Q. What vegetable varieties are best to grow in Southern California?
A. That is a big order when you ask for favorite veggies but here are a few that we love growing here in Southern California. Since I do all of the Trials here at Community Gardens, I find a lot of gems that become mainstays here.
Big Beef is our main crop.
First Lady is a great tasting early tomato
Enchantment also wonderful flavor. It is a salad sauce tomato. Egg shaped
Big Ugly Red
Burpless Tasty Green (my favorite)
Sweeter Yet—wonderful flavor
Already wrote about them in another post
Neon—-great taste and beautiful color
Plant gets at least 3 to 4 feet tall
I don’t grow it because of the corn ear worm
Small Miracle(gives long period of side shoots)
That is it. These are my personal favorites.