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Small space tomatoes

Posted by Poodles123 Central Michigan (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 20:18

Hello everyone,

Due to a relocation, I am suddenly forced to garden in a very small space. I've always grown big indeterminate heirloom tomatoes like Black Krim and Kellogg's Breakfast (my two favorites), I'm looking for suggestions of high-yielding and tasty tomatoes for small spaces. The beds are raised but only have room for few tomatoes in order to have room for everything else I like to grow.

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RE: Small space tomatoes

  • Posted by janezee Sunset 5, 8b, Whidbe (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 22, 12 at 21:47

I am confused.

If you already have your favorites, I don't understand why you won't just grow those? And did you let them just spread, or trellis them? Prune?

I'd need more information, is what I guess I'm trying to say here, to be able to say anything useful.

RE: Small space tomatoes

I know there are some indeterminate toms that do not grow as tall and strongly as some. I think Siux may be one of those and I am sure there are more, just cant remember at the moment. LInda

RE: Small space tomatoes

Plenty of good determinates to grow also.

RE: Small space tomatoes

  • Posted by corin99 7b Triangle NC (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 23, 12 at 15:16

I grew Early Wonder last year and was very happy with them. Plants stayed under 3' tall and, though said to be determinate, continued to produce into the fall. If you are interested in compact indeterminates, you might like Indian Stripe or Stupice, both are very good.

RE: Small space tomatoes

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 26, 12 at 13:37

Husky Cherry Red, sturdy indeterminate plants , 5' at most, great production and not shabby on taste either.

RE: Small space tomatoes

Heartland is supposed to be a small tomato plant and I am growing it this year for the first time.

RE: Small space tomatoes

Check into the new releases (within the past 2 years) from the Dwarf Tomato Project (see link below). So far, there are a total of 13 new releases from this project, and all are dwarf indeterminates. I'll be growing them for the first time this year, so I can't give first-hand experience with ptoduction, etc. However, from what I've read, taste is outstanding. Descriptions, availability, etc. can be found at Tatiana's tomato database. If you go to:
the last 13 entries on page 1 of that search are the 13 new releases.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dwarf Tomato Project

RE: Small space tomatoes

For anyone who's looking for dwarf plants, at Tatiana's
main page, halfway down the page, under "Tomato Database -- Most Popular Links," you can select the third choice "view tomatoes by categories," then under "Tomatoes by Growth Habit," choose "Dwarf Tomatoes," which will take you to this list of 93 dwarf varieties.

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