A qualitative trial of tomato varieties in a home food garden

What golden/orange tomato varieties grow well in Auckland, New Zealand (warm temperate zone)?

Abstract

Golden/orange tomatoes are high in a readily absorbed form of lycopene and some grew as readily as red forms in an Auckland, New Zealand home food garden. This trial compared 15 varieties of orange, red, yellow, green and black forms for vegetative growth, fruit quality and quantity. Of the golden/orange varieties, ‘Moonglow’ provided large harvests from vigorous vines over an extended time. Cherry varieties – ‘Sweet 100’ and ‘Baxter’s Early Bush Cherry’ [both red forms] provided tasty fruit for an extended harvest with minimal care. Other varieties performed less well.

Plants covered with insect mesh nets were protected from insects, strong wind, cross-pollination, and contributed to quality fruit production.

View the full article at  tomato experiment results paper

Orange, red and black tomato varieties of diverse sizes grown in research experiment 2014-15
Orange, red and black tomato varieties of diverse sizes grown in research experiment 2014-15
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