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Tomato Dirt #171] Determinate or Indeterminate Tomatoes – Which Should You Grow?
February 28, 2019
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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One way you can choose what tomato varieties to grow is by to the length of time they produce fruit during the season.
A determinate tomato plant produces fruit for a couple of weeks and then production fades out. That’s because it eventually forms a flower cluster at the terminal growing point, which causes it to stop growing in height.
An indeterminate tomato plant produces fruit throughout the season, often until frost. It never sets terminal flower clusters, but only lateral ones, and continues indefinitely to grow taller.
Advantages to determinate tomatoes
Advantages to indeterminate tomatoes
Deep-root growing kits … quick start seed kits … special potting mixes.
Yep, there's a kit for that! See for yourself.
We love how you can get replacement parts for seed starting trays, too. Our good friends at Gardener's Supply have all kinds of seed starting gear and will answer your questions, too.
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