An Alphabetical List of Locally Available Tomato Cultivars

There are literally hundreds of tomato cultivars available in Australia. If you are wondering precisely what a tomato cultivar is, you can read more here. And if you know what a tomato cultivar is, here are some of the most popular:

Amish Paste 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate mid season variety which needs staking and grows 1 metre to 1.5 m, with quite variable egg-shaped fruits 4-5cm wide and in the range 5-12cm long. It has solid, very tasty flesh, ideal for making preserves, stews and for drying.

Apollo 

Is an F1 hybrid and an indeterminate early variety which needs staking or else the strong bushes will collapse. They usually make 2 to 2.5 metres in height, with globular fruit about 5-6cm in diameter. The best fruit set is early season, which is just as well because it doesn’t have much disease resistance.

Apollo Improved 

Is an F1 on an indeterminate bush, is an early variety. It needs staking and has the mild flavoured low acid taste of the old Apollo but with improved disease resistance to bacterial Wilt and Root Knot Nematode. It also has firmer fruit and sets fruit at temperatures as low as 10oC.

Arcadia 

Is a determinate that only grows to 0.5metres and produces oblate fruits of 5-7cm in diameter. It has an early to mid season fruit set, but if planted late provides a most valuable mid-late season crop. The firm skin has long keeping characteristics and ripens well on the bush in full sun.

Aurora 

Is an open pollinated determinate hybrid between Floridale and a seventh generation of Arcadia that grows to about 0.75 metres with deep oblate fruits of 5-7cm in diameter. An early to mid season fruiting variety.

Ballerina

Is an open pollinated determinate bush to 1.3 metres in height, with Roma-style egg shaped fruits, from 5-6cm in diameter by 8-10cm long, mid season with very solid fruit, well suited to drying and cooking.

Beefmaster 

Is an F1 hybrid, mid season indeterminate that grows to 2.5 metres, with 10-12cm semi deep oblate fruits that rival the huge beefsteak cultivars. It needs a sturdy trellis, rather than a stake. Has disease resistance to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Beefsteak

Is an open pollinated mid season indeterminate of 1-1.5 metres in height, with 10-12cm solid deep oblate fruits on very sturdy bushes.

Bellstar 

Is an open pollinated determinate variety with a bush to 1 metre, the fruits are used for juicing and making sauces or extracting tomato paste.

Selection of many different varieties of sliced tomato

Bite Size 

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that grows from 2.2 to 2.7 metres in height, so that it needs a sturdy stake and is best trained to three leaders to capitalise on maximum fruit set. The cherry type fruits are up to 3cm in diameter and mature in 77-84 days from seed. Has disease resistance from Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Bacterial Speck and Late Blight.

Black Russian 

Is an open pollinated variety with an almost black exterior to its deep oblate 4-6cm diameter fruits. The inner flesh is a deep chocolate colour.

Bon Gusto 

Is an open pollinated semi determinate with a bush from 0.5 to 1 metre in height, that really needs staking because of the huge fruit set on a fairly small bush. The oblate 10-12cm fruit are set in the mid-late season in southern climates.

Brandywine Pink

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that grows from 2.2to 2.8 metres high, with a prolific mid to late season set of tasty scarlet egg shaped 2 x 5cm fruits, that set well in cool climates. The fruits start out bicoloured green and flush through pink to a rich red.

Broad Ripple Yellow Currant

Is an open pollinated indeterminate on a 1 to 1.5 metre bush with a prolific set of yellow cherry type fruit 1.5 to 2.5 cm in diameter, from early to late in the season.

Broersen’s Table

See Moneymaker

Brookway Zolla

See Zolla

Buccaneer 

Is an F1 hybrid on a determinate bush to 1 metre with a heavy fruit set of globular 6-8cm fruits in the mid season.

Bullseye (SPS 538

Is a tiny determinate on a procumbent bush of only 0.2 to 0.3 metres (under a foot) in height, with a huge fruit set of 2-4cm cherry type fruit in the mid to late season, that needs a full sunny position to thrive.

Burbank

Is an open pollinated determinate on a bush 1 to 1.5 metres in height with a very tasty globular 6-8cm fruit of even size, for mid-late season crops according to Hunter Valley growers.

