Top 10 Best Tomatoes to Grow

Go beyond the ordinary with these unique picks that boast terrific flavor and bright colors for your tomato garden.

I’ve grown tomatoes for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I even had my own stand at the local farmers market, selling cucumbers, peppers and lots of tomatoes. For the most part, we grew traditional red tomatoes. Every once in a while, we’d throw in a yellow or plum-shaped variety, but we didn’t go off track too much.

Now I see tomatoes in a whole new light. You can find hundreds of different varieties out there in almost every hue imaginable.

To help you navigate the sea of tomatoes, we put together this list of the top 10 best tomatoes to grow. Of course you’ll have your own favorites, but the list is a good starting point for those who are a little overwhelmed by all the choices. And be sure to read the “Stacy’s Tip” section under each pick to learn about some excellent resources for tomato and vegetable gardening fans.

Super Sauce

This is a new exclusive from Burpee. You wouldn’t think a Roma tomato would pack such a punch, but the name really says it all. Burpee claims a single 2-pound tomato will fill an entire sauce jar. So if you like to can your own sauce, SuperSauce could be your new favorite. Just imagine what an entire plant in your tomato garden could yield in one season.

Stacy’s Tip: If you like cooking with your fruits and veggies, check out Burpee’s sister company, The Cook’s Garden, specializing in seeds and plants for gardening gourmets. It has other sauce tomatoes, too. Visit cooksgarden.com.

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  1. Deb says

    The list would have been more helpful had it stated whether each plant was determinate or indeterminate.

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