+ enlarge imageKnowing the best tomatoes will
greatly enhance your cooking.
Thanks to Mother Nature's savvy planning, there's a tomato for every culinary need.
Hearty common tomatoes, including the supersize beefsteak varieties, are ideal for sandwiches, salads, stir-frying, or other cooking. They're juicy and firm-textured and are often available in red, yellow, and orange.
Plum (sometimes labeled roma) tomatoes make great sauces. Drop these beauties into a pot to simmer into a velvety sauce.
Tiny cherry and grape varieties grow in hues of red, orange, and yellow and boast a big, sweet taste. They're perfect for snacking out of hand or tossing into salads.