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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Feb 18, 2014 2:39 PM CST
Can anyone tell me if the Red Pear Franchi is determinate or indeterminate?
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Name: David Reaves
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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david_reaves
Feb 18, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Indeterminate:

http://www.growitalian.com/products.php?product=Tomato-Red-P...

http://www.rootsimple.com/2011/08/tomato-report-ii-franchi-r...

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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Feb 18, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Thank you David Reaves for your thorough and prompt response. I just love this website Hurray!
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Mar 9, 2014 3:24 AM CST
What does indeterminate and determinate mean and why is the differentiation significant?
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Mar 9, 2014 7:53 AM CST
Gleni said:What does indeterminate and determinate mean and why is the differentiation significant?


An easy way to think of it is: indeterminate = vine and determinate = bush

An indeterminate variety will keep growing and producing new flowers & tomatoes throughout the growing season
A determinate variety will grow to a set height and essentially produces one crop
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Mar 9, 2014 12:17 PM CST
Also, another reason it is significant, because an indeterminate tomato can be overwintered to help the possibility of early tomatoes Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Mar 9, 2014 5:52 PM CST
Thanks Joanne and Toni. I am glad I asked you. I thought I had worked out what they meant but was quite wrong. *Blush*

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