Should I stick with the regular varieties that I grow every summer, or try one or two new ones?
Wet Summers AheadIt seems that we are in a phase of wet summers in the UK which means that tomato blight is an issue. The good news is that there are blight resistant varieties available that can cope with a wet summer.
- Crimson Crush F1
- Lizzano F1
- Mountain Magic F1
The F1 means that they are a first generation cross between two varieties that have been used for their special qualities. In this particular case, they have been bred to resist tomato blight.
Find out more about blight resistant tomato seeds here.
Non Blight Resistant VarietiesBlack Opal, Black Cherry and Rosella are three great tasting black purple cherry tomatoes that are well worth growing for their sweet flavour.
Then their are the old favourites in the UK which include Moneymaker, Alicante, Shirley and Gardener's Delight. These have been grown for many years and remain popular because of their reliable performance and very good taste.
Whatever seed varieties you choose this summer, if you are growing outside, I recommend at least one blight resistant variety.
More about choosing tomato seeds here.