Tastiest in 2021
The varieties with the best taste are those that scored 10/8 or higher in our taste tests.
How did we evaluate tomato varieties in 2021?
The taste of tomatoes is mainly affected by acids and sugars. Both can be very little, enough, or a lot, respectively sour/sweet, very sweet. If the acidity is very low and sugars are still present, then it is sweet. If there are no acids or sugars, it is a "winter supermarket tomato". In addition, there may be different nuances of taste, the most common being fruity (very sweet fruity Pineapple), but also spicy or salty (sour-sweet slightly salty micro tomato Tiny Tim) or bitter (very sweet bitter currant Coyote).
The aftertaste is also very important, so you can still taste it for a long time. The best varieties have an aftertaste of several minutes, the more common ones lose their taste in seconds. If there was no aftertaste, we rated a maximum of 10/5.
We evaluated (very critically) more than 350 varieties on a scale of 1..10 and the distribution is here:
1 World's worst tomato (4 varieties)
2 Tasteless and pointless (12 varieties, including Yellow Fire and several other varieties with an interesting appearance)
3 Better not to try (27 varieties, including several that should taste very good)
4 Tolerable, nothing special (39 varieties)
5 More or less (41 varieties)
6 Good (53 varieties)
7 Very good (44 varieties)
8 Excellent (14)
9 Rarely Excellent (1, Waratah)
10 Best in the World (found none)
Our opinions are not fundamental and the taste of the variety may vary from year to year depending on the weather and growing conditions. The best-tasting fruits grew in the field.
Image: Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, 10/8
Cornered, high growth, disease-resistant, very sweet and tasty cherry tomato cultivation in a greenhouse.