I forgot to mention I'm trying Bear Creak another dark tomato. Sounds like a winner, my seeds were getting very old, but germinated fine, I have 2 plants going. Slow to start, now picking up!
A truly special black tomato, from a truly special place: Bear Creek Farms. This tomato is one of the best fresh
slicers we know of, producing loads of 8-12 ounce fruit. Regular leaf, indeterminate
Keith Mueller's cross of heirloom varieties, developed at Bear Creek Farms and released in 2009.
First offered commercially by Gourmet Seed International in 2009.
First introduced in Seed Savers 2009 Yearbook by Robbins Hail of Osceola, Missouri (MO HA R2).
Obtained free from barefootgardener on Growing Fruit.org
I'm also growing a couple pastes
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape elongated, banana
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, cooking
Variety type open-pollinated
Introduced to SSE in 1991 by R. W. Richardson of New York. Original seed
obtained through a swap with a West Virginia gardener. Productive plants
loaded with 7" long red paste tomatoes. Rich full flavor and few seeds.
Excellent for processing, especially good for salsa. Indeterminate, 85
days from transplant.
Purchased From Seed Savers Exchange
I'm also trying striped Roman. I know some have had some problems with BER with these. Here I usually don't have much of a problem with BER. Although these are also susceptible to Septoria Spot, and that is a huge problem here. So this may not be a keeper for me. Depends how well i battle it. thick mulch for sure! Stop that splashing!