‘San Marzano Gigante 3’ tomato
Source: Territorial Seed Co.
In true underdog fashion, this homely, open-pollinated paste tomato came out on top in our taste tests. Tasters described the nearly seedless flesh as sweet, smoky, and mild. Indeterminate.
“I got very good production—lots of tomatoes. This was very good for sauce, nicely flavored and meaty.” —Linda Crago, Wellandsport, Ontario
Source: Seeds of Change
This torpedo-shaped tomato, yellow with a red blush, scored second place in our office taste test. Tasters noted its sweet and fruity flavor. Indeterminate.
“‘Blush’ is beautiful and sweet when fully ripe. The fruits did crack badly when the rains started.” —Debbie Leung, Olympia, Washington