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Question: Skip, please tell me about Porter tomateos in the lower southern region.
Have not been able to find them yet this season.
How would you go about growing them upside down?


Answer: Porter is a tomato variety originally introduced by Porter & Sons Seed Company of Texas, that is especially suited for the conditions of the Texan climate. This lovely little tomato variety produce a great abundance of deep red colored, smooth, plum shaped tomatoes with a tender skin. Each fruit weighs from 2-4 ounces, is blemish free and posesses an exceptionally sweet flavor.

Porter is especially ideal for use in canning, sauces and for making tomato juice.

Resistant to drought, cracking and sunburn, which makes it an ideal tomato for the hottest of climates! Excells even in high humidity! Porter is an excellent choice for growing in containers.

Indeterminate with regular leaves. Matures in about 65-80 days from transplant.

As far as I know, Porter is only available through seed sources so check the local seed racks or order online.

You can grow tomatoes in hanging bags. Plant in the slits in the bags and the plants will hang downward, then grow up towards the sun. The weight of the tomatoes will make the stems hang downward - for ease in harvesting. Enjoy!

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