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Hybrid Tomato Varieties

Hybrid Tomatoes Worth Seeking Out

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Heirloom tomatoes tend to dominate farmers markets and give hybrids a bad name. But not all hybrid tomatoes are mealy and flavorless. In fact, some stand up just fine to heirloom varieties, especially in the hands of a caring, knowledgeable grower. Here are a few varieties I like:

Early Girl Tomatoes

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Early Girls were developed to ripen in areas with limited summer heat. They are sweet and a bit crunchy compared to other tomatoes, which makes them perfect for tossing in salads and eating out of hand with a sprinkle of salt.

Sweet 100 Tomatoes

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These small "cherry" tomatoes are, as their name implies, sweeter than your average tomato. They have a nice bit of snap to them as well, and make a great snack or addition to a crudite platter.

Sun Gold Tomatoes

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Sun Golds are yellow, small "cherry" tomatoes with a great sweet crunch.

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