Burnley Bounty

Is an open pollinated indeterminate on a 1.5 to 2 metre bush with a good crop of 8-10cm deep oblate fruits that set very late in Victoria. Seed has been known to retain some viability for 15 years! Probably not as popular as it has been in the past, due to its susceptibility to disease, but grows well hydroponically.

Burnley Gem

Is an open pollinated determinate with a bush to 1 metre that produces early globular fruit 4-7cm in diameter and sets well in hot dry areas. Burnley Metro is an open pollinated determinate on a 1 metre bush that produced 8-10cm deep oblate fruits in the mid to late season. Available as punnet seedlings.

Burnley Metro

Is an open pollinated determinate on a 1 metre bush that produces 8-10cm deep oblate fruits in the mid to late season. Available as punnet seedlings.

Burnley Surecrop

Is an open pollinated semi-determinate cultivar with a robust 2 to 2.5 metre bush that yields 5-6cm globular fruits in early to mid season and reputedly sets fruit two weeks earlier than Grosse Lisse. Has disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt, unlike Grosse Lisse.

Burwood Prize

Is an open pollinated determinate with a bush to 0.75 metres, that produces very tasty, scarlet, flat oblate fruits 5-7cm in diameter in early to mid season in the Northern Rivers area of NSW where it is very popular.

Carmelo

See Mighty Red

Cherokee

Is a determinate to 1 metre high with a prolific set of tasty globular fruits of the deepest red. Well-suited to patio culture, with best results in 300mm pots.

Cherry Cocktail

Is an F1 hybrid collection of three cherry type fruits that set red, orange and yellow 2-3cm fruits with a tasty mild flavour. They are indeterminate cultivars, each climbing vine needing a strong 2 metre stake or a weld mesh ring to contain the huge trusses of fruit set all summer and autumn. Resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium Wilts.

Cherry Gold

Is an indeterminate to 2 metres with 1.5cm cherry type golden fruits that set a hundred or more per truss. The trusses are often over half a metre long and set in mid to late season. Available as seedlings in punnets.

Close up of 4 natural-looking heirloom tomatoes

Cherry Times

Is an F1 hybrid determinate that grows to 1 metre and yields 2-3cm cherry red fruits on a compact bush. 

Cherub 

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 1 metre with 2cm cherry type fruit.

Cocktail Supreme

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that’s synonymous with S900 and grows to a vigorous 2 metre climbing vine. A very tasty thick skinned 2-3cm cherry type fruit for mid to late season that sets 20-50 fruits per truss, which are best picked as they ripen. 

College Challenger 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate cultivar that makes a sturdy 2 metre bush and sets trusses of 6-10cm oblate fruit in mid season, 2 weeks earlier than Grosse Lisse.

Colossal Yellow

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that needs staking to hold the 1.5 to 2 metre bush upright. The huge, pale yellow 10-18cm solid, deep oblate fruits set in mid season and are low in acid.

Combo

Is a collection of 3 hybrids, Prism Gold, Prism Red, Prism Pink. All determinants that make a bushto 0.7metre with thick potato like foliage, resembling the F1 Tomato First Prize.The mid to late set of 4-6cm globular fruits are colourful and tasty, with disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt. The Combo Collection was designated Bedding Plants Australia (BPA) 1994 Vegetable of the Year.

Continental 

Is an F1 hybrid semi-determinate that forms a bush 1 to 1.3metres high and sets huge 10-14cm globular fruit in mid season. Resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt of both races, Alternaria, Stemphylium and Root Knot Nematode.

Crimson Vee 

Is a determinate with a stocky bush 0.5 to 0.7 metres tall and 8-10cm deep oblate fruits which form rather sparingly in mid season. They have Verticillium Wilt resistance.

Cuatomate

Is an open pollinated wild indeterminate tomato that will grow to 2.5 metres and produces trusses of the tiniest, but sweet, tomatoes. They need to be picked regularly when showing a blush before either the birds get them or they become ac=idic as they age on the vine.

Cutlass

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 0.75metres that can benefit from staking, due to its heavy set of oblate 8-12cm fruits in the mid season.

Daydream

Is an open pollinated indeterminate with a bush 1.5 to 2 metres tall that sets late fruit and is best in hot areas with low humidity. Each truss sets lots of tasty, large, flat deep oblate fruit.

