Tomatoes grow best with warm temperatures, but too much heat can be detrimental to the overall yield of many tomato plants.

Those that live in very warm climates have had to deal with this aggravating fact in July and August as the tomatoes pretty much stop producing.

Many tomato plants not only halt fruit development, but they may also die from the high temperatures.

That's why it is very important to choose varieties that are well suited for your climate.

If you live in an area that sees very warm summers, here are five great tomatoes that suit your warm climate.

Arkansas Traveler

Arkansas Traveler Tomato

The Arkansas Traveler tomato is an heirloom variety that originated in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

It has a deep pink color and a good balance of sweetness and tartness in flavor. This tomato produces exceptionally well in very warm temperatures.

Omar's Lebanese

Omars Lebanese Tomato

Omar's Lebanese comes from the country of Lebanon and is admired for it's very large fruit and excellent taste.

These tomatoes can grow to over 1-1/2 pounds and feature distinctive wrinkly shoulders.

They also grow very well in warm, dry climates.

Heatwave II

Heatwave II Tomato

The Heatwave II is a hybrid tomato especially bred to endure warm climates while still producing an abundance of fruit.

This tomato plant will still set fruit when it is 95°F outside, which makes it ideal for warm climates.

Costoluto Genovese

Costoluto Genovese Tomato

The Costoluto Genovese might have a strange name, but it's no stranger to warm climates. It's an heirloom variety from Italy and the fruit grow to about one pound in size.

If you live in a very warm climate, this might become your favorite tomato.


SunMaster Tomato

As the name suggests, the SunMaster tomato loves warm climates and plenty of sun.

This tomato is a hybrid variety developed for growing in the Southwest US and other warm, dry climates.

This heat tolerant variety produces seven ounce, bright red tomatoes that will produce even when temperatures get above 90°F.