Whether you have a short or a long growing season, the range of organic, heirloom tomato varieties means that you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which seeds to plant in your garden, greenhouse or polytunnel. This list outlines some of the best varieties of tomato seeds that will give you some of the best tomato plants possible come harvest time. It is of course an incomplete list but will certainly give you some ideas when it comes to choosing which type of tomato plant to grow.
10 Famous Varieties Of Tomato Plants To Grow
Easily recognizable from its unusual foliage which resembles potato leaves, this heirloom variety is one of the best known and most highly regarded around. It is suitable for growing outside or in a greenhouse or polytunnel and is generally considered to be one of the best tasting ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes. It dates from 1885 and has a long history as an organic garden favorite. Brandwine tomato plants will grow to a height of around 2m with a spread of around 50cm and are best grown as cordons.
An heirloom alternative, perhaps, to the popular hybrid variety, Sungold, this super-sweet and super early, yellow tomato variety comes from Siberia and could be a good choice for those who want all kinds of tomatoes in a variety of different colors. With these tomatoes you can make a great yellow tomato soup or yellow tomato ketchup – for something a bit out of the ordinary.
3- Cherokee Purple
One of the best tomato plants for dark-colored fruit, this heirloom variety dates to the 19th Century and is prized by many, who say this is what large tomatoes should taste like. The flavor is sweet and the dusky purple color is attractive. These mature in around 80 days, perfect for those growing tomatoes under cover.
Stupice (pronounced stu-pitza) is one of the earliest of the vine tomato varieties and can cope with even the greyest and wettest of summers, which makes it a sturdy choice for outside growing. These red tomatoes are around two inches across and are perfect for use in a variety of salads. Vines will grow well, even in containers on a patio and will reach a height of around 1.2m and can reach maturity in as few as 50 days, meaning that they are perfect for a short gardening season.
5- Orange Banana
An extremely productive plum tomato, the large orange-color fruits on this variety are something a little bit different. They look and taste great both cooked and in salads and also make great sauces. Best of all, these little beauties are said to be extremely high yielding.
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Published August 16th, 2017 9:08 PM