Roma & Cherry Tomato Plan Varieties
What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?
Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.
Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal. Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support.
Cherry and Roma Varieties:
Black Cherry (65 days) Fruits are 1″ red fruits with a blackish hue. The flavor is juicy and sweet. Plants are indeterminate
Grape-sweet olive (57 days) Fruits are bright red bite size grape tomatoes. Plants show a strong tolerance to heat, humidity, and cracking. Plants are determinate.
Juliet (60 days) Plants set red 1oz. elongated grape shaped tomatoes. Fruit sets in clusters and are crack free. Plants are indeterminate. Juliet is a 1999 AAS winner.
Large Red Cherry (75 days) Plants set 1” fruit in clusters. Fruit is excellent for salads & snacks. Plants are indeterminate.
Red Pear (70 days) Red pear is an heirloom variety. Plants set 1 oz. red pear shaped tomatoes in clusters. Plants are indeterminate.
Roma (75 days) Roma is an heirloom variety from Italy. Plants set red 3 to 4 oz. plum shaped tomatoes. Fruit is excellent for canning, salsa, or salads. Plants are indeterminate.
Roma-Health Kick (74 days)(F1) Plant produces good yields of very flavorful extra large plum shaped tomatoes. Tomatoes turn red when mature.
Roma San Marzano (85 days) – Fruits are a flavorful, meaty roma type. A favorite among chefs.
Sun Cherry (57 days) A perfect combination of deep sweetness with a hint of acid tartness, Plants are indeterminate.
Sun Sugar (62 days) Plants produce sugary sweet yellow crack free cherry tomatoes. Plants are indeterminate.
Super Sweet 100 (70 days) Plants produce long strands of red super sweet 1” cherry tomatoes. Fruit has a high content of vitamin C. Plants are indeterminate.
Sweet Million (75 days) Plants have a high disease resistance. Fruit are small red sweet cherry tomatoes. Plants are indeterminate.
Tomitillo – Toma Verde (70 days), large flat-round green fruits. Prolific and tolerant of extreme conditions. The papery shell turns from green to brown and splits when they are ready. This variety of tomatillo can bear 2-4 oz. fruits about 1 lb of fruit per plant. Plants are indeterminate.
Totem (70 days) 12 to 18 inches high, it covers itself in big clusters of round sweet cherry tomatoes. Plant is determinate.
Tumbling Thom Red (70 days) Plants cascade making them perfect for hanging baskets and containers. Plants produce red 1 oz. sweet fruit. Fruits are perfect for snacking and salads. Plants are indeterminate.
Tumbling Thom Yellow (70 days) Plants cascade making them perfect for hanging baskets and containers. Plants produce sweet yellow 1 oz fruit. Fruits are perfect for snacking and salads. Plants are indeterminate.
Yellow Pear (70 days) Yellow pear is a favorite heirloom variety. Plants set 1 oz. yellow pear shaped tomatoes in clusters. Plants are indeterminate.
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