What is the Difference Between Indeterminate and Determinate Tomatoes?

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What is the Difference Between Indeterminate and Determinate Tomatoes?

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Depth to Plant
Spacing Between Plants
Spacing Between Rows
Days to Germinate (Sprout)
Germination
Soil Temp
No. of Plants per sq. ft.
Soil

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1/4" deep

Space plants about 2' - 3' apart

Make rows about 4' apart

7 - 14 days 70F - 85F 1/2 plant per sq. ft. Prefers soil with pH levels of 5.5 - 6.5.


Facts about Determinate Tomatoes:
 

  1. Often referred to as "bush" tomatoes

  2. Compact plants, growing no more than 5 feet tall

  3. All the fruit on the plant ripens at the same time

  4. Doesn't require staking or caging

  5. No pruning required

  6. Ideal for container gardening


Determinate Tomato Varieties:

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Facts about Indeterminate Tomatoes:

  1. Requires training, caging and staking

  2. Produces fruit until plant is killed by frost

  3. Generally grows 6-8 feet tall

  4. Blooms and sets fruit all throughout the growing season


Indeterminate Tomato Varieties:


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