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A Guide to Tomato Varieties: Learn How to Pick and Cook With Tomatoes

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 30, 2021 • 4 min read

Turns out, tomato-tomahto is only the beginning of tomato classification. As of this moment, there are 15,000 known heirloom tomato varieties worldwide. Only 3,000 or so are actively cultivated, but still: that’s a lot of tomatoes. (Or, tomahtoes.)