- kpaumer Apr 27, 2009 12:46 PM
Looking for a good sweet tomato, for sandwiches and salads. Any suggestions?
IMHO you need two different tomatoes. Cherry are better for salads, and larger slicing tomatoes are better for, well, slicing :)
my favorites for salad are Grape or Sweet 100.
as far as larger ones go, i've heard Gold Medal are incredibly sweet but i've never tried them. Brandywine is my favorite.
For sandwiches, go with red or pink Brandywine tomatoes. They're the large beefsteak type tomatoes that can weigh a pound or more and are great for slicing. You don't find those too much in grocery stores but most farmer's markets will have them, and you can grow them from seed or buy seedlings from your garden center.
For salads, just about any kind of cherry tomato will do. Sweet 100's are easily found at most grocery stores (and even if they're not labeled as such, any variety labeled "cherry tomatoes" at the store are probably Sweet 100's.)