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Heat-Tolerant Tomato Varieties: Survive in Hot Dry Climates

Tomatoes are warm loving plants and they perform better if the temperature remains between 65°-85° F. But it will be difficult for you to grow tomatoes if you live in the southern part of the United States or other warm and dry regions where the temperature goes above 86°F.

Your tomatoes may face sunscalding; blight or other tomato problems due to extremely hot and dry weather conditions.

Don’t worry!!! Some heat-tolerant tomato varieties can beat the heat and produce a healthy harvest. So, let’s check out the list of the best heat-tolerant tomato varieties that can survive in hot and dry climates. 

Best Heat-Tolerant Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Best Heat-Tolerant Hybrid Tomato Varieties

Best Heat-Tolerant Cherry Tomato Varieties


Here I present the most common heat-tolerant tomato varieties for you. But keep in mind that the characteristics (such as tomato flavor, plants height, harvest time, fruit size, weight and overall quality) of the tomato varieties mentioned below may change due to microclimate effects of your specific location, tomato plant care experience and quality of seeds collected from the seed companies.


Best Heat-Tolerant Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Arkansas Traveler

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70 – 90 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 6 to 8′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Globe, Flavor: Balanced sweet and tart flavors, Color: Red or Pink, Usages: Fresh, sandwiches, salads, slicing, drying, Suitable Region: Grows well everywhere, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Atkinson Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70 –80days, Weight: 8 -16 oz, Plant Height: 4 to 6′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Globe-Shaped, Oblate Shaped, Flavor: Slightly Sweet and Tart Red Flavor, Firm, Smooth, Meaty, Color: Light Red, Red, Usages: Fresh, Slicing, Canning Salads, Sandwiches, Suitable Region: Southeastern U.S. and tropical regions(Particularly AL, AR, GA, FL, LA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX), Diseases Resistance: V, N, F

Black Krim Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:80 -90days, Weight:10-16 oz, Plant Height: 5-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Slightly salty flavor, sweet, juicy, Color: Dark Mahogany, Blackish-Red, Usages: Sandwiches, Salads, Slicing, Suitable Region: Grows well Everywhere, Diseases Resistance: Fusarium Wilt (F), Root Nematodes (N)

Brandywine OTV (Off the Vine) Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75-85 days, Weight:12-16 oz, Plant Height: 5-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Extra-large, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Rich old-fashioned tomato flavor, Color: Red, Pink, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: Lakewood (CA), Miami (FL),  Fort Worth (TX), Weyers Cave (VA), Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Brandywine Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 80-85 days, Weight: 16-24 oz, Plant Height: 5-7′ tall, Fruit Size: Extra-large, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Old-fashioned tomato flavor, Color: Pinkish-red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Southern, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Burgundy Traveler Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70-80days, Weight:6 to 12 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Oblate, Flavor: Sweet, meaty, juicy, Color: Red or pink, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, and slicing, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), Tucson (AZ), Lakewood (CA), Kure Beach (NC), Knoxville (TN), Elgin (TX), Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Cherokee Purple Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70-85days, Weight:8 to 12 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to Large, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Sweet flavor, Color: Purplish-pink, brown, black, Usages: Fresh, slicing, canning, drying, Suitable Region: All the regions, Diseases Resistance: Fusarium Wilt (F)

Chico III Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time:  70 days, Weight:3 to 4 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Plum shaped, Flavor: Old-fashioned Tomato Flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, canning, sauces, drying, puree, Suitable Region: Liberty Hill (TX), Logan (UT), Diseases Resistance: V, FF

Costoluto Fiorentino Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:  85 days, Weight:8 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Sweet and acidic flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Spaghetti sauce, sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Anton, Fort Worth, Houston, Wills Point (TX), Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Costoluto Genovese Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 85 days, Weight: 6-10 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Flat or Oblate, Flavor: Excellent tomato flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, tomato juice, sandwiches, salads, slicing, slicing, canning, Region: Juneau (AK), Tonto Basin, Tucson (AZ), Corona, Menifee, Oceanside, Sacramento, San Jose, Sunnyvale, West Sacramento (CA), Denver (CO), Bokeelia (FL), Kansas City (KS), Bethelridge (KY), Plymouth, South Yarmouth (MA), Macomb, Traverse City (MI), Contoocook (NH), South Orange (NJ), Brooklyn, Carmel, Hornell (NY), Columbus, West Chester (OH), Pittsburgh, Salfordville, Warren (PA), North Augusta (SC), Fort Worth, Houston, Liberty Hill, Wills Point (TX), West Jordan (UT), Arlington, Morgantown (WV), Diseases Resistance: Unknown, Specialty: Perfect for both warm and cold region as well as perform better in greenhouse condition.

