1) Sweet 100 Cherries - (Bonnie, from nursery) - Grade: A - I've gotten a nice handful of these almost every day since July.
2) Better Boy - (Bonnie, nursery) - Grade: B - started out in part shade. Probably could have used more sun, but did well considering.
3) Bradley - (Bonnie, nusery)- Grade: B - These are hard to differentiate from the Better Boys. Still flowering!
4) Roma - Grade C - only set 4 fruits but not bad for a wee volunteer! (no photo cuz they're all gone)
5) Heirloom Beefsteak - Grade: F - it's enough to (sob!) make me never want to sow seeds again. Only two fruits. One was rotten and I don't have much hope for the other. I took a picture of my hand with it so you can see how lame it is size-wize. I'm thinking maybe its container was too small.
Rather than leave you with that depressing beefsteak, I'll pass on this link to a great article in our local paper about an heirloom tomato gardener, Amy Goldman, who has grown over 1000 varieties in the past 5 years, and wrote about it in a new book, "Heirloom Tomatoes." Check out what she recommends. I'll be looking for some of these when its time to plant next year. And here's an inspiring photo from the book's photographer, Victor Schrager.