Best Tomato Varieties for East Texas

alameda/zone 8May 23, 2010

I seem to have struck out with Brandwine - no fruits set - and would like to know which varieties would do best for me. I live 2 hours NE from Houston. I enjoy big juicy tomatoes with lots of flavor. It may be too late to plant any now, but would like to try. Any suggestions? Thanks...

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alamo5000

Where abouts are you located at? Are you near Madisonville? If so I am a tad south of you by around 30 minutes.

Brandywines will definitely set fruit but you have to start them out early and get them outside ASAP. You have about a 6 weeks or so window that the plants must be outside ready to go during that time. Otherwise the heat will not allow them to set fruit.

I was getting buckets of brandywines last year. This year I planted them again but a mix up at the tomato company left me with something I am not sure what it is. Personally it might be the regular leaf brandywine red variety, but I don't know. All I do know is them suckers are loaded to the max with fruit.

From my experience I so far have been able to get fruit from everything I planted.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 2:34PM
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