1. Roma (a.k.a. Italian plum)
Thanks to their high acidity, low seed counts and little water content, these torpedo-shaped tomatoes are sauce-ready. Look for San Marzano or Big Mama.
2. Cherry and grape
Their diminutive size, sweetness and thin skins make these perfect for snacking or a quick sauté. Try colourful Sun Golds (orange) and Black Cherries (purple).
Many purists prefer the higher sugar content and superior flavour of heirloom varieties, which vary widely by size, colour and taste. Look for Lemon Boy or Black Krim.
Craving a BLT? Use thick slices of this juicy, robust and tangy variety (it's also great with fresh mozzarella or as chunky salad wedges). Top types include Big Beef and Whopper.