Science determines the optimal tomatoes for cultivation in Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado presents a unique set of challenges for backyard gardeners due to its dry climate, hot and short growing season, and frequent wind and hail events. However, researchers at Colorado State University have conducted new research to help gardeners select crop varieties that can thrive in these conditions. KUNC’s rural and small communities reporter Rae Solomon recently spoke to the researchers to learn more about their findings.

In preparation for early spring garden planting, Solomon sat down with Erin O’Toole from In The NoCo to discuss the best tomatoes and peppers to grow in Northern Colorado. The researchers shared valuable information on which crop varieties are best suited for the region based on their research.

For those interested in learning more about the results of the Larimer County in-ground tomato trials and container varieties, they can be found on the Colorado State University website. Additionally, information on the sweet pepper trials conducted by the researchers is also available for those looking to optimize their gardening efforts in Northern Colorado.

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