The varieties we start every year - Mexico, Burpee's Supersteak, Bush Early Girl. Azoychka (sp?) when I can find them.Then I usually try a bunch of others for fun. I love Pineapples and Copias but they are not as dependable in my experience with bad weather. I also usually plant one Yellow Pear for snacks but these plants will take over the garden if you don't beat them back.