I've grown a lot of better boys, romas, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes over the years. I'm looking for a few new to me varieties that are proven producers with few problems and good flavor that will grow well in Kentucky. I use them raw, as salsa and sauce.
I'm reasonably happy with Better Boys. But more disease resistance and fewer ripening problems would be welcome.
I want to get away from beefsteak because their uneven ripening and weird shapes. Bragging about a big tomato is one thing...having one that is shaped well for making many good sandwich slices is another. Some of my biggest this year:
I've grown Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes for several years. They're good producers but I've had a significant number of splits. I'm ready for a change.
Roma is a good canning tomato. Do you know of other varieties that produce a high flesh to seed ratio and produce well?
I've heard they grow some sweet varieties in California that I would like to hear more about.