Valley Cat tomatoes named newest Texas Superstar

Valley Cat tomatoes have been named a Texas Superstar for its resistance to nematodes and other diseases in addition to its heat tolerance and consistent season-long productivity of good, round, red fruit, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Larry Stein, Ph. D., Uvalde.

Get to know Valley Cat tomatoes

Valley Cat tomatoes are a medium-sized determinate plant that produces tomatoes with outstanding fruit quality, Stein said. It is an early to medium maturity variety that ripens to an attractive red color with excellent and consistent interior qualities as well as an outer firmness.

Tomatoes do continue to ripen after being picked and are typically harvested when they start to break, or change color, Stein said.

“It’s most ideal to pick these tomatoes when they break because they will be as good in flavor as if they were left to ripen on the plant,” he said. “Removing them from the plant and allowing them to ripen on the kitchen counter reduces the chances of birds, insects or other critters attacking the fruit.”

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