Tomato Giant Tree

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An extremely large vined vigorous potato leaf variety that can develop vines up to18ft with very heavy crops.  The fruits are large 4-5in Diameter – 16oz and of excellent flavour with few seeds.

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Tomato Giant Tree

Tomato Giant Tree. An extremely large vined vigorous potato leaf variety that can develop vines up to18ft with very heavy crops.  The fruits are large 4-5in Diameter – 16oz and of excellent flavour with few seeds.  The vines will need to be trellised and for most growers horizontally due to the vines size.  Due to the fruits beefsteak size the variety is best grown under glass in the UK climate. Indeterminate

Cultivation Advice Tomato Giant Tree

(Do not associate this variety with the common images seen from “Epcot” with hundreds of small fruits hanging from vines trailed on high level trellises)

  • Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
  • Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots.
  • Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall,
  • either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse
  • or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions
  • and plant out 36 inches apart in a very warm and sunny spot in moist,
  • fertile well drained soil and keep well watered.
  • This variety will need trellised support and room to grow.
  •  Tie in branches are frequent intervals especially in the vicinity of developing fruit.

What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?

Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.

Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal.  Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.