Tomato season is here! Summer’s tomatoes come in all shapes and sizes, from sweet cherry tomatoes to hearty heirlooms. Embrace the bounty, and learn how to make the most of each type with these tips.
Oblong or pear-shaped tomatoes with a thick flesh. They are great for tomato sauce, tomato paste, dehydrating, roasting and canning.
Look for: Roma, San Marzano
Flavorful tomatoes that come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. They’re excellent for slicing, in salads, with fresh pasta or baked in tarts.
Look for: Early Girl, Green Zebra, Yellow Valencia, Big Pink
Large to very large tomatoes that are great for slicing and using in sandwiches and salads, or drizzled with olive oil and vinegar.
Look for: Brandywine, Sunny Boy, Cherokee Purple
Find more tips and recipes in our tomato guide, and get all of our pointers for selecting, preparing and cooking with tomatoes.