tomato that winter over
by joseph beck
(Denver, Colorado, US)
There was a discussion of tomatoes today on NPR. i wasn't able to ask a question so i am sending it to you. i potted a tomato from last summer and it has wintered over, here in Colorado. Do you have an opinion on how the tomatoes might taste if it produces this year. Might they taste the same or better, or not so good? Thank you so much for your site, takair ee Colorado.
Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Joseph, thank you so much for the compliment; I'm so glad you're enjoying the site. About your tomato plant, if this is the exact same plant, with the same DNA, there will be very little difference in the flavor.
However, depending on the cultivation and fertilization of the plant, this could alter the taste a bit, but it may be so minute of a difference you most likely won't notice.
Most of what the taste of tomatoes depends on is the amount of nutrients that are available to it, so potting it into good compost or using compost tea will most likely pump them full of flavor.
Did you know that tomato plants grow really well from cuttings? Something to try, to get some really early tomatoes going.
Happy Tomato Gardening!