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Nothing says summer like a bright red juicy tomato. Several states battle it out over this juicy red fruit, each claiming they grow the tastiest tomatoes.

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Tomatoes grown in Grainger County, Tennessee, are famous for their quality, which extension agent Anthony Carver attributes to the acidic limestone-based soil in northeast Tennessee. The acid in the soil gives the tomatoes their “bite.”

“Tennessee is the sixth leading [fresh-market] tomato producer in the nation, and Grainger County leads the state in tomato production,” Carver says. “We have over 500 acres of tomatoes and over 500 greenhouses dedicated to tomato production.”

However, it’s California that ranks top for tomato production, both fresh-market and tomatoes for processing (turned into juice, sauce, paste, salsa, etc.), according to the USDA. Here’s the list of top tomato-growing states for fresh-market tomatoes:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Virginia
  4. Georgia
  5. Ohio
  6. Tennessee
  7. North Carolina
  8. New Jersey
  9. Michigan

And the top states for producing tomatoes for processing:

  1. California
  2. Indiana
  3. Ohio
  4. Michigan
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  1. kajimu wilson says:

    list for me the best tomato species that can grow well in uganda

  2. yosef says:

    Hi. I would like to find out how I can aquire on the viNE tomatoes

  3. Gia says:

    Jersey tomatoes have and always wil be the best!

  4. lolo says:

    Traveled all over the U.S. Northern OH and all CT and NJ–the absolute tastiest tomatoes in the country. FL tomatoes taste like cardboard. YUK!

  5. Andrew Brimm says:

    I was wondering if there is a list in California of farms that produce tomato’s for processing?

  6. smart mandolo says:

    I need to grow tomato and technica know how

  7. John Barreiro says:

    How did new jersey get name the garden state….I don’t think it was by accident