Nyagous tomato wins taste test

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2011

By Darrell Blackwelder
For the Salisbury Post
Sixty-two people participated in the tomato taste test held at the Salisbury Farmer’s Market last Saturday morning. Master Gardener Volunteers and high school students randomly gathered heirloom tomatoes from vendors for the test.
Five heirlooms were cut into small pieces and participants were allowed to test and provide their opinions. The smaller heirloom variety, Nyagous, was the clear winner. This is a small Russian tomato variety that is dark mahogany with dark gray-green shoulders.
Second place finisher was Cherokee Purple, followed in a dead heat by the German Johnson tomato variety. Better Boy placed fourth and Brandywine rounded the field of five.
Special thanks to Red Barn Farms, Eagle and Son Produce, Bluebird Greenhouses and Bostian Vegetable Growers for supplying tomatoes for the demonstration test.