These are the tomato varieties I am growing this year with information about them. I am going for more varieties that can be grown in containers than in years past.
Determinate Tomatoes are bush types that grow 2-3 feet (60-90cm) tall, then the buds at the ends of all the branches form flowers instead of leaves. They flower all at once, set and ripen fruit, then die.
Indeterminate Tomatoes are vining types that need caging or staking for support, but will continue to grow and set fruit until frost kills them. Theyre generally later than determinate tomatoes, and produce larger crops over a longer period.
Indeterminate tomatoes set flowers on lateral shoots off the main stems. If trained to a single or double leader and given support, many indeterminate tomato varieties can reach 8-10 (1.5-3m) tall.
For the home gardener, mixing types of tomatoes spreads the fresh tomato harvest over the longest possible season. Plant determinate or early indeterminate tomato varieties for early summer tomatoes, and salad or beefsteak tomatoes for mid- and- late-summer harvest. If you like thick, rich tomato sauces, be sure to include some paste tomatoes in the mix
Water thoroughly twice per week and try to water early in the day so that plants will dry off before evening. Tomatoes prefer regular feeding once the fruit sets, but too much early in the season will grow a large plant with fewer tomatoes. Mulching helps ensure an even supply of moisture.
Disease VFN Resistant
This means resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, and Nematodes
Uses: Good slicing tomato as well as for cooking
Days to Harvest: 70 a mid season tomato 6 high
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)
Heavy yields of solid, meaty, smooth fruits weighing an average of 10 ounces each.
Disease VFNT Resistant
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Root Nematodes (N)
Tobacco Mosaic (T)
Perfect for first-time gardeners.
Uses: Large tomatoes for slicing or sauces and salsas.
Days to Harvest: 67 and I put these in 6 cages made from rebar
Determinate: this means all the fruit come ..not repeating harvest
great for canning and food processing.
Disease Resistant: VFN
Days to Harvest: 62-115
as with any crop dependent on weather conditions
Indeterminate (repeats harvest)
Disease Resistant: VFN
A beefsteak tomato developed in the 1930s
and an heirloom consistently wins taste tests with its sweet, rich flavor.
Produces up to 4 lbs fruit average is 2.5 lbs tomatoes
With ideal weather can grow to 10 feet height. Minimum is 6 feet.
Days to Maturity: 80 days Mid Season Indeterminate
Disease Resistant: FN
Heirloom that originated in Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea, very dark maroon beefsteak with rich,full bodied taste described by some as sweet-slightly salty taste and some call it a smokey-sweet (have tasted this one before at a tomato tasting and this is
One of the best tasting tomatoes. Not as productive as modern hybrids, but delicious.
Days to Maturity: 60-90 days Mid Season Indeterminate
Height 4-6 feet Requires Staking
Suggest large Clay pot if planning to grow in container with gravel over drain hole and water 1-2 times a day if in container.
With its color of green & dusky pink you have to pick before (other tomatoes) look ripe. Watch out Birds & Squirrels have discovered its wonderful taste too!
Disease Resistance: VFNT
Day to Maturity: 65 days Indeterminate 4-6 ft height
Cherry Tomatoes for salads
Prolific bountiful crop
Superb sweet flavor
Another tomato I can grow on a SW facing deck in a container
Considered a heirloom cultivar with small cherry size 1 round red fruit
Easy to grow and great tasting, abundant clusters of cherries
great in salads.
Height just under 4 ft. in grown in pot or garden - can also grow in hanging baskets!
Days to Maturity: 75 days Mid Summer Indeterminate
Another Heirloom tomato they came from Europe. Grown since 1700s...old fashioned favorite for canning.
Beautiful in salsa too.
Days to Maturity: 78 Indeterminate
Size of fruit 1-2 Sweet, mild tasting, slightly tangy with few seeds and shaped like a tiny yellow pear.
Kids are not the only ones to love this tomato! I do too! Great for snacking, summer party hor doeuvres and salads or Yellow Pear Jam. Chefs & restaurants are now using them in salads, pasta and salsa too!
Beautiful sunny yellow color. Vigorous plant with heavy clusters of fruit and the plant vines can reach 8 ft or longer so give them a tall support, stake, trellis or cage or place to ramble. No problem with blossom end rot but watch out for early blight.
Another new one for me developed for container use: dwarf, stocky, bushy and can handle the confinement of a container. It has rich flavor, this red beefsteak developed just for containers is touted as very vigorous, a determinate with enormous yields of large bright red tomatoes that are great as slicers.
Disease Resistance; VFF
Days to Maturity: 65-70 days Mid-Summer Determinate
A new one for me ideal in small gardens, and patio containers
Bushy with height 2-4 ft height
AKA Italian or Italian plum tomatoes.
Disease Resistance: While many Roma tomatoes are resistant to early blight, most are resistant to fusarium wilt and are verticillium resistant. Look for VF on label if unsure of variety.
Days to Maturity: 76 days Determinate
This will be my 10th tomato this year. While they can be eaten raw they are at their best when cooked. They are a standby of mine for pasta dishes, salads, pizzas, sauces, canning and tomato basil tart. They are a rich and flavorful tomato but are milder in flavor than other tomatoes.
Meaty interiors, egg or pear-shaped and few seeds; they are very low in sodium- 5 mg per medium tomato, high in Vitamin A & C. They come in red or yellow.
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