Late Season Tomato Checklist

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Late season tomatoes varieties reach ripeness or maturity 80 days or more after the seedling has been transplanted to the garden.

Late season tomatoes generally bear the largest fruits and are commonly the tastiest tomatoes because they have been on the vine the longest and have ripened in the heat of summer.

For the longest tomato harvest set out late-season tomatoes at the same time you set out early-season tomatoes and mid-season tomatoes, that way you will have a succession of tomato harvests.

Here is a checklist of popular late season tomato varieties: included in each entry is the type of tomato, the color, size, and flavor; also listed are the average days to maturity, whether the tomato is determinate or indeterminate and whether it is disease resistant.

Late Season Tomato Checklist:

Abraham Lincoln (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Bright red, round fruit, meaty averages 6 to 10 ounces; sweet. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Akinson (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Large tomato does well in humid regions. 80 days. Determinate. FV.

Amish Paste (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Red-skinned, large, heart-shaped; meaty, excellent flavor. 85 days. Heirloom from Wisconsin.

Beefmaster (hybrid). Slicing tomato. 80 days. Indeterminate. VFN.

Beefsteak, Scarlet Beefsteak, Red Ponderosa, Crimson Cushion (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Crimson red, large, flattened to 16 ounces; old-fashioned tomato flavor. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Big Crop Climbing (open-pollinated). Red-skinned. Very late crop. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Big Johnny (hybrid). Red-skinned. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Big Red (hybrid). Crimson-red fruit. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Boatman Miracle Climbing Tomato (open-pollinated). Red-skinned. Very high yield. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Bradley (open-pollinated). Globe-shaped pink fruit averages 6 to 7 ounces; mild flavor, juicy. 80 days. Semi-determinate. FA. Use short stake.

Bragger (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, meaty to 13 ounces. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Brimmer (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Purplish-pink, meaty, large to 16 ounces or more. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Burgess Jumbo Hybrid (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, mild flavor. 81 days. Indeterminate.

Burpee’s Globe (open-pollinated). Pink-skinned, medium size bears in clusters of six to ten. 80 days. Indeterminate. All-America winner.

Burpee’s Supersteak (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned. 80 days. Indeterminate. VFN.

Cal Ace (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, smooth, oblate fruit averages 8 to 12 ounces; good flavor. 80 days. Determinate. FV. Uniform ripening. Best in California.

Calypso (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, for southern humid regions. 83 days. Determinate. VFF.

Caro Red (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Orange-red fruit, globe-shaped to 3 inches across, smooth; rich, distinct flavor. 78 days. Indeterminate. Prolific.

Chadwick’s Cherry (open-pollinated). Salad tomato. Red fruit, small, round to 1 ounce; juicy, sweet. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Colossal (hybrid). Red-skinned, giant fruit to 2½ pounds. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Costoluto Genovese (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Deep red, large deep red fruit that is deeply ribbed; fully flavored. Indeterminate. 78 days. Italian heirloom.

Crack Proof (open-pollinated). Canning tomato. Large, scarlet fruit averages 9 ounces; good for canning. 80 days. Bears until frost.

Crimson Giant (open-pollinated). Red skin, very large fruit to 1½ pounds. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Dad’s Mug (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Scarlet-skinned, large, blocky, meat; good flavor. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Dejena Lee’s Golden Girl (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Golden-orange fruit averages 7 to 8 ounces; sweet, tangy flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. Introduced in the 1920s.

Dinner Plate (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, large, heart-shaped to 2 pounds or more; meaty, rich flavored. 90 days. Indeterminate. Heirloom.

Dixie Golden Giant (open-pollinated). Yellow beefsteak; large fruit to 2½ pounds for southern gardens; sweet flavor. 84 days. Indeterminate.

Doublerich (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Scarlet fruit, medium size to 8 ounces, globe-shaped; juicy. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Dutchman (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Purplish-pink, large, globe-shaped fruit up to 2 pounds; excellent, mild, sweet flavor, low in acid. Heirloom beefsteak. 80 days. Indeterminate. Low production.

Early Pak 7 (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, medium- to medium-large fruit to 8 ounces; grow in cage. 82 days. Determinate.

Early Pak 707 (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, uniform, smooth. 82 days. Determinate. VF.

Egg (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, small, uniform, egg-shaped fruit averages 3 ounces excellent for juice; very good flavor. 80 days. Determinate. Resists cracking.

