Hattie’s Tomatoes

Tomato VarietiesTomatoes come in all different sizes, shapes and colors, from the tiny wild currant tomato to large red beefsteaks you may have sliced on bread and slathered with mayo when you were a kid.

We are often asked which tomatoes are suitable for growing in containers. Please read below for a good summary.

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Heirloom Tomatoes

The seeds are what make an heirloom tomato an heirloom tomato. They are passed down from season to season, taken by the farmers from the tomato plants that produced the best fruit.

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Hybrid Tomatoes

These are the result of intentionally cross-pollinating two different varieties of tomato. This means the “child” plant will have characteristics of both of the “parent” plants. Hybrid tomatoes can be very hardy, disease resistant, and produce fruit that is consistent in size and shape.

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Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are a small variety of tomato that is named for its shape which resembles a cherry and are generally much sweeter than large tomatoes. Plus, they’re fun to grow.

Paste Tomatoes

This tomato is a natural for sauces, roasting, drying and a host of other yummy uses. Typically meatier and less juicy than other types, making them the best tomatoes for canning, sauces, and salsa.

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Tomatoes Suitable for Container Growing

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We are often asked which tomatoes we sell are suitable for growing in containers. We are excited to introduce three new dwarf varieties for container gardening this year. In addition to our tried and true dwarf Czech’s Bush with its abundant medium-sized red tomatoes, we have one cherry tomato dwarf tomato plants and two dwarf tomato plants with medium to large regular tomatoes.

In addition to these dwarf varieties, you may have good luck with the following tomato plants in a good-sized container