50+ Different Types of Tomatoes (Complete List of Varieties with Pictures)

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Different types of tomatoes

1. Adoration

adoration tomatoes

Adorations are red hybrid tomatoes with a classic cocktail shape that weigh around 1 to 2 oz. They have a 70 to 80-day maturity rate. The species is highly disease-resistant.

2. Aunt Ruby’s German Green

Aunt Ruby's German green tomatoes

A green tomato that weighs in at nearly a pound, Aunt Ruby’s German Green takes between 80 and 95 days to mature. The tomato originates from Germany and was popularized in the state of Tennessee.

3. Beefsteak

beefsteak tomatoes

Beefsteaks are some of the most popular tomatoes in the world. A type of Heirloom tomato, they require as much as 90 to 100 days to mature. Beefsteaks may weigh as much as 4 pounds when fully developed.

4. Better Boy

better boy tomatoes

The Better Boy is another tomato that is wildly popular in Tennessee and the United States in general. It is a big red hybrid tomato that grows to the size of a small beefsteak (bigger than many species) and requires around 75 days to mature.

5. Berkeley

Berkeley tomatoes are sweet and slightly spicy fruits that weigh one-half to one pound with a unique tie-die-like green variegated orange and green color. The species is an open-pollinated hybrid tomato that was created by Wild Boar Farms.

6. Big Beef

big beef tomatoes

Big Beef tomatoes are hybrid fruits of a medium to large size, taking between 70 and 80 days to fully mature. They may weigh as little as a single pound (or slightly less) or as much as 3 or 4 pounds. Big Beef is a beefsteak subspecies.

7. Big Rainbow

big rainbow tomatoes

Another beefsteak subspecies is the Big Rainbow tomato. This big bad boy takes nearly 90 days to mature, weighs up to a few pounds, and has an interesting yellow color with reddish swirls.

8. Blaby Special

blaby special tomatoes

The Blaby Special is a medium-sized heirloom tomato that requires around 75 days to reach full maturity. It is red in color and originates (as far as we know) from Blaby England. The species has seen a resurgence in cultivation over the past two decades.

9. Black Beauty

black beauty tomatoes

The Black Beauty is one of the darkest-skinned tomato varieties around. It requires about 80 days to reach full maturity and is an open-pollinated hybrid beefsteak-type tomato with an earthy flavor. The tomato weighs between just half a pound and just under one pound. The fruit was created by Wild Boar Farms in California.

10. Black Cherry

black cherry tomatoes

The Black Cherry variety of tomato is another open-pollinated hybrid fruit. It has a reddish-purple color and takes up to 75 days to reach full ripeness. As the name suggests, these fruits are small, of the cherry-tomato sort, and are great in a salad or eaten raw.

11. Black Icicle

Black Icicle is another dark-skinned (reddish-purple) open-pollinated hybrid tomato that requires around 70 to 80 days to mature. The fully developed fruits have a sweet and slightly earthy taste and weigh around 4 oz. 

12. Black Krim

The last “black” tomato on our list is the Black Krim, it is a large purplish-brown beefsteak and heirloom type fruit that takes between 70 and 80 days to reach full maturity. The tomato hails from the Isle of Krim, off the coast of the Crimean peninsula.

13. Brandywine

brandywine tomatoes

Brandywine tomatoes are pink in color, rather large in size (growing up to a pound and a half), and take upwards of 100 days to fully ripen. Some of the mature fruits have green “shoulders”. Brandywine fruits are famous for their “tomatoey” taste.

14. Carbon

The Carbon tomato is a burgundy-colored fruit that needs approximately 90 days to reach full maturity. It is an heirloom and beefsteak-type tomato that is preferred for both slicing and eating on salads.

15. Campari

campari tomatoes

Campari are small cocktail-shaped hybrid tomatoes that are noted for their high levels of sugar and juiciness. The fruits require around 75 days to mature. They are bright red in color and resistant to many diseases.

16. Celebrity

celebrity tomatoes

Celebrity tomatoes are red fruits that require around 70 days to reach full maturity. This hybrid tomato weighs around 10 oz when fully ripe. They are well-known around the world for their robust tomatoey flavor.

17. Cherokee Purple

Cherokee Purple tomatoes

Cherokee Purple is medium-sized tomato with purplish-brown skin. The tomatoes are an heirloom beefsteak sort, and take up to 80 days to hit full maturity on the vine. They weigh in at around 10 oz. Cherokee Purple is another of the tomatoes on this list that were popularized in Tennessee and the Carolinas.

