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January 2020

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Determinate vs Indeterminate Tomatoes

Determinate vs Indeterminate Tomatoes

When it comes to tomatoes there are two main classifications: Determinate vs Indeterminate and Regular leaf vs potato leaf. This post will focus on the first one as it really has more impact than the second. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Tomato’s are actually berries from the Solanum lycopersicum plant. They act like vines and without staking indeterminate varieties would take over much like a pumpkin would. Have you ever noticed that if you miss staking up a branch or two, if left to their own devices they will start growing roots from the stem? That’s the vine in them trying to get out and take over the garden. Throughout history they have incorrectly been viewed as poisonous mostly by French and northern Europeans. This was partially as they are members of the deadly nightshade family as well as due to the unfortunate interaction between the acid in the tomatoes and the pewter plates used in the past. Tomatoes have definitely grown in popularity since they were once considered poisonous. Today there are in excess of 3,000…

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