Creole Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:  72 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 6-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to Large, Shape: Standard, Flavor: Excellent tomato flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: LA, MS, Diseases Resistance: Fusarium Wilt (F), Alternaria Stem Canker (AS)

Earliana Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 55-65 days, Weight: 5-6 oz, Plant Height: 6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, Flavor: sweet/tart flavors, Color: Pink-red, Usages: Fresh, salad, canning, Suitable Region: Deland (Florida), Snellville (Georgia), Houston (Texas), Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Eva Purple Ball Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 4-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Cherry (Round), Flavor: Sweet, juicy, Color: Deep pink, Usages: Salads, sandwiches, salsas, canning, sauces, Suitable Region: Haleyville (AL), Lakewood, Oceanside (CA), Miami (FL), Conyers, Valdosta (GA), Kansas City (KS), Ijamsville (MD), Yarmouth Port (MS), Goodman (MS), Troy(OH), Collinwood, Maryville, Memphis, Knoxville (TN), Anton, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston (TX), Salt Lake City, Tooele (UT), Weyers Cave (VA), Oroville (WA), Diseases Resistance: Crack Resistant, LB.

Floradade Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time:  75 days, Weight: 5-7 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Standard (Round), Flavor: Very flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, SuitableRegion: Sun City (AZ), Menifee (CA), Arabi, Stockbridge(GA), Pineville (LA), Crofton (MD), Diseases Resistance: Specialty: Able to survive in 90 to 100 F temperatures and produce good harvest

Florida Pink Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 85 days, Weight: 16-48 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Giant, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Sweet, Color: Pink, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Fairhope, Thomasville (AL), Cleveland (GA), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: Require supports like staking or cages.

Giallo de Summer Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 6-7 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Oblate, Flavor: Sweet or well-balanced, Color: Yellow, Usages: Paste, sandwiches, sauce, canner, salad, slicer, Suitable Region: Southern and tropical regions, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Giant Syrian Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 80 days, Weight: 16-48 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Giant, Shape: Beefsteak, heart-shaped, Flavor: Meaty and sweet to tart flavors, Color: Pinkish-red, Usages: Fresh, salads, sandwiches, slicing, sauce, paste, salsa, canning, Suitable Region: Des Moines (IA), Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Green Zebra Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 3-6 oz, Plant Height: 4-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Globe-shaped, Flavor: Rich old-fashioned tomato flavor, Color: Green, yellow with deep lime-green stripes, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, salsas, stews, sauces, Suitable Region: Grows everywhere, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Gulf State Market Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 78 days, Weight:6-8 oz, Plant Height: 6-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, oblate, Flavor: Well-balanced, Color: Pinkish-red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Southern states, gulf states and other parts of the country, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Hazelfield FarmTomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate/Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 80-85 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Flat/Oblate/Beefsteak, Flavor: Juicy, complex flavors, Color: Bright red, Usages: Fresh, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Suncook (New Hampshire), Syracuse (New York), Diseases Resistance: unknown

Homestead 24 Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 80-85 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: Round, Flavor: well-balanced, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Southern regions, Mid-Atlantic region, AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, catfacing, F, A

Homestead Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Semi-Determinate, Harvest Time: 80 days, Weight:8-10 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, Flavor: Sweet, meaty, juicy, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, Diseases Resistance: F, A, Specialty: Plants need staking or caging

Illinois Beauty Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 80 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, Flavor: good flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Illinois, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Jung’s Giant Oxheart Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 90 days, Weight: 16-32 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Giant, Shape: Heart-shaped, Flavor: Thick wall, meaty, mild flavor, few seeds, Color: Rosy-Pink, Usages: Salads, slicing, making sauce, Suitable Region: Grows everywhere, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Kewalo Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 78 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Flat, oblate, Flavor: Sweet flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, and slicing, Suitable Region: Tropical and subtropical regions, Laie, Hawaii (HI), Diseases Resistance: N, BW, ToMV, Specialty: This heirloom tomato variety has diseases resistance capacity for the tropic regions. Also, suitable for containers and small gardens.

