The Q&A Archives: Cold Climate Tomatoes

Question: Please give me your seed suggestion for growing a good flavor regular size tomato in a foggy climate. I live in a town which is well known for the constant fog. The temperature is usually around 60-70 degrees during the summer and drops to around 40 degrees at night It does get sunny, but not to warm nor does the sun last all day. I was told about a tomato called the "San Francisco Fog" but I don't see that seed in the catalog.

Answer: Since your summer season is short and cool, you'll have best success with some of the early-ripening tomato varieties. These grow well in cool temperatures and the indeterminate types will provide fruit all summer long. Try Burpee's Early Pick, French Rose, Juliet Hybrid, or Fourth of July.

I'm not able to find "San Francisco Fog" tomato seeds either, but one or more of the varieties listed above should grow well for you.

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