Duke

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 1.5 metres in height, 5cm globular fruit that set early. Disease resistance to Verticillium and Eurasian Wilts (race 2 ) is a feature, as is their heavy set fruit.

Dynamo

Is an F1 hybrid, known as the popular commercial variety Riverdale Red in WA. It is an indeterminate that grows to 2.5 metres, so you’ll need to trellis them and it produces masses of 8-10cm globular fruit with a good shelf life. A mid to late season variety with resistance to the Verticillium and Fusarium Wilts. Noted for its uniform set of fruit from the bottom all the way to the top.

Earliest Of All

Is a determinate that only grows to 0.4metres in height. A very popular early tomato in Britain, but Pixie Hybrid II beats it by 2 weeks, even in the southern state of Australia. I guess it’s the stronger sunshine! The prolific fruit set of globular 4-6cm fruits that set well in cool areas is its feature.

Earlypeel Improved 

Is an open pollinated determinate with a full cover of robust leaves to protect the fruit. Thrives as a ground cover to 40cm, on low mounds. Fruits are 6-8cm long of the typical Roma typa, suitable for paste, cooking or fresh salads. Most notable feature is that it’s resistant to Bacterial Speck, but also has resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt of both races.

Elberta Girl

See Schimmeig Creg

ES 58

Is an open pollinated determinate that makes a 0.5 metre bush which sets 6-8cm deep oblate fruits in mid to late season. A reliable late tomato with tasty, firm fruit.

FireFox

Is an Australian bred F1 hybrid, synonymous with Haru 83-131, a semi determinate to 1.5 metres with 8-10cm oblate fruits in mid season. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Root-Knot Nematode and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus, which is fortunately not found in most of Australia.

First Prize

Is an F1 hybrid determinate, recently marketed as Patio Prize, that makes a 0.5 metre bush and grows into a sturdy container specimen that sets prolific trusses of globular 2-4cm fruits in the mid to late season. In a well watered garden they are prone to fungal diseases.

Floradade or Flora Dade

Is an indeterminate to 1 metre with 6-8cm oblate fruits in mid season, grown commercially in Queensland for the southern winter markets. A solid fruit, with a mild, subtle flavour. It has Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt resistance, for gardeners in humid regions or in the sub tropics.

2 bowls of colourful tomato varieties, gleaming with dew

Gardener’s Delight

Is an indeterminate climbing vine that grows 1.2 to 1.5 metres tall and is very popular in taste tests in Britain. The very sweet 2-4cm cherry type, bright red fruit set in our early to mid season on long trusses over a long time. Matures in 65 days from seed.

Golden Gourmet Filler 

Is an indeterminate that grows to 1.5 metres tall and produces mid season large deep oblate, hollow yellow fruits of 8-10cm diameter, that are ideal for stuffing in the Mediterranean style.

Golden Jubilee

Is an indeterminate that grows to 1.5 metres and in mid season sets trusses of 4-6cm oblate, non-acid, golden fruits. They mature in 80 days from seeds.

Golden Sunrise

Is an early season indeterminate to 2 metres in height with 3-4cm globular, very sweet, golden fruit with low acid content, Resistant to Target Spot disease.

Goldilocks 

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that thrives on a 2 metre stake or frame, producing masses of globular, 4-5cm, sweet, yellow fruits in mid season. The fruits tend to split if left on the vine for too long, so regular picking is advised.

Green Streaked

See Green Zebra

Greenwich

Is an open pollinated indeterminate cultivar to 1.5 metres with deep oblate, pale green fruits, in mid to late season that have a dark green flesh. They add a vibrant shot of colour to a bioring salad.

Green Zebra

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that grows to 1m and is also known as Green Streaked. The globular 5-7cm green striped fruits have a creamy texture to their flesh, with an outstanding flavour and yields of 13 kgs per bush are common.

Grosse Lisse

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that will grow to 2 metres. I’ve even seen it over 3.5 metres high up a trellis! It has been the standard by which most Australian home gardeners in southern states have measured their tomato growing prowess for the past 50 years. It sets fruit in very hot conditions for mid to late season, after 100 days from seed or 80 days from seedlings. The fruits are tasty 6-10cm oblate and smooth, best picked with a hint of pink and ripened indoors or the acid levels rise, however if you like the wild taste, then you leave them to sun ripen. While the original Grosse Lisse had little disease resistance there are recently developed improved selections, being passed off as ‘old’ Grosse Lisse, which have considerable resistance to some fungal diseases.

