QuestionsCategory: PlantsWhat is the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes?
Gail B Staff asked 4 weeks ago
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Kay Torrance Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Determinate varieties of tomatoes produce many short branches with flowers and fruit on the ends. They are usually early varieties and the fruit generally ripens at the same time. These smaller plants are ideal for patio pots and small greenhouses. Indeterminate varieties continue to grow and produce flowers and fruit all season. The vines can grow over 25 feet in optimal conditions and will need support from stakes or cages. Semi-determinate plants are more compact than indeterminate, but keep producing until frost. Read more about growing tomatoes on our Tomato Info page on our website