There are an abundance of easy to grow tomato varieties and of course these always look great in the garden because of their individual size, colors and shape not to mention their flavor. Here are some of the best. Let’s start with Beefsteak Tomatoes, a favorite for sandwiches due to its large, meaty texture and delicious sweet taste. Another large tomato that is commonly sought is the Big Boy. Named for its size, they can weigh around 1 lb or more. Three fruits per truss need to be disbudded to and support provided if necessary to accommodate this larger variety. One of the best beefsteak varieties is the Dombello, while not as big as the two previously mentioned but it makes up for this with its excellent taste. The Dombito on the other hand is the perfect beefsteak with ¾ lb of thick, fleshy walls and very few seeds. This one is also hardy to disease, always an advantage when planting.
There are also some standard tomato varieties and for those growing for profit the Moneycross is an ideal choice. As it is resistant to leaf mould, this plant produces its crop earlier than other similar types. The Moneymaker is a good choice for beginners and is another common variety grown by many. Its large trusses will produce medium sized fruits which are heavy but lacking in taste which tends to be somewhat bland. The Ailsa Craig also produces medium sized fruits which are vibrant in color, mature early and taste very good.
It is also possible to grow Novelty tomato varieties which come in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns including yellow, orange and striped types. These look lovely when in blossom due to their bright colors and some varieties have a sweet taste which makes them ideal to use in salad dishes. If you want to grown some big yellow fruits, then go for the aptly named Golden Boy. With more flesh than juice, growing them is well worthwhile. Many Italian meals, in particular spaghetti sauces and soups, contain the San Marzano which is egg-shaped with firm flesh. The common gardener’s favorite is probably the Golden Sunrise variety. This grows well in containers making it ideal for the patio. Its fruits are of medium size.
In addition to all these, there are some F1 Hybrid tomato varieties around too which include the Supercross, (a more disease tolerant version of the its distant relation the Eurocross and similar to the Moneymaker, also resistant to the mosaic virus), the Estrella which also has a high tolerance to most diseases and the Tumbler, which can be found on many patios and makes a great hanging basket plant. Finally there is the Cherry Belle, another variety that is ideal for salads and snacks due to its outstanding flavor. This is also fairly hardy against most diseases and tends to produce a bumper harvest.