Grosse Sal

Is an open pollinated indeterminate selected from Grosse Lisse strains, which has more cool weather tolerance for Victorian growers. Its habit and fruit are indistinguishable from Grosse Lisse.

Harbinger

Is an indeterminate that grows to 2 metres and  sets 6-8cm oblate fruits in mid season. It’s an old favourite, grown for its thin skin and rich flavour.

Hardy Tom 

Is a determinate vine that might get to 1 metre, but tends to trail or spill over the ground. The 2-4cm oblate fruits set from mid to very late in the season and will continue setting trusses up to the first frosts. It is claimed they are resistant to Fruit Fly.

Haru 83-131

See Firefox

Hawk

Is a determinate to 1.5metres, or it can be allowed to spill from a bank. The 5-7cm oblate fruits set in mid to late season. The bushes are resistant to Bacterial Wilt.

Hires Special Improved

Is only used as a rootstock for grafting cultivars known to have low disease resistance in areas with fungal and soil borne nematode vectors. Hires’ has reliable resistance to Root Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus and Corky Root

Improved Apollo

See Apollo

Joy 

See Vivian

Jubilee

Is an indeterminate 1.7 to 2 metres with 6-8cm golden orange deep oblate fruits, with a mild flavour for mid season crops. Sets fruit in 72 days from seed.

Kelstar 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that grows to 2 metres and was once widely grown by southern market gardeners. The tasty 6-7cm oblate fruits set very late.

Kotlas

Is an open pollinated determinate that grows  to 1.2 metres and sets trusses with 7-9cm egg-shaped fruits of 2 by 3cms which make tasty tomato paste. It is a very early variety for an egg tomato.

KY1

Is a determinate cultivar with a bush to 1 metre for early to mid season fruit which has excellent flavour in the 6-8cm oblate fruits, noted for making great sauce.

La Rossa (TA 329)

Is an F1 hybrid determinate which makes a dense bush to 1 metre and produces a heavy mid season crop of shaped flesh, egg- shaped fruits, 6-8cm long, which are ideal for drying, bottling or eating fresh. They have Verticillium and Fusarium Wilt Resistance.

Stunning purple and green, gorgeously bumpy and organic, natural tomato variety

Longkeeper

Is an open pollinated indeterminate which when staked will grow to 2 metres and produce a late crop of globular 6cm fruits, that continue to ripen on the bush when the cold weather sets in.

McGarity

See Mortgage Lifter

Mama Mia

Is an F1 hybrid determinate that grows to 1.5 metres and sets 6x4cm egg-shaped fruits in both the early and late seasons, but usually stops producing in the heat of the mid season in Jan/Feb. The fruit is thick-skinned and best for processing and sauces. They have disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Mama’s Delight 

Is an F1 hybrid determinate that will grow to 1.5 metres and set its globular 6-8cm fruit in both the early and late seasons, tapering off in mid season. Disease resistance is claimed to be Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Mande 

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that will grow 1.7 to 2 metres and sets globular 7-9cm fruits in the mid-late season.It’s a popular glasshouse tomato in Murray Bridge SA, but produces a very tasty fruit when grown in Adelaide and Whyalla home gardens. It’s resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Marko

Is an indeterminate vine generally sold grafted onto Hires Special Improved rootstock. They will easily cover a 3 metre by 5 metre trellis and a gardener in inner suburban Norwood SA picked more than 50kgs of fruit from a single plant on more than one occasion! 

Marmande VF

See Super Marmande

Micro-Tom

Is a tiny F1 hybrid determinate that only grows to 0.2 and sets 1.5-2cm cherry style fruits in the mid to late season. They can be planted 3 to a large hanging basket and they trail beautifully. Resistant to Fusarium Wilt, Grey Leaf Spot, Blossom End Rot, Radial Cracking and Burst. Probably our smallest tomato with good flavour.

Mighty Red

Is an F1 hybrid also known as Carmelo in California. It is a very strong indeterminate bush that will easily make 3.5 metres, but is best pruned hard when it is young to induce a more manageable habit. The tasty globular 8-10cm fruits literally push each other off the massive trusses. Well suited to a wide range of soil types. Resistant to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus and yet it sets fruit in the heat and tastes just like Grosse Lisse.

