In 2013 many of us lost much of our tomato plants to late season blight (Phytophthora infestans) because we had so much rain. Tomatoes don’t like too much water. They prefer consistent moisture. Now there are several good blight resistant tomato varieties available, some developed right here in North Carolina at North Carolina State U.
Here are three tested and proven varieties that we can plant this spring with an assurance that the blight won’t get them if it rains too much.
‘Jasper’ – a red cherry tomato
‘Mountain Magic’ – a good tasting regular sized tomato
‘Matt’s Wild Cherry – an heirloom variety that has proven itself over the years as blight resistant
‘Iron Lady’ – a small bushy fruit bearer, around 3″
Give these a try, and if you remember later in the season, come back to this page and let us know how your’s did this season.