It might be necessary to grow a variety that is specific to the humid tropics. It is my understanding that tomatoes originally came from a very arid place in South America. Hawaii may require its own tomato varieties that stay healthy and produce well.
. . . Anyway
, I tell people who think they don't like tomatoes to try one that isn't red. The golden cherries are especially tasty and lots of gardeners grow Sungold.
I have this serious
trial going on in my garden over the last 4 or 5 years. It is to learn which is a better variety: the very popular Sungold or the Sunsugar that I've grown for about 10 years now. I figure it is going to take me about 20 years to make a decision on this . . .
Many of the modern cherries are very sweet, including red ones. I've got Super Sweet 100 and it really is an improvement on the Sweet 100's I used to grow.
There are also larger tomatoes in colors different from red and, generally, they have a different flavor. However, those cherries are especially sweet.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks