Determinate Tomatoes

FoojDecember 9, 2013

I'm not very experienced with tomato plants and I just read that determinate tomato plants produce just one major crop and thereafter are not very productive. Is this true for Hawaii varieties as well? I'm in the Aiea area.

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ediblelandscape

I found determinate tomatos to produce a small, one time crop, then die. I would only plant indeterminate tomatos. Unfortunaltely, tomatos are very susceptible to a plethora of diseases and pests. I finally limited myself to cherry tomatos, they are less susceptible to fruit fly damage.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 12:24AM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

determinate tomatoes are used by big farms so they can harvest just once.
indeterminates are usually marketed for home growers so they have a few tomatoes at a time.

It's genetic, they do their thing wherever they're grown.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 12:57AM
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