Hydroponic Tomatoes: +10 to Tastiness Factor?

A green tomato

Green Tomato. Courtesy of jddl50.

I’ve pretty much decided that when my boyfriend and I get our own place, I’m going to have a hydroponic garden. Now that it’s on the official bucket list, I keep seeing it everywhere.

Proof in point? A recently published article by NPR that claims hydroponic tomatoes may soon be tastier than regular ol’ dirt tomatoes.

What do you think? Are you tempted by hydroponics – or its somewhat lesser known brethren, aquaponics? Or do you think hand grown “dirt” produce will always reign supreme?