The Q&A Archives: Tomatoes

Question: best tomato plants for container gardening

Answer: There are so many to from which to choose! I'd recommend determinate type tomatoes. They grow to a certain size and then flower and set seeds. If you plant indeterminate types that continue to grow all summer long, you'll need at least a 15 gallon container. With the determinate types, you will only need a 5-gallon container. Here are some of the best:

Celebrity Medium-sized to large, red fruit.
Golden Nugget Early and productive. Small, yellow cherry tomato that resists cracking. Mid-sized, nearly seedless, meaty fruit.
Oregon Spring Very meaty, excellent tasting, mid-to large-sized red fruits. Matures in a short season.
Siberia Small to medium red tomato with green at the stem and unimpressive yields, but great taste.
Small Fry One inch red cherry tomatoes in clusters of 7-8. Great for small gardens, containers. Continuous fruiting, unlike many determinants.

Good luck with your tomatoes!

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