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Support useful for Trailing Tomatoes?

Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 537
edited May 2022 in Fruit & veg
Happy 2022 everyone - my first visit this year, I think. B)

I have some Peardrop yellow tomatoes in a hanging basket and a tub, this year. They have gone outside a few days ago.

Can anyone comment - these are a trailing variety, but is there any benefit in providing some support? I am thinking particularly of the tub plants, to prevent them hitting the ground - though I could just provide a stand.

Thanks - Ferdinand


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  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,850
    Last year I grew yellow pear drop tom, but they were cordon  ( haven't been able to get any this year) so I hope they haven't been miss labelled. 
    As for support you could use hoop supports , like you would for delphinium,  so the stems would be higher before trailing.
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 495
    I've just planted out some named "tumbling" something (my partner grew them from seed) and was wondering the exact same thing!
    I've got a few willow withies so I might use those
  • Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 537
    Thanks both.
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,436
    I think this is why they are always better off in hanging baskets. Unless you can find a ring support that comes in sections, you will be hard pushed to insert it now without damaging the plant.
  • Ferdinand2000Ferdinand2000 Posts: 537
    edited May 2022
    Keep it simple :-).

    Three Monty-strings installed with a brick and a hook.

    If it needs a hanging basket I can put it on a beer crate.
    “Rivers know this ... we will get there in the end.”
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