Best Type Of Tomatoes For Growing In Pots - Knowledgebase Question

Madison, WI
Question by hernandr
April 15, 2001
What type of tomatoes do best as potted plants? I would like standard sized tomatoes but also cherry and plum tomatoe varieties.


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Answer from NGA
April 15, 2001

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Choose smaller or bush varieties for containers. The 'Patio Hybrid' tomato was developed just for containers, but you could also grow determinate varieties such as 'Celebrity', 'Sweet Tangerine', or 'Northern Exposure'. For these last 3, choose a large container--one that holds at least 5 gallons. Plum tomato types such as 'Juliet' and 'Viva Italia' can also be grown in containers.

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