best tomatoes for Atlanta area?
I've been perusing the various GW forums and seed catalogues, trying to figure out which varieties of tomatoes will do best in our beastly summers here in Decatur. My plants did sooooooo poorly last year. I think maybe I just put them out too late and the heat (and associated maladies ...) worked 'em over before they had a chance to set much fruit. But I'm DETERMINED to get better results this year.
I'm listing below all the varieties (most or all are heirlooms) I've seen mentioned in connection with hot, heat and the South. I'd appreciate (GREATLY!!) any feedback from anyone who has experience with these varieties. Please tell me what has done well for you in the past and what has NOT done well.
Also, if you've got a recommendation that's NOT on this list, please let me know. I prefer heirlooms, but a good hybrid can be a girl's best friend when she's got fresh mozzarella in the fridge and a handful of homegrown basil.
Aunt GertieÂs Gold
Eva Purple Ball
Mama Mia Paste
Neves Azorean Red
New Big Dwarf
Let me know what you all think!