Heirloom Tomato for Large Containers
Heirlooms are the best type for planting in large pots. Under this type of tomato, there's one variety that works best in large containers - sprite tomatoes.
Sprite Tomatoes can be grown in 60 days. They are usually bright red and oval-shaped. The plant does not grow high or wide, so you can easily place it on a patio or porch. The tomatoes produced are fragrant and sweet.
Hybrid Tomato Varieties
Hybrids offer many options for growing tomatoes in a large pot. You can choose from the Big Boy Bush Tomato, Bush Goliath Tomato, Celebrity Tomato, and Early Girl Bush Tomato.
The Big Boy Bush can be ready for picking in 72 days. This plant doesn't grow as big as the Better Boy tomato, but it does produce just as many tomatoes and tastes about the same.
The Bush Goliath are ready in 68 days. This plant is good for the indoors, if you don't have a patio to grow your tomato plants in the fall and winter.
The Celebrity is also ready around the 70 day mark. If you've never grown tomatoes before, this is the best one for your first time. It's hardy and resistant to most diseases common to other tomato plants.
The Early Girl Bush can be ready for eating in 60 days. While you may not need to stake this one, it might be a good idea to use a cage since it can start to bend and the tomatoes may be heavy enough to break the stems before the tomatoes are ripe.
These are just some of the many tomatoes you can grow in large pots. Be sure that if you decide to place the pots outside that you pay attention to frost. It will kill your plant. The best way to grow your tomatoes in large containers is to keep them on a covered patio or porch, or place them inside in a well-light area. In about 70 days, you will have some tasty tomatoes to use in salads, recipes or eat by themselves.
Tasti-Lee Can Grow in Pots Too
If you love tomatoes, it's tough to go an entire season without them. But with one or two indoor pots, you can grow your own without worrying about the cold getting to them during those winter months. To grow your own Tasti-Lee tomatoes, you'll need some seeds! You can find them here: http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/tomatoes/slicer/tomato-tasti-lee-hybrid-prod003158.html.
Article provided by Noelle Renee Allen