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30 Tastiest Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in Australia

Tomatoes are one of the most versatile fruits and are a staple in most Australian households, but not all tomatoes are created equal. Heirloom tomatoes are grown for their looks as much as their flavour, and pack so much more than any basic salad variety, or the modern cultivars you’ll find in shops.

In this article, we’ll share 30 of our favourite heirloom tomatoes, as well as tips on how to grow them in Australia.

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What are Heirloom Tomatoes?

Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in Australia

Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated tomatoes that have been passed down from generation to generation without any genetic modification. They are grown for their flavour, texture, and appearance, and have a longer history than most commercial tomato hybrids. 

Unlike hybrids, heirloom tomatoes are grown for flavour rather than an ability to withstand long transport and storage, and they tend to be harder to grow, with less resistance to blight and other common diseases.

If you’re up for the challenge though, you will never grow anything with as much flavour.

Different Types of Heirloom Tomatoes and How to Grow Them

Heirloom tomatoes, like any variety, can be split into two basic camps - cordon and bush. Before growing any type of tomato, check how it wants to grow, because it will have a huge impact on how you prune, and how to treat the plant throughout the year.

Cordon Heirloom Tomatoes

Cordon or indeterminate tomatoes grow as tall vines and need support to keep them from falling over. They produce tomatoes continuously throughout the growing season and require regular pruning to keep them under control.

When pruning, remove the side shoots (or suckers) that grow between the main stem and the lateral trusses, as these will slow down fruit ripening, and will only take away nutrients from the main plant.

Tip: You can use the suckers to take cuttings early in the season, and they will produce fruit and grow into an identical plant to their parent.

Bush Heirloom Tomatoes

Bush, or determinate, tomatoes grow as bushes and do not require much pruning. When your plants reach 30 to 60 cm tall, remove the lowest branches and keep pruning them out so there is about 5 inches between the soil and the lowest leaves (this will help to prevent disease).

Other than that, leave bush tomatoes well alone, and they will produce a large crop of tomatoes in mid-late summer. 

30 Tastiest Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in Australia

1. Pineapple Tomato

This large yellow beefsteak tomato has a sweet and fruity flavour, but above all else, it’s a stunningly beautiful fruit.


The orange and red stripes down the side of each fruit are retained when cooked, and you’ll be lucky to find a better tomato for roasting whole, or BBQing in foil.

Pineapple tomato are large yellow beefsteak tomato

2. Mortgage Lifter Tomato

This classic beefsteak tomato has a sweet and mild flavour and is great for slicing and using in sandwiches.


Its deep red flesh, with a tint of orange on the skin is a clue to the sweet but slightly tart flavour, making it an ideal all-rounder in the kitchen.

Mortgage Lifter Tomato is great for slicing and using in sandwiches

Source: The Diggers Club

3. Amish Paste Tomato

This heirloom is a large, meaty plum tomato that’s great for making sauces or canning. Amish paste is one of the oldest plum varieties and is easy to grow outdoors, or in greenhouses in most parts of Australia.

Amish Paste Tomato is a large, meaty plum tomato that’s great for making sauces or canning

4. Cherokee Green Tomato

Cherokee Green is one of my favourite heirloom tomatoes for home growing. It’s not particularly exciting to eat but does have a notable tartness. Its main benefits are in being really quite easy to grow, and providing fruit slightly later in the season when most tomatoes have finished.

Cherokee Green Tomato

Source: Pinetree Garden Seeds

5. Chocolate Cherry Tomato

Chocolate Cherry tomatoes are an incredibly sweet and rich-tasting heirloom tomato, and are best eaten straight off the plant for a true taste of summer.


They have a dark burgundy-brown colour and grow prolifically in most conditions.

Chocolate Cherry tomatoes are an incredibly sweet and rich-tasting heirloom tomato

6. Yellow Brandywine Tomato

This yellow beefsteak tomato is a sweeter version of the pink brandywine tomato, and is great for slicing and using in salads or on sandwiches.


A general rule with yellow tomatoes is that they are both sweeter and pastier, so while its firm flesh is good for slicing, it also makes beautiful sauces.

Yellow Brandywine Tomato is great for slicing and using in salads or on sandwiches

Source: Minnetonka Orchards

7. Green Zebra Tomato

Green zebra tomatoes are the most vibrant green heirlooms you’ll find. Their sour taste is ideal for preserves, and makes a shockingly good ketchup.


