The Q&A Archives: Tomato Varieties for Florida

Question: I notice Burpee carries "Heatwave II" for high temperature fruit setting. Are there other varieties that will set fruit above 70 Degrees F at night? The Fla Ag Exp Station said that was the problem I had last year. I had vines to 7 feet but almost zero fruit.

Answer: There is a variety called SolarSet that will set fruit in<br>hotter weather. Along with Heatwave II, Solarset will be<br>your best variety for planting late in the season. My <br>most dependable variety in the Jacksonville area is Better<br>Boy. I havealso had success with Celebrity. Both of <br>these varieties are resistant to nematodes and the wilts<br>(fusarium and verticilluim). My big problem here in <br>Jacksonville is nematodes. For an early crop Early Girl<br>is a good variety.

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