Tomato Varieties

Over time I will add photos and comments, there is a full varierty search on the blog for other varieties.


 Lichi Tomatoes
Not for the faint hearted as the the thorns can be pretty dangerous, but I just loved the looked of these unusual style of tomatoes. More info in my posts about growing them.


 Moneymaker (Indeterminate) Originally bred in the early 1900s,  Moneymaker tomato has been a popular tomato variety for well over a century. The vines produce heavy yields of medium-sized (4-6 oz.), bright-red fruit and perform admirably well in hot weather. The fruits are sweet with just enough bite to let your taste buds know that this, indeed, is a classic tomato. Although it prefers more heat and humidity than less (it was originally bred as a greenhouse tomato), Moneymaker performs well in outside as well and will set fruit in just about any weather.



The Coeur de Boeuf is an excellent stuffing tomato. Unlike ordinary tomatoes, the Coeur de Boeuf is ready for eating while the skin is still green, as this tomato ripens from the inside out. A delicious, flavorsome Coeur de Boeuf is the ideal partner for mozzarella and other soft cheeses. These unique and beautiful tomatoes are a perfect culinary addition.


'Marmande' is a a classic beefsteak variety which produces the large, ribbed tomatoes that are commonly seen in the Continent. The meaty fruit has a superb flavour and is great for salads and cooking as it produces very few seeds. Plants thrive outdoors in a sunny position. Provide them with a sturdy stake to help support the weight of the heavy fruit.



 SUNGOLD - An outstanding cordon cherry tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture. Tomato 'Sungold' has an exceptionally high sugar content, which easily rivals 'Gardeners Delight', making its attractive, golden-orange fruit irresistibly sweet and juicy. The high yields of delicious thin-skinned fruit (each approximately 13g) are ideal for salads or as a tasty snack. This popular variety also has good resistance to tobacco mosaic virus and fusarium wilt. A hardy nature ensures this vigorous performer will crop well into winter in a cool greenhouse.



You will adore this exotic-looking, blackish-purple skinned cherry tomato with dark red flesh and a complex, exceptionally sweet and juicy flavour. Tomato 'Black Cherry' is a cordon variety producing an abundance of early ripening fruit on vigorous plants throughout the summer. Perfect for containers or planters in the greenhouse or on the patio, but can also be planted in a sunny spot in the garden.




ROMA  Type = Determinate, so no need to remove side shoots, grows to about 4ft as a bush tomato plant. While they can be eaten raw, they are at their best when they are cooked.

A roma tomato is a paste tomato. Paste tomatoes, like roma tomatoes, generally have a thicker fruit wall, fewer seeds and a denser but more grainy flesh. Roma tomatoes tend to be oblong in shape and heavy for their size. The also tend to be more firm than a non-roma or paste tomato. Roma tomatoes are determinate, which means that the fruit ripens at one time, rather than continually through the season.


 POIRE ROUGE Type Indeterminate. Like ‘Yellow Pear’, this small, red pear shaped tomato makes a very nice salad garnish. The fruit typically weigh one-half ounce. The plants will tend to sprawl all over the place and will be loaded with large clusters of fruit. But I grow mine in the poly tunnel, and will grow it as a normal indeterminate plant, so I will remove the side shoots.


  1. WOT!?
    No Sungold...
    No Nectar...?
    They are our favourite cherry toms for salads... and as "sweets"... and they dry well.
    I keep getting "her who must be obeyed" to try the black cherry toms... we got some dried ones at the Autumn garden clearance at Valmer a couple of years back and they were superb as a chewy tomato nibble.

    We also grow Ananas, Lemon Boy... as the above cherry toms... excellent flavour... as are Green Zebra... we order our seed from Simpsons and Baumax. Another, that makes excellent Sweet Pickled Tomatoes is Black Krim... and we grow San Mazarno for cooking with... it is one of those Toms that have absolutely NO flavour when raw... but put a bit of heat to them and then they are something else.

  2. Hi Tim
    Yes I have grown Sungold , I have not updated this list for a while.
    Black Cherry as well, but they did seem to lack flavour, but a good cropper.I was a little slack with the blog and poly-tunnel last season and took the easy option and grew only a few varieties.

  3. Hello, a friend of mine just told me about your blog so I checked it out. I love it, very informational. I am The Tomato Lady in the United States, Spokane Valley, WA to be exact. I have 151 varieties this year and am planning on growing somewhere around 7500 plants. You should check my blog. I will be showcasing a different tomato for every letter of the alphabet starting in April. BTW Sungolds are our and our customers favorite cherry tomato. Here they are like eating candy although I must admit they do split easily when it rains

    1. Hi Elizabeth and welcome to my blog, I have added you to my list of US blogs as your site looks full of useful information. You certainly grow a large variety and it is great that you can sell them.

  4. oh, my blog is at :


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