Tomato Varieties

Hundreds of popular hybrid and heirloom tomato varieties are listed by several groupings:

Your local gardening expert will know what varieties grow best in your vicinity. If you like to shop online one of my favorite sources is Burpee.

Tomato varieties by size and shape

Included in the following list are hundreds of varieties I've encountered either through personal experience, seed catalogs or other sources. Because there are so many tomato varieties and new ones appearing all the time, there are certain to be many omissions. Are your favorite varieties in this list?

Globe Cherry Beefsteak Plum & Pear Ribbed

Alicante

Alisa Craig

Angora

Applegate

Aunt Gertie's Gold

Better Boy

Bison

Black Prince

Black Zebra

BOA

Bonny Best

Burbank

Burpee's Big Early Hybrid

Burpee's Globe

Burpee's Globemaster Hybrid

Campari

Canabec Rose

Carters Fruit

Celebrity

Cobra

Cristal

Czech's Excellent Yellow

Defiant

Djena Lee's Golden Girl

Druzba

Earl of Edgecombe

Early Girl

Early Girl Hybrid

Elberta Girl

Elegance

Essex Wonder

Eva's Purple Ball

Ferline

First In The Field

Flamme

Fordhook First

Geronimo

Glacier

Golden Bison

Golden Sunrise

Green Zebra

Grosse Lisse

Harzreuer

Husky Gold

John Baer

Jubilee

Lemon Boy

Lime Green Salad

Livingston's Honor Bright

Long Keeper

Manitoba

Manyel

Marglobe

Moneymaker

Mule Team

New Yorker

Orange Pixie

Oregon Spring

Peach Blow Sutton

Peche

Pink Peach

Pink Ping Pong

Potentate

Ramillette De Mallorca

Red Alert

Red Delight

Red Rose

Roncardo

Russian Black

Rutger's Improved

Scotland Yellow

Shirley

Siberian

Siletz

Silvery Fir Tree

Sioux

Stupice

Sub-Arctic Plenty

Sungella

Sun Ray

Tamina

The Amateur

Tigerella

Totem

Trust

Valencia

Valley Girl

Variegated

Victory

White Beauty

White Tomesol

Willamette

Yellow Alisa Craig

Yellow Peach

Yellow Taxi

Yudum

Alberto Shatters

Amber-Colored

Amoroso

Apero

Balconi Red

Balconi Yellow

Black Cherry

Blondkopfchen

Broad Ripple Yellow Currant

Brown Berry

Burgess Early Salad

Cherrola

Chocolate Cherry

Dr. Carolyn

Dr. Carolyn Pink

Extra Sweetie

Favorita

Fox Cherry

Galina's

Gardener's Delight

Gartenperle

Gold Nugget

Gold Rush

Gold Rush Currant

Golden Cherry

Golden Gem

Golden Nugget

Golden Pearl

Green Doctors

Green Grape

Green Tiger

Hartman's Yellow Gooseberry

Jasper

Jelly Bean

Jolly

Large Red Cherry

Loveheart

Maskotka

Matt's Wild Cherry

Micro-Tom

Nectar

Oregon Cherry

Pepe

Piccolo

Picolino

Red Cherry

Red Currant

Red Pigmy

Riesentraube

Ruby

Sakura

Sara's Galapagos

Snowberry

Striadel

Sugary

Suncherry Premium

Sun Gold

Sunset

Sun Sugar

Sweet Million

Sweet 'N' Neat

Sweet 100

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Currant

Tiny Tim

Tomatoberry

Tommy Toe

Tumbler

Tumbling Tom Red

Tumbling Tom Yellow

Velvet Red

White Currant

Wild Sweetie

Yellow Pigmy

African Queen

Aker's West Virginia

Amana Orange

Ananas Noir

Aunt Ginny's Purple

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Beefmaster

Believe It Or Not

Bicolor Mortgage Lifter

Big Beef

Big Ben

Big Boy

Big Rainbow

Black Krim

Black Russian

Blue Ridge Mountain

Brandywine

Carter's Mortgage Lifter

Cartwright's Mortgage Lifter

Cherokee Purple

Chianti Rose

Costoluto Fiorentino

