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.

Black Cherry

Black tomatoes? Sure, as long as they taste great. And these do. They look a lot like the popular Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, except the fruits turn from green to a deep cherry, almost black, as they ripen. This hybrid plant produces dozens of fruits on a single vine, so don’t worry about sharing. You should have plenty to go around.

Stacy’s Tip: Do you like black (aka “chocolate”) plants? Check out one of our favorite sources for them, the Chocolate Flower Farm; chocolateflowerfarm.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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