Best Fall Tomato Varieties

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Updated 12.21.23

There are three kinds of fall tomato varieties that are successful in the home garden.

1. Small tomatoes (like cherry tomatoes) produce large amounts of blossoms, increasing the numbers of fruit that are pollinated even in the heat of the summer.

2. Early to mid-maturing tomatoes (less than 80 days) set fruit and mature in the shortest time, making them easy to grow on a limited time frame.

3. Heat-tolerant varieties pollinate and set fruit earlier and at higher temperatures.

Here are some types of tomatoes that gardeners designate as best tomatoes to grow in the fall.

Fall Tomato Varieties: Cherry Tomatoes

Black Cherry tomato
Heirloom, indeterminate, 65 days, black/purple, cherry

Black Plum tomato
Heirloom, indeterminate, 80 days, mahogany, plum

Large Red Cherry tomato
Heirloom, indeterminate, 75-80 days, red/pink, plum/cherry (1 ½ - 2 ounces)

Heirloom, indeterminate, 75 days, red, cherry
Particularly high amino acid and vitamin C content

Red Robin
Hybrid, determinate, 55 days, red, cherry

Sun Gold
Hybrid, indeterminate, 55-58 days, gold/orange, cherry

Sweet 100
Hybrid, indeterminate, 70 days, red, cherry

Fall Tomato Varieties: Heirlooms

Black Krim tomato
Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, red/brown, beefsteak (16 ounces), resistance: FN

Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, pink, beefsteak (16+ ounces), resistance: F

Heirloom, determinate, 70-80 days, red, globe (4-6 ounces)

Cherokee Purple
Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, purple/brown/black, beefsteak (16 ounces)

Early Wonder
Heirloom, determinate, 55 days, dark pink, globe (6 ounces)

Garden Peach
Heirloom, indeterminate, 80 days, yellow/pink, globe (4ounces), resistance: FVNT

Green Zebra
Heirloom, determinate, 78 days, green, small (3 ounces)

Heirloom, indeterminate, 75 days, red, globe (6-10 ounces)

Fall Tomato Varieties: Hybrids

Better Boy
Hybrid, indeterminate, 75 days, red, beefsteak (12-16 ounces), resistance: VFN

Hybrid, determinate, 70 days, red, globe (8-12 ounces), resistance: VFFNTA

Early Girl
Hybrid, indeterminate, 50-52 days, red, globe (8 ounces), resistance: VFF

Hybrid, indeterminate, 64 days, red, globe (8+ ounces), resistance: VFFNTA

Hybrid, determinate, 75 days, bright red, globe (6-8 ounces), resistance: VFA

Fall Tomatoes: Heat-Tolerant Varieties

Hybrid, determinate, 80 days, red, medium (7 ounces), resistance: VFFSt

Heat Wave II
Hybrid, determinate, 68 days, red, medium (7 ounces)

Hybrid, determinate, 72 days, red, medium (7 ounces)

Solar Set
Hybrid, determinate, 70 days, red, medium (8-9 ounces), resistance: VFFF

Solar Fire
Hybrid, determinate, 72 days, red, medium (10 ounces)

Sun Leaper
Hybrid, determinate, 82 days, red, medium (9 ounces)

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