Determinate tomatoes are bushy or shrubby plants whose growth is naturally restricted by self-stopping main stems and side shoots. Consequently, they need no pruning and are grown without support. They are often early maturing and are suitable for growing outdoors and in hanging baskets.
Other factors to consider when deciding which tomato variety to grow are:
• Fruit shape and size: standard/classic, small (cherry, mini plum, cocktail), beefsteak, miscellaneous.
• Fruit colour: Unripe tomatoes are green. As they ripen the fruit will change colour to red, yellow, orange, "black" and another shade of green. • Fruit flavour: Sweetness and tartness are the dominant features of taste in tomatoes, but other volatile compounds contribute to both the aroma and flavour that make tomatoes what they are.
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