5 Great All-Purpose Tomato Varieties

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Amish Paste

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Amish Paste is a traditional paste-style heirloom tomato featuring meaty insides and few seeds.


Rutgers tomatoes have a more classic round tomato shape but open up to reveal a meatiness worthy of canning and preserving.

San Marzano

San Marzano tomatoes are probably one of the best-known all-purpose tomatoes.


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Celebrity tomatoes are another with a classic round shape for slicing and fresh eating but plenty of pulp for preserving and canning.

Cherokee Purple

If you love that “black tomato” color and classic heirloom flavor, grow Cherokee Purple tomatoes.

Gill’s All-Purpose

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Gill’s All-Purpose tomato is one to watch if it gains traction and availability.