Hands holding a selection of harvested Tomatoes red and yellow varieties

Tomato types explained

Looking to grow tomatoes? Find out which ones best suit you, in our guide to the various tomato types.

If you’ve never grown tomatoes before, you may not be aware that there are different types to choose from. This goes further than tomato cultivars (the name of your tomato), or the colour you want your tomatoes to be.

When choosing tomatoes, ask yourself how you want the plant to grow and what you want to use the tomatoes for. Then look at cultivars based on colour, flavour and hardiness. This way, you’ll always know what you’re growing and won’t be faced with any surprises.

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