- Jan 27, 2013
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- north carolina
do like the san marzano tomato nice big fruit, but even when caged they can get totally out of hand they are a very good candidate for pruning early as well to do the weave.this was the first year doing a determinate tomato it seems to be a good choice for my area plus they grow nicely inside a cage just need a good roll of surveyors flagging tape to hold up the vines once they start to escape and produce... dw showed me the 10 cases of tomatoes she put away, so no need to go over board next year on the mariana tomatoes, so will look around this winters catalogs for another determinate type of tomato to tryout....@majorcatfish, your tomatoes at the "done" stage have three times the tomatoes mine had in full production. I can't complain about the San Marzanos, but the Big Beef, my main crop, were very disappointing. I did get some from them, but not nearly what I had hoped. I see they are all blooming again, and there are a lot of marble size tomatoes, which probably won't have time to ripen, but I guess I'll leave them and see what happens.
Next year I will remember to cage the San Marzanos, as they sprawled badly, and even though I have thick straw mulch, it has been so wet here, the fruit had a damp pile of straw to start rotting on.
just think of all that extra room i will have to play with.....
oh the peppers and eggplant lasted 2 hours...poof gone.