There are at least 20 different varieties of tomatoes available to the home gardener. Select varieties that are grown for flavour. Avoid storing home grown tomatoes in the fridge as this reduces the unique home-grown flavour. Harvest fruit at their ripest and be rewarded with flavour like nothing else.
There are basically two types of tomatoes determinate and indeterminate. Determinate are those varieties that are more compact, perfect for pots and set many fruit which ripen early. Indeterminate are those varieties that are unruly, seem to continue to grow forever and fruit well into the cooler months. These are a favourite of home gardeners and include cherry tomatoes, one of the most productive producers of the home garden tomato varieties.