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Indeterminate vs determinate Tomato plant. What is the difference?

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Indeterminate & Determinate Tomatoes

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Difference Between Determinant & Indeterminate Tomato Plants
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Indeterminate tomatoes, on the other hand, will continue and grow and produce fruit throughout the growing season. Given a long enough season, indeterminate tomatoes can grow to .

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Indeterminate tomato varieties will have a longer growth period and can produce fruit until frost arrives. The selection of tomato will also depend upon the use you have for the fruit. If you will be canning, a determinate type, which ripens all around the same time, is useful.

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Determinate tomato plants are those that grow to a predetermined size, produce a crop of fruit and then die. Indeterminate tomato plants continue to grow, producing new stems and fruit through the end of the season. Indeterminate tomato plants are the only ones that need regular pruning. For tall, indeterminate tomato varieties you should select at least a 10 gallon pot (15 gallon a better choice). And for determinate, shorter varieties or dwarf tomato varieties a 5 gallon pot would be ok.

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Indeterminate tomato vines bear all season and tend to need staking, while determinate types produce tomatoes all at once and grow much more compactly. Most gardeners grow indeterminate tomatoes for fresh eating, and smaller, meatier determinates for canning and sauce-making. Home / Vegetables / Tomatoes / Indeterminate Indeterminate Plants go from spring until frost, producing fruit on long vines that can easily grow 6 feet or taller.