What does 'semi-determinate' mean?

queuetue(5a)May 29, 2008

In this case, it's a Glacier, referred to by several sources as "semi-determinate." Since (as I understand) determinate means non-vining, flowers and fruits set all at once, and indeterminate means the opposite (vining, flowers and fruits keep producing until something stops them), what is semi about this variety?

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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

Semi-determinate means that there are short vines, but the vines are not as long as most indeterminates.

Carolyn, who suggests one could also call them semi-indeterminates as well as far as I see it. ( smile)

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 8:46AM
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queuetue(5a)

Will it keep producing till frost, or will it flower all at once?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2008 at 9:17AM
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