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Tomatoes: varieties to suit all tastes

Tomatoes are the most popular of all. And for good reason: they can be grown anywhere, in the ground or in pots, and there are thousands of varieties to suit all tastes.

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Some varieties to try

For the first tomatoes on the block:

  • Moneymaker
  • Golden Bison
  • Fourth of July
  • Early Girl
  • Siberia

To top your famous ½-pound burgers:

  • Cherokee Purple
  • Red Brandywine
  • Supersteak Hybrid
  • Big Beef
  • Celebrity
  • Mountain Merit

For heirloom-style taste, shape and colour:

  • Black Krim
  • Pineapple
  • Old Time Tasty
  • Black Pearl Hybrid
  • Fleurette
  • Buffalosun

Something your kids will love to grow and eat:

  • Green Zebra
  • Peacevine
  • Galina
  • Sweet 100
  • Sungold
  • Tomatoberry Garden
  • Candyland
  • Pepe

Planting tip:

Plant your tomatoes deep, with just the top and a few leaves showing. They will put out additional roots along the stem, producing stronger, sturdier plants.

Garden companions:

basil, chives, marigolds, nasturtium, strawberries


Refrigeration temporarily reduces the strength of (Z)-3-hexenal, the key fragrance chemical in a tomato. Let them come back up to room temperature before serving for maximum flavour.