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?


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Answer from NGA
April 12, 2009

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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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