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Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
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What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant

This is Mrs. Nascar (the better half). I'm fixing to plant tomatoes and I need to know what the best kind is to plant. The last couple of years I've planted Big Boys and they've sucked. Let me know what Yall plant.


bootlegger
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Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better Boys seem to do well here, but there was a local nursery that had their own hybrid here in Ponchatoula. ...the Big Jim was the king of the tomatoes


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Nawlens Gator
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louisiana
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
I plant Better Boys. They have done well the last few years. Mine do better in 18" pots than they do in garden rows.

For taste, you can't beat Cherokee Purple, if you can find them.

The LSU Ag school has a website that lists the best tomatoes for this area.



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Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better boys
Celebrities
Beefstake


Jimmy2shoes
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The South
Member since Mar 2014
436 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Planted some creoles and better boys yesterday


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Geauxtiga
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No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
28791 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
I never found Better Boy's to do well here (South Central) and have had much better luck with Celebrity and Creole.


Crawdaddy
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Sep 2006
12994 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better Boys and Sweet Million cherry tomatoes

I can eat them things like grapes


Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
Member since Sep 2011
2391 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better boys and Arkansas Travelers


LSULEFTY
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Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
10500 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Heirlooms taste better but just don't produce enough. Creoles and Super Fantastics work well for me.


MallardMaster
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
203 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better boys
Celebrities
Creoles


MudEngineer318
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The AP
Member since Jan 2013
431 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
I bought some heirloom seeds from an ole' m an out of Mississippi.....he claims the Triple L's will produce up to 80 fruits per plant. Usually planting from a seed you have some that won't sprout. I planted 38 pods......all sprouted.



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Alahunter
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Those. For high yield and canning, roma's.


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sonoma8
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re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
I HIGHLY suggest Cherokee Purple... That's all me and my wife plant in our lil garden and its all we can do to keep up. It produces a pretty large tomato that is darker in color. We make salsa every year with it also.


weisertiger
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Lake Charles, LA
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2082 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
better boys and celebrities


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Captain Rumbeard
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571 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
I freaking LOVE Cherokee Purples more than anything. Never tasted a better tomato. I just sprouted some last week from seeds off my plant last year. Can't wait to get them going. They have more flavor than any I've ever put in my mouth. Big arse plant. Big arse tomato. Ugly looking thing but good lord are they good.


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INFIDEL
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The couch
Member since Aug 2006
14254 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
My Cherokee purples and chocolates both did well last year. Better boys did well. Beefsteak didn't do squat.


hardhead
LSU Fan
stinky bayou
Member since Jun 2009
5203 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Creoles are the best but they don't do well up here.

Better boys do well

Romas are good for cooking and salsa

Sweet 100's are my go to for snacks.


Eta: how's that 17?
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Capt ST
LSU Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
6787 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
Better boy, creole, super sweet 100, sungold, purple Cherokee, jellybean, Roma and BHN 669. That's what I have in ground. The 669 and jellybean are the only new ones I've added. My Cherokee didn't produce a ton, but like others have said, probably best tasting, I just haven't had a bunch of success with the heirlooms.


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Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
16210 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
quote:

Eta: how's that 17?

We gave the 17 to Josey's son




Thanks everyone about the tomatoes
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nolaks
Member since Dec 2013
139 posts

re: What are the best kind of tomatoes to plant
do ya'll eat a lot of them green? that is my favorite.


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