Large, meaty and delicious variety, bright red to orange.
A rich red heirloom tomato with a purple or green tinge.
Miniature, sweet tomatoes available in yellow, red and orange. Look for red Sweet 100s or orange Sun Golds, both especially sweet and intensely flavored.
A full-flavored red tomato that ripens early in the season and bears fruit for a long while.
Both a specific tomato variety and the unripe version of red tomatoes. The variety is eaten like any ripe tomato, while unripe green tomatoes are fried or made into conserves.
Another category of cherry tomatoes, shaped like its namesake and available in yellow, red and orange varieties.
Also known as Roma or egg tomatoes, with a meaty, flavorful flesh that is particularly good for making sauce.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Companion (Time-Life Books, 2000).