difference between tomatoes

kelsojoe(5)May 8, 2012

i grew two different types of tomatoes cherry tomato and a burpee big boy and my lables got washed off or somthing and i dont know the difference in the two of them and one type about 5-7 inches tall and the other is about 3-5 inches tall right now and i was wondering if any one could help me identify the two

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

There is no way to no for sure if they have the same type leaf until they produce some fruit. Then you will know.

But in general cherry tomato plants grow faster than non-cherry types so IF they are about the same age the taller one is most likely the cherry.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 10:11PM
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kelsojoe(5)

ok thank you

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 9:32AM
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homegardenpa

Well, you _might_ be able to tell the difference between which are cherries and which are not cherries... So maybe you might be able to pick out the big boy from the rest.

The cherries I grow generally have smaller and firmer foliage. Even without tags, I can pick them out. Of the seedlings I grow, cherries and paste types are the most easily singled out of the mix; Cherries are as described above and pastes (the ones I grow) are very flimsy looking.

You'll definitely know at the time of flowering though, cherry flowers are significantly smaller and often more numerous.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 10:49AM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Easy to tell ,wait a few weeks

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 2:22PM
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scotty66(8 Hutto TX)

I would think the flowers for the cherry tomato would be in clusters of 6+ while the big boy would only have maybe 2 flowers per cluster.

basically the cherries will LOTS of flowers while the big boy significantly less.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 5:25PM
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