The Best Tomatoes to Grow Where You Live

Enjoy bumper tomato harvests. Organic gardeners with broad experience of multiple varieties recommend the best tomatoes to grow in your region.

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Last fall, we conducted an online survey asking readers about the best tomatoes that grow where they live. More than 2,000 people responded, telling us their favorite varieties and offering helpful tomato-growing tips.
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‘White Beefsteak’ tomatoes. Beefsteak varieties came in No. 1 in our category of “Really Big” tomatoes — those that often produce fruits weighing a pound or more.
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The entire category of “cherry tomatoes” was very popular. These small tomatoes come in a rainbow of colors, and, because they mature quickly, they are especially valued in regions with short growing seasons.
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‘Brandywine’ tomatoes. This variety was No. 1 in the “Slicer” category — the main-crop tomatoes used for making sauce and also eaten fresh.
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‘Green Zebra’ tomatoes. This variety was a favorite “non-red.”
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‘Stupice’ tomatoes. This variety ranked high in the “Saladette/Pear” category.
Regional Gardening Map
In some regions, tomatoes must cope with high heat and humidity. In other areas, short growing seasons and cold temperatures are the biggest challenges.

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