Manalucie Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 82 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Globe-shaped, Flavor: Sweet, juicy, flavorful, Color: BrightRed, Usages: sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), Hollywood (FL),  Dalton (GA), Collegedale (TN), and other southern states, Diseases Resistance: F, St., BER, EB, LM, Specialty: Leafy plants protect sunscald

Moneymaker Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, Flavor: Sweet, juicy, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salads, slicing, and sandwiches, Suitable Region: Perform well in zone 3- 9, Diseases Resistance: unknown, Specialty: Best suits for greenhouse gardens

NeptuneTomato

Heirloom, Growth:Determinate,Harvest Time: 67 days, Weight: 4 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: flattened globe, Flavor: very juicy, tasty tomato, Color: Red, Usages:Fresh, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: Southeast regions, Florida, and Pasadena (Texas), Diseases Resistance: V, F, FF, BW, St.

New Zealand Pink Paste Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 90 days, Weight: 3-7 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Pear-shaped, Flavor: Sweet flavor, Color: Pink, Usages: Sauce, paste, slicing, Suitable Region: Southern states, Diseases Resistance: Unknown, Specialty: Suitable for greenhouse condition

Old Virginia Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 80-85days, Weight: 10-16 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large (Beefsteak), Shape: Round, Flavor: Sweet/tart, Color: Dark red, Usages: Salads, slicing, sandwiches, Suitable Region: Performs well in zone 3-11, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Porter Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 78 days, Weight: 2-4 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Plum-shaped (Cherry-type), Flavor: very flavorful, Color: Deep Red, Pink, Usages: Juice, sauce, salads, canning, Suitable Region: Bokeelia (FL), Alamogordo, Tularosa (NM),  Elba (NY), Elgin, Fort Worth, Glen Rose TX), and other southern parts, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, F,

Porter Improved Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 3-4 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Round (Cherry-type), Flavor: Excellent, Color: Red, Usages: Juice, sauce, salads, canning, Suitable Region: Texas and other southern regions, Diseases Resistance: V, F

Prairie Fire Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 55 days, Weight: 3-4 oz, Plant Height: 2′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, Flavor: very good taste, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, sandwiches, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Montana (MT) and other Southwest regions, Diseases Resistance: Unknown, Specialty: Suitable for container gardening and small places. Cold and heat tolerance

Pruden’s Purple Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 72 days, Weight: 12-16 oz, Plant Height: 5-7′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Flattened (Beefsteak), Flavor: Sweet, meaty, juicy, flavorful, Color: Dark pink, Usages: Salads, slicing, sandwiches, drying, canning, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), West Fork (AR), Menifee, Oceanside, Sun City, Sunnyvale (CA), Fort Collins (CO), Stratford (CT), Miami (FL), Augusta (GA), New Plymouth (ID), Barbourville, Benton, Ewing, Nebo (KY),  Charlemont  (MA), Bay City  (MI), Saint Paul (MN), Los Alamos (NY), Blooming Grove (NY), Greenwich, Vinton (OH), Millersburg, Norristown, Warren (PA), Leoma (TN), Fort Worth, Houston, Liberty Hill, Pasadena (TX), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: Grate taste with potato leaf variety

Quarter Century Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 80-85 days, Weight: 10-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Oblate-shaped (Beefsteak), Flavor: Balanced flavor, Color: Red, Usages: salads, slicing, sandwiches, canning, Suitable Region: Southern states, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Rio Grande Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 80 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Pear-shaped, Flavor: thick wall, meaty, mild flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, salsas, sauces, puree, paste, juice, Suitable Region: Los Angeles (CA), Clarksville (IN), Carmel (NY), and other southern parts, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, A

Sioux Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 6-8’tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Oblate, Flavor: sweet, tangy, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salads, slicing, sandwiches, and canning, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), San Luis Obispo (CA), Cumming, Statham (GA), Casey (IA), Ijamsville (MD), Omaha (NE), Elysburg (PA), Jonesville (SC), North Sioux City (SD), Oliver Springs (TN), Houston (TX), Diseases Resistance: Unknown, Specialty: Plant required staking or caging

