Re: Tomatoes in New Orleans?

NORM! Don't worry about offending anyone Mr. Peterson. Those thin-skinned prissy fusspots in the group aren't worth spilling your beer over.
Since tomatoes are really tender perennials, there shouldn't be any problem growing them in New Orleans but the constantly hot temperatures would probably inhibit their forming fruit, especially during summer. The problem is that the plants need a cool night temperature to promote fruiting.
There are many tomato cultivars out there that are disease resistant. You just need to find the ones that are appropriate for your area. Maybe you local agricultural extension can give you some ideas?

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LSU has been a major developer of tomato cultivars for many years. They should have the best advice either on-line or through your ag extension agents. Try http://www.lsuagcenter.com/Communications/pdfs_bak/pub1902tomatoes.PDF for a sample,
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