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A North Texas Tomato Guide

Know your Green Zebras from your Sun Golds.
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A North Texas Tomato Guide

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Fall is the best time to grow tomatoes in North Texas, says Kim Martin of Barking Cat Farm. Set plants in mid-July and provide shade and extra water to get them through the hot summer. Small varieties—cocktail, grape, cherry—will grow successfully through the summer. Most full-size tomatoes, such as slicer and beefsteaks, will not produce fruit when nighttime temps are above 75 degrees.

Martin weighs in on the best local varieties.