Most Popular Tomato Varieties
to Grow in the Home Garden

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Updated 12.21.23

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The most popular tomato varieties got that way with good reason.

Some are easy to grow.

Others have excellent disease resistance or be particularly flavorful or offer outstanding production … or all of the above!

With thousands of varieties to choose from, it can be hard to decide which tomatoes to grow in your garden.

At Tomato Dirt, we’ve uncovered the most-searched-for tomato varieties on the web. You'll see a list of hybrid tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes in case you have a preference. (Not sure you understand the difference between hybrids and heirlooms? Learn more here.)

Check out this list of most popular tomato varieties as chosen by your fellow tomato growers online!

Most Popular Tomato Varieties:
Hybrid Tomatoes

(Resistance code definitions listed below)

Better Boy Tomato

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

Big Beef Tomato

Hybrid, indeterminate, 73 days, red, beefsteak (10-12 ounces), resistance: VFFNTA; 1994 All-America Selections Winner

Big Boy Hybrid Tomato

Hybrid, indeterminate, 78 days, red, beefsteak (10-16 ounces), resistance: A

Celebrity Tomato

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

Early Girl Tomato

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

Grape Tomato

Hybrid, indeterminate, 60 days, brilliant red, elongated cherry tomatoes, resistance: FSA

Independence Day Tomato

(Fourth of July Tomato)
Hybrid, indeterminate, 49 days, red, small (4 ounces)

Jersey Tomato (Rutgers Tomato)

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

Juliet Tomato

Hybrid, indeterminate, 60 days, red, elongated cherry (1 ounce), resistance: cracking; 1999 All-America Selections Winner

Sun Gold Tomato

Hybrid, indeterminate, 55-65 days, orange, cherry, resistance: VFTMV, cracking

Most Popular Tomato Varieties:
Heirlooms (open-pollinated tomatoes)

Amish Paste Tomato

Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, red, paste tomato (8 ounces)

Black Krim Tomato

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

Brandywine Tomatoes

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

Cherokee Purple Tomato

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

Green Zebra Tomato

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

Mortgage Lifter Tomato

Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, pink, beefsteak (16-24 ounces)

San Marzano Tomato

Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, red/pink, plum (4 ounces)

Yellow Pear Tomato

Heirloom, indeterminate, 71 days, bright yellow, pear-shaped cherry (1 ½” round)

Tomato Disease Resistance Codes

V Verticillium Wilt
F Fusarium Wilt
FF Fusarium, races 1 and 2
FFF Fusarium, races 1, 2, and 3
N Nematodes
A Alternaria
T Tobacco Mosaic Virus
St Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)
TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

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