What is a hybrid tomato? A hybrid is the result of taking two other tomato varieties and cross pollinating them, resulting in a better tomato. While they may not be as sweet as an heirloom, hybrid tomatoes are easier to grow and offer improved disease resistance.
Along with being hearty producers, hybrid tomato plants also handle extremes between hot and cold better than other tomatoes, making them the first choice for many gardeners. Please note; if you save seeds for replanting, a hybrid will not grow plants that are true to themselves.