What are the best tomatoes for hot, dry climates? Desert-like areas present special challenges for the gardener, including drought, intense sun, wind, and sandy or clay soil.
But you can grow tomatoes successfully in hot, dry areas by using a few special techniques … and by choosing appropriate varieties.
Look for tomato varieties with these qualities:
- Short- to midseason maturity. Tomatoes that flower early (even when nighttime temperatures are cool) and reach the picking stage sooner than later can be harvested before the desert climate’s hottest season.
- Disease resistance. Early blight spreads easily in hot climates.
- Thick stems. Strong tomatoes can withstand wind and exposure that’s so common in hot, dry climates.
Check out these tomato varieties that have a reputation for growing well in desert-like conditions…
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- “Tomatoes For Hot Dry Climates”. Tomato Dirt. N.p., 2017. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.