Web Link: Best Tomatoes for Hot, Dry Climates

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…

Read the full article online at: Tomato Dirt

Tomato Dirt is an excellent resource for anything tomato-related.

Published by: Tomato Dirt


  1. “Tomatoes For Hot Dry Climates”. Tomato Dirt. N.p., 2017. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.




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