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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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 …

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. …

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 …

Better Boy Tomato Not rated yet
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 …

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 …

Bucks County is absolutely my favorite Not rated yet
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 …

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 …

Sweet 100 Not rated yet
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 …

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