Light Requirements for Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Daingerfield, TX
Question by Kfis924876
January 25, 2000
Are there any varieties of tomato that will grow in a shady area?


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Answer from NGA
January 25, 2000

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There really isn't a shade tolerant variety of tomato. All tomatoes will produce their best crop in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun per day). You will find, however, that the small-fruited or cherry types tend to set a little better when light levels are less than ideal. Perhaps you could plant your tomatoes in containers, and place them in the sunniest spot you have!

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