The Q&A Archives: tomato plants

Question: What is the difference between determinant and indeterminant tomato plants

Answer: Determinate varieties grow to a certain size, then develop fruit. They have very little new growth once fruit sets. They produce most of the tomatoes in a short period, thus are good for canning projects, for example. Indeterminate varieties will continue to put out new shoots and blossoms even after fruit has set. It has a longer producing season, which is nice for eating fresh tomatoes.

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