Hybrid Tomato Varieties
Russell Feed & Supply stores offer a variety of Hybrid tomato plants. Here is a list of the many varieties of Hybrid tomato plants.
What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?
Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.
Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal. Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support.
4th of July Hybrid (49 days) – 4th of July tomato is a small extra early tomato. The tomatoes have an unbeatable flavor. Plants are indeterminate.
Beef Master VFNASt (80 days) – Beefmaster is a solid, meaty, bright red tomato that can weigh up to 2 lbs. Plants are indeterminate.
Bella Rosa VFFNA (75 days) – Heat tolerant. Plant produces large, round, firm, and flavorful fruit.
Better Boy VFNASt (75 days) – Better Boy is a extremely flavorful, firm tomato. Fruits can weigh up to 1 lb. Plants are indeterminate.
Better Bush VFN (68 days) – Better Bush can be used in containers or the home garden. Plants produce big 4” fruits that are sweet and meaty, with a real tomato taste. Plants are determinate.
BHN 640 VFFF (75 days) This variety takes all the good qualities of BHN 444 and adds tolerance to the third race of fusarium wilt, while keeping the very important resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. Expect high yields of good-flavored, 6 to 8 ounce perfectly smooth, round red tomatoes. Ripe fruit holds well after picking,
Big Beef VFFNTASt (73 days) – Big Beef is a AAS winner. The fruit are rich in flavor with a uniform large fruit size. Plants are indeterminate.
Bobcat (68 days) – Firm beefsteak type determinate tomato. 10 oz fruits comparable to the big beef tomato.
Burpee Big Boy Hybrid (78 days) – Big Boy is a large crack free tomato with superb flavor. Fruit are firm, meaty, and bright red that weigh a 1 lb or more. Plants are an indeterminate.
Carolina Gold VFF (71 days) Large yellow gold fruits. Plants are determinate
Celebration (72 days) (F1) Plant produces good yields of large 8 oz deep red tomatoes. Plants are well adaptable to most areas. Plant grows 4’ high and plants are determinate.
Celebrity VFFNTASt (70 days) – Celebrity is an AAS Winner. 7 oz fruits are globed-shaped and crack resistant. Plants are semi determinate.
Charger VFFFASt (76 days) – Determinate plants. Early maturing large red salad tomato. Has good flavor.
Early Girl VFF (57 days) – Early girl is a meaty, ripe, red fruit that weighs 4 to 6 oz. A early maturing tomato with all the flavor. Plants are indeterminate.
Empire VFFNAst (72 days) – This one’s got it all – large fruits, vigorous yields and excellent disease resistance. Produces loads of 8 oz, smooth red fruits that are deep oblate in shape and have top notch flavor. Plants are determinate.
Goliath (85 days) Plant produces tremendous yields of large 1 lb to 3 lb red tomatoes. One of the best early giant tomato varieties on the market. The tomatoes are very flavorful and have few seeds.
Heatmaster VFFATSt (75 days) Good for adverse summer condition. Globe shaped, 7 to 8-oz., deep red, flavorful fruits are produced even when the temperatures soar into the mid 90s. Superb disease resistance for broad adaptability. Plants are determinate.
Home Slice (63 days) Perfect slicer tomato for containers and small gardens. Fruits early with 5-6oz. fruit and plants are compact and mounding for bountiful harvests of round fruit with true tomato flavor. Plants are determinate.
Homestead 24 (80 days) – Improved Homestead are red, firm, meaty tomatoes. Tomatoes are medium to large with crack resistance. Plants are determinate.
Jet Star VF (70 days) – Jet Star is a prolific producer of big, globe-shaped tomatoes that ripen all the way through. Tomatoes have an excellent flavor with low acidity. Plants are indeterminate.
Lemon Boy VFNASt (72 days) – Lemon Boy is a large 8 oz yellow tomato. Tomatoes have a mild flavor. Plants are indeterminate.
Mountain Pride VFFASt (77 days) – Mountain Pride is a large red tomato that is crack resistant, jointed and green shouldered. Plants are determinate.
Parks Whopper VFFNT (65 days) – Parks Whopper is a large early tomato with a good flavor. The fruit has good disease and crack resistance. Plants are indeterminate.
Patio FASt (70 days) – Patio is perfect for container gardening. Plants produce medium-sized, deep oblate fruits that are smooth, firm and flavorful. Plants are determinate.
Phoenix (70 days) – Phoenix is a hot-set hybrid. The plant is vigorous with good leaf cover. The tomatoes are high quality firm large globe-shaped and red. The plants are determinate.
Pik Rite (75 days) produces heavy concentrated yields of smooth, large globe-shaped fruit that handle well in the market. Plants are determinate.
Porter Improve (75 days) – Improved porters are a small to medium tomato. The fruits are a round firm pink tomato. Plants are indeterminate.
Red Defender F1 (75 days) – Large red tomatoes on indeterminate plants. Excellent taste and shelf life.
Rocky Top (Mid-season) Produces high yields and extra large sizes with a great eating quality. Excellent fruit quality under greenhouse and high tunnel production conditions Plants are determinate.
Solar Fire VFFFSt (72 days) – Solar Fire is a heat set tomato. Tomatoes are 9 to 10 oz. Fruits are red and crack free. Plants are a compact determinate.
Sunbrite (75 days) Extra-large fruit, this midseason hybrid is well-adapted to ground culture. The compact vine provides adequate foliage cover and produces a concentrated fruit set. Plants are determinate.
Sunny Boy F1 (70 days) – Bright yellow 6 oz fruit with few seeds. Very sweet flavor. Plants are determinate
Super Fantastic VFN (70 days) – Super Fantastic has heavy yields of solid, meaty, smooth fruits that weigh an average of 20 oz each. Plants are indeterminate.
Tasi Lee (75 days) True tomato flavor and rich red color. Here’s your all-star tomato, with 6-9 oz. fruits. Plants are determinate.
Tomande VFFNT (68 days) Plant produces good yields of 6 ½ oz red tomatoes. This smaller beefsteak type tomato is very flavorful, sweet, sugary, juicy, and with low acid. Plants are indeterminate.
Tycoon (Mid-early season) New Texas Superstar, can produce tomatoes as large as one pound or heavier. The fruit tends to be oblate rather than round. Plants are determinate.
Tye Dye (65-75 days) Plants produce beautiful 8-12 ounce fruit. Green fruit with yellow and red stripes. Interior is a true tri-color. Creamy green flesh infused with various shades of red and yellow. Each of these colors has a different flavor resulting in a spicey, sweet, tart tomato with good acid all in one fruit. Plants are indeterminate
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