Summer Set Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Semi-Determinate, Harvest Time: 75-80 days, Weight: 10-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape:globe-shaped, Flavor: sweet/classic tomato flavor, Color: Red, Usages: salads, sandwiches, Suitable Region: hardiness zone 11-12, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: extreme heat tolerant

Super Sioux Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Semi-Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: globe-shaped, Flavor: sweet and flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salads, slicing, sandwiches, sauce, and canning, Suitable Region: Tucson (AZ), Little Rock (AR), Turlock (CA), Benton (KY), Hendersonville (NC), Fort Worth, Pasadena (TX), Midvale (UT), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: Good for container

Traveler 76 Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 78 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Standard round, Flavor: sweet, meaty, juicy, and flavorful, Color: dark pink, Usages: sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: southern Arkansas, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Tropic Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 82 Days, Weight: 8-10 Oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ Tall, Fruit Size: Medium To Large, Shape: Standard, Flavor: Thick walls, meaty, flavorful, Color: Pink, Usages: Salads, slicing, sandwiches, Suitable Region: Deland, Ocala, Gainesville (FL), Troy (NY), Liberty Hill (TX), Christiansted (USVI), Virgin Islands (USVI), Diseases Resistance: V, F, N, St, BW, EB, LM, PM, TMV, Specialty: Suitable for home gardener, greenhouse and commercial production.

Yellow Pear Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 75-80 days, Weight: 1-4 oz, Plant Height: 6-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: pear-shaped, Flavor: mild or tangy flavored, Color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Usages: Fresh, salads, Suitable Region: Grows well in most of the regions, Diseases Resistance: LB, Specialty: Tomato plants need support


Best Heat-Tolerant Hybrid Tomato Varieties

Bella Rosa Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 9 to 12 Oz, Plant Height: Up to 4′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Round, deep oblate, Flavor: Highly Flavorful and Good Balance of Acid and Sugar, Color: Bright red, Usages: Sandwiches, Salads, Slicing, Suitable Region: FL, GA, LA, MI, MN, NE, NC, TX, VT, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, St, TSWV

Big Beef Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:  70-75 days, Weight:12-16 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Extra Large, Shape: Beefsteak, Flavor: Firm, Highly Flavorful, Juicy, Old-fashioned Tomato Flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, Salads, Slicing, Suitable Region: Most of the regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, St, V, FF, N, A, St, LB, ASC, TMV

Celebrity Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate/Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 72 days, Weight: 7-8 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Oblate/Round, Flavor: smooth, firm, meaty, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: sandwiches, salads, snacks, bruschetta, slicing, Suitable Region: suitable for most regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, FF, N, A, St, TMV, Specialty: produce more fruits when getting support like staking or caging. 

Champion II Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 55-65 days, Weight:6 to 8 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Standard, Flavor: Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region:  Flagstaff (AZ), West Sacramento, Canoga Park (CA), Winter Garden (FL), Pittsburg (KS), Lothian (MD), Norman (OK), Pittsburgh (PA), Jonesville (SC), Minor Hill (TN), Richmond (TX), Rochester, Grand Mound (WA), Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, TMV, TYLCV

Cupid Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 62-80 days, Weight: ½ to ¾ oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Grape, Flavor: Good, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, Suitable Region: Warrenville (IL), Bark River (MI), Diseases Resistance: A, F, St., Crack resistant, Specialty: Require supports like staking or cages

Dixie Red Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time:  85 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: Flattened, Flavor: Delicious, Color: Vibrant red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Augusta (GA), other southern parts, Diseases Resistance: V, FFF, N, A, St, TSWV

Early Girl Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:  52 -60 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Standard, Flavor: Meaty with incredible flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, Specialty: Require supports like staking or cages

Equinox Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 69-80 days, Weight: 7-12 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: medium to large, Shape: Round, Flavor: standard, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: Chicago, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, F, V, Specialty:

Florida 47 Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 75-80 days, Weight: 10 oz, Plant Height: 3′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Standard (Flattened), Flavor: Good, Color: Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, making juice, Suitable Region: Crystal River (FL), Diseases Resistance: V, F, A, St.