German Head (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Dark-pink fruit, large to 10 ounces; meaty, mild flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Giant Belgium (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Dark pink fruit, large, oblate to 4 inches in diameter, to 2 pounds; very good flavor. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Giant King (hybrid). Red-skinned, large fruit. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Giant Oxheart (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, very large fruit to 2 pounds; nonacid fruit. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Giant Tree (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Pink-skinned, large, round to 2 pounds; low acid, mild flavor. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Golden Boy (hybrid). Deep golden-orange fruit, meaty to 8 ounces; mild flavored. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Golden Oxheart (open-pollinated). Golden-orange fruit. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Golden Ponderosa, Yellow Ponderosa (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Yellow fruit, flattened, globe-shaped to 16 ounces; meaty, mild flavored. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Goliath (open-pollinated). Canning tomato. Light red-skinned, very large with few seeds; very good flavor. 85 days. Indeterminate. Heirloom from 1800’s.

Greater Baltimore (open-pollinated). Canning tomato. Red, large fruit. 82 days. Indeterminate.

Green Grape (open-pollinated). Salad tomato. Small round yellowish-green fruit to about 1½ inches in diameter; flavorful, sweet, juicy. 80 days. Resists cracking.

Gulf States Market (open-pollinated). Purplish-pink tomato, recommended for southern gardens. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Heavyweight (hybrid). Red-skinned with large fruit up to one pound. 80 days. Indeterminate.

He Man (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, medium firm fruit to 6 ounces. 82 days. Indeterminate. VF.

Henry Field Tomato (hybrid). Red-skinned produces clusters of medium size fruit. 100 days. Indeterminate. Disease resistant.

Holmes Mexican (open-pollinated). Pink-skinned, large to 3 pounds; subacid flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Homestead 24 (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, meaty to 8 ounces. 82 days. Determinate. F. Good in high temperatures. Resists catfacing.

Hybrid Ace (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned; needs support–stake, trellis, cage; suited to hot, dry summers. 80 days. Determinate. VFN.

Indian River (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Scarlet red, medium fruit to 6 ounces. 85 days. Indeterminate. F.

Ingegnoli (open-pollinated). Red skin, with large, meaty fruits to three pounds. 90 days. Indeterminate. From Italy.

Jubilee (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Yellow-skinned, old-time variety. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Jumbo (hybrid). Greenhouse tomato. Red-skinned, clusters of 5 to 7 ounce fruit; grown commercially in northern states and Canada. 80 days. Determinate.

Jumbo Hybrid Burgess (open-pollinated). Slicing. Red-skinned with fruit to two pounds each; very mild flavor. 80 days. Semi-determinate.

Jumbo Jim (open-pollinated). Slicing. Red-skinned, meaty, large to 2 pounds; mild flavor. 84 days. Indeterminate. VF.

Jung’s Giant Climber (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, large fruit, on long vine. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Kurihara 90 (open-pollinated). Pink, Japanese variety with large fruit. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Lakeland Climbing Tomato (open-pollinated). Red-skinned with large fruit to 3 pounds. 87 days. Indeterminate.

Liberty Bell, Liberty (open-pollinated). Stuffing tomato. Red-skinned; hollow, bell-shaped fruit average 4 to 8 ounces; deeply ribbed; mild flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Loomis Potato Leaf Cherry (open-pollinated). Salad tomato. Bright red fruit, medium small to 1 inch diameter; good flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Manahill (open-pollinated). Red skin, developed for Florida growing. 80 days. Indeterminate. Resists early blight, fusarium wilt, gray-leaf spot.

Manalu (open-pollinated). Red skin, for southern gardens. 80 days. Indeterminate. Resists gray-leaf spot.

Manalucie (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, firm, meaty to 7 ounces. 87 days. Indeterminate. F. Resists cracking, sunscald, blossom-end rot. Popular in South.

Manapal (open-pollinated). Red skin, large fruit, good grower in southern gardens. 85 days. Indeterminate. Crack-free, resistant to fusarium wilt, gray-leaf spot, leaf mold, blossom-end rot.

Marzano Lampadina Extra (open-pollinated). Paste. Red-skinned, yields fruits 2- to 3-ounces, easy to peel. 80 days. Determinate. From Italy.

Napoli (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Bright red, small, plum-shaped, fruit averages 2 ounces, meaty. 80 days. Determinate. Compact plant.

New Zealand Pear (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Red-skinned, green shouldered, pear shaped. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Oxheart (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, heart-shaped to 2 pounds. 86 days. Indeterminate. Protect from sunscald.

Pearson (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned globe shaped fruit to 3 inches in diameter for slicing and canning; old-fashioned tomato flavor. 80 days. Determinate.

Pearson A-1 Improved (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, smoother, slightly smaller fruit than Pearson to 7 ounces. 90 days. Semi-determinate.

Perfect Peel (hybrid). Canning. Red-skin, fruit to 6 ounces, easy to peel. 80 days. Determinate.

