Best in the Southwest: Sungold and Other Cherry Tomatoes

Heat tolerant Sungold and other cherry tomatoes are the popular, practical choice in the arid Southwest region.

| February/March 2010

  • Southwest Region map - Sungold, Cherry Tomatoes
    The hot, dry Southwest region favors cherry tomatoes.
    ILLUSTRATION: NATE SKOW

  • Southwest Region map - Sungold, Cherry Tomatoes

The huge and diverse Southwest region often presents tough challenges for tomatoes, with gardeners in arid climates reporting problems finding varieties that can take the heat. Small-fruited cherry tomatoes deliver no matter what, and they are the most popular type of tomato in the region. Particularly in areas with little rain, you will need to water larger slicing tomatoes just right to prevent blossom end rot and cracking. Using plenty of mulch will make this task much easier.


Slicer Tomatoes

1. ‘Early Girl’
2. ‘Brandywine’
3. ‘Beefsteak’

Also: ‘Better Boy,’ ‘Big Beef,’ ‘Paul Robeson,’ ‘Rutgers’

Cherry Tomatoes

1. ‘Super Sweet 100’
2. ‘Sungold’
3. ‘Black Cherry’



Also: ‘Yellow Pear,’ ‘Juliet,’ ‘Patio’

Paste/Canning

1. ‘Roma’
2. ‘San Marzano’
3. ‘Amish Paste’






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