Easy-to-Grow Tomatoes

tomsweet100 (299x300)Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Sweet 100’ – An older F1 hybrid that produces abundant 1″ wide cherry tomatoes from summer right until frost. The deep scarlet fruits are sweet tasting and borne in long pendulous clusters – great for eating right off the vine. ‘Sweet 100’ is perfect for tossing into salads or using on vegetable platters. Indeterminate growth. Matures in 65-70 days.

tomfantastic (300x298)Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Fantastic’ – A slicing tomato that lives up to its name with 3 to 5″ wide fruits that have a big beefsteak flavour. ‘Fantasic’ is resistant to cracking, with the first set of fruits usually being larger in size than the later crop. A great choice for slicing for sandwiches or chopping into green salads. Indeterminate growth habit. Matures in 70 days.

tomamsterdam (297x300)Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Amsterdam’ (syn. ‘New Amsterdam’) – This red plum-shaped grape type has one of the highest sugar (or brix) levels of any tomato and as a result, has excellent flavour. It is a 2012 introduction that produces 14-16 fruits per truss with pruning allowing for larger, earlier ripening tomatoes. F1 hybrid. Indeterminate growth. Matures in 68 days.

tomearlygirl (296x300)Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Early Girl’ – This F1 hybrid has long been a standard slicing tomato, particularly for gardeners trying to beat late blight. It often produces the first tomatoes of the season, with 4-5 ounce fruits (about the size of a tennis ball) that are ideal for slicing or mixed salads. ‘Early Girl’ is generally a heavy producer. Indeterminate growth habit. Matures in 57 days.

tomgoldenhoneybunch (300x299)Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Golden Honey Bunch’ – A perfect grape tomato for those who love eating fresh off the vine. As the name implies, ‘Golden Honey Bunch’ bears large clusters of sweet golden-yellow fruits that are resistant to cracking. These are heavy producers, so space plants by at least 24 to 36 inches. Indeterminate growth habit. Matures in 65 days.

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One Response to Easy-to-Grow Tomatoes

  1. The Belmont Rooster says:

    Cherry tomatoes are especially when you are working in the garden. You can just grab a handful and eat as you work… They reseed and come up everywhere in time if you aren’t careful.

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