Pink Ponderosa (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Pink Plum (open-pollinated). Salad tomato. Red-skinned, plum shaped to 2 inches in diameter; excellent flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. Resists cracking.

Pondeheart (open-pollinated). Pink fruit, Japanese cross of Oxheart and Ponderosa, yields large fruit; nonacid fruit. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Ponderosa, Pink Ponderosa, Pink Beefsteak (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Pink-skinned large, flattened, globe-shaped to 16 ounces or more; mild flavor. 90 days. Indeterminate.

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Purple Calabash tomatoes

□ Purple Calabash (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Purple-skinned large, flattened, globe-shaped to 16 ounces or more; mild flavor. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Ramapo (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Deep crimson skin, thick walls to 9 ounces. 80 days. Indeterminate. VF. Resists cracking, blossom-end rot.

Red Chief VFN (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Bright red skin, globe-shaped; excellent flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. VFN.

Rocky (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Red-skinned, large, plum-shaped to 4 inches in diameter, meaty; sweet and tangy flavor. 90 days. Indeterminate.

Royal Ace (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned; larger fruit than Ace. 80 days. Determinate. VF.

Russian Red (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Scarlet red fruit, round, averages 4 to 8 ounces; good flavor. 80 days. Determinate. Tolerant of lower temperatures.

Rutgers Hybrid F (hybrid). Slicing tomato. 80 days. Semi-determinate. F.

Rutgers Hybrid VF (hybrid). Slicing tomato. 80 days. Semi determinate. VF.

San Marzano (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, meaty fleshed fruit averages 5 to 6 ounces for salads and sauce; delicious, balanced flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. Heavy yields on tall vines.

San Pablo (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Red-skinned. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Square Tomato (open-pollinated). Red, skinned, blocky with rounded shoulders. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Stakeless (open-pollinated). Red skin, fruit to 8 ounces with few seeds, good for patio growing. 80 days. Determinate. Resistant to fusarium wilt, early blight; resists sunscald.

Stone (open-pollinated). Canning. Red-skin, fruit to 6- to 7 ounces. 84 days. Determinate.

Sunray (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Similar to Jubilee. 80 days. Indeterminate. F.

Super Italian Paste (open-pollinated). Paste tomato. Red-skinned, large, meaty, plum-shaped fruit averages 10 to 12 ounces; little juice and few seeds; sweet flavored. 80 days. Indeterminate.

Supermarket (open-pollinated). Red skin, large fruit; delicious flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. Resists fusarium wilt, gray-leaf spot.

Super Red (open-pollinated). Red skin, large fruit to 10 ounces; for northeastern gardens. 85 days. Indeterminate. VF.

Tamiami (open-pollinated). Red skin, 7- to 8-ounce fruit; good foliage cover for humid regions. 82 days. Determinate. VFF.

Tropic (open-pollinated). Red skin, medium-size fruit for southern gardens. 80 days. Indeterminate. VF; resists gray-leaf spot, mosaic virus.

Tropic-Gro (open-pollinated). Red skin, for southern gardens. 82 days. Indeterminate. Resists gray-leaf spot, graywall.

Tropic-Red (open-pollinated). Red skin for southern gardens. 80 days. Indeterminate. Resistant to gray-leaf spot, graywall.

Trip-L-Crop (open-pollinated). Slicing tomato. Bright red fruit, to 5 inches in diameter and 16 ounces; meaty, mild flavored. 85 days. Indeterminate.

Tropic (open-pollinated. Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, green-shouldered, flattened, globe-shaped to 10 ounces. 80 days. Indeterminate. Tolerates heat and high humidity. VFN.

White Beauty (open-pollinated). White skin; very sweet with low acid. 84 days. Indeterminate.

Winsail (open-pollinated). Pink skin, very large fruit, tall grower. 84 days. Indeterminate.

Wisconsin Chief (open-pollinated). Red skin with fruit to one pound. 80 days. Semi-determinate.

Wonder Boy (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, medium to large fruit. 80 days. Indeterminate. VFN.

VFN Bush (open-pollinated). Red-skinned, firm, medium fruit to 6 ounces. 80 days, Determinate. VFN.

Vineripe (hybrid). Slicing tomato. Red-skinned, medium firm fruit to 9 ounces. 80 days. Indeterminate. VFN.

Yellow Jumbo (open-pollinated). Yellow fruit with large fruit. 80 days. Indeterminate. Heirloom.

Yellow Ruffled (open-pollinated). Stuffing tomato. Yellow-skinned with ridges to 3½ inches in diameter; excellent flavor. 80 days. Indeterminate. Productive.

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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