To help you prepare your nursery or seed catalog this spring, Birds and Blooms has put together a list of the top 10 best tomatoes to grow. Here are a few of them:
• Sauce-makers: You wouldn’t think a Roma tomato would pack such a punch, but the name really says it all. Burpee claims a single 2-pound tomato will fill an entire sauce jar.
• Staples: Chances are you have them at your garden center. Celebrity tomatoes were an All-America Selections veggie in 1984, and they still deserve top honors. They’re bright red, reliable and scrumptious — everything you love about tomatoes in summer.
• Colorful varieties: While most tomatoes start green and then redden as they ripen, consider branching out into one of these more colorful varieties: Aunt Ruby’s German Green, the Black Cherry, or the exotic-looking Green Zebra.
• Grafted varieties: For customers who have a small space but want lots of fruit in their tomato gardens, grafted tomatoes could be the solution. The Grafted Brandywine is one great example.
Check out the full article and slideshow featuring all of the varieties at Birds and Blooms’ website.