Tomatoes & Peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Houston TX 77084-3671, Te
Question by nadine329
April 12, 2009
Is it too late to plant? Best Varieties?
How many plants to supply three people?

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2009


It is too late to plant from seed (February is best) but you can set out large transplants now and harvest before the hot weather really sets in. And, you can plant a fall crop and harvest before the New Year. Some of the best varieties for Houston include:

Better Bush, Improved: Indeterminate. Good producer of large fruits.

Big Beef: Indeterminate. Very productive. Great taste.

Bingo: Determinate. Dark red color.

Camello: Indeterminate. Very productive. Great taste.

Carnival: Determinate. Good producer. Good taste and large tomatoes.

Celebrity: Determinate. Heavy producer. Very dependable in Houston.

Champion: Indeterminate. Bred as just the right size for a hamburger tomato.

Dona: Indeterminate. Always a solid producer in my garden. Great taste.

Jet Star: Indeterminate. Very productive in my garden. Good flavor.

Miracle Sweet: Indeterminate. Large plants. Great taste.

Sweet Chelsea: Indeterminate. Very sweet cherry tomato.

Terrific: Indeterminate. Good producer.

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