Florida 91 Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-80 days, Weight: 10-12 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Round, Flavor: Good, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), Bastrop (LA), Pasadena (TX), Diseases Resistance: Verticillium Wilt (V), Fusarium Wilt (F)

Fourth of July Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 50-60 days, Weight: 3-5 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: Very good, Color: Bright red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Grows well everywhere, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Heatmaster Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 7-9 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Globe shaped, Flavor: Wonderful old-fashioned flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Sandwiches, salads, slicing, Suitable Region: Southeast regions, Christiansted, Virgin Islands, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, St, ToMV, Alternaria stem canker, Specialty: Good for storage and most disease resistant tomato variety.

Heatwave II Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 55-68 days, Weight: 6-7 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Globe shaped, Flavor: Old-fashioned flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salads, sandwiches, Suitable Region: Deep south region, Bastrop (LA), Diseases Resistance: V, F, A, St, Specialty: Extreme heat tolerance up to 95° F.

Mariana Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 74 days, Weight: 4-6 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Plum, Flavor: Top notch, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, canning, salsas, sauces, tomato juice, Suitable Region: Warm regions, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, St.

Momotaro Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Oblate, Flavor: Sweet, balanced acidic, Color: Pinkish-red, Usages: Salads, slicing, sandwiches, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), Tucson (AZ), Bear Valley Springs, Berkeley, Corte Madera, Fullerton, Golden Hills, Laguna Hills, North Hollywood, Oceanside, San Luis Obispo, Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, Van Nuys (CA), Stratford, (CT), Ijamsville (MD), Syracuse (NY), Middletown (OH), Norristown (PA), Corrigan, Elgin, Hutto, Irving (TX), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, N, FF, St, ToMV

Mountain Pride Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 77 days, Weight: 6-8 oz, Plant Height: 4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Classic Globe, Flavor: firm, juicy, flavorful, Color: deep red, Usages: fresh, sauce, Suitable Region: Southwest region, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, FF, A, St, BS, Specialty: best suits for mountain regions

Ozark Pink Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 65 days, Weight: 5-7 oz, Plant Height: 6-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: flattened-globe, Flavor: mildly sweet and flavorful, Color: pink, pink-red, Usages: Fresh, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Tucson (Arizona), Pasadena (Texas), Diseases Resistance: F, V, BER, Crack resistant

Phoenix Tomato

Hybrid, Growth:: Determinate, Harvest Time: 72 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 2-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: classic globe, Flavor: tasty and flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: sandwiches, salads, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: South Texas and areas with the same growing condition, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, AS, V, A, St., Specialty: perform better when caging them.

Sanibel Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 75-85 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 2-3′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: Flat (Deep Oblate), Flavor: sweet and flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salsa, salads, slicing, sandwiches, and cooking, Suitable Region: Deland (FL), Thomaston (GA), Yale (OK)  and other Southeast regions, Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, St

Solar Fire Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 8-10 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Standard, Round, Flavor: flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: hardiness zone (3-11), especially Birmingham, Pelham (AL), Chino Valley (AZ), Goodland, Satellite Beach (FL), Bastrop (LA), Houston (TX), Centreville (VA), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, F. St.

Spitfire Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 55-68 days, Weight: 10 oz, Plant Height: 4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Round, flattened globe, Flavor: good flavor, Color: deep red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Pelham (AL), Pasadena (TX), Diseases Resistance: F, FF, V, ASC

Sunbeam Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-80 days, Weight: 3-7 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: flattened globe, Flavor: fantastic, Color:pinkish-red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Hanover (VA), Diseases Resistance: V, F

Sun Leaper Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-80 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to large, Shape: round, uniform shape, Flavor: sweet to tart, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, slicing, Suitable Region: North Carolina (NC), Tucson (AZ), Canton (GA), Hays (KS), Christiansted (USVI), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, F

Sunmaster Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-80 days, Weight: 8 oz, Plant Height: 2-3′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: globe-shaped, Flavor: juicy, sweet, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, slicing, Suitable Region: Birmingham (AL), Willows (CA), Clermont (FL), West Monroe (LA), Sumner (MO), Edmond (OK), Pasadena (TX), Christiansted (USVI), Diseases Resistance: F, V, Specialty: extreme heat tolerant