It's a favourite among gardeners and chefs alike for its unique flavour and striking appearance.

Green Zebra Tomatoes are the most vibrant green heirlooms you’ll find

8. Lemon Drop Tomato

Lemon Drop tomatoes are cute little yellow tomatoes, with a plum-tomato shape, but a salad tomato flesh. They are packed with juice too, but do need to be eaten quickly after harvesting, as they tend not to last very well.

Lemon Drop Tomatoes are cute little yellow heirloom tomatoes

Source: Brisbane Brugmansia

9. Striped Cavern Tomato

Striped Cavern tomatoes have yellow and red striped skin and a sweet, juicy flesh, but there’s only one way to eat them - stuffing!


These hollow tomatoes have very little juice, and the seeds can be scraped out to create a beautiful fruit ready for stuffing with rice, or whatever grainy mix you fancy baking.

Striped cavern heirloom tomatoes have yellow and red striped skin and a sweet, juicy flesh

10. Great White Tomato

This large, creamy white tomato has a sweet and mild flavour. It can be grown as a bush, but will become quite unruly, so is best treated as a cordon and grown with supports, and regularly pruned.

Great White Tomato is best treated as a cordon and grown with supports, and regularly pruned

Source: TomatoFest

11. Tigerella Tomato

Tigerella tomatoes have gorgeous red and orange striped skin, and are one of the most gorgeously fragranced fruits you can grow, filling your garden with powerful tomato fragrances while the fruits are ripening in summer.

Tigerella Tomato have gorgeous red and orange striped skin

12. Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Most of us will be more familiar with green tomatoes as unripe fruits, used in chutneys and pickles, but there are some heirloom varieties that actually ripen to green.


This large green tomato has a distinctly tangy flavour, and works best in salads.

Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato has a distinctly tangy flavour, and works best in salads

Source: Home For The Harvest

13. Yellow Pear Tomato

Yellow Pear tomatoes are tiny pear-shaped fruits with a simple flavour, but a glorious juicy bite. They are best eaten whole, and added to salads with a tiny pinch of salt.


They’re also, as far as we’ve found when growing them, fairly blight resistant, and will continue to ripen even if they are hit by blight.

Yellow pear heirloom tomatoes are tiny pear-shaped fruits with a simple flavour, but a glorious juicy bite

14. Black from Tula Tomato

This Russian heirloom tomato has a really deep flavour, and is surprisingly juicy. Like all black tomatoes, its sweetness is boosted as the sun intensifies on the dark skin to increase sugars within each fruit.

Black from Tula Tomato are Russian heirloom tomato

Source: MIgardener

15. Green Grape Tomato

Green Grape tomatoes are a green cherry heirloom variety with a fruity flavour. They are great for adding a pop of colour to chilies or chunky soups.


Their firm texture holds up well in cooking too, and they last well either in the fridge or the fruit bowl.

Green Grape tomatoes are a green cherry heirloom variety with a fruity flavour

16. Marvel Stripe Tomato

These beautiful heirloom tomatoes have a yellow and red striped pattern and a mild, sweet taste that's perfect for salads and sandwiches.


They have a meaty texture that makes them great for sauces, or using in chucky casseroles.

Marvel Stripe Tomato have a meaty texture that makes them great for sauces, or using in chucky casseroles

Source: TomatoFest

17. Cherokee Purple Tomato

Cherokee Purple tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety with a deep smoky flavour. Their skins are mostly deep red in colour but with a distinct greenish-brown shoulder.


They are perfect for sandwiches or burgers, but work well as a substantial addition to salads.

Cherokee Purple tomatoes are a popular heirloom tomato variety with a deep smoky flavour

18. Old German Tomato

Old German is a large, beefsteak variety with a bold sugary flavour, and firm flesh. It can be sliced thickly and grilled for delicious vegetarian burgers.


They have a pink and yellow colour and are easy to grow, making them a popular choice for home gardeners.

Old German Tomato have a pink and yellow colour and are easy to grow

Source: Territorial Seed

19. Black Cherry Tomato

Black Cherry isn’t just my favourite heirloom, it’s my favourite tomato full stop. Their dark black skins make their flesh the sweetest of any tomato variety, and they are incredibly easy to grow too.


While they are technically a cordon, they can be left to bush out and will thrive outdoors in Australia.

