Flowering tomatoes are a great way to add color and flavor to your garden. They’re easy to grow, require little care, and produce large amounts of fruit. You’ll want to choose varieties with good yields so you have enough food for the summer months when you need it most. If you live in a hot climate, then these types of tomatoes will make your gardening life much easier!
If you’ve never grown any type of tomato before, or if you’re not sure what kind of tomatoes to plant where, then here’s some helpful information. These are all general guidelines only; they don’t cover every situation. Always do your own research and use common sense when planting tomatoes.
What Are Floridians Looking For?
In order to get the best results from growing tomatoes, you’ll want to pick varieties that are resistant to disease and insects. You may also want to consider picking varieties that are hardy in cold climates. Some of the hottest peppers on the market come from warm regions like Texas and Florida.
Tomato seeds can be expensive, but there are many places online where you can buy them for cheap. Here are a few different varieties that you should consider growing in your garden this year.
Better Bush produces a large amount of beefsteak tomatoes that weigh around 8 ounces each. This is a good thing if you’re trying to cut down on your trips to the grocery store during the summer months. It’s resistant to disease and cracks, so you won’t have to worry about it producing bland or inedible fruit. People that live in cooler climates will want to wait until the weather warms up before planting this one.
If you love a good Bloody Mary, then you’ll definitely want to grow Crimson Crush in your garden. This one produces tomatoes that weigh around 1 pound each and have a good amount of juice inside of them. They’re also very meaty with a deep red color, so they make a great BLT.
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