Low Sun Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, DE
Question by pgh4
April 14, 2001
I live in an apartment with a patio. The patio is surrounded by trees and there is little or no sun all day. Is there a tomato that can be grown here?


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Answer from NGA
April 14, 2001

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Unfortunately, I don't think so. Tomatoes do best in full sun all day and will grow and produce with at least six hours of sun if those hours include noon.

In such a shady location you might try some of the more shade tolerant herbs such as mint, chives, or parsley, or some leafy greens such as spinach and leaf lettuce. I know those aren't even close to tomatoes, but maybe something is better than nothing.

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