Tomatoes are one of the most popular crops to grow and can be used in so many tasty dishes. Our Gardening Angels decided to take a closer look at some of the most popular tomato varieties.
Also known as indeterminate or cordon, Vine tomatoes are the most popular tomato to grow and are best if you are growing tomatoes in a greenhouse and polytunnel.
Also known as determinate tomatoes, Bush tomatoes are more compact, ideal if you are growing tomatoes outside.
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Cherry Tomatoes are the smallest and often sweetest tomatoes, perfectly round and usually around 1 - 2 inches wide. They have a very tart, almost sour taste, and are bursting with juice. Cherry tomatoes are ideal for adding to salads, pasta dishes or for roasting whole.
A traditional British tomato. Medium tomatoes are also known as ‘salad’ tomatoes, and are a good-all round tomato to use in the kitchen, but they really needs to be ripe to get the best flavour. We usually have a lovely yield of Sungold salad tomatoes in our greenhouse every season.
These tomatoes are quite beefy in size, often weighing 200g or more! Beefsteak tomatoes can grow several inches wide, and have a delicious flavour. They have a meaty texture, which makes them ideal for grilling, stuffing and adding some ‘tang’ to a sandwich. These hefty tomatoes hit their peak in summer.
These tomatoes can be recognized by their oval shape and ‘cherry’ size. Plum tomatoes are mildly acidic, but boast a robust flavour. They are very fleshy with fewer seeds, making them ideal for sauces, soups or sun drying. Commonly used for cooking, they can also be enjoyed fresh.
Whether you’re growing cherry, salad, beefsteak or plum, our handy tomato growing guide is full of top tips for terrific toms!