Country Taste

Cuostralee

Delicious

Diener

Dr. Wyche's Yellow

Early Santa Clara Canner

Estler's Mortgage Lifter

Evergreen

Faworyt

German Mortgage Lifter

German Pink

Gold Medal

Golden Jubilee

Goliath

Great White

Green Giant

Halladay's Mortgage Lifter

Hillbilly Potato Leaf

Hugh's

Ilya Muromets

Jack Hawkins

Kellog's Breakfast

Kentucky Heirloom

Legend

Mammoth German Gold

Marvel Striped

Mary Robinson's German Bicolor

McClintock's Big Pink

McGarity's Mortgage Lifter

Mortgage Lifter VFN

Mullens' Mortgage Lifter

O'Driscoll's Mortgage Lifter

Pantano

Pesta's Mortgage Lifter

Pineapple (Ananas)

Pink Accordion

Polish Giant Beefsteak

Pruden's Purple

Purple Calabash

Purple Smudge

Quali T23

Queensberry's Mortgage Lifter

Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter

Red and Yellow Mortgage Lifter

Red Brandywine

Rieger's Mortgage Lifter

Rose de Berne

Santiam

Sudduth's Brandywine

Supermarmande

Tidwell German

Watson's Mortgage Lifter

Yacalo

Yellow Brandywine

Yellow Jumbo

Yellow Mortgage Lifter

Alaskan Fancy

Amish Paste

Anna Russian

Antique Roman

Apero

Auld Sod

Aviro

Black Pear

Black Plum

Blondkopfchen

Chili Verde

Chiquita

Cornue des Andes

Cream Sausage

Dasher

Doucet's Plum Producer

Elfin

Floridity

Golden Fresh

Golden Rave

Golden Sweet

Goldman's Italian American

Grandma Mary's

Green Sleeves

Hungarian Italian

Ildi

Jersey Devil

Jersey Giant

Juliet

King Humbert

Long Tom

Monica

Mini-Charm

Old Ivory Egg

Olivade

Opalka

Orange Banana

Oroma

Patrona

Pink San Marzano

Polish Linguisa

Principe Borghese

Purple Russian

Red Pear

Rio Grande

Roma

Roman Candle

Roman Holiday

Rosada

Rudolph

San Marzano

San Marzano Lungo

Saucy

Specked Roman

Sunstream

Super Italian Paste

Tegucigalpa

Thai Pink

Ukrainian Pear

Vilms

Yellow Bell

Yellow Butterfly

Yellow Pear

Yellow Santa

Zuchello

Ceylon

Costoluto Genovese

Gezahnte Tomate

Mr. Brown

Purple Calabash

Red Cup

Reisetomate

Rosso Sicilian

Supermarmande

Ugly

Yellow Ruffled

Zapotec


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Best tasting tomato varieties *

Garden writer Barbara Pleasant consulted experts for her Mother Earth News article in which she came up with a list of some especially great tasting tomatoes.

Early Maturing Paste Main Season Greens & Zebras Orange & Yellow

Sungold

Glacier

New Girl

Stupice

Amish Paste

Opalka

Orange Banana

Roma

Beefy Boy

Big Rainbow

Black Krim

Brandywine

Cherokee Purple

Lucky Cross

Crimson Fancy

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Green Zebra

Aunt Gertie's Gold

Kellog's Breakfast

German Red Strawberry

* Pleasant, Barbara, "America's Favorite Tomatoes." Mother Earth News, Jan/Feb 2008: 62-66. Print.

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Early-maturing tomato varieties

The following list of early tomato varieties, which are generally considered to be those maturing in 65 days or less, will be useful if your growing season is shorter than average. Most of these are red tomatoes. "Days to maturity" is the number of days after transplanting seedlings into garden or container. The number of days is an average and will vary according to your specific growing conditions but the divisions should allow you to compare one variety to another.