Black Cherry Heirloom Tomato are incredibly easy to grow

20. Purple Bumblebee Tomato

These small, purple, and red-striped tomatoes are perfect for snacking and adding to salads. They grow as cordons, so do need training and regular pruning to make the most of them, but that also means you'll have tons of fruit ripening through summer for regular harvests.

Purple Bumblebee Tomato grow as cordons, so do need training and regular pruning

Source: Dave's Seed

21. Brandywine Tomato

Brandywine tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety, best known for their large size. They have a rich pinky skin, and grow well indoors or out, and can be cooked or sliced and eaten raw with equally bold results.

Brandywine tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety, best known for their large size

22. Snow White Tomato

Snow White is a small, creamy white tomato with a delicate flavour that's perfect for salads. If you’re after something a little bit different and want to show off with a platter of multicoloured heirloom tomatoes, Snow white is an absolute must.

Snow White Tomato is a small, creamy white heirloom tomato with a delicate flavour that's perfect for salads

Source: Ball Australia

23. Sun Gold Tomato

Sun Gold tomatoes are a small, golden orange variety, known for their fruity punch - slightly acidic, but with a light sweetness, quite similar to cooking apples.


They are perfect for salads, but for me, they are best roasted whole with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of thyme to enhance their natural sweetness.

Sun gold tomatoes are small, golden orange heirloom tomato variety

24. Pink Brandywine Tomato

Pink Brandywine tomatoes are chunky beefsteaks with deep ridges. They suffer a lot from blossom end rot, but adding crushed eggshells to the soil when you plant them will usually add enough calcium to reduce the risk.

Like most Brandywine varieties, they are a challenge for some growers in warmer regions, but by avoiding watering their leaves and growing them in ventilated greenhouses you can generally have good success.

Pink Brandywine Tomatoes are chunky beefsteaks with deep ridges

Source: Seed Street

25. San Marzano Tomato

San Marzano tomatoes are a popular Italian variety. Like most Italian tomatoes, they have a luxurious meaty texture and a sweet, slightly acidic flavour. These tomatoes are perfect for canning and preserving.

San Marzano Heirloom Tomato are perfect for canning and preserving

26. Striped German Tomato

Striped German is a large, yellow, and red variety that's known for its sweet and tangy flavour.


Most packets will show pictures of distinctly striped fruits, but our experience is a much gentler skin, with reds and yellows bleeding into each other, and I much prefer the real-world results to the ones that are advertised!

Striped German Tomato is a large, yellow, and red heirloom tomato variety that's known for its sweet and tangy flavour

Source: Saanich Organics

27. Black Krim Tomato

Black Krim tomatoes are often described as smoky. I tend to disagree with that with almost all types apart from Black Kirm, whose stunningly rich texture is matched only by its deep smoky flavour, that will define anything you cook with it. 

Black Krim Tomato

28. Golden Jubilee Tomato

Golden Jubilee tomatoes are large, golden yellow salad tomatoes with a simple flavour. They are generally grown for appearance more than flavour, but if you’re going to grow a salad tomato, Golden Jubilee is probably your best option.

Golden Jubilee Tomato are large, golden yellow salad heirloom tomatoes with a simple flavour

Source: Totally Tomatoes

29. German Johnson Tomato

The distinctive pink skins of German Johnson tomatoes are thin, but hold in some of the meatiest tomato flesh you could imagine.


They can be served raw or roasted whole, but however you use them, they will add a gorgeously rich acidity to your food.

German Johnson Tomatoes can be served raw or roasted whole

30. Banana Legs Tomato

Banana Legs hold a dear place in my heart, but the seeds can be pretty hard to get hold of.


They are a yellow plum tomato, with thick, pasty flesh, and you will, if you can find them, never taste a zestier tomato with the smoothness of banana legs.

Banana Legs Tomato are a yellow plum tomato, with thick, pasty flesh


30 Tastiest Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in Australia

1. Pineapple Tomato

Pineapple tomato are large yellow beefsteak tomato

This large yellow beefsteak tomato has a sweet and fruity flavour, but above all else, it’s a stunningly beautiful fruit. The orange and red stripes down the side of each fruit are retained when cooked, and you’ll be lucky to find a better tomato for roasting whole, or BBQing in foil.

2. Mortgage Lifter Tomato

This classic beefsteak tomato has a sweet and mild flavour and is great for slicing and using in sandwiches. Its deep red flesh, with a tint of orange on the skin is a clue to the sweet but slightly tart flavour, making it an ideal all-rounder in the kitchen.

