Tomato - Knowledgebase Question

Ontario, Ca
Question by bonnieb41
May 8, 2009
What is the difference of a

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2009


Determinate tomatoes are those that grow to a certain height and then set blossoms. Usually the fruit ripens at the same time. These are good choices if you want to can or process your tomatoes. Indeterminate tomato plants put on new growth and new blossoms all season long. The tomatoes ripen at different times; good if you like fresh tomatoes all summer long. Heat Wave II and Northern Exposure are examples of determinate tomatoes. Delicious and Big Girl are indeterminate.

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