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Recommended Vine Tomato Seeds

Good Evening All,
I tried growing cherry tomatoes last spring and summer and to our surprise we enjoyed them right through November.  Maybe we just had good luck!  I planted cherry tomato seeds and placed the seedlings in the conservatory. 

On this lucky note we have assembled our new greenhouse today.  We have 360' so we are hoping for a great yield.  I am an armature and am asking if you know of a mid range and a separate high range salad tomato. 

Thank you for your interest.



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,135
    There's a recent thread here-
    there was also one from last year which is referenced in the above thread.
    Were you looking for something specific? - all tomatoes grow on vines

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,580
    Could you clarify your request a little please Vicky. You talk of 360’ of greenhouse. Did you mean there 360° i.e. it gets lots of sun (for Cumbria!). And then I was baffled by mid range and high range. Are you talking here about plant height? Or fruit sweetness? Or fruit size? 
    Rutland, England
  • Good Morning Ben,

    There is a context in that we have moved from the city of Chester, Cheshire with our post stamp sized back garden to Penrith, Cumbria just over a year ago. We now have 0.9 of an acre with views and light all around. 

    We had successful vegetable and fruit bounties last year.  Heaven! 

    I used B and Q Red Cherry and Gardeners' Delight tomatoes seeds.  Unfortunately we did not have a greenhouse or poly-tunnel at that time so we had to find a light corner in the conservatory. 

    This year, I wish to grow many types of 'medium' sized vine tomatoes.  We finally finished the construction of the greenhouse yesterday.  We plan to put twelve 'trugs' of soil in the greenhouse.

    Can you recommend a particular tomato variety.  I am going to pot in two weeks as soon as possible.  

    Many apologies for any confusion on my part.

    Kind regards,
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    edited January 2022
    When you say 'vine tomatoes' are you looking for a variety where all the truss ripens at the same time, as with the commercial types that can be bought 'on the vine' in the supermarket? 

    The majority of tomato varieties grown by gardeners tend to ripen in succession along each truss rather than all together ... but if we know that you're seeking varieties where the whole truss ripens togeher we'll see if we can think of some.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969
    edited January 2022
    Further to my post above ... I've found this ...

    "... One subtype of the cherry tomato is known as the truss cherry. Instead of harvesting individual fruits, you harvest the entire truss of tomatoes by clipping it off the plant. Truss cherries are pretty much exclusive to protected cultivation due to the difficulty of producing a perfectly ripened truss of cherry tomatoes in the field. There is usually a target number of fruit on the truss, depending on how many can be fully filled out. If there are more fruits set on the truss than the plant can fill, you may need to nip the last few fruits off the tip off the truss so every fruit is perfectly filled out. The main feature that differentiates a cherry variety developed for truss harvest from one for loose harvest is that most truss cherries are jointless..."

    As I suspected, truss-ripening varieties appear to be mainly available to commercial growers . 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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