18. Chocolate Pear

chocolate pear tomatoes

The Chocolate Pear variety is a burgundy and green color open-pollinated hybrid species that resemble a miniature pear. They take around 70 to 80 days to ripen on the vine and weigh around 1 oz when they are ready to be picked.

19. Canario 

Canario tomato

Canarios are medium-sized round tomatoes with a bright red color. The fruits vary in size, reaching up to several ounces in weight. It is important to note that the species is prone to magnesium deficiency on leaves (which isn’t a big deal – just pick the leaves off).

20. Dad’s Sunset

Dad’s Sunset is an heirloom tomato that is orange in color, has a pear-like shape, and a tart but sweet flavor. The fruit takes around 75 days to fully ripen. They weigh around half a pound to just under one pound.

21. Dester

The Dester species are heirloom beefsteaks that grow to a weight of between 16 and 24 oz. They take around 75 days to mature and have interesting pink-colored skin when ripe. The variety was brought to Indiana, USA, from Germany, and spread from there.

22. Early Girl

Early Girls are medium-sized hybrid tomatoes that ripen within 60 to 65 days. They may weigh up to several ounces. They are somewhat comparable to Better Boys in shape, size, and taste.

23. Emerald Evergreen

emerald evergreen tomato

The Emerald Evergreen heirloom variety of tomatoes are green (but sweet tasting) when fully ripe. Full maturity occurs at 70 to 80 days after blooming. The average weight for ripe fruits is approximately 8 oz. 

24. Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel tomatoes

Ferris Wheel tomatoes are another variety that is pink when they are fully ripe and ready to be picked. They are large heirloom beefsteak fruits that require around 3 months to ripen fully once they bloom. The species is known for having a somewhat intense taste.

25. Flamenco

Flamenco tomatoes

Flamenco are medium-sized semi-round red hybrid tomatoes of the open-pollinated sort. The species comes from the American Southwest and continues growing and producing in much hotter weather than standard tomato species. It is a hybrid made from Floridade and Silvery Fir Tree tomato species.

26. Fourth of July

The Fourth of July tomato is an American hybrid fruit that is medium-large in size and red in color. The tomato draws its name from the fact that it ripens around the Fourth of July  (Independence Day in the USA). It takes around 50 days to ripen.

27. German Johnson

German Johnson tomatoes

The German Johnson variety of tomatoes are large heirloom type fruits that require around 75 days to ripen. When fully mature, the German Johnson tomato is pinkish-red. These tomatoes are much heavier than standard size fruits.

28. Gardener’s Delight

gardener's delight tomatoes

Gardener’s Delight is a red heirloom tomato that takes around 60 to 70 days to reach full maturity. The fruits are often referred to as cherry tomatoes because they are small and so similar in appearance. The tomato puts out higher yields than other standard cherry-size tomato plants.

29. Garden Peach

garden peach tomato

The Garden Peach tomato is a yellow-type heirloom fruit that is larger and rounder than most species. Another difference about the Garden Peach, and where it draws its name from, is that it may have somewhat fuzzy skin (like peaches).

30. German Lunchbox

The German Lunchbox is another tomato on our list that turns pink, rather than red, or even yellow or orange, when it is fully ripe. German Lunchbox tomatoes require around 75 days to grow to full size. The species gets its name from the German family that helped distribute the seeds in Missouri and eventually the rest of the USA.

31. German Pink

German pink tomatoes

The German Pink is yet another pink tomato, and one that was brought to the USA and distributed by Bavarians. It is a large beefsteak type fruit that weighs up to 1 or 2 pounds. German Pink tomatoes are one of the two species that influenced the launch of Seed Savers Exchange.   

32. Granadero

Granadero is a medium size hybrid tomato that takes around 70 to 80 days to fully mature. When the fruits are fully ripe they are bright red and the size of a small beefsteak. These tomato plants produce higher yields than other medium-size Roma species do.

33. Great White

great white tomatoes

The Great White variety is a rather large beefsteak tomato of the heirloom type. The fruit is big, heavy, and yellow. It is known for a tasty but mellow tomato taste. They take between 2 and 3 months to ripen.

34. Green Giant

green giant tomatoes

Green Giants are hybrid tomatoes that take about 80 to 90 days to reach full maturity. They are beefsteak type fruits, weighing between 12 oz to 30 oz (or slightly more). Green Giants are known for their complex yet sweet tomatoey taste.