Sun PrideTomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate/Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 78 days, Weight: 8-12 oz, Plant Height: 4-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: globe-shaped, Flavor: Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, canning, salad, slicing, Suitable Region: Southern regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, F, ASC

Super Fantastic Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70 days, Weight: 10 oz, Plant Height: 6-9′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: beefsteak-type, Flavor: solid, meaty, delicious, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, drying, Suitable Region: Flagstaff (Arizona), Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), West Sacramento (California), Boulder, Denver (Colorado), Parrish (Florida), Fruitland (Idaho), Naperville, Palos Park (Illinois), Macy (Indiana), Zachary (Louisiana), Los Alamos (New Mexico), Forest City (North Carolina), Edmond (Oklahoma), Norristown (Pennsylvania), Pasadena (Texas), Lyle (Washington), Diseases Resistance: V, F, N, Specialty: need staking or caging

Supremo Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 68-70days, Weight: 5-10 oz, Plant Height: 3′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Plum(Roma), Flavor: thick walls, meaty, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salads, salsas, making sauce, puree, frozen, paste, canning, Suitable Region: Southern states, Diseases Resistance: V, FFF, N, BS, TSWV, Specialty: Suitable for containers and small gardens 

Talladega Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 70-90 days, Weight: 7-8 oz, Plant Height: 3′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: Flattened Globe, Flavor: moderate classic flavor, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Brooksville (FL), Augusta (GA), Charlotte (NC), Soddy Daisy (TN), Liberty Hill (TX) and other southeast regions, Diseases Resistance: F, V, TMV

Tasti Lee Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 6-9 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: plump round, Flavor: sweet and flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salads, slicing, sandwiches, salsa, and sauce, Suitable Region: Florida (FL) and other southern parts, Diseases Resistance: V, FFF, St

Top Gun Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 7-8 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium, Shape: oblate, Flavor: sweet, firm, and flavorful, Color: deep red, Usages: salads, slicing, and sandwiches, SuitableRegion: Augusta (GA), Canyon Lake, Deer Park, San Antonio (TX) and other southeast regions, Diseases Resistance: V, F, FFF, St, TSWV

Tycoon Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 80 days, Weight: 9-12 oz, Plant Height: 3-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Medium to Large, Shape: Round to oblate (Beefsteak), Flavor: Balanced, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, slicing, canning, Suitable Region: Crawford (TX), Dallas, Liberty Hill, San Antonio, Wichita Falls (TX), Diseases Resistance: V, F, N, TSWV, ToMV, TYCLV/TYLCV, Specialty: Suitable for home and commercial garden

Valley Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Semi-Determinate, Harvest Time: 70 Days, Weight: 8-10 Oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ Tall, Fruit Size: Large, Shape: Globe, Flavor: Sweet, Meaty, Juicy, Flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, Slicing, Sandwiches, Suitable Region: Southern Regions, Diseases Resistance: V, FFF, N, St.

Viva Italia Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 75 days, Weight: 3-4 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Small to Medium, Shape: Plum (Roma), Flavor: thick walls, meaty, flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: salads, pasta, sauce, salsa, tomato soup, ketchup, canning, freezing, Suitable Region: Oceanside, Ukiah (CA), Danbury (CT), Loganville (GA), Bark River (MI), Bordentown, Parsippany (NJ), Charlotte (NC), Chapin (SC), Bryan, Fort Worth, Tomball (TX), Mantua (UT), Diseases Resistance: V, FF, N, A, BS


Best Heat-Tolerant Cherry Tomato Varieties

Black Cherry Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 65-75 days, Weight: ½ to 1 oz, Plant Height: 7-8′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: Classic Tomato Flavor, Color: Mahogany-Brown, Purple-Brown, Deep Purple, Deep Red With a Blackish Hue, Usages: Fresh, salads, gourmet dishes, vegetable platters, shish-kebabs, Suitable Region: Southern region, Diseases Resistance: Unknown

Grape Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 60-65days, Weight: 1 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: Very sweet and flavorful, Color: Bright red, pink, orange, yellow usage: Skewers, salads, roasting, Suitable Region: Tropical regions, Diseases Resistance: F, A, St., bacterial spec race 0, crack resistant

