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best tomatoes for Atlanta area?

patricia_ga
14 years ago

Hello all,

I've been perusing the various GW forums and seed catalogues, trying to figure out which varieties of tomatoes will do best in our beastly summers here in Decatur. My plants did sooooooo poorly last year. I think maybe I just put them out too late and the heat (and associated maladies ...) worked 'em over before they had a chance to set much fruit. But I'm DETERMINED to get better results this year.

I'm listing below all the varieties (most or all are heirlooms) I've seen mentioned in connection with hot, heat and the South. I'd appreciate (GREATLY!!) any feedback from anyone who has experience with these varieties. Please tell me what has done well for you in the past and what has NOT done well.

Also, if you've got a recommendation that's NOT on this list, please let me know. I prefer heirlooms, but a good hybrid can be a girl's best friend when she's got fresh mozzarella in the fridge and a handful of homegrown basil.

Here goes:

Ailsa Craig

Arkansas Traveler

Aunt GertieÂs Gold

Big Beef

Black Cherry

Black Krim

Brandywine Red

Caspian Pink

Cherokee Chocolate

Cherokee Purple

Costoluto Genovese

Creole

Delicious

Eva Purple Ball

Heatherington Pink

Homestead 24

Jeff Davis

Mama Mia Paste

Manalucie

MariannaÂs Peace

Marion F

Marmande

Marvel Striped

Mortgage Lifter

Muleteam

Neves Azorean Red

New Big Dwarf

Rose

SchellenbergÂs Favorite

Teffen Mennonite

Tropic

Tropic (VFT)

Let me know what you all think!

Patricia

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