Answer: Tomato plants can be 'determinate' or 'indeterminate' in their growth habits. Those that grow continually throughout the season are the indeterminate types. These plants produce flowers and fruit over a long season. The determinate types grow to a certain size (about 5' high), then produce most of their crop all at once. Some determinate tomatoes include 'Heatwave', 'Super Tasty', and 'Red Satin'. If you've already given these varieties a try and they're still too large, you might want to try growing cherry type tomatoes. 'Gardener's Delight', 'SugarSnack', 'Super Sweet 100' and 'Sungold' are all tasty little gems, and the plants remain small. All of these varieties are available through Burpee's catalog. Order online at http://www.burpee.com, or phone toll-free (800) 888-1447.
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