Hy Brix Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Semi-determinate, Harvest Time: 55-75days, Weight: ½ to ¾ oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Grape (Cherry), Flavor: Sweet, Color: Bright Red, Usages: Fresh, salads, snacks, Suitable Region: Cornelius (NC), other tropical regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, FF, TMV

Juliet Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time:55-70 days, Weight: 1-2 oz, Plant Height: 6-7′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Grape (Cherry-type), Flavor: Sweet, juicy, delicious, Color: Glossy Red, Usages: Salads, snacks, gourmet dishes, Suitable Region: Grows most of the regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, St, EB, LB, Specialty: Suitable for greenhouse and commercial production, need support like staking or caging. 

Ladybug Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 60-70 days, Weight: ½ -1 oz, Plant Height: 5-7′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Round (Cherry), Flavor: Ultra sweet and very flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Salads, snacks, Suitable Region: Warm regions, Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: Sweetest cherry tomato

Lollipop Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 79 days, Weight: ½ to 1oz, Plant Height: 6′ tall, Fruit Size: Small, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: Sweet or lemon, Color: Creamy yellow, Usages: salad, snacking, culinary creations, Suitable Region: suitable for hot weather condition, Diseases Resistance: resist some leaf diseases

Small Fry Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 55-68 days, Weight: 0.75 oz, Plant Height: 2-4′ tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: wonderful, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, salad, Suitable Region: Wilsonville (OR), Diseases Resistance: F, V, N

Sweet Million Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 60-65 days, Weight: ½ to ¾ oz, Plant Height: 4-6′ tall, Fruit Size: tiny, Shape: Cherry, Flavor: sweet and flavorful, Color: red, Usages: fresh, salads, Suitable Region: suitable for zone (3- 9), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, V, FF, N, St, TMV, ToMV, Specialty: Required staking or caging.

Thai Pink Egg Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70-75 days, Weight: 1-2 oz, Plant Height: 4-5′ tall, Fruit Size: tiny, Shape: Grape/egg-shaped (cherry-type), Flavor: sweet and flavorful, Color: pink, Usages: salads, salsas, garnishes, vegetable platters, culinary creations, Suitable Region: Augusta (GA), Clarksville (IN), Benton (KY), Carmel, Haines Falls (NY), Asheville, Fletcher (NC), Felicity (OH), Corvallis (OR), Sioux Falls (SD), Liberty Hill (TX), Riverton (UT), Lacey (WA), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant

Terenzo Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 56 days, Weight: ¾ oz, Plant Height: 16-20” tall, Fruit Size: tiny, Shape: round (cherry), Flavor: sweet, juicy, and flavorful, Color: bright red, Usages: fresh and salads, Suitable Region: Denver (CO), Diseases Resistance: Crack resistant, Specialty: Suitable for container, patio, and small gardens 

Tommy Toe Tomato

Heirloom, Growth: Indeterminate, Harvest Time: 70 days, Weight: ½ – ¾ oz, Plant Height: 5-7′ tall, Fruit Size: tiny, Shape: round (cherry), Flavor: mild, juicy and old-fashioned flavor, Color: Red, Usages: salads, snacks, vegetable platters, and making tomato juice, Suitable Region: hot and humid regions, Diseases Resistance: BR, EB, F, V, N, TMV, Specialty: Commercial heirloom

Tumbler Tomato

Hybrid, Growth: Determinate, Harvest Time: 45-48 Days, Weight: 1-2 Oz, Plant Height: 12-18” Tall, Fruit Size: Tiny, Shape: Round (Cherry-type), Flavor: Sweet, Juicy, Flavorful, Color: Red, Usages: Fresh, Salads, Suitable Region: New Canaan (CT), Pukalani (HI), Indianapolis (IN), Arlington (MA), Moss Point (MS), Hornell, New York City (NY), Everson, Freeland, Oak Harbor (WA), Diseases Resistance: V, F, N, Specialty: Suitable for container, Patios, Hanging Baskets, Small Gardens

John Michael
John Michael is a self-help writer and a hobby gardener. He has a bachelor's degree in Library Science. Michael’s passion in writing is to inspire the beginner gardeners to not just “hang in there” or “make it through” but to thrive. He does this through blogging at ofags.com. He began writing in 2017.

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