Best of the 2011 Test Garden: Tomatoes

The Best Tomatoes from Organic Gardening's 2011 Test Garden

By Doug Hall

Photography by Christa Neu


Tomatoes always figure prominently in the Organic Gardening Test Garden. In 2011, we grew 22 varieties. It was not the finest growing season for tomatoes; relentless rain from July through Labor Day diluted the flavor of the harvest. Despite the inundations, we discovered several worthy varieties, old and new.

snow white tomato‘Snow White’

With its balance of sweet and tart flavors, ‘Snow White’ was the top-scoring cherry in our office tomato tasting and first runner-up overall. It bears fruit generously—but not overwhelmingly—on indeterminate plants.

Source: Tomato Growers Supply Co.