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The Complete Tomato Guide

Tomato Categories

  • Slicing are the most commonly grown, used for a wide variety of processing and fresh eating.
  • Beefsteaks are large tomatoes often used for sandwiches and similar applications.
  • Plum or pear or pastes are bred with higher solids content for use in tomato sauce.
  • Cherry are small and round, often sweet, generally eaten whole in salads.
  • Grape are smaller and oblong, a variation on plum tomatoes, used in salads.
  • Early tomatoes bear fruit even where nights are cool.

Tomato Classifications

Determinate or bush types bear a full crop all at once and top off at a specific height. They are good choices for container growing and for canning. They require little or no staking, of the plant.

Indeterminate varieties develop into vines that never top off and continue producing until killed by frost. They are preferred by home growers who want ripe fruit throughout the season.

Days to Harvest

Average days from the time transplants are set out until the first fruit is ripe.

Heirloom Tomatoes

A tomato is considered to be an heirloom when the seed has been saved and grown at least 50 years. Heirloom tomatoes are grown for their superior taste. They are less disease resistant than most hybrids.

Arkansas Traveler

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 6 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 85 Days to Harvest

Black Krim

  • Slicer
  • Medium/Large Size
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 80 Days to Harvest

Oxheart

  • Slicer
  • Medium
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 75 Days to Harvest

Rutgers

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 7 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 74 Days to Harvest

Brandywine Pink

  • Beefsteak
  • Large
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 90-100 Days to Harvest

Cherokee Purple

  • Beefsteak
  • Large
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70-80 Days to Harvest

German Giant

  • Beefsteak
  • Large
  • 2 lbs
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 77 Days to Harvest

Marriage Big Brady

  • Beefsteak
  • Large
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 78 Days to Harvest

Mortgage Lifter

  • Beefsteak
  • Medium/Large
  • 2 lbs
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70-80 Days to Harvest

San Marzano

  • Plum
  • Medium
  • 4 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 80 Days to Harvest

Red Pear

  • Pear
  • Small
  • 4 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 75 Days to Harvest

Yellow Pear

  • Pear
  • Small
  • 1 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70-80 Days to Harvest

Hybrid Tomatoes

Hybrid tomato plants tend to be heavier producers, and sometimes combine unusual characteristics of heirloom tomatoes with the ruggedness of commercial tomatoes. Hybrid tomato varieties are generally produced by plant breeders, which select two compatible tomato varieties and cross-breed them. Many hybrid varieties are bred for common disease resistance or tolerance.

Better Boy

  • Slicer
  • Large Size
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70-80 Days to Harvest

Better Bush

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 8 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 68 Days to Harvest

Big Boy

  • Slicer
  • Large Size
  • 16 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 78 Days to Harvest

Celebrity

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 10 oz
  • Semi-Determinate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Celebrity Bush

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 10 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Champion II

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 10 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Champion II Bush

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 9-12 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Container’s Choice

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 8 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Early Girl

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 5 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 60 Days to Harvest

4th of July

  • Slicer
  • Small Size
  • 4 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 49 Days to Harvest

Golden Jubilee (Yellow)

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 8 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

Jetstar

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 8 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

Lemon Boy (Yellow)

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 7 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

Patio Kabab

  • Slicer
  • Small Size
  • 2 Inches
  • Determinate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Patio Megabite

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 4 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Super Fantastic

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 10 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Tasty Merlot

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 10 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Tasty Yellow (Yellow)

  • Slicer
  • Medium Size
  • 6 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

All-Star

  • Beefsteak
  • Medium Size
  • 7 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Big Beef

  • Beefsteak
  • Large Size
  • 12 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70-80 Days to Harvest

Bush Beefsteak

  • Beefsteak
  • Medium Size
  • 8 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

Marglobe

  • Beefsteak
  • Medium Size
  • 6 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

Supersteak

  • Beefsteak
  • Large Size
  • 1-2 lbs
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 80 Days to Harvest

Health Kick

  • Plum
  • Small Size
  • 4 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 72 Days to Harvest

La Roma III

  • Paste
  • Medium Size
  • 5 oz
  • Determinate Class
  • 75 Days to Harvest

Tomatillo

  • Husk
  • Small Size
  • 2-3 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Cherry & Grape Tomatoes Varieties

Chocolate Cherry

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 70 Days to Harvest

Gardener’s Delight

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 60 Days to Harvest

Heartbreaker

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1.5 Inches
  • Determinate Class
  • 90 Days to Harvest

Indigo Rose

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 2 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 75-80 Days to Harvest

Large Red Cherry

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 80 Days to Harvest

Patio Tasty Cherries

  • Cherry
  • Small Size
  • .75 Inch
  • Determinate Class
  • 66 Days to Harvest

Sun Sugar (Yellow)

  • Cherry
  • Small Size
  • .5 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 62 Days to Harvest

Supersweet 100

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 55-68 Days to Harvest

Sweet Chelsea

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1.5 Inches
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 65 Days to Harvest

Tumbler

  • Cherry
  • Large Size
  • 1.25 Inches
  • Determinate Class
  • 45 Days to Harvest

Juliet

  • Grape
  • Small Size
  • 1 oz
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 55-68 Days to Harvest

Red Grape

  • Grape
  • Small Size
  • .75 Inch
  • Indeterminate Class
  • 60 Days to Harvest

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