEET BEEFSTEAK2.502.75X2.322.212.45
Tomato, EARLY GIRL2.172.552.472.422.202.36
Tomato, PORK CHOP2.07X2.502.662.182.35
Tomato, CASPIAN PINK2.422.532.582.142.172.37
Tomato, FIRST PRIZEXXXX2.172.17
Tomato, CUORE DI ALBERGAXXXX2.162.16
Tomato, MOONGLOW2.21X2.482.222.162.27
Tomato, BEEFMASTER VFN2.112.551.912.112.132.16
Tomato, BLACK VERNISSAGEXXXX2.132.13
Tomato, CHOCOLATE STRIPE2.26XX2.282.122.22
Tomato, VALENCIAX2.532.592.452.122.42
Tomato, AUNT GINNY’S PURPLEXXXX2.112.11
Tomato, VINTAGE WINEXX1.902.252.102.08
Tomato, ZAPOTEC PLEATEDXXXX2.102.10
Tomato, CRIMSON SPRINTER2.232.20X2.382.092.23
Tomato, CARMELLO2.212.312.392.302.082.26
Tomato, AMISH PASTE2.171.922.031.972.072.03
Tomato, SIOUX2.152.202.722.422.072.31
Tomato, JAPANESE BLACK TRIFELE2.082.262.022.192.062.12
Tomato, ARKANSAS TRAVELER2.202.36X2.232.042.21
Tomato, BALL’S BEEFSTEAK2.08X2.242.302.032.16
Tomato, JUBILEE2.382.522.132.362.022.28
Tomato, MR. STRIPEYX2.702.481.962.022.29
Tomato, BUSH ALL STARXXX2.042.002.02
Tomato, DEFIANTXXXX2.002.00
Tomato, MEXICO2.53XXX2.002.27
Tomato, MULE TEAM2.01X2.152.241.982.10
Tomato, ACE HIGH IMPROVED2.182.332.212.001.972.14
Tomato, INDIGO BLUE BEAUTYXX2.722.281.972.32
Tomato, CHEROKEE PURPLE2.492.612.332.171.942.31
Tomato, PANTANOXXXX1.891.89
Tomato, TLACOLULAXXXX1.891.89
Tomato, ROMA1.822.101.932.001.881.95
Tomato, GRAPETTEXXXX1.871.87
Tomato, CAMAROXXXX1.721.72
Tomato, SAN MARZANO REDORTA2.001.901.941.991.681.90
Tomato, ABE LINCOLNX2.39XXX2.39
Tomato, AMISH GOLDXXX2.10X2.10
Tomato, AMOS KOLIXX2.12XX2.12
Tomato, AUNT GERTIE’S GOLD2.092.47XXX2.28
Tomato, AUNT RUBY’S GERMAN GREEN2.45XXXX2.45
Tomato, AUSSIE2.132.39XXX2.26
Tomato, BEAUTY1.941.94X2.17X2.02
Tomato, BHN-871XX2.07XX2.07
Tomato, BIG ZEBRA1.97X2.24XX2.11
Tomato, BLACK AND BROWN BOAR1.962.36XXX2.16
Tomato, BLACK FROM TULAX2.50XXX2.50
Tomato, BLACK ZEBRA2.28X2.12XX2.20
Tomato, BLOODY BUTCHER2.352.482.51XX2.45
Tomato, BRANDYWINE BLACKXX2.63XX2.63
Tomato, BRANDYWINE REDX2.63X2.22X2.43
Tomato, BRANDYWINE WHITE2.19XXXX2.19
Tomato, BRANDYWINE YELLOW2.162.492.09XX2.25
Tomato, BURBANK SLICINGX2.131.69XX1.91
Tomato, BURGUNDY TRAVELERXX2.28XX2.28
Tomato, CHALK’S EARLY JEWEL2.251.83XXX2.04
Tomato, CHARGERXX1.86XX1.86
Tomato, CHOCOLATE PEARXX2.35XX2.35
Tomato, COPIAXXX2.15X2.15
Tomato, COSTOLUTO GENOVESE2.072.32XXX2.20
Tomato, COUER DI BUE2.28XXXX2.28
Tomato, DINNER PLATE1.992.412.07XX2.16
Tomato, DRAGON’S EYEXX2.27XX2.27
Tomato, DRUZBA2.622.13X2.29X2.35
Tomato, EARLY GOLIATHXX2.36XX2.36
Tomato, EVA’S PURPLE BALL2.272.402.36XX2.34
Tomato, EVERGREEN2.47XXXX2.47
Tomato, GENUWINEXX1.94XX1.94
Tomato, GERMAN RED STRAWBERRY1.832.501.94XX2.09
Tomato, GOLD MEDAL2.442.592.511.99X2.38
Tomato, GOLIATH2.562.43XXX2.50
Tomato, GRANDFATHER ASHLOCKXX2.53XX2.53
Tomato, GREEN GRAPE2.432.552.572.61X2.54
Tomato, HILLBILLY2.222.472.52XX2.40
Tomato, INDIGO BLUE BERRIESXX1.802.06X1.93
Tomato, INDIGO ROSE1.96XXXX1.96
Tomato, INVIERNO A GRAPPOLIXX1.72XX1.72
Tomato, JULIET2.062.522.612.04X2.31
Tomato, KOSOVO2.292.39X1.93X2.20
Tomato, LIMMONY2.42XXXX2.42
Tomato, MARVEL STRIPE2.32X2.021.92X2.09
Tomato, MICHAEL POLLINXXX2.05X2.05
Tomato, MORADOXXX2.46X2.46
Tomato, MOSKVICH2.27X2.672.47X2.47
Tomato, NAPA ROSEXX1.95XX1.95
Tomato, NEBRASKA WEDDING2.392.04XXX2.22
Tomato, OAXACAN JEWEL2.712.28XXX2.50
Tomato, OPALKAX2.27XXX2.27
Tomato, ORANGE PEACHXX2.09XX2.09
Tomato, ORANGE RUSSIAN2.27XX2.36X2.32
Tomato, PAUL ROBESON2.112.46XXX2.29
Tomato, PINK BOARXX2.03XX2.03
Tomato, PINK PING PONGXX2.32XX2.32
Tomato, PLUM LEMONXX1.87XX1.87
Tomato, POLISH CXXX2.13X2.13
Tomato, POLISH LINGUISAXX1.78XX1.78
Tomato, PRINCIPE BORGHESEX1.76XXX1.76
Tomato, PRUDEN’S PURPLE2.40X2.39XX2.40
Tomato, RED BOAR2.05X2.09XX2.07
Tomato, RED OXHEARTX2.48XXX2.48
Tomato, ROSALITA1.652.56XXX2.11
Tomato, ROSSO SICILIANXX2.11XX2.11
Tomato, SOLDACKIX2.42XXX2.42
Tomato, STRIPED ROMANXX2.24XX2.24
Tomato, SWEET BEVERLYX2.15XXX2.15
Tomato, SWEET CARNEROS2.01XXXX2.01
Tomato, TASMANIA BLUSHING YELLOWXX2.14XX2.14
Tomato, TAXIX1.71XXX1.71
Tomato, TRIP-L-CROP2.372.522.30XX2.40
Tomato, TURKISH STRIPED MONASTERYXXX2.01X2.01
Tomato, UKRANIAN HEARTXXX2.22X2.22
Tomato, VIOLET JASPERXXX1.80X1.80
Tomato, WHITE WONDER2.062.202.25XX2.17
Tomato, ZEBRA CHERRYX2.202.30XX2.25
YEAR AVERAGE2.272.382.282.292.30