3. Amish Paste Tomato

Amish Paste Tomato is a large, meaty plum tomato that’s great for making sauces or canning

This heirloom is a large, meaty plum tomato that’s great for making sauces or canning. Amish paste is one of the oldest plum varieties and is easy to grow outdoors, or in greenhouses in most parts of Australia.

4. Cherokee Green Tomato

Cherokee Green is one of my favourite heirloom tomatoes for home growing. It’s not particularly exciting to eat but does have a notable tartness. Its main benefits are in being really quite easy to grow, and providing fruit slightly later in the season when most tomatoes have finished.

5. Chocolate Cherry Tomato

Chocolate Cherry tomatoes are an incredibly sweet and rich-tasting heirloom tomato

Chocolate Cherry tomatoes are an incredibly sweet and rich-tasting heirloom tomato, and are best eaten straight off the plant for a true taste of summer. They have a dark burgundy-brown colour and grow prolifically in most conditions.

6. Yellow Brandywine Tomato

This yellow beefsteak tomato is a sweeter version of the pink brandywine tomato, and is great for slicing and using in salads or on sandwiches. A general rule with yellow tomatoes is that they are both sweeter and pastier, so while its firm flesh is good for slicing, it also makes beautiful sauces.

7. Green Zebra Tomato

Green Zebra Tomatoes are the most vibrant green heirlooms you’ll find

Green zebra tomatoes are the most vibrant green heirlooms you’ll find. Their sour taste is ideal for preserves, and makes a shockingly good ketchup. It's a favourite among gardeners and chefs alike for its unique flavour and striking appearance.

8. Lemon Drop Tomato

Lemon Drop tomatoes are cute little yellow tomatoes, with a plum-tomato shape, but a salad tomato flesh. They are packed with juice too, but do need to be eaten quickly after harvesting, as they tend not to last very well.

9. Striped Cavern Tomato

Striped cavern heirloom tomatoes have yellow and red striped skin and a sweet, juicy flesh

Striped Cavern tomatoes have yellow and red striped skin and a sweet, juicy flesh, but there’s only one way to eat them - stuffing! These hollow tomatoes have very little juice, and the seeds can be scraped out to create a beautiful fruit ready for stuffing with rice, or whatever grainy mix you fancy baking.

10. Great White Tomato

Great White Tomato is best treated as a cordon and grown with supports, and regularly pruned

Source: TomatoFest

This large, creamy white tomato has a sweet and mild flavour. It can be grown as a bush, but will become quite unruly, so is best treated as a cordon and grown with supports, and regularly pruned.

11. Tigerella Tomato

Tigerella Tomato have gorgeous red and orange striped skin

Tigerella tomatoes have gorgeous red and orange striped skin, and are one of the most gorgeously fragranced fruits you can grow, filling your garden with powerful tomato fragrances while the fruits are ripening in summer.

12. Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Most of us will be more familiar with green tomatoes as unripe fruits, used in chutneys and pickles, but there are some heirloom varieties that actually ripen to green. This large green tomato has a distinctly tangy flavour, and works best in salads.

13. Yellow Pear Tomato

Yellow pear heirloom tomatoes are tiny pear-shaped fruits with a simple flavour, but a glorious juicy bite

Yellow Pear tomatoes are tiny pear-shaped fruits with a simple flavour, but a glorious juicy bite. They are best eaten whole, and added to salads with a tiny pinch of salt. They’re also, as far as we’ve found when growing them, fairly blight resistant, and will continue to ripen even if they are hit by blight.

14. Black from Tula Tomato

Black from Tula Tomato are Russian heirloom tomato

Source: MIgardener

This Russian heirloom tomato has a really deep flavour, and is surprisingly juicy. Like all black tomatoes, its sweetness is boosted as the sun intensifies on the dark skin to increase sugars within each fruit.

15. Green Grape Tomato

Green Grape tomatoes are a green cherry heirloom variety with a fruity flavour

Green Grape tomatoes are a green cherry heirloom variety with a fruity flavour. They are great for adding a pop of colour to chilies or chunky soups. Their firm texture holds up well in cooking too, and they last well either in the fridge or the fruit bowl.

