Gardening terminology made simple – Petoskey News-Review

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:12 am

Gardening terminology made simple

Cydney Steeb
Advanced Master Gardener

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As you browse your garden catalogs and plan your garden, you may find these definitions helpful when selecting seeds to purchase.


“Determinant tomatoes” also called “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that are bred to grow to a compact height (approximate 4 feet). They stop growing when fruit sets on the terminal or top bud, ripen their entire crop at or near the same time (usually over a 2 week period), and then die. “Indeterminate tomatoes” are also called “vining” tomatoes, will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost and can reach heights of up to 10 feet although 6 feet is considered the norm. They will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit continuously throughout the growing season.

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