I had so much happen, my original choices this year got put on hold while I grew some that were old, or I had damaged seed. I like the dark tomatoes so I'm trying a number of them I have not grown before. Not the easiest to grow.
Black From Tula is supposed to be one of the best darks, also fairly early at 70-80 days. The plant is very robust a good grower, the best this year. Well tied with Stump The World. Stump The World was part of the Ben Quisinberry Collection, which also contributed the variety Brandywine. Stump of the World is a bit smaller and more productive than Brandywine, but like Brandywine, offers outstandingly rich, complex flavor. Heirloom variety. Indeterminate. 80 days. A pink, with more acid than Brandywine, but may be a good alternative. The plants is a fantastic grower so far.
It won best tasting tomato at the 2008 Buffalo~Niagara Tomato TasteFest.
I'm also excited about Carbon Copy. Out of ten seeds I had, only one germinated. The plant then got hit by frost and I thought it was a goner. Well it held on even though all leaves were destroyed. it has a new set now. Only one inch tall, so set way back, but I will get seeds. I also have Carbon, but growing it next year. Winner of the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show" best tasting tomato award. These have won taste awards coast to coast. I pushed off growing it, Now that I'm nearly done testing dark tomatoes it's time.
So far Girl Girl's, Indian Stripe, and Pink Berkeley Tye-Dye are the best ones. Paul Robeson also.
Others I'm trying are Black Seaman, and Tim's Black Ruffles.