Tomatoes are one of the most common plants you’ll find in home gardens, which is no surprise as they’re so delicious and nutritious!
Honestly, I have never found a tomato variety that tasted bad, but there are some varieties that taste better than others.
Interestingly, we can actually measure the sweetness of tomato plants. Tomatoes have a Brix rating, which tells us how sweet a tomato cultivar is. Incredible, right?
In this article, I’ll show you the sweetest tomatoes you can either buy or, even better, grow in your garden.
You’ll learn more info about these varieties, their Brix rating, and their care requirements.
Let’s get started!
Sweetest Tomatoes (Cherry Types)
If something contains sugar, we call it sweet. Tomatoes contain sugar, but don’t worry; the sugar content isn’t high so you can eat as many tomatoes as you want!
Tomatoes should be included in a regular diet due to their many health benefits, and the sugar content should be your last concern when it comes to this fruit! They taste sweet, but are still healthy; what an amazing feature!
Due to their sugar content, tomatoes taste sweet – the more sugar and less acidity, the sweeter they’ll be. The Brix rating tells us about the sugar content in tomato varieties. Some varieties have a Brix rating of 10.5, which means they are super sweet.
I’ll start with the sweetest of the sweetest, so keep reading to find out more.
Let’s dive right in!
Rosada tomatoes have a unique and unforgettable flavor.
Why is the Rosada the sweetest tomato? It’s enough to say that this variety has a Brix rating of 10.5!
These meaty, oblong tomatoes will become the favorites of even the pickiest eaters.
Not only do humans love these tomatoes, but bees also enjoy them. This means that growing Rosada tomatoes in your garden will provide your bees with a lot of pollen full of nectar.
These are heirloom tomatoes that thrive best in well-draining soil blends and need a lot of full sun to thrive.
Sun Gold Tomatoes
The Sun Gold tomato variety is an award-winning cultivar, so there’s no need to persuade you to try this tomato! These tomatoes are famous all around the world and are easily identified due to their distinctive golden orange skin.
The Brix rating for this cultivar is 9.3, which makes it perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
If you decide to grow Sun Gold tomatoes, you won’t be making any salads as you’ll most certainly eat all the Sun Gold fruit directly from the vine! (don’t ask how I know).
This cherry tomato variety must spend at least 6 hours in direct sunlight to flourish and produce the tastiest crops.
Don’t forget to give it at least an inch of water each week because you don’t want them to dry out. If you live in California and want to plant these tomatoes, pay attention to the last frost in your region.
Another sweet tomato is the Apero variety, which produces small, red cherry fruits on long trusses. The flavor of this tomato is a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
This is considered a disease-resistant variety, so you’ll rarely encounter issues.
However, pay attention to tomato hornworm and their eggs because these pests frequently attack tomato plants.
If you want to grow robust tomato cultivars with sweet flavors, consider Cherrola tomatoes. Growers really love this variety because it’s not only robust, but also produces lots of fruit.
It’s also one of the sweetest tomato varieties you can buy or grow in your garden.
You can expect about 20 delicious, deep red fruits on each truss.
These tomatoes are perfect for grow bags, so if you’re short on space there is a way to get homegrown tomatoes on your table. Make sure you choose the right size grow bag for your tomatoes.
Some tomato cultivars are perennials that are frequently grown as annuals. One such variety is the plum tomato Floridity.
This F1 hybrid tomato variety produces long and small fruits on vines.
This variety is well-liked among growers as it has shown pretty good resistance to diseases such as Fusarium.
You can grow Floridity tomatoes both indoors and outdoors, but remember that this is a vining variety so it will need suitable support.
Tomato seedlings should be robust and typically dark green when healthy.
The Sakura variety is very famous due to its sweet taste. Still, it’s also a resistant variety that’s perfect for outdoor cultivation.
It’s another F1 hybrid variety, so you can expect up to 20 fruits on a single vine.
It tastes great in salads, and even though its flavor in cooked meals is amazing, I prefer eating it raw.
It’s a cherry type of tomato that requires well-draining soil and a lot of sun to thrive.
Black Cherry Tomatoes
If you are looking for the best-tasting tomato, you should try the Black cherry tomato cultivar.
It has a unique, rich, and old-fashioned taste, and this tomato isn’t a hybrid.
The small, juicy fruits develop in clusters on robust indeterminate vines. The fruits have a firm outer skin.
Be careful if you have a lot of Black cherry tomatoes on your plate because you won’t be able to stop at one!
It will take a lot of sun and nutrients to go through all the tomato seedling stages.
What I especially like about this tomato is that it takes only 65 days to mature, which is way less than other common varieties.
If you aren’t into red tomatoes and want to try something else, here’s a yellow variety – the Sun Baby.
The thin skin is a definite plus, and the flavor is a superb combination of sweetness and acidity.
This cultivar is substantially less expensive than the similar Sungold variety.
You can save the seeds and grow Sun Baby tomatoes the following season.
Believe it or not, this variety can produce up to 50 fruits on a single truss. Therefore, it’ll need robust support or the stem will quickly break.
The Brix rating is 7.8, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by its taste.
So tiny, yet so delicious! Sun Sugar tomatoes are the favorite of many, including children. The name fits perfectly; these are sweet, rich-flavored tomatoes full of beta-carotene, vitamin C, niacin, and folate.
If you struggle with blood pressure and muscle pain, these tomatoes should definitely be on your plate.
I have to mention that these tomatoes will lose their taste if put in a fridge. Keep them at room temperature and eat them fresh. I am sure you won’t have problems with that.
