The Q&A Archives: Light Requirements for Tomatoes

Question: Are there any varieties of tomato that will grow in a shady area?

Answer: There really isn't a shade tolerant variety of tomato. All tomatoes will produce their best crop in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun per day). You will find, however, that the small-fruited or cherry types tend to set a little better when light levels are less than ideal. Perhaps you could plant your tomatoes in containers, and place them in the sunniest spot you have!

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