Grow Great-Tasting Tomatoes

Find out how expert growers cultivate terrific tomato flavor.



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Paul Bousquet
lemonboy
'Lemon Boy' has medium-sized fruit and a sweet and mild, slightly tangy taste.
David Cavagnaro
Organic Tomatoes
'Black Krim' is a medium-sized heirloom tomato, developed in the Black Sea region of Russia. It is often described as having a rich, slightly salty flavor.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
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'SunSugar' is unusually sweet even for a cherry tomato.
David Cavagnaro
Homegrown Tomatoes
Cherry and pear tomatoes have some of the sweetest flavors of any types of tomatoes. During the summer, farmer's markets often have a good selection of varieties.
Photo courtesy Linnea Johnson
Growing Tomatoes
'Brandywine' and 'Big Rainbow' beefsteak tomatoes with vinaigrette.
Photo courtesy Rosalind Creasy
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An oxheart, a meaty tomato type that has few seeds, makes a big impression at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
David Cavagnaro

















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