Choosing The Best Tomato For You

When it comes to growing tomatoes, there are so many varieties to choose from and it can be hard to know where to start. Our deep love of the tomato, coupled with the tomato’s ability to mutate readily, has led to it being carefully selected and saved to create well over 3000 different varieties. Whether you are bottling, value-adding, selling or eating fresh, there are a vast selection of colours, shapes, and flavours to choose from. This is our guide to help you choose the best variety for your home garden, balcony or farm.


Heritage tomatoes

Heritage tomato varieties, including some modern varieties, are bred to be true to type. This means you can consistently save their seeds for a potentially endless supply of tomatoes, year after year. Some are bred for their colour, shape or size, some for their ability to make good tomato paste and some for their resilience to drought. Some come with a story handed down through generations of home growers and some come with a taste unlike any other.