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I want to try out some new tomatoes this year and looking for something with lots of flavor. What are the best varieties for Southern Cal?


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  1. Love it--you’re talking about one of my favorite subjects. The key is to select great-tasting tomatoes that tolerate your summer heat. Some tasty choices include Early Girl, Better Boy, Big Beef, Early Goliath, Super Fantastic, Arkansas Traveler, Jetsetter, Sioux, and Super Sweet 100 Cherry. But go beyond red and grow some of these colorful varieties (their name says it all): Black Krim, Paul Robeson (a purple-black tomato), Mountain Gold, Green Zebra, Hawaiian Pineapple (aka, Pineapple; beautifully-streaked in red, orange, gold and yellow), and Sungold Cherry. Enjoy!

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