50 Days and Under 51 to 60 Days 61 to 65 Days

Burgess Early Salad

German Dwarf Bush Imp

Johnny Jumpup

Pretty Patio

Rocket

Siberian

Subartic

Beaverlodge

Burpee's Gloriana

Burpeeana Early Hybrid

Burpee's Sunnybrook Earliana

Calmart

Earliest of All

Early Bird

Early Delicious

Early Girl

Early Girl Hybrid

Early Red Cherry

Early Red Chief

Faribo Hybrid EE

Faribo Springtime

Fordhook Hybrid

Gardener

Geneva

Glacier

Golden Delight

Grape

Hybrid Pickle

Hybrid Red #22

Jetfire

Manitoba

Maritimer

Northern Delight

Outdoor Girl

Paul Bunyan

Pixie Hybrid

Porter

Presto

Pusa Ruby

Quebec #314

Queen's Certified

Red Knight

Red Sugar

Scotia

Selandia

Sleaford Abundance

Small Fry

Starfire

Starshot

Stokes Alaska

Stokes Early Hybrid

Sugary

Summer Sunrise

Swift

Tanana

Tiny Tim

Tom Tom

Veemore

Vivid

Vogue

Wayahead

Yellow Tiny Tim

Atom

Bonny Best

Burpee's Big Early Hybrid

Burpee's Globemaster Hybrid

Bush Beefsteak

Coldset

Currant

Doublerich

Droplet

Dwarf Champion

Early Red Chief

Early Stokesdale

Early Twilley Big Hybrid

Early Wonder

Fireball

Firesteel

Galaxy

Gardener's Delight

Hybrid Pink #1

Hy-Top

Mandarin Cross

Marmande

Mixed Ornamental

New Yorker

Park's Extra Early Hybrid

Patio

Primabel

Red Cloud

Rideau

Sioux

Springset

Sugar Lump

Sugar Red

Sugar Yellow

Sunset

Surecrop

Sutton's Alicante

Tangella

Tigerella

Tiger Tom

Valiant

Vigor Boy

Window Box


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What is your favorite tomato variety?

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Zapotec Tomatoes are Very Tasty! 
Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. My mother was given some Zapotec seeds by a friend about 12 years ago. The friend that gave them to her was given …

Determinate or indeterminate? 
Your list of tomatoes is awesome but would it be possible for you to indicate by adding D or I after each one so we can tell which the heritage ones are. …

Cherokee Purple and my favorite tomato varieties 
My son loved red cherry tomatoes, he refused to eat any other color or type of tomatoes. Convincing him to even try a different type of tomato was next …

Sungold 
The sungold has a very tart, acidic flavor that I enjoyed. I grew two plants and the one in the sunny spot really took off and produced a great harvest. …

Better Bush Tomato 
We bought a couple of really pretty tomato plants at a Wal Mart store; they had some that were labeled patio, some were roma and we hope the one we chose …

San Marzano Not rated yet
I decided to try this variety for my first tomato plant because it makes the most amazing sauce, paste and purée. Buying pure San Marzano products at the …

Beefheart Not rated yet
Grows large, meaty tomatoes but not a large quantity per plant. Best tasting if you like more meat and less seeds in your tomato.

Cherokee Purple Not rated yet
I had to replace a tomato in the spot of one that died. I looked at the Best Tasting list briefly. Drove to the local nursery and there it was. I could …

Pink Lady Tomato Not rated yet
My son has given me some seeds of Pink Lady tomato that have very few seeds so hoping that I will have a great season this year. I have always grown mighty …

Garden Peach Tomato Not rated yet
They rock and are prolific!

Pink Gulf State Not rated yet
When I was a kid ,We planted 1500 Gulf State tomatoes. Back in 1965; where we lived no one did that ,,,,, My mother and I washed them in the creek by …

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