Hi, I'm new to the forum. I live at 7300' in Colorado. Our frost free growing season is from late May to mid September. I have not had much luck growing my tomatoes in the ground here. I get a lot of green ones and then we get a freeze. I either have to pick them green or cover them and hope they survive. I built a greenhouse and tried to grom them in there. I only got a few small tomatoes. I did not add lights and I think they did not get enough light to produce good. Plus it was expensive heating th egreenhouse all winter! This year I started 5 plants inside the house hydroponically under lights and then moved them outside in early June. They did great! I had 50+ tomatoes on each plant. When the first freeze was predicted (September 12) I moved them back inside where they continue to ripen and produce.
I grew a Roma, a bush Beefsteak, a bush Early Girl, and a Tiny Tim (I think). Only the Tiny Tim (?) tasted like an old fashion tomato. The other 3 were better than what you can buy in the store, but did not taste as good as the home grown ones from years back. We used the same fertilizer on all of them.
For next year I want to find a variety or varieties that tastes good and are red and are a bush type (so I can move them inside when I need to).
What varieties do you all suggest?