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?
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
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