Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants. Description Acquired through the 2018 seed swap, this cultivar is common on the web. Its a short (12 inch) determinate cherry tomato, similar to Tiny Tim, Micro Tom, Red Robin and others. Our comparison in 2019 showed that this cultivar was a worthwhile competitor to Red Robin…… Continue reading Tomato Balconi Red
I’ve called this Halms Gelbe, but there is a good chance it is actually Hahms Gelbe and I’ve just mis-read the label on the packet (since discarded so I can’t check). Description One of the new 2018 cultivars and (in May) nothing to report on what the fruit look/taste like. However, the plant is stocky…… Continue reading Tomato Halms Gelbe (Hahms Gelbe)
We’re now into late May so the polytunnel is beginning to get planted up. Up until now, its been providing us with lettuces and swiss chard but the swiss chard is coming to an end so now the summer vegetables get added. I’ve decided to follow through with similar planting to last year, Dwarf…… Continue reading Polytunnel Vegetables
Over the years I’ve been growing tomatoes, I have learned more and more about them and have a better understanding about how they behave so I thought I would write what I know about the three different growth habits of tomatoes and how to grow them. There are three different types of tomato plants: Determinate;…… Continue reading Tomatoes: Determinate, Indeterminate, Semi-Determinate, Cordon or Bush: Pruning & Harvesting
There are essentially three different types of tomatoes, Indeterminate, Semi-Determinate and Determinate. They are defined by their growth habits. In this article we are going to consider growing Indeterminate tomatoes on a non-commercial scale. Indeterminate tomatoes are usually grown in the UK as cordons. A single stem is trained vertically upwards, either up a cane or…… Continue reading Should you grow Multiple Stems on Indeterminate Tomatoes?
There are two (or three) different types of tomato plants: Determinate; Indeterminate; and Semi-Determinate. Determinate Determinate plants (also known as bush tomatoes) grow to a pre-determined sized and then flower and fruit over a short time (about two weeks or so). After this the plant will diminish in vigour and little new fruit will set.…… Continue reading Tomato Plants: Determinate, Indeterminate, Semi-Determinate – what do they mean?
A Black small beefsteak tomato growing on a Determinate plant. Description We grew this for the first time in 2017. Our biggest problem was that we had originally assumed that it was Indeterminate and had so prepared to grow it as a standard cordon plant. It wasn’t until we were doing our final check that…… Continue reading Tomato Black Sea Man
A small/medium sized yellow/amber coloured tomato on 2ft bushy Determinate plants.