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Black Sea Man (BSM)...Indeterminate???

Posted by Cdon 7a (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 9, 12 at 17:01

I am growing my first BSM this year from a seedling I got from Tomatomania (basically a travelling road show of heirlooms on the east & west coasts).

The plant was labeled as a determinate, and did set fruit like one, most of which ripened in the last 2-3 weeks.

However, as I was searching for other ripe stragglers that I missed, I noticed quite a few branches had some fairly vigorous, healthy looking growth & blooms, some of which is setting new fruit right now.

My question thus, is, is this normal/ are all BSM plants determinate? I grew a few patio and other determinates in years past, and yeah, there would be a bit of wispy new growth after the first flush of fruit ripened, but nothing like this.

Is there such a thing as an indeterminate BSM? I am kinda wondering if BSM is anything like Rutgers where some are sold as determinate and others as indeterminate. Thoughts?

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RE: Black Sea Man (BSM)...Indeterminate???

FAIK BSM is determinate only. However, growing conditions provided and weather permitting, many determinates will sprout new lateral growth and even produce a small 2nd crop. That sounds like what you are describing.


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