In search of a 'better return' tomato.

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Kleftiwallah

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In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« on: January 24, 2012, 15:38 »
I'd like to grow more tomatoes per plant.   What I mean is what variety has the shortest distance between trusses and so,  more trusses per plant?  

Yes, I do understand that the level of natural sunlight will improve the plant by it not shooting up for light.                       Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 15:43 »
Try Red Alert (it's a bush tomato so the trusses are all over the bloomin' place!)
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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 16:21 »
We tend to get a lot of tomatoes per plant from Gartenperle. :) That's when we get any at all. ::)

But are you after cooking or "eating" toms?
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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 16:23 »
Alicante did us proud last year, with around 6/7 fruits per truss, and several trusses per plant too, both indoors and out. Fruits about 2 ins across

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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 21:22 »
You should probably be looking at some of the varieties that are grown commercially. You may well find that there's a trade-off between quantity and quality of fruit, which is why many of us don't buy supermarket tomatoes.

Alicante is a prolific old favourite. I stop mine after five or six trusses but if I had a taller greenhouse they'd produce more.

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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 22:17 »
That's good info for me as I was looking for a tomato to fill some greenhouse space along with my F1 Shirley and Marmande beef toms. Thanks.

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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 08:08 »
Have you thought of grafted plants? some on our allotments got miles more tomatoes and they lasted longer.

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Re: In search of a 'better return' tomato.
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 06:59 »
Alicante here too!

They grew like wildfire on the plot, in the open, and the trusses were absolutely the best we've ever had!

But that was last year, so it'll be different this year...



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