Are beefsteak tomato plants determinate?
Many favorite heirloom tomatoes are indeterminate varieties. When shopping for your tomato plants, you will be looking for "indeterminate" on the label, or the abbreviation "IND" (or, less commonly, "INDET"). You can find both determinate and indeterminate beefsteak or Roma or cherry tomatoes, for example.
The determinate tomato plant is often grown in a cage or even without support, as it has a more compact shape. The determinate tomato varieties also produce most of their fruit on the terminal end. The indeterminate tomato varieties have much longer stem growth, which continues to grow until cold weather arrives.
- In statics, a structure is statically indeterminate (or hyperstatic) when the static equilibrium equations are insufficient for determining the internal forces and reactions on that structure. Based on Newton's laws of motion, the equilibrium equations available for a two-dimensional body are.
- An heirloom tomato (also called heritage tomato in the UK) is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. According to tomato experts, heirloom tomatoes can be classified into four categories: family heirlooms, commercial heirlooms, mystery heirlooms, and created heirlooms.
- Determinate tomato plants will produce most of their fruit in a short period of time, often within weeks. If they are short and you got a lot of tomatoes, chances are they are that's the reason. 'Sungold' indeterminate tomatoes. Taller and vining indeterminate tomatoes are just the opposite.
Updated: 28th November 2019