Magazine article Sunset


Magazine article Sunset


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Packed-with-flavor varieties that we'vejested for you

IF YOU'VE NEVER grown tomatoes, how on earth do you choose the best varieties from the thousands of seedlings crowding the shelves at nurseries? You could choose the plants by photos on the labels, follow recommendations from friends, or simply close your eyes, pick up a seedling or two, and hope for the best. Or you could make a beeline for one of these six delicious varieties that we've grown and love. Most are vining types (indeterminate) that generally bear fruit over a longer period; one is a bush that tends to bear its crop all at once (determinate).

'Sweet 100'

A sweet cherry type - nature's candy. Pop the ripe, sun-warmed fruits into your mouth fresh off the vine or toss into salads or pasta. Indeterminate

'Sun Gold'

The tomatoes, which ripen in long clusters, have a sweet, fruity flavor; they're delicious for snacking. Indeterminate


An all-purpose slicer, ideal for sandwiches and salads; diseaseresistant, it grows well throughout the West. …

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