Milano

Is an open pollinated determinate that only makes a bush of up to 0.5 metres and produces a heavy set of Roma style, egg-shaped fruits 3cm by 8cm long. 

Minibel (syn Mini Belle)

Is a tiny F1 determinate to 0.3 metres or 1 foot in height, with very dense foliage. The 1.5cm cherry type fruit set in the mid to late season. They make good pot plants as long as the container is at least 300mm in diameter as they have an extensive root run, despite their small size.

Mini Red Pear

Is an indeterminate that will grow 1.2 to 2.2 metres in height and set a prolific crop of tasty 2 x 3cm red pear shaped fruits in mid season. Mostly available as seedlings.

Mini Yellow Pear

Is also known as Yellow Baby and it’s an indeterminate vine that will grow 1.2 to 2.2 metres in height and set trusses of 5-15 tasty yellow pear shaped fruits with low acid of about 2 x 3cm in size in the hot mid season.

Moneymaker

Also known as Broersen’s Table, is a vigorous indeterminate that grows to 1.5metres tall with fine flavoured globular fruit of 3-4cm diameter in the early part of the season. Resistant to Blossom End Rot.

Moonshot 

Is an F1 hybrid with an indeterminate habit to 3.5metres in height, so it needs some early pruning. It has a prolific mid season set of 7-9cm globular fruit, with a very pale colour and low food acid. Resistant to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Mortgage Lifter

Is also known as McGarity, an open pollinated indeterminate that will grow to 3 metres and sets huge trusses of pale pink mid season fruits, 12-15cm in diameter with a mild flavour. Bushes recently averaged some 17kgs of fruit in trials at Seymour Vic.

Nepal

Is the ‘Golbheda’ of the Kathmandu markets. It’s an open pollinated selection, indeterminate to 2.5 metres in height and produces a very tasty, full-flavoured, 8-10cm oblate fruit in mid to late season. Sets well in humid climates.

Orange Sunrise

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that makes a bush 1.7 to 2.3 metres high and sets a heavy crop of mid to late season tasty, cherry type, bright orange-coloured fruits 1.5 – 2.5cm in diameter.

Close up cluster of bright red, plum-shaped tomato cultivar, on the vine

Oxheart 

Is  an open pollinated indeterminate that will reach 2 metres and produce solid deep oblate or heart-shaped 10-15cm fruit of a pale pink colour with very few seeds in them and low acid. A single fruit can exceed 500 grams. They grow well in cool climates and yield best in the mid to late season.

Patio Prize

Is an F1 hybrid also known as First Prize, a compact determinate to 0.5 metres, it produces 2-4cm globular fruits in the mid to late season. Available as seed in the Attunga range.

Patriot 

Is an F1 hybrid of semi determinate habit, which will grow to 0.5 metres on a trellis or be left to trail on the ground. It sets 10-12cm deep oblate fruit in mid season and is suited to humid areas such as northern NSW and SE Queensland. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

PerfecTom

Is the result of a 4 year selection project by Big Fresh, a subsidiary of Woolworths (NZ) Ltd. to find a tomato with a good shelf life and the best taste in winter. It can be grown hydroponically. It was launched in July 1994, but immediately became very popular in New Zealand.

Peruvian Sugarlump (possibly syn Peruvian Bush)

Is an open pollinated indeterminate climbing vine which really needs a 2 metre high cylinder of weld mesh to climb over. The 2.5cm cherry type fruits are very sweet and similar in taste to Gardener’s Delight, but they set a bit later in the early season.

Peruvian Currant

Is an open pollinated indeterminate vine that will climb from 2.2 – 2.7 metres and sets its tiny full-flavoured, 1cm fruits in clusters, like grapes. A mid to late variety.

Pineapple

Is an open pollinated sturdy indeterminate bush that grows to 2.5 metres and produces a monster fruit 15-20cm across that forms as a 500g, flat, deeply oblate, yellow and green striped fruit.

Pink Ponderosa

Is an open pollinated indeterminate selection, that is possibly a sport of Rouge de Marmande, with huge, deep oblate pink fruits of 6-8cm, with some that weigh as much as 250g.

