Updated: Jul 23, 2020
What's the difference? What varieties of tomatoes do you need to cage?
Determinate (Bush Varieties)
Determinate produce 1 harvest
Will stop growing once they reach a certain size. DETERMINATE LEVEL OF GROWTH
Once they have stopped growing, they flower and produce their fruit
Best to grow if you don’t have space for tomatoes to climb
They are foliage heavy plants
Dwarf varieties of bush tomatoes grow to heights of 2-3 feet while regular varieties can grow to 5 feet
They do well in containers, makes them ideal for porch or balcony growing
They are less work than indeterminate varieties as they do not require constant pruning or staking
Indeterminate (Vining Varieties)
They will naturally climb, will need staking, trellis or a cage
Produce fruit all season long. Multiple harvests.
They grow and grow and grow until the last frost or when they are ‘topped”
Did you know?
"There are dwarf varieties of tomato plants that are meant for partios and growing in pots specificly. These are pixie and small fry varieties."
Small dwarf plants with the large fruit production and long growing season of indeterminate plants
Better Bush Improved and Huskey Gold
These would be great for small space gardens looking to produce a max amount of e
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