OK, I have a sickness and despite a complete lack of space I cannot seem to stop accepting plants to grow. My latest additions to my tomato collection are Principe Borghese and Juliete. Both are healthy transplants and since I have so little space, but cannot say no to a neighbor's gift, I wanted to know if anyone has grown these before?
I'm thinking of trying to plant them in containers, but am not sure if either variety will be suitable for a 5 or 10 gallon pot. At first I thought, small-fruit varieties, must equal small plants...then I remembered those 8 foot tall yellow pear plants that literally took over last year!
If they can go into containers, what is more important? Container depth or width?--I also hear people say you should use a 5 or 10 gallon container, but that could be in many different shapes right? Any thought?
I've grown Juliet several seasons in a homemade EB, and it grew just fine. It is a vigorous, very productive plant that puts out lots of branches. In fact, if you don't use cages, you may have trouble containing it (it doesn't lend itself well to staking). This year is the first year I'm not growing Juliet--I'm replacing it with Sugary, which is very similar but much sweeter. The taste of the Juliets was good, but not great. The only other drawback to Juliet is that the fruits fall too easily, sometimes when you just brush against them, so you'll lose a few that aren't ready to pick. But its productivity is pretty impressive! If you don't have a container, try a grow bag. You can pick up small quantities on ebay.