Most of us in Michigan that plan on growing tomatoes this season have already planted. But, in the event you still haven’t or want to take notes for next year, here is some good information in the quest for a tomato with optimal taste.
The Salt at NPR:
It’s tomato time here in the mid-Atlantic – the critical moment when those of us eager to pull fat, bright fruit off our own backyard vines in a couple months are scurrying to get tender little plants in the ground.
But as anyone who’s spent a few summers of kneeling in the dirt can tell you, healthy-looking vines will not necessarily get you a mind-blowingly delicious tomato. And why?
Well, it turns out that scientists still don’t know exactly what growing conditions are responsible for the supertasty tomato. But they have a few inklings, which are worth keeping in mind as you try to coax sweetness and tartness from your seedlings.