So Many Tomato Varieties…Which One is Perfect?

It’s so much fun to decide which tomatoes to plant each year.

by Jessica Walliser

Deciding which types of tomotoes to plant can be a tough choice
Jessica says her ‘Snow White’ tomatoes are
the sweetest variety she has grown.

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It’s so much fun to decide which tomatoes to plant each year. 

When we had our big farm, I didn’t have to be so persnickety about what I grew.  We planted about 20 varieties so there was room to experiment. 

Now that we are ‘smaller’, I have to make some tough choices.  My husband thinks I’m nuts for spending so much time deciding, but I can’t help it. 

I want to grow the ‘perfect’ tomatoes and I’m still trying to decide just which ones those are.

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I always grow ‘Snow White’ – a white cherry tomato and truly the sweetest tomato I’ve ever grown. 

‘Persimmon’ is another staple in my garden, and ‘Cosmonaut Volkov’ is as well.  The rest of the spots are up for grabs. 

I’m lucky to have a small urban farm nearby (Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery) that sells about 100 varieties of heirloom tomato seedlings, so I don’t have to start my own seeds if I don’t want to. 

I’m probably going to grow ‘Pineapple’, ‘Rose de Berne’, ‘Carmello’, and ‘Jubilee’ to name just a few – the rest I’ll have to settle on soon I guess because it’s plantin’ time!     

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