Comparison Chart for Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Every spring I sell heirloom tomato plants at the St. Paul Farmer’s market and I’m always trying to organize the information in a way that is not so overwhelming for people.  Based on the questions I have received over the years, I’ve put together a chart that explains the distinguishing characteristics of the heirloom tomato varieties that I grow and sell.  Hopefully this can help you decide what varieties you want to try in your own tomato adventures.  Let me know if you have favorites that I don’t grow which you think are “must haves”.

Early Tomatoes & Red Main-Season Tomatoes

 

 

Disease Resistant Tomatoes & Sweet, Pink Tomatoes


 

Bi-Colored, Yellow & White Tomatoes

 

Black Tomatoes & Paste Tomatoes

 

Orange Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes

 

 

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8 Responses to Comparison Chart for Heirloom Tomato Varieties

  1. John Steinmeyer at #

    Great Website!!

    But I cannot find Cherokee :Purple listed anywhere. I am growing 20 plants this year for myself and friends and it is the most tasteful tomato we have tasted and very prolific.

    Thanks for considering. John

    • Hi John, I go back and forth growing Cherokee Purple. I will be growing it this year, but didn’t last year, so it wasn’t in the roundup. I like Cherokee Purple… I just find it very similar to a lot of the other large pink-to-purple varieties, so I switch it up a bit.

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