Pirate

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 1 metre in height. It sets excellent, uniform fruit on the first truss of 8-10cm diameter, oblate fruits in mid season and goes on bearing for 6-8 weeks.

Pixie

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate to 0.6 metres with a very early set of globular-oblate fruit in the range of 4-5cm in diameter. It makes a good container plant, sets heavy and ripens very fast with a flavoursome crop.

Pixie Hybrid II 

Is an Fi hybrid determinate bush of 0.4 to 0.6 metres in height with the earliest set of cherry type fruit, which are 4-5cm in diameter. It matures in 52 days from transplanted seedlings and makes for a great container plant. It is resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Plumfryer

Is an open pollinated determinate that makes a 0.5 to 0.7 metre bush. It produces mid season egg-shaped fruits, 4cm by 7cm long, that make superb bottling fruit.

Pot Prize

As the name suggests, this is ideal for growing in a pot. It grows to around waist height and doesn’t require having any shoots pinched out. The fruit is heavy and so it’s best to stake the plant or the yield will suffer.

Principe Borghese

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that produces a bush to 1.75 metres. The mid season ovid-cherry type fruits are 2-3cm in diameter and form on hughes trusses. The variety is noted as a good drying tomato with lots of seed.

Purple Calabash 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate from 1.5 to 2. Metres in height, that fruits in mid season with 6-10cm deep oblate, purple brown fruits, that are dark red to maroon inside when cut. They look very pretty in any salad.

Quick Pick

Is a determinate to 1 metre with mid season, deep red, egg-shaped fruits 4cm by 6 cm long, that are low in acid. They are lovely in salads as well as cooking.

Red Back (SPS 40)

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 1.5 metres, with mid season, tasty, globular fruits 8-12cm in diameter. It has been genetically engineered to have the brightest red inside of any tomato and also has a great flavour. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt of both races.

Assorted cultivars of fresh tomato with green tiger, coeur de boeuf and black tomato varieties

Red Centre 

Is a semi determinate to 1.3 metres with mid to late crops of 6-8cm globular fruit, similar to Floridade. It has 6 weeks shelf life, but needs to be picked when it has a yellow flush, not green. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt. It was the first hybrid bred in Australia.

Red Cherry

Is an indeterminate to 1 metre in height with a high yield of mid season cherry style fruits of 2cm diameter, that mature in 65 days from seed.

Red Peach

Is an indeterminate bush from 1.6 to 2.0 metres in height with an early set of globular 4-5cm fruits with very soft skin. 

Regency

Is an F1 hybrid determinate to 0.5 metres with a very early season set of 6-8cm oblate fruits. Planted as the earliest spring crop in Florida USA. Disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Riverdale Red

See Dynamo

Roma

Is an open pollinated determinate with a bushy habit to 1 metre and mid season egg-shaped fruits of 4cm by 6 cm long, that are used for bottling and cooking, as well as drying. The modern Roma VF Plum as it is called in the USA, is disease resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt and is the cultivar widely sold in Australia as Roma.

Rouge de Marmande

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush to 2.5 metres. An old favourite for the early to mid season crop with excellent flavour and an exceptional fruit set in cool areas such as Tasmania. The almost flat, deep oblate fruits are usually 6-8cm in diameter, but show considerable variation in size when compared to some of the modern cultivars. They are very versatile in the kitchen.

Rutgers

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that will grow to 1 to 1.5 metres in height, needs a stake, and produces mid season, non-acid, globular fruits of 4-6cm in diameter, with a dense, solid flesh and very few seeds. They mature in 80 days from seed.

S900

See Cocktail Supreme

San Marzano

Is an open pollinated determinate that grows 1 to 1.5 metres and produces a mid season crop of deep red, egg-shaped fruits of 3-4cm wide to 5-8cm long. They mature in 85 days and make a good tomato paste with a mild flavour. It is a thick skinned fleshy roma, perfect in salads, or cut in half long ways and fried up on. Because it is a bush type, there is no need to stake it. It is very popular for the 1 or 2 person household, and doesn’t grow out of control.

Schimmeig Creg 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate also known as Elberta Girl, that grows 1.5 to 2 metres with a stake or trellis. A mid season set of 5-8cm deep oblate fruits that are handsomely striped in red, pink and green, make this a very pretty and unusual tomato.

