Identifying Tomato Varieties

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    i'm trying to identify tomato varieties so i don't end up with millions of cherry tomatoes...can you help?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There are a lot of tomato varieties. I guess your problem is caused by vendors putting too little information on the plant labels. My first recommendation is to ask the people selling the plants. Often sellers are quite knowledgeable.

    Here are a couple of links that have information on tomatoes and list some of the more common varieties available. You can pick the ones that appeal to you and look for those at the store.

    http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/vege008/vege008.htm
    http://www.naturalhub.com/grow_vegetable_cultivars_tomato.htm

    You may also want to look at some seed catalogs (in print or online). Many will have good descriptions and photos of the fruit. (Totally Tomatoes is my personal favourite)
     
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    This link will help you a great deal. ever variety tomato ive ever heard of is on this website.. as well as peppers. Enjoy.

    www.tomatogrowers.com


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