Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Oakdale, Mi
Question by vgibbons
April 6, 2009
best tomato plants for container gardening

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2009


There are so many to from which to choose! I'd recommend determinate type tomatoes. They grow to a certain size and then flower and set seeds. If you plant indeterminate types that continue to grow all summer long, you'll need at least a 15 gallon container. With the determinate types, you will only need a 5-gallon container. Here are some of the best:

Celebrity Medium-sized to large, red fruit.
Golden Nugget Early and productive. Small, yellow cherry tomato that resists cracking. Mid-sized, nearly seedless, meaty fruit.
Oregon Spring Very meaty, excellent tasting, mid-to large-sized red fruits. Matures in a short season.
Siberia Small to medium red tomato with green at the stem and unimpressive yields, but great taste.
Small Fry One inch red cherry tomatoes in clusters of 7-8. Great for small gardens, containers. Continuous fruiting, unlike many determinants.

Good luck with your tomatoes!

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