Schimmeig Stoo

 – Is an open pollinated indeterminate that grows to 1.3 metres and sets a mid season crop of deep oblate fruits with curious shaped red fruits that have yellow stripes and a wild taste.

Scoresby Dwarf 

Is an open pollinated determinate that grows to 1 metres and sets a mid season crop of globular fruit 4-6cm in diameter, which is great for preserves. It matures from seed in 85-140 days, depending on the site.

Scorpio

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush to 1.5 metres in height, widely grown in the tropics of WA and Queensland as a winter crop for the southern markets. The 6-8cm globular fruits develop flavour when ripened outside of the fridge. Resistant to Bacterial Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Scotland Yellow 

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush to 1.3 metres, with a mid season set of pretty, yellow, oblate fruit about 5cm across. They are love acid and have a subtle flavour.

Shady Lady

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush of 1.5 to 2 metres high with a mid season set of 10-14cm, deep oblate fruits that will set in semi-shade. However, they will set a far larger crop in full sun. Having said that, if you have limited sun, they are still worth trying.

Solar Set

Is an open pollinated determinate to 0.6 metres in height, that sets a good, very late season crop of solid fleshy and tasty 6-8cm oblate fruits.

SPS 695

See Beefsteak Brookway N0.3

SPS 695 Early 

See Beefsteak Brookway No.3

Striped Cavern

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that makes a bush to 2 metres, with 6-10cm deep oblate, striped fruits with a large cavity. They are ideal for cooking. Resistant to Blossom End Rot.

Stripey

Also known as Tigerella, is an open pollinated indeterminate bush tomato that grows from 1.2 to 1.5 metres in height. It produces an early crop of globular, striped red and yellow fruits to 7cm in diameter, with a rich tangy flavour.

Very pretty orange, Tigerella tomato cultivar, jewelled with dew
Tomatoes striped tomato closeup, Tigerella cultivar..

Sugar Lump

See Gardener’s Delight.

Summertaste

Is an Fi hybrid indeterminate with a bush to 1.5 metres and a mid season crop of globular fruits 8-11cm wide in 70 to 84 days from seed. It does particularly well in the tropics. They should be picked at the first sign of a blush and allowed to ripen indoors. Resistant to Bacterial Wilt.

Sunray

Is an indeterminate to 2 metres with 6-8cm golden orange, deep oblate fruits, with a mild flavour for mid season crops. It has Fusarium Wilt resistance and sets fruits in 80 days from seed.

Sungold

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that grows from 1.5m to 2.2 metres tall. An early to mid season variety, its 3-4cm cherry type, rich golden yellow fruits are set on large trusses and are said to be the sweetest tomato grown in Britain.

Super Beefsteak

Is an open pollinated robust indeterminate that grows in the range of 1.5 to 2.0 metres tall. A mid to late season variety with massive 10-12cm globular fruits. It matures in 85 days from seed and is resistant to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Super Marmande

Is an open pollinated indeterminate, synonymous with Marmande VF, Marmalade Super and Supermarmande, which differ from Rouge de Marmande in that they have resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt, while retaining the superb Rouge de Marmande flavour and ability to set fruit in cool regions. Super Marmande matures in 62 days from seedlings with an early set of delicious deep oblate fruit 7-10cm across.

Super Prize

Is an F1 hybrid of determinate parents that grows to 0.5 metres. It is an improved version of First Prize, showing disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt. It’s a mid to late crop with 2-5cm globular fruits. An ideal balcony crop for container vegetable gardening.

Super Roma

Is an open pollinated determinate that grows to 1 metre and in the mid to late season sets a bumper crop of almost seedless egg shaped fruits, 6cm long by about 4cm thick, that are perfect for bottling, juicing or fresh. They mature in 76 days from seedlings and are resistant to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Sweet 100

Is an F1 hybrid indeterminate that grows to 2 metres and is also known as Sweet Bite. A vigorous mid to late season variety it produces copious tasty fruits on long trusses of a 2.5cm red cherry type of fruit, that set in the most symmetrical order. Because the fruits can split with over watering, they are best picked regularly.

