The Best Non-Acidic Tomatoes to Plant
All tomatoes fall between 4.0 and 4.6 on the pH scale and there is no such thing as a tomato with no acid. However, there are many varieties of tomatoes that have a non-acidic flavor. The high sugar content of these tomatoes gives them a more balanced flavour and none of the acidic bite of other tomatoes. Those listed here are known for their big flavor and planting ease.
The campari tomato is a hybrid variety known as much for its sweet flavor as its low acidity. Campari plants make great garden tomatoes because they are easy to grow and produce a high yield of cherry or medium sized tomatoes.
This attractive hybrid is a favorite amongst cherry tomatoes. It produces beautiful orange tomatoes prized for their extremely sweet flavor. Sun gold is a hardy, pest-resistant variety that fruits early and abundantly and grows well in warm or cold climates.
The sweet million is a hybrid variety of cherry tomato that produces an abundance of very sweet, deep-red fruit. The sweet million is easy to cultivate and its grape-like clusters of tiny tomatoes make a delicious non-acidic snack.
The sweetie is another popular variety of cherry tomato. Its sweet, juicy fruit grows in clusters that will be around all summer long. They are hardy plants that grow quite well in gardens and they produce a lot of fruit.
Ponderosa pink tomatoes are large beefsteak tomatoes that produce large, eye-catching pink fruit. Its tomatoes are sweet, almost seedless, very meaty and quite flavorful. It is a late fruiting variety, but when it does fruit the yields are quite large.
Type Of Tomatoes To Plant
As the winter months fade and the spring and summer months are around the corner, most gardeners cannot wait to start their vegetable gardens. These medium-sized classic red slicing tomato cultivars also thrive in cool, Mediterranean summers. Called a cluster tomato, this variety produces six to nine tomatoes per vine. Many people grow tomatoes during the summer to last through the winter months through freezing, drying and canning. San Marzano” tomatoes have a sweet flavor that makes delicious sauces. The “Sweet 100” is a classic cherry tomato for the garden. However, while crops are fruitful, these plants often succumb to diseases, and the tomatoes are prone to cracking. Requiring 65 days to maturity, these cherry tomatoes are similar in taste; however, the “Supersweet 100” has the disease resistance that the “Sweet 100” lacks. “ The “Mountain Gold” and “Lemon Boy” both require 72 days to maturity. This tomato cultivar keeps weeks past the average tomato.
- University of Minnesota: Home Canning Tomatoes
- Natural Hub: Tomato Varieties
- University of Illinois Extension: Tomato
- University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden
- Sunset: Our Favorite Cluster Tomatoes
- Sunset: Our Favorite Paste Tomatoes
- Sunset: Our Favorite Cherry Tomatoes