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What does 'semi-determinate' mean?

Posted by queuetue (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 08 at 7:03

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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RE: What does 'semi-determinate' mean?

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)

RE: What does 'semi-determinate' mean?

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

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