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Beginner Vegetables: Best Tomatoes for container growing in N. Texas

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txgdnr
Grand Prairie, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #4519732

I am going to grow tomatoes in containers this year, on a patio. I need suggestions for varieties that will not get overly tall, but will also be flavorful. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
glendalekid
Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2008
4:06 PM

Post #4523937

Hi,

Sorry no one has answered you. I've not grown tomatoes in containers, so I don't know. Lots of people grow tomatoes in earth boxes, which I've not tried either. There are many people on the tomato forum, I know, who have grown them in containers and earth boxes. Try posting this question there.

Good luck,

Karen

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dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #4524220

Look for "determinate" tomato cultivars with "bush" in the name. Determinate plants tend to grow to a specific size. They'd probably be easiest to grow. The disadvantage to determinates is that they normally produce all their ripe fruit in a short period of time.

You can scan through the Plantfiles information for opinions on flavor. Here's a link to search results for "tomato bush determinate". http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/search.php?q=tomato+bush+determinate&Search=Search+PlantFiles

David
David_Paul
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2008
6:43 AM

Post #4553982

Grew it in the dirt but "Lime Green Salad" is a juicy tasty tomato which works, I've read, in pots. Very dense foliage. Almost like a canopy. That might help in your heat. Real surprise to lift up the leaves and see thick clusters of 2 to 4 ounce fruit.

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