35 Tomato Varieties for 2020

We identify each tomato variety as determinate or indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes are varieties that grow to a fixed mature size and ripen all their fruit in a short period, usually about 2 weeks. ... They are generally smaller plants than indeterminate tomatoes, with most growing to a compact 4-5 ft. tall. Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal. Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support.  Pictured is the Biltmore tomato.  A must try, slicing tomato.



38 Pepper Varieties for 2020

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or "heat") of chili peppers and other spicy foods, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units based on the concentration of capsaicinoids, among which capsaicin is the predominant component.

Pungency  SHU   

Very highly pungent  Above 80,000   

Highly pungent  25,000 to 70,000   

Moderately pungent  3,000 to 25,000   

Mildly pungent  700 to 3,000   

Non pungent  0 to 700 

over the past 30 years

We've grown pretty much all varieties.  I can personally recommend what I have found to be my favorite varieties.  

1.  Biltmore Tomato.  This is a slicer that has few seeds, very meaty, crack resistant, and the perfect size to cover a hamburger on a bun and it has a great tomato flavor.

2.  Cajun Bell pepper.  This is a smaller bell pepper with just a hint of heat.  After my wife parboils, stuffs, and cooks these they are to die for.


3.  Patio Snacker cucumber.  This is a space saving cucumber vine that produces cucs like grandmas favorite hen lays eggs!  They are crisp, tender, and have a mild cucumber taste.  Definitely a great cucumber.

2020 vegetables

2020 vegetables (xlsx)