Which ones to choose?
Heirloom tomatoes are growing in popularity. There are quite a few varieties that are worth growing like Brandywine and Cherokee Purple, and Tommy Toe, a cherry tomato. The most popular tomato in our Oakhurst and surrounding area seems to be Early Girl, ripening in only 50 days. Others to look for are Champion, Celebrity, Big Beef and Mr. Stripey. Good cherry tomatoes are Sweet 100s, Yellow Pear and Moby Grape. For cooking, San Marzano and Roma tomatoes are ideal.
Tomatoes can be supported with 8 ft tall stakes, sunk 1 ft into the ground or with tall tomato cages. Space plant 2 ft apart in garden rows. Cherry tomatoes can easily be grown in a patio pot!
For more information: Dry your tomato harvest and save the sweetness of summer