Anyone who’s been growing tomatoes for a while has that one reliable variety that doesn’t necessarily look the coolest, or even taste the best, but it always puts out plenty of fruit. For me that that trusty tomato is the Early Girl… well it was the Early Girl, until this summer.
When ordering seeds for spring planting I read about a new variety from @johnnys_seeds called New Girl that boasted better flavor and more disease resistance than Early Girl, so I had to give it a try. This summer we grew one Early Girl and two New Girl. I had the usual great results from Early Girl which is always the first to fruit and yields tasty fruit all summer long and into fall. The two New Girls also fruited early but had larger, sweeter fruit with greater yields and very healthy plant with no sign of disease gong into fall.
My conclusion is that Early Girl is an excellent tomato variety but New Girl is just a bit better. I recommend trying them both in your garden next tomato season.