Taste test time!
|No, Squint, you can't help.|
Following the production results I listed in the 2012 Celebrity Challenge: Update 1, I did a taste test the other night and wrote down my conclusions. Then I took them all to work (except the Dinner Plate ~ wasn't enough left of it to take really) and got some of my coworkers' opinions. Here's how it all shook out:
My picks: Arkansas Traveler was best, followed by Trucker's Favorite, Ponderosa Red, Rutgers, Creole, and Dinner Plate. The Homestead and Super Fantastic just didn't do it for me, and apparently not for anyone else either ~ those two weren't even mentioned except by a couple people to say they didn't like them much.
|No, you can't either, Nellie.|
The results from work were similar, but a different fave was picked: Creole. Maybe that's because it was sweeter and I like more acidic ones best? Maybe because the other night my taste buds were on overload by the time I got to that one? Maybe I'm just weird? Dunno (but my money's on the last one).
About a dozen people let me know what they liked, some mentioning two or three, so I'll just list how many "Likes" each got:
Creole ~ 8
Creole ~ 8
Arkansas Traveler ~ 6
Ponderosa Red ~ 5
Trucker's Favorite ~ 3
Rutgers ~ 1 liked and 1 definitely did not
|BJ. Honey. I know you're not the brightest bulb on the string, but surely you already know what I'm about to say. I can see it in your eyes. You know, but you had to ask anyway so you didn't feel left out. Bless your heart.|
The Creole and Arkansas Traveler were the most talked about, and there were a few people who were adamant in their liking of one or the other. Since those two are also fairly productive (though no where near as much as Celebrity, dammit), looks like they're the front runners so far this year. I think I'll enter one of each in the tomato contest at Ladybug this Saturday. I went out there to check and there are some nice ones still on the vines, but they're awful red. I hope they hang in there 'til then.