High-acidity Tomato Variety Wanted
August 21, 2008 11:21 AM Subscribe
Tomato grower expertise needed.
posted by sluglicker to Home & Garden (30 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I planted a variety around the 1st of June (maybe late?) called "Big Beef" and live in upstate New York. It hasn't been a hot or sunny summer. My plants have 15-20 tomatoes, 5-8 oz. each, but only about a third are ripening and the season is almost over. The few I've harvested so far are bland. I'm pretty sure this variety is a hybrid and it is indeterminate. What are the pros and cons of going with an heirloom? I'm looking for a high acid variety because I prefer the taste and because I want to can. Is the acidity due to the variety or the soil conditions, or other factors? Should I prune the plants? Remove late/small tomatoes and blossoms that have no chance of ripening? Any advise or pointers to online info is greatly appreciated.