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5 Great New Tomato Varieties

Improved disease resistance, flavor, and overall production make these selections intriguing

Fine Gardening - Issue 194

I’m someone who’s generally averse to change. If I find a certain brand of jeans that fit just right, I stick with them. Same goes for moisturizer and my New Balance Fresh Foam sneakers. Heck, I’ve been making the same roasted chicken recipe for over 20 years. The one area where I’m willing to push out of my comfort zone, however, is new tomato varieties. I always like to throw a few newbies into the lineup of my tried-and-true staples each year. Sometimes the results are poor (I’m looking at you, ‘Indigo Rose’), but often I find a winner—one that tastes amazing or has incredible late-blight resistance. Here are a few newer varieties that have shown promise recently.

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