The short, cool growing season makes tomato production on the Prairies challenging. Transplants are a must, however tomatoes do not appear to benefit from plastic mulches or crop covers. Blossom end rot is a common problem and is considered in the cultivar recommendations.


  • Bella Rosa – (SAK)- Early, with good yields of small sweet fruit
  • Cabot - (TER) – Good yields of relatively small fruit. Sweet but lacking in acidity.
  • Defiant – (J, VE, ST) – Early with god yield potential small uniform fruit. Late blight resistant
  • Duchess - (KY, VE) – Large numbers of small round fruit. Acceptable taste.
  • Early Girl  - (WCS) – Very Early Good yield. High % red.
  • Manitoba – (EFG) -Early with good yields. Fruit are small with firm skin but taste good.
  • Oregon Spring – (J, TER) – Very early. with good yield potential. Small uniform fruit. Late blight resistant
  • Scotia – (VE) – Early with good yields. Small , juicy fruit with some shoulder cracking
  • Starfire (TER)
  • Tribute – (SAK) – Early with very good yields of nice tasting but acidic fruit

Mild – season

Late – season
Visit the 2012 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current tomato recommendations.


Heirloom tomatoes

Visit the 2007 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current heirloom tomato recommendations.