digitS' wrote: ... I know HG has Florida, Alabama and Louisiana gardeners. Perhaps they will weigh in on some of their favorites.
And Mississippi gardeners! Don't forget about that land mass between Mobile and New Orleans!
You didn't say from where you are moving. If this is your first venture down South, know that not only are you going to deal with heat, but also humidity. Some varieties that are touted as 'heat tolerant' may also have a measure of humidity tolerance as well since humidity brings fungal problems that plain ol' heat won't.
These are on my list of "have" or "want to try:"
Better Boy, Heat Wave II, Amelia, Solar Fire, Solar Set, Manalucie, Bradley, Super Sioux, Homestead 24, Porter, Heatmaster, Mountain Supreme, Sunmaster, Sweet Million, Arkansas Traveler, Brandywine, Dad’s Mug, San Marzano.
My Better Boys did pretty well this year. I was disappointed in my Heat Wave variety, but that was my fault. I'll try them again next year. My San Marzano plants did surprisingly well.
Pretty much anywhere in the panhandle will be the same planting zone as I am -- 8b -- so depending on where you're coming from, you might have to rethink "normal' planting times. Think about starting seeds in January or early February for planting out in March, and then starting seeds again in July/early August for planting out in September for a fall crop.
And Welcome to the forum!