Different types of tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes are an old favorite with Cherokee Purple and Brandywine being amongst the most popular of these.
They are well known for their flavour and are great for the home gardener. The reason they are not generally available commercially (on supermarket shelves) is because of the need for robustness during transportation and the supermarkets need for a long shelf life. Consequently are maintained primarily due to the enthusiasm of the home gardeners who cultivate them from seed for their own purposes.
There are a few other options available to the home gardener and the list below represents a few of the popular ones: –
Obviously you need to take into account where you are in the world when selecting a tomato plant but you should be able to find something to suit from this list and can be reasonably confident you will have a good crop of tomatoes that you will enjoy.