Growing Tomatoes In Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Kenner, LA
Question by info158
March 24, 1999
What are the best varities of tomatoes to grow in the shade (less than 3 hours of direct sunlight)?


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 1999

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I must be the bearer of bad news. Tomatoes perform poorly in the shade. The plants will grow, but be lanky and not set much fruit. You may find the cherry types to do a bit better in a site with low light intensity.

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