Tomato Varieties - Knowledgebase Question

Twinsburg, Oh
Question by judy9sch
March 10, 2010
What is the best type of tomatoes to plant in NE Ohio. I think I read Celebrity and beefsteak but not sure.


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2010

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Lots of different types of tomatoes will grow well in Ohio. Many cultivar names are followed by one or more letters indicating resistance to Verticillium wilt (V), Fusarium wilt (F), or nematodes (N). Disease resistance can be an important consideration, especially if you have experienced these problems with tomatoes in the past.

Early: Moreton Hybrid (V), Jet Star (VF), Pik-Red (VF)(D), and Pilgrim (VF)(D).

Mid-season: Heinz 1350 (VF)(D), Better Boy (VFN), Burpee(VF), Roma (VF)(D)(paste type), Floramerica (VF), Celebrity (VFN)(D), Red Star (VFN), Market Pride (VF)(D), and Mountain Delight (VF).

Late: Supersonic B (VF), Ramapo (VF), Supersteak (VFN)(D), Mountain Pride (VF), Beefmaster (VFN).

Hope you have a great harvest.

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