What does heavy & light production mean to you?
As I did a garden roll call yesterday I was wondering what "heavy" and "light" producers means to different people. So, as a new heirloom gardener, what do you expect when someone says a variety is a light or heavy producer?
For example - my Burgandy Traveler is my "vigorous" plant and "heavy" producer. Each of my 3 plants reach 6-7 ft & have 30-40 med-large tomatoes of various stages. Also, my 3 Black Princes are "decent" plants at 4 ft but "heavy" producers at 20-25 tomatoes each. My Orange Russian & Orange Strawberry plants are all "vigorous" plants at 6-7 ft each but "average" production at approx 15 each (although tons of blossoms now). Aunt Ruby German Green & Hillbilly are "vigorous" plants at 6-7 ft but so far scant production ranging from 4-9 tomatoes each (although tons of blossoms - all tomatoes set w/in last week). Then, of course Yellow Brandywine is a "scant" producer at 1 tomato & some blossoms as well as Prudens Purple at 0 tomatoes & lots of blossoms. But, still, some of my "decent" producers may turn into "heavy" producers as many of them just started fruiting these past 2 weeks & have 10+ tomatoes.
Therefore, what does "heavy" or "light" producers or "vigorous" plants meant to you in your garden? Thanks for the insight!