35. Henderson’s Pink 

Henderson’s Pink is a pink tomato fruit that takes around 80 to 90 days to fully ripen once it shows up on the vine. The fruit weighs between 1 lbs and 2 lbs when fully mature. The species are heirloom type tomatoes. They have been in circulation with gardners since 1891.

36. Hillbilly

Hillbilly tomatoes

The Hillbilly variety of tomatoes is a reddish-orange fruit that requires nearly 3 months (80 to 90 days) to ripen fully. The species is an heirloom type tomato of rather large size. The plants have potato plant-like leaves.

37. Hungarian Heart

Hungarian heart tomatoes

Hungarian Heats are big pink heirloom tomatoes with a rich flavor that were first introduced to the USA back in 1901, from a rural region outside of Budapest. The species was further popularized during the 1990s, in Alabama, by Jerry Muller (growing fruits from seeds preserved by Ed Simon). 

38. Japanese Black Trifele

Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes look pretty much just how they sound like they’d look; they are dark, almost black, burgundy. Sometimes the fruits may actually be black. They take around 75 days to mature, and have a medium size pear-shaped fruit.

39. Jersey Boy

Jersey boy tomatoes

Jersey Boy tomatoes are one of the most popular in the entire world, let alone in the USA. They are hybrids of Brandywine and Rutgers tomatoes, created to be a super tomato. It has a sweetish-sour taste, and thick tomato skin. The fruits weigh in at half-a-pound or slightly more. They take 75 days to mature and are bright red when they do so.

40. Jubilee

Jubilee tomatoes

Jubilee tomatoes are perhaps the most popular yellow tomato species currently being cultivated around the world. They are medium in size and weigh around half a pound, give or take a few ounces. This species has been popular since the 1940s. They take around 70 to 80 days to fully ripen.

41. Juliet

Juliet tomatoes

The Juliet variety of tomatoes take around 60 to 62 days to ripen and are small hybrid fruits that appear much like red plums and taste sweet but slightly tangy. They are easy to grow, resistant to cracking, and have a much longer lifespan on the shelf than other tomato species.

42. Kentucky Beefsteak

Kentucky Beefsteak tomatoes

Good old Kentucky Beefsteak tomatoes are popular among backyard gardeners in the mid-west. The giant orange fruits reach as much as 2 pounds in weight, and rarley weigh much less than 1 pound. They have a sweeter and fruitier flavor than most any other tomatoes.

43. Plum tomato

plum tomatoes

Plum tomatoes are Roma type fruits, meaning they look practically exactly the same as Romas. That said, they are obviously red, round, and typically weigh just a few ounces in comparison to larger species. They take around 75 days to mature fully.

44. Roma

Roma tomatoes

Roma tomatoes are medium size tomatoes that may weigh up to half a pound, but oftentimes weigh less. They take around 70 to 80 days to reach full maturity. When they are ready for picking, they are bright red, look like plums, and come right off the vine with barely a tug.

45. Rutgers

Rutgers is a famous red tomato variety that grows fruits between 4 oz and 8 oz. The fruits have a great taste, but bear a somewhat flattened-looking round shape. They take around 75 days to fully ripen.

46. San Marzano

San Marzano tomatoes

San Marzano tomatoes not only have one really cool sounding name, but they are unique in that they have a small pear-like body for a heirloom type tomato (and a cool history; they were developed in Greece). San Marzano are technically considered medium size, but are on the small side. The fruits are red when mature and take up to 80 or 90 days to fully ripen.

47. Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim’s are red hybrid tomatoes of a rather small size that require around 2 months to ripen on the vine. Technically, they are a dwarf hybrid variety made from crossing Red Currant tomatoes and the Window Box species.They species has been on the market since 1945. 

48. Yellow Brandywine

yellow Brandywine tomatoes

Yellow Brandywine tomatoes are some of the largest beefsteak tomatoes out there, and definitely among the biggest varieties mentioned here on our list. They are golden in color, weigh approximately 2 lbs, and have been commercialized for around 30 years. The species originates from Indiana, USA.

49. White Queen

white queen tomatoes

White Queen is the one white tomato mentioned on our list of 50 tomatoes. These beauties have a smooth and creamy off-white color and take around 70 days to mature. They are classified as heirloom tomatoes.

50. Yellow Pear

yellow pear tomatoes

The Yellow Pear is perhaps a lesser known tomato in many regions, but one that deserves mentioning nonetheless. It is an heirloom fruit, with a small pear-type shape, and a yellow color. They are basically yellow cherry tomatoes, perfect for eating raw, on salads, or even on sandwiches.

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