Need tomato varieties for heat/drought...help!

marylandmojo(zone 7--Md.)January 8, 2007

For those of you who grow vegetables in hot, dry climates--do you have any specific Tomato varieties that have proven themselve successful in intense heat, particularly. I CAN provide water, but wonder also about drought-resistant varieties.

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farmfreedom

check "native seed search " tucson AZ . FOR THERE wild type tomatoes .
Also remember that cold tolerance and drought tolerance are closely related . so try that strain that was developed for Greenland , Siberian varieties and check www.ARS-GRIN.GOV for varieties.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2007 at 12:03PM
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veg_grower964

HOMESTEAD can take the heat'thats one of it's features

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 9:41PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

I know these aren't tomatoes, but cousins...try Tomatillos!

Vera

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 8:25AM
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seedsonshirt(6b)

If you're still looking...

I have had good luck with Spanish-sounding varieties. They might be Italian or Mexican - who knows? In particular, Muchamiel, Rio Grande, and Tres Cantos did real well for me this year. They are smaller and not quite my preffered flavors, but they will produce for you. At least they are bigger than cherry tomatoes, which grow under any conditions...

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 11:40AM
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