Determinate, or "bush" tomatoes, form a flower cluster at their terminal growing point, which causes the plant to stop growing taller. This makes the plants easier to control and support than indeterminate, or vining, tomato plants. Most determinates grow only to 4 or 5 feet tall; their suckers should not be pruned or removed. Even though determinate plants are compact, they still may require caging or staking to support the heavy fruit clusters that can weigh down branches.
Celebrity produces medium-to-large (7 to 10 oz.) red fruit in 70 days. Washington State University Extension says it is a large plant for a determinate. This productive tomato plant is resistant to verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, nematodes and tobacco mosaic virus.
Oregon Spring produces medium-sized (up to 5 oz.) red fruit in 75 to 80 days. This tomato produces meaty red fruits and can handle cold weather better than many other varieties. It is resistant to verticillium wilt.
Bella Rosa produces large-sized (up to 10 oz.) red fruit in 75 days. Its large, bright-red tomatoes are firm and flavorful. This heat-tolerant variety does well in the Southeast. It is resistant to verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, nematodes and tomato spotted wilt virus.
Mountain Gold produces medium-sized (8 oz.) tangerine orange fruit in 70 days. TomatoGrowers.com says its firm tomatoes are crack-resistant and hold up better than other yellows, even after picking. The Mountain Gold is resistant to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt.
Roma is a standard red plum tomato that produces 2 oz. fruit in 75 days. This tomato is a favorite with cooks because of its rich taste in sauces. Roma is resistant to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt, and tolerant to early blight.
Tiny Tim is an excellent container dwarf cherry tomato. Its 1/2-to-1 inch red fruits are ready to harvest in 45 days. The plant grows only about 12 inches tall and 14 inches wide. Victory Seeds says it is a good choice for small gardens, apartments and hydroponics cultivation.
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