which variety of tomato is least likey to fail?
Last year my eight determinate tomato plants (from my local garden center) grew nicely and produced a decent number of fruit but due to the location of an elm tree in my back yard they did not receive optimal sunlight.
Some of the fruit ripened, others I had to pick and ripen on my window sill, some started splitting in the process of ripening (don't know why) but a good amount of tomatoes (the ones with later mature dates) just stayed green throughout August even though they were healthy in size and appearance.
I am having some branches trimmed off the elm next week that are directly over my garden limiting my morning sunlight. I'm hoping this will give me some edge this season.
I also want to increase my odds of a better crop this year by planning my selections a little better. Are there varieties of tomatoes that only require a portion of the sunlight to ripen that others require? I am willing to learn to grow from seed if I have to.