I have a taste problem this year with my greenhouse tomatoes. I've grown a mix of varieties (moneymaker plus a couple of others) indoors and they've all come out nothing like as tasty as in previous years.
Now my cherry tomatoes grown outdoors taste superb. Tasting the cherries with their "burst" of flavour, then the indoor ones is a reminder of how poorly the latter have done.
Don't get me wrong, they don't taste of "nothing" like supermarket tomatoes. They're slightly better than that. They just taste a bit dry, a bit mealy/floury. Certainly they're not very juicy.
They're OK to look at (click for larger photo)
What could I have done wrong? The following all apply:
- I haven't watered them as reliably and consistently as the perfect gardener might
- I haven't fed them at all (but they do sit in bags of fat juicy horse manure)
- They're possibly a bit crowded
- They're not blemish free (but they look OK), and there's the odd hole
But before you jump all over those "errors" all of the above have applied in previous years and yet I've had superb tasting crops nevertheless up till now.
The only thing slightly worse than normal this year, is I've noticed a greater than normal amount of leaf curl but this question & answer seem to say that this isn't a great concern.