Vegetables are important, since they are main requirements of healthy body. Among the vegetables, tomato is one of the common one and it is surely important for maintaining our health. Many vitamins and minerals are contained by tomatoes. Tomato juice is one of the favorite juices which people regularly consume. Even now there is organic product of tomato. So, since tomatoes are important, the demand of tomato will never go down, especially nowadays where people start considering the healthier way of life compared to the past. Talking about tomatoes, there are actually many varieties of tomato which maybe people don’t know yet.
Maybe (just maybe), you don’t fully know about tomatoes and their varieties. What I mean here is that the varieties of tomato. Just in case you don’t know the varieties of tomato, there are at least two varieties which are determinate and indeterminate tomato. What is the meaning of determinate tomatoes then? This variety of tomato is also called with bush tomato which is included as the variety that is able to be grown to a height that is compact (about 4 feet). Determinate tomatoes will stop growing once their fruits are set in top bud. When their crop are all ripened, they will also stop growing and then die (the range of the time is usually 2 weeks). Determinate tomatoes need to be supported using amount of caging.
Then what about in determinate tomatoes? These tomatoes are the tomatoes that will not die until frost kills them. This variety is also called with vining tomato. Unlike determinate tomato, the indeterminate is able to reach until 6 – 10 feet of height. These tomatoes will grow, produce fruits and then ripen them once a time together in the growing season. The indeterminate tomatoes also need support like the determinate ones. So, now you know what determinate tomato variety is.
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