16. Marvel Stripe Tomato

Marvel Stripe Tomato have a meaty texture that makes them great for sauces, or using in chucky casseroles

Source: TomatoFest

These beautiful heirloom tomatoes have a yellow and red striped pattern and a mild, sweet taste that's perfect for salads and sandwiches. They have a meaty texture that makes them great for sauces, or using in chucky casseroles.

17. Cherokee Purple Tomato

Cherokee Purple tomatoes are a popular heirloom tomato variety with a deep smoky flavour

Cherokee Purple tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety with a deep smoky flavour. Their skins are mostly deep red in colour but with a distinct greenish-brown shoulder. They are perfect for sandwiches or burgers, but work well as a substantial addition to salads.

18. Old German Tomato

Old German is a large, beefsteak variety with a bold sugary flavour, and firm flesh. It can be sliced thickly and grilled for delicious vegetarian burgers. They have a pink and yellow colour and are easy to grow, making them a popular choice for home gardeners.

19. Black Cherry Tomato

Black Cherry Heirloom Tomato are incredibly easy to grow

Black Cherry isn’t just my favourite heirloom, it’s my favourite tomato full stop. Their dark black skins make their flesh the sweetest of any tomato variety, and they are incredibly easy to grow too. While they are technically a cordon, they can be left to bush out and will thrive outdoors in Australia.

20. Purple Bumblebee Tomato

Purple Bumblebee Tomato grow as cordons, so do need training and regular pruning

Source: Dave's Seed

These small, purple, and red-striped tomatoes are perfect for snacking and adding to salads. They grow as cordons, so do need training and regular pruning to make the most of them, but that also means you'll have tons of fruit ripening through summer for regular harvests.

21. Brandywine Tomato

Brandywine tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety, best known for their large size

Brandywine tomatoes are a popular heirloom variety, best known for their large size. They have a rich pinky skin, and grow well indoors or out, and can be cooked or sliced and eaten raw with equally bold results.

22. Snow White Tomato

Snow White is a small, creamy white tomato with a delicate flavour that's perfect for salads. If you’re after something a little bit different and want to show off with a platter of multicoloured heirloom tomatoes, Snow white is an absolute must.

23. Sun Gold Tomato

Sun gold tomatoes are small, golden orange heirloom tomato variety

Sun Gold tomatoes are a small, golden orange variety, known for their fruity punch - slightly acidic, but with a light sweetness, quite similar to cooking apples. They are perfect for salads, but for me, they are best roasted whole with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of thyme to enhance their natural sweetness.

24. Pink Brandywine Tomato

Pink Brandywine Tomatoes are chunky beefsteaks with deep ridges

Source: Seed Street

Pink Brandywine tomatoes are chunky beefsteaks with deep ridges. They suffer a lot from blossom end rot, but adding crushed eggshells to the soil when you plant them will usually add enough calcium to reduce the risk.

Like most Brandywine varieties, they are a challenge for some growers in warmer regions, but by avoiding watering their leaves and growing them in ventilated greenhouses you can generally have good success.

25. San Marzano Tomato

San Marzano Heirloom Tomato are perfect for canning and preserving

San Marzano tomatoes are a popular Italian variety. Like most Italian tomatoes, they have a luxurious meaty texture and a sweet, slightly acidic flavour. These tomatoes are perfect for canning and preserving.

26. Striped German Tomato

Striped German is a large, yellow, and red variety that's known for its sweet and tangy flavour. Most packets will show pictures of distinctly striped fruits, but our experience is a much gentler skin, with reds and yellows bleeding into each other, and I much prefer the real-world results to the ones that are advertised!

27. Black Krim Tomato

Black Krim Tomato

Black Krim tomatoes are often described as smoky. I tend to disagree with that with almost all types apart from Black Kirm, whose stunningly rich texture is matched only by its deep smoky flavour, that will define anything you cook with it. 

28. Golden Jubilee Tomato

Golden Jubilee tomatoes are large, golden yellow salad tomatoes with a simple flavour. They are generally grown for appearance more than flavour, but if you’re going to grow a salad tomato, Golden Jubilee is probably your best option.

29. German Johnson Tomato

German Johnson Tomatoes can be served raw or roasted whole

The distinctive pink skins of German Johnson tomatoes are thin, but hold in some of the meatiest tomato flesh you could imagine. They can be served raw or roasted whole, but however you use them, they will add a gorgeously rich acidity to your food.

