List of Tomato Cultivars

Here is a list of some of the many tomato varieties available.

Depending on your region you’ll be able to find these varieties and many others for sale in your local nurseries that are not listed here. Check each of their growth characteristics individually as you choose to purchase them to make sure they’re good for your region.

There are more than 3000 heritage and heirloom tomato varieties actively being grown around the world. There are somewhere around 15,000 known tomato varieties in total. There are so many varieties of seeds that you can quite literally grow dozens and dozens of different tomato varieties at the same time and have a veritable feast of tomatoes in the summer.

There are two types of tomato that you might grow at home in the backyard. You’ll see the words Determinate and Indeterminate a lot with tomatoes. These are key characteristics.

If you have only a small space to garden, you’ll want to choose a tomato labeled determinate. This means that the plant will grow a finite number of buds and then stop growing new buds to allow the existing tomatoes to mature and ripen. This type of plant gives all of it’s harvest at once, usually within a span of a couple of weeks. The total height of a plant like this is 4′ or so.

If you have space and a larger plant is ok with you, then choose anything labeled indeterminate. This type of plant will grow continuously until it’s killed by frost, sometimes growing to 8′ or 10′. It will make flowers, set fruit and ripen fruit continuously all season long. So you’ll have a consistent harvest for most of the summer.

Common Name Color Days to Harvest Type Size Shape Growth
Adoration Red 70-80 HY Small Round Indeterminate
Airy Leaf Deep Red 75 OP Medium Heart Shaped/Roma-like Indeterminate
Beefstake Red 96 HL Large Round/Heart shape Indeterminate
Better Boy Red 70-80 HY Medium Regular Indeterminate
Black Krim Purple/Brownish 80 HL Large Round/Heart Shaped Indeterminate
Brad’s Black Heart Purple/Black 75 OP Med/Large   Heart Shaped Indeterminate
Brandywine Pink 90-100 HL Large Round/Heart Shaped Indeterminate
Campari Red 70-80 HY Small Small/Ping Pong ball Indeterminate
Cherokee Purple Brownish/Purple 70-80 HL Large Shaped like a Beefstake Indeterminate
Dad’s Sunset Yellow/Orange 78 HL Med/Large Round Indeterminate
Dr. Wyche’s Yellow Yellow 78 HL Large Beefstake shape Indeterminate
Early Girl Red 63 HY Medium Like Better Boy Indeterminate
Garden Peach Yellow 70 HL Large Round Indeterminate
Micro Tom Red 50 HY Tiny Round Determinate
Neves Azorean Red Dark red 75 OP Large Beefstake shaped Indeterminate
Orange Russian Orangy Red 78 HL Large Heart Shaped Indeterminate
Roma Red 70-80 HY Small Plum Shaped Determinate
Sprite Red 60 OP Small Oval, grape shaped Determinate
Super Sweet 100 Red 55-68 HY Small Round Indeterminate
Tiny Tim Red 45-60 HY Small Round Indeterminate
Vintage Wine Red w/gold stripes 84 HL Medium Round Indeterminate
Yellow Pear Yellow 70-80 HL Small Pear Indeterminate

OP = Open Pollinated
HL = Heirloom
HY = Hybrid


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