Best Tomato Varieties to Grow:
Tell Us about Your Favorite Types of Tomatoes and Why You Like to Grow Them

What are the best tomato varieties to grow?

Gardeners like you know best.

We want to hear from you. Tell us about a favorite tomato variety you’ve grown so we can share your experience with other Tomato Dirt readers. We’ll publish your approved submission on its own page.

Here's a sampling of the kinds of information readers want to know from you:

  • What do you like about this variety?
  • Did you start it from seed or buy seedlings?
  • What is the fruit like?
  • What kind of crop do you get?
  • What kind of challenges do you face?
  • Would you grow it again?

We hope you’ll also send a picture if you've got one!

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(By the way, if you want to tell us about more than one type of tomato, or if a particular variety just didn’t work for you, please share that too. Just use a separate submission page for each variety.)

Thanks for sharing – and happy gardening!

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Better Boy Tomato 
Better Boy Tomato produces more than other varieties. This is especially true when soil and water are right. I've grown this variety with well water …

Big Mama Romas are good all around tomatoes 
Big Mamas grow to be around 4 to 5 inches long in kind of a pear shape. They have very little juice and very few seeds. I use these for sandwiches. …

Cherokee Purple Tomato - the slacker's Brandywine  
Cherokee Purple is a regular leaf beefsteak tomato plant that produces a bruise-color fruit with green shoulders. I think it's really a black tomato, but …

Bucks County is absolutely my favorite 
I am looking or a certain tomato seed. It is called Bucks County Tomato. I have grown it for a few years and now I cannot find the seeds anywhere. Can …

My Tomato Favorites
in Missouri (Zone 5B)
 
My all-time favorite is Sun Gold -- it produces an amazing amount of very flavorful tomatoes. Next is Brandywine -- but the RED one, not the pink one. …

Sweet 100 
Sweet 100 is one of my favorite tomatoes to grow. It's a cherry tomato with great tomato flavor. Plants are hardy and prolific producers, even in the …

Candyland: this current tomato thrives in hanging baskets Not rated yet
The first time I got a Candyland plant from a nursery I wasn’t familiar with it. The vine seemed to be growing horizontally so I took a chance and put …

Bradley tomatoes are the best Not rated yet
I am 70 years of age and I have been raising tomatoes for 9 - 10 years. I start most of my plants from seeds but I do buy a few plants. I live in middle …

Cherokee Purple: best tasting sliced tomato, hands down Not rated yet
I know, that's a bold statement. I am no master gardener, though I have grown several types every year for over 30 years. I usually pick several varieties …

I love the Bullheart's Tomato Not rated yet
Bullheart: I like these tomatoes that grow up to 2 pounds. I start the plant seed around one week before Thanksgiving. The two I started early have …

Mr. Stripey Tomato Not rated yet
Huge tomatoes, happy indeterminate plant that produces until November in southern Idaho, if covered from frost at night. Wonderful low-acid flavor. I can't …

Taxi Tomato Not rated yet
Taxi is a yellow short-season determinate heirloom low-acid variety. It is a medium sized tomato, good for sandwiches, salads, or just alone. I like …

Old Brooks: I love this tomato! Not rated yet
My favorite tomato is Old Brooks. In my search for disease resistance, I stumbled upon this one. It grows great. Good resistance to Early Blight and …

Just taste the best Not rated yet
I have grown many varieties of tomatoes over the last 30 years but I have tasted none better than Cherokee Purple. It is a heirloom and you will need to …

Juliet tomatoes produce and produce! Not rated yet
I discovered this little tomato about 5 years ago and now it is a favourite of my family and a number of friends. It is referred to as a 'saladette type' …

Grightmire's give you a wonderful solid slab of tomato for my sandwich, minus many seeds and juice Not rated yet
Check the William Dam Seed Catalogue for this wonderful tomato. I am not affiliated with WDS's but I love this tomato they preserved from an elderly …

Better Boy Bush Hybrid: Dependable Not rated yet
Better Boy Bush Hybrid starts early and produces until frost. The fruits are uniform, usually 8-12 ounces. I have mine set out where they do not get …

Couer d'Boeuf: Large, Red and Slightly Ribbed Not rated yet
In 2004 we spent several days in the Luberon area in the south of France, Gordes to be precise. The owner of our lodging was a tomato aficionado and suggested …

Fourth of July tomatoes, Sweet 100 tomatoes Not rated yet
Last year, we planted 13 different varieties of tomatoes. Fourth of July (Independence Day) was the one we loved for consistent tomatoes about golf ball …

Fourth of July tomatoes, Sweet 100 tomatoes Not rated yet
Last year, we planted 13 different varieties of tomatoes. Fourth of July (Independence Day) was the one we loved for consistent tomatoes about golf ball …

Hundreds of quarts of tomatoes Not rated yet
The variety: Better Boy, Spring Giant, and about 3 other types of tomatoes. But the key was the soil, not a certain tomato variety. The location …

Russian Heirloom Tomato Not rated yet
Taste is out-of-this-world good. The fruit is medium-size and plants are great producers. Our first frost is usually the middle of October. This year …

Cherokee Purples Rock! Not rated yet
I saved seeds from my "test" plant last year, Cherokee Purple. This year I have dozens of them! Big, strong, early fruit, super tasty. They do crack …

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