Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes


Indeterminate  (Vining)

Grow and fruit until frost. Can get as large as 10’ tall. Usually need staking or better yet, caging. Days to maturity are in parenthesis.

Beefmaster HYbrid VGBASt (80 days)

Beefsteak (80 days)

Better Boy Hybrid VFNASt (75 days)

Big Boy Hybrid (78 days)

Brandywine Heirloom type ( 90-100 days)

Cherry types (Most)

Early Girl Hybrid (57 days)

Heirlooom types

Red Grape (60 days)

Rutgers VFASt(75 days)


Determinate (Bush Types)

Stop growing when fruit sets on top buds. All fruit ripens in a 3-4 week period. To extend your harvest choose multiple determinate varieties that have different dates to maturity. Smaller plants to about 4’.  Benefit from staking. Good for container growing.

Celebrity (70 days)

Husky Cherry Red (65 days)

LaRoma (76 days)

Marglobe (73 days)

Patio Hybrid (65 days)

Roma VFA (75 days)


Tomato Disease Resistance Codes

V     Verticillium Wilt

   Fusarium Wilt

FF   Fusarium, races 1 and 2

FFF Fusarium, races 1, 2, and 3

N     Nematodes

A     Alternaria

T     Tobacco Mosaic Virus

St    Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)

TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus