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2021 Tomato Variety Suggestions

Selection of tomato varieties for the home or market garden should consider factors such as productivity, fruit characteristics, and disease resistance. Resistance to Fusarium wilt and Nematodes is especially important as these are common disease problems across Oklahoma.

 

The following varieties have proven satisfactory in Oklahoma or similar climates. Selection should consider gardener preferences and customer demands. Use new varieties on a trial basis.

 

Fresh Market / Large Fruited;

(I) indicates Indeterminate fruit set

  • Bella Rosa 3, 10, 11, 15, 18
  • Better Boy (I) 10, 11, 14, 18
  • BHN 602 2, 10, 11, 12, 18
  • Big Beef (I) 2, 10, 11, 12, 18
  • Carolina Gold 10, 11, 17, 18
  • Celebrity 10, 11, 14, 18, 25
  • Crista 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18
  • Defiant PhR 10, 11, 18, 19, 24
  • Florida 47R 8, 10, 11, 15, 18
  • Florida 91 3, 8, 10, 11, 15, 18
  • Geronimo 11, 13, 16, 18, 27
  • Mountain Glory 2, 10, 11, 18
  • Mountain Spring 10, 11, 15, 18, 25
  • Red Mountain 2, 10, 11, 14, 18
  • Solar Fire 3, 10, 11, 12, 15

 

Cherry Types

  • Sun Gold 10, 11, 16, 17
  • Mountain Belle 10, 18
  • Washington Cherry

 

Grape Type

  • Jolly Elf 11, 18
  • Smarty 10, 11, 18

 

Roma (Paste) Type

  • Picus 2, 8, 10, 15, 18
  • Plum Crimson 10, 11, 12, 18
  • Plum Regal 2, 10, 11, 18, 19, 24
  • Roma 10, 11, 14, 18

 

Abbreviation codes- Adapted from the 2021 Vegetable Crop Handbook for Southeastern U.S.

  • 2-Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus resistance (TSWV)
  • 3-Heat set (heat tolerance)
  • 4-Bacterial wilt resistance
  • 8-Altenaria Stem Canker tolerance (ASC)
  • 9, 10, 11, 12- Fusarium Wilt race 0,1,2,3 tolerance/resistance (F)
  • 16- Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistance (TMV)
  • 13-Fusarium Crown Root Rot tolerance/resistance (FCRR)
  • 14- Nematode resistance (N)
  • 15- Gray Leaf Spot resistance (St)
  • 17-Yellow Fruit
  • 18- Verticillium Wilt resistance (V)
  • 19-Early Blight tolerance/resistance
  • 24-Late blight tolerance/resistance
  • 25-Suitable for high tunnel or greenhouse production
  • 27-Powdery Mildew tolerance/resistance

 

For more information on tomato varieties see OSU Extension fact sheets HLA-6035, Commercial Vegetable Varieties for Oklahoma and HLA-6032, Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden in Oklahoma, available online at extension.okstate.edu.

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