How about a brief, first month of harvest season report on flavor ratings?
Best flavored (greater than 9 out of 10 rating):
Sungold. Maybe it isn't fair to compare Sungold to other tomatoes....it is that unique to our particular taste buds!
Really excellent tomatoes (8 to 9 out of 10 points)
Mexico Midget - tasting much better this year than last
Brandywine - now I remember why I love Brandywine - first time I've grown it in several years. GREAT tomato.
Cherokee Purple - nothing more needs to be said. Always a favorite.
Cherokee Chocolate - ditto
Rosella Crimson - one of the new Dwarf varieties we hope will be available next year
Rosella Purple - GREAT tomato - equal to Cherokee Purple in flavor - we got this one on the market!
Tasmanian Chocolate - tasting great this year - also on the market.
Dwarf Wild Fred - again, tasting great this year - and on the market.
Sweet Scarlet Dwarf - high hopes - needs a few more generations of work, but we will get it out there eventually
Sweet Adelaide - I think this is ready and should be available next year
Green Giant - this is just a superb tomato...one of the best!
Mallee Rose - A recent find in the Dwarf project - very promising - a large bright orange tomato!
Coorong Pink - Another recent find in the Dwarf project. Will need a few years to stabilize it, but will be a good one.
Uluru Ochre - Weirdest colored tomato I've seen (greenish orange?!) - but great flavor. Dwarf project recent find, will need a few years of work, but will be a really unique release!
Very good tomatoes (between 7 and 8 out of 10 points)
Bisignano #2 - I've always liked this tomato and finally returned to it this year (haven't grown it in years!)
Russian Queen - a new, very pretty striped tomato, perfect salad/canning size - I'll have seedlings next year
Yellow Prue - not stable, a mini project with my tomato friend Tom. Nice yellow near-paste type.
Indian Stripe cross (with Purple Smudge, I think) - bee produced hybrid, kind of fun, pretty good....starting point for a future project!
Dwarf Kelly Green - we hope to release this in the Dwarf project next year - nice green when ripe variety.
Perth Pride - we are about ready on this one as well - should be a Dwarf project release for next year
Vzryv - very early Determinate variety, tasted good but went down to disease early
Isis - I've not grown this in many years, but liked the first fruit I tasted
Little Lucky (2002 saved seed) - not as good as Little Lucky can be.
Kimberly - just a nice tasty very early red.
Coyote - Another I've not grown in years, but am surprised at how good it is!
Dwarf Blazing Beauty - a Dwarf project work in progress - I am growing 4, and this isn't what I am looking for - but it tasted good!
Loxton Lass - similar color and size to Mallee Rose, which I like a bit better - but this one is good as well
Dwarf Purple Heart - I need to taste another, but I harvested a one pound heart shaped purple monster off of the plant! Dwarf project tomato, long way to go yet.
Shellby's Purple - Similar to Perth Pride, another good Dwarf project purple that needs a bit more work.
Frosty purple fruit - was supposed to be brown, but a very nice purple tomato, Dwarf project variety in its early days.
Tomatoes found lacking (the first few tasted, anyway) - less than 7 out of 10
Cherokee Green - a very, very early selection, seed from 1997. Firm, nearly tasteless - glad I didn't start with this one!
Surprise - the weird nearly yellow foliaged potato leaf variety with white unripe fruit. Interesting to look at, not great to eat.
Sarandipity - a new really pretty striped Dwarf project variety that needs just a tad more work on flavor. Shouldn't take more than two generations to get this one ready for release.
Dr. Carolyn's Pink - the flavor just isn't there for us.
Rose Quartz - produces like crazy, but kind of bland unless it is very, very ripe.
Fruhe Liebe - ordinary small early red - disease prone too...I like Kimberly better.
Ozark Cherry - will make a better grilling/skewered tomato than one to pluck and eat.
Yellow Pear - yuck!
Shazka - another early red variety, this one a dwarf. Pretty ordinary.
The good news - 15 tomatoes were rated 8 or better, and another 16 rated between 7 and 8. Only 9 were found wanting in flavor - 9 out of 40 tasted so far, less than 25%.
Only about another 140 or so to taste! Bring it on!