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!
(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
Hybrid, indeterminate, 78 days, red, beefsteak (10-16 ounces), resistance: A
Hybrid, determinate, 70 days, red, globe (8-12 ounces), resistance: VFFNTA
Hybrid, indeterminate, 50-52 days, red, globe (8 ounces), resistance: VFF
Hybrid, indeterminate, 60 days, brilliant red, elongated cherry tomatoes, resistance: FSA
(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
Hybrid, indeterminate, 60 days, red, elongated cherry (1 ounce), resistance: cracking; 1999 All-America Selections Winner
Hybrid, indeterminate, 55-65 days, orange, cherry, resistance: VFTMV, cracking
Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, red, paste tomato (8 ounces)
Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, red/brown, beefsteak (16 ounces), resistance: FN
Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, pink, beefsteak (16+ ounces), resistance: F
Heirloom, indeterminate, 69-80 days, purple/brown/black, beefsteak (16 ounces)
Heirloom, determinate, 78 days, green, small (3 ounces)
Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, pink, beefsteak (16-24 ounces)
Heirloom, indeterminate, 85 days, red/pink, plum (4 ounces)
Heirloom, indeterminate, 71 days, bright yellow, pear-shaped cherry (1 ½” round)
V Verticillium Wilt
F Fusarium Wilt
FF Fusarium, races 1 and 2
FFF Fusarium, races 1, 2, and 3
T Tobacco Mosaic Virus
St Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)
TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
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