More Tomatoes for Deserts
I just stumbled upon your website and started reading the page on tomato varieties to grow in desert areas. I wanted to post a comment on the page but I see it's Facebook comments only and I won't use Facebook so I dug around until I found this.
A few varieties I've had tremendous success with in summer temps of 100+F and dry, dry, dry air that aren't on your list are:
Amish Paste (most awesome paste I've found for this desert, thrives where Romas fail)
Super Sioux (nice slicer and canner)
Cherokee Purple (another great slicer and canner)
Black PlumStupice (small, sweet salad tomato and if set out by mid-May can be ripe by the first week in July)
Wonder Light (yellow, lemon-shaped paste with slightly lemony flavor)
Tip Top (determinate--one year they had a beautiful crop and the chickens got out of their pen and stripped the vines of every fruit, they set another crop and still had plenty of time to ripen before frost)
Mortgage Lifter (they are pretty much everything they're claimed to be: large, beautiful, meaty and tasty fruits)
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