A hybrid tomato is produced when plant breeders intentionally cross-pollinate two different varieties of tomatoes that produce a plant that contains the best traits of each of the parent varieties – such as bigger size or better disease resistance. If you collect and then plant the seeds from a hybrid tomato you will not get a plant that is identical to the plant you grew. However, the favorable traits of growing hybrids (better yield, improved flavor, early maturity, dependability, size, or disease resistance) may outweigh this drawback. Hybrid tomatoes will typically look like the veggies you would find at your grocery store.
Tomato Hybrid & OP varietiesLori Peterman