Sweet Bite

See Sweet 100

Sweet Million

Is an F1 hybrid with indeterminate growth to 2 metres. An outstanding producer of enormous early season grape-like trusses of tasty 2cm cherry type fruits. Resistance to Fusarium Wilt and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Taurus

Is an Fi hybrid indeterminate which grows to 2.3 metres and yields tasty 10-12cm flattened, oblate fruits in large trusses over quite a long season from quite early to late. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium WIlt and Root Knot Nematodes.

Thompson’s Seedless Grape

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush to 2 metres in height. It’s a mid season variety with 2-3cm, globular, green fruits that look pretty in a salad.

Tigerella

See Stripey

Tiny Tim

Is an open pollinated determinate that makes a bush 1.5 high. An early season variety it sets huge trusses of 2-3cm cherry type red fruits. Matures in 80 days from seed and makes a sturdy container plant given support.

Tom Boy Series

Is a collection of determinate cultivars that grow to 1.2 metres and mostly have deep oblate fruit 6-10cm in diameter. They are released with different cultivars in the various seasons, so that the seedlings always mature at the right time. The BPA growers have customised them for each region of Australia.

Tommy Toe 

–  Is an open pollinated indeterminate that creates a bush 2.2 to 2.7 metres tall when given support. A mid to late season variety, the 2-3cm cherry type fruits are one of the tastiest tomatoes I’ve eaten. They have a very heavy fruit set of at least 10kgs per bush.

Trident 

Is an open pollinated determinate of only 0.5 to 1.1 metres in height. A mid season cultivar, they set large trusses of tasty 8-10cm globular fruits.

Female horticulturalist, standing in a large greenhouse, holding a vibrant bunch of plum-shaped, red tomato fruits

Tropic

Is an open pollinated indeterminate bush if vigorous habit that grows to 2.5 metres and, due to its disease resistance, is well-suited to tropical horticulture, although it has been grown as a mid-late season variety for some success down south as well. In the tropics, it’s a mid season variety with 8-10cm, deep oblate fruits with a rich flavour. Resistance to 2 strains of Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt and Bacterial Wilt.

Ultra-Boy

Is an F1 hybrid with indeterminate growth to 1.5 to 2 metres in height. A very high yielding crop with huge 10-15cm deep oblate fruits that are very solid and tasty. Resistance to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Venome

Is an Fi hybrid of determinate characteristics, recommended for hydroponic culture. It is a very early season variety that yields exceptionally well in controlled conditions.

Verna Orange

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that makes a 1.5 to 2 metre bush. A late season variety with huge orange, oxheart-shaped fruits of 10-12cm in diameter that have firm flesh.

Vivian

Also known as Joy, is an F1 hybrid of indeterminate habit that grows from 1.5 to 2 metres in height.It’s an early and late season variety, with a huge set of 6-10cm globular fruits that have a mild flavour. It likes both greenhouses and outdoors, but needs heavy pruning, otr the fruit set diminishes as the foliage takes over. Has resistance to Root-Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

Walter

Is an open pollinated determinate that will grow to 2.3 metres if staked, but is also happy to trail over the ground. It grows best in the tropics and has resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium WIlt (race 2).

White Beauty

Is an open pollinated indeterminate that grows 1.5 to 2 metres. It sets its 6-8cm, deep oblate, white to pale cream fruits on a vigorous vine for both early and late season. The fruits are 2-4cm and egg-shaped, with low acid flavour.

Yellow Baby

See Mini Yellow Pear

Yellowboy

Also known as Yellow Egg Climbing, is an open Pollinated indeterminate that will climb from 2 to 4.5 metres and produce lemon yellow fruits on a vigorous vine for both early and late seasons. The fruits are 2-4cm and egg-shaped with low acid, but good flavour.

Yellow Egg Climbing

See Yellowboy

Yellow Plum

Is an open pollinated determinate that produces a 1 to 1.5 metres bush. It yields a prolific mid season, low acid,  yellow fruit of about the same size and shape as an egg.

Zolla

Also known as Brookway Zolla, is an F1 hybrid determinate that grows to 1 to 1.3 metres and was developed in South Africa. In the mid season it sets large amounts of 7-9cm fruits of up to 170g each. The fruit has an exciting, wild flavour. It sets well in sub-humid areas similar to Durban RSA. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Root-Knot Nematode and Tobacco Leaf Mosaic Virus.

Clearly, this a pretty large list, but if you’d like even more tomato cultivars to choose from, you can read more here.