Tomato enthusiasts poured into Roger’s Gardens eagerly waiting for tomato expert, Steve Goto, to start the tasting of over 70 different  tomato varieties. We were thrilled to see over 300 attendees this year. All the tomato lovers lined up and went around two long tables tasting the most delicious heirloom and hybrid tomatoes! And we topped off the day with samples of April Goto’s famous home made salsa. Each guest carefully tasted the tomatoes and cast their votes of their favorite tomatoes.  As an extra activity, well-known Roger’s Gardens edible expert David Rizzo, hosted a pepper tasting. Peppers from his own garden!  Scroll down to see this year’s Tomato Tasting event and our winners…

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Based on the ballot results, the top three tasting tomatoes were Blond Kopfchen, Sungold Cherry and Blush.
Below are the full results:

TASTING BALLOT RESULTS

NameScore# Votes
1Blond Kopfchen4.6110
2Sungold Cherry4.4425
3Blush4.449
4Bloody Butcher4.4219
5Brandywine4.3123
6Mr. Green4.119
7Syrian4.017
8Galinas4.019
9Golden San Marzano3.9519
10Tangerine3.9416
11Big Zebra3.9224
12Siberian3.9110
13Porkchop3.8419
14Snow White Cherry3.8312
15Sweet Baby Girl3.7625
16Yellow Pear3.679
17Aunt Ruby’s3.679
18Black Cherry3.6520
19Japanese Pink Cherry3.5819
20Super Soiux3.5317
21Yellow Zebra3.5124
22Manitoba3.4212
23Big Beef3.3918
24Yellow3.3813
25Stupice3.3816
26Berkeley Tie Dye3.3821
27Momotaro3.3520
28Chocolate3.3120
29Beauty King3.2924
30Red Pear3.2711
31Glacier3.2516
32Black Krim3.2421
33Pineapple3.1926
34Mango3.1422
35Yellow Brandywine3.1316
36Black Plum3.138
37Indigo Apple3.119
38Cuban Yellow Grape3.0715
39Mr Stripey3.0618
40Legend3.0616
41Paul Robeson3.0522
42Georgia Streak3.0521
43Southern Nights3.0120
44Siletz3.0120
45Nyagous2.9519
46Kumato2.9520
47Kellogg’s Breakfest2.9520
48Cherokee Purple2.9521
49Carbon2.9519
50Oxacan Jewel2.9418
51Limmony2.9418
52Cherokee Chocolate2.9120
53Sub Artic Maxi2.8918
54Jetsetter2.8520
55Pantano Romanesco2.8217
56Julia Child2.758
57Copia2.7218
58Black2.6913
59Ananas Noir2.6819
60Persimmon2.6422
61Abraham Lincoln2.5616
62Great White2.5118
63Black From Tula2.5118
64Apple2.4613
65Cherokee2.4522
66Kewalo2.4212
67Arkaksas Traveler2.3816
68Ralph’s Wonder2.2715
69Solarfire2.2520
70Indigo Rose2.2218
71Striped German2.2119
72Black HeirloomN/A1
73AnnanaN/A1
74Yellow Pear HybridN/A1
75LollipopN/A3
76Green ZebraN/A2
77HeirloomN/A1
78TaxiN/A3
79Salisan CaféN/A4
80LemonN/A1
81SupersteakN/A4
“N/A” had too few tastes to be valid scores.

Be sure to join us in March 2014 for our most popular event, Tomatomania! Stay tuned for details.