30. Banana Legs Tomato

Banana Legs Tomato are a yellow plum tomato, with thick, pasty flesh


Banana Legs hold a dear place in my heart, but the seeds can be pretty hard to get hold of. They are a yellow plum tomato, with thick, pasty flesh, and you will, if you can find them, never taste a zestier tomato with the smoothness of banana legs.

How to Propagate Heirloom Tomatoes

Propagating heirloom tomatoes is an easy and cost-effective way to grow your own plants, and is exactly the same as propagating any other variety:

  1. Start by making sure your outdoor temperatures are ready for tomatoes. They need constant temperatures above 10°C to develop healthy true leaves, so should be started in early spring.
  2. Fill a module tray with seed compost, mixed with 50% perlite to reduce the chances of damping off (a fungal disease that causes seedlings to wilt and flop over).
  3. Sow one seed per module, then lightly sprinkle 1-2 mm of sieved compost or perlite over the top.
  4. Place the module tray in a tray of water until the surface looks slightly damp.
  5. Lift out and leave to drain. This creates good contact between the soil and the seed and provides enough moisture for the seeds to germinate.
  6. Germination will take about a week.
  7. After germination, keep the soil moist, and store the module tray in a bright, warm place, with plenty of natural light.
  8. When seedlings develop true leaves, and the roots have filled their modules, prick them out into 10cm pots to grow on.
  9. When the roots have filled those pots, move them into the ground, pots field with compost, or grow bags, and begin feeding as soon as their first flower buds appear.

Be sure to check out our in-depth guide on how to grow tomatoes in Australia

Where to Buy Heirloom Tomato Seeds in Australia

Different Types of Heirloom Tomatoes

There are several reputable seed suppliers in Australia that sell a wide range of heirloom tomato seeds. Here are a few of our top picks:

The Lost Seed

The Lost Seed is a family-owned business based in Tasmania specialises in heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, including a large selection of heirloom tomato varieties.

Green Harvest

Green Harvest, a Queensland-based seed supplier offers a range of organic and non-hybrid seeds, including many heirloom tomato varieties.

Diggers Club

Diggers Club, a Melbourne-based gardening club and seed supplier is dedicated to preserving heirloom and heritage varieties of fruits and vegetables, including a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes.

Eden Seeds

Eden Seeds, a seed supplier based in Queensland, offers a variety of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, including many unique and unusual tomato varieties.

Heirloom Tomatoes Frequently Asked Questions

Do heirloom tomatoes taste better than regular tomatoes?

Heirloom tomatoes have a richer, firmer flesh in most cases, but there are some incredibly flavourful modern varieties, like romello (a tiny cross between heirloom romas, and cherry tomatoes,).

What I can say for sure though, is that heirloom tomatoes offer a much wider variety of flavour than modern cultivars.

Which is better, heirloom or hybrid tomatoes?

Depending on why you're growing them, choosing between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes should be pretty simple. If you’re growing because you want a good-looking basket of tomatoes, grow heirlooms.

If you’re growing because you want flavour, grow both. If you’re looking for easy varieties with disease resistance, grow modern hybrids or F1 tomatoes.

What are the disadvantages of heirloom tomatoes?

Heirloom tomatoes are gorgeous fruits, and packed with flavour, but they do have their disadvantages. The disadvantages of heirloom tomatoes are that they are more susceptible to pest damage, disease, as well as generally being less fruitful.

Why are heirloom tomatoes so expensive?

Like most things, if you want the best tomatoes, they tend to come at a price. And because heirloom tomatoes are lovingly grown, and their seeds are saved in stricter conditions, the process of getting seeds from the ground to your packet is more time consuming, and time equals money.

Wrapping Up Our List of the Tastiest Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in Australia

Growing heirloom tomatoes is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that allows you to savour the delicious and unique flavours of these ancient varieties. With a little planning and preparation, you can successfully grow a wide range of heirloom tomatoes in your own backyard, whether you're an experienced gardener or a beginner. 

Not your traditional tomato but you may want to consider growing some Australian native bush tomatoes for a totally different experience and taste to the delicious heirloom tomatoes mentioned above.

So why not try your hand at growing one or more of these 30 tastiest heirloom tomatoes in Australia and experience the joy of harvesting your own fresh, flavourful fruit?

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  1. Thanks Russell, we wanted to provide tasty tomatoes that aren’t regularly grown to expand the palet of Australians to the wonderful tastes that tomatoes can provide.

    Have you selected any from our list to grow?

    Cheers,
    Nathan

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