Golden Sweet Tomatoes
Another sweet cherry tomato is the Golden Sweet variety. It’s an F1 hybrid and produces elongated, bright yellow to orange fruits.
Many describe this variety as having a pure tomato flavor. You’ll know what this means if you are a true tomato lover.
The fruits grow on indeterminate vines, so you won’t get any unless you provide the stem with adequate support.
Tommy Toe Tomatoes
The Tommy Toe variety has the cutest name of all and is one of the best-tasting cherry tomatoes.
This is a North American heirloom variety with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
It is believed that this tomato variety comes from the Ozarks.
It’s an open-pollinated tomato, so make sure to save the seeds for next year!
As you can see from the name, it’s not only labeled as super sweet but also has the number 100, implying that there’s much more to it.
And that’s completely true; Supersweet 100 tomatoes are sweet, juicy, and rich, and the most incredible thing is that you can find up to 100 fruits on each vine (yes, you read it right).
This means you can get 500 delicious fruits from a single plant during just one growing season!
However, this was not the first tomato on the market with large yields and an especially sweet flavor.
The Sweet 100 is the parent plant and was first introduced in 1978. It completely changed people’s thoughts on tomatoes in general.
This cultivar immediately became well-known because of its quick growth, huge yields, and sweet fruits.
In 1982, the Supersweet 100 hybrid occurred as an enhanced variety in terms of disease resistance.
So, Fusarium wilt and Tobacco Mosaic Virus shouldn’t be a big concern if you grow these tomatoes.
Don’t let the name fool you; Roma tomatoes are not (completely) an Italian variety. They’re a hybrid tomato of the San Marzano and Pan America varieties.
The Roma tomato features oblong, red, pink, or yellow fruits up to 4 inches in length.
It is praised for its meaty, tightly packed flesh, and sweet, acidic, and rich flavor.
They are a preferred choice for cooking as they are low-moisture paste tomatoes whose flavor is enhanced by heat.
Grilled, roasted, or sun-dried, this tomato tastes incredible.
Sweetest Beefsteak Tomatoes
Although many people claim that cherry, plum, or grape tomatoes are the sweetest, don’t underestimate large beefsteak tomatoes.
Many of these tomato varieties have been subjected to taste tests, and guess what? They won them all!
Don’t expect these tomatoes to taste good if you buy them in stores. Only homegrown varieties have the ‘real’ Brix rating. Don’t forget to remove the lectins from tomatoes you buy in supermarkets.
Let’s look at some of the sweetest and tastiest beefsteak tomatoes ever!
I believe the name says it all. Brandywine tomatoes are heirloom tomato varieties. You can find data on their production in seed catalogs as far back as the beginning of the 19th century (yes, they’re pretty old).
The only drawback of this variety is that it takes from 80 to 100 days to mature. But it’s definitely worth it!
If you are a fan of sandwiches, Brandywine tomatoes are perfect for you.
Each fruit can weigh up to 2 pounds – so many delicious slices from a single tomato!
You can find them in yellow, pink, and red, and their meaty texture will make you want more and more of them.
Meet the Cherokee Purple, an heirloom, beefsteak tomato famous for its meaty texture and rich flavor.
This variety is less acidic than most other varieties, so it’s perfect for those looking for the sweetest tomatoes.
Numerous heirloom varieties are prone to wilts, splitting, and other tomato problems. The Cherokee Purple is notable for its hardiness and abundant fruit yield.
The Cherokee Purple is often mistaken for the Black Krim tomato, but they are two different types.
This is an open-pollinated type of tomato, so you can save the seeds and get delicious fruits each year.
German Pink Tomatoes
You can guess where these delicious tomatoes come from! They are native to the Bavarian region, but are cultivated all around the world.
They are extremely sought-after due to their stunning, deep pink hue, substantial size, and superb taste.
Although German Pink tomatoes may be tricky to maintain, I guarantee success once you learn the basics. That’s why checking growing guides and following the tips is essential.
If you ever visit Germany, order tomato soup and enjoy the unique taste of German Pink tomatoes.
Caspian Pink Tomatoes
Another sweet beefsteak tomato is the Caspian Pink tomato cultivar.
The ripe fruits, and even their flesh, is deep pink, so they look lovely on tables and plates.
Once the harvest season begins, you can pick many of these delicious tomatoes in a few weeks.
The seeds of this variety may be hard to find, but try online and make sure you consult with the supplier.
Once you plant these tomatoes, you may have to wait for about 80 days for the harvest, but it’s worth every second.
Last, but not least, I present to you the Pineapple tomato. Kind of a weird name, but it stands for a reason.
I always describe the taste of this variety as sweet with a tone of tropical taste.
If you aren’t a patient person, I don’t recommend growing this variety because it needs about 100 days to mature.
Fight the urge to harvest these fruits too soon; the longer you wait, the tastier the fruit will be (don’t wait too long).
Who likes green tomatoes, anyway?!
The fruits are pretty large and can weigh up to 2 pounds.
If you were looking for tomatoes with high sugar content, there you go; I’ve shown you some of the sweetest tomatoes you can either grow or buy! Make sure they are homegrown if you want the real sweet taste.
If you plan to grow any of the listed varieties, I recommend checking their requirements and if they are able to be grown in the climate of your area.
Also, pay attention when purchasing the seeds as they may be labeled as some of the sweet varieties, but you can end up with a hybrid that’s nothing like the sweet one you’re looking for.
If you can, try all these varieties, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Until next time!