Why I Grow Indeterminate Tomato Varieties in my Raised Beds…

I like to plant indeterminate tomato varieties because they start growing the minute I transport them outside and do not stop until we have our first frost. Some varieties can grow to become 6′ to 20′ feet tall and will continue to produce fruit the entire growing season. In central Arkansas I’ve had really good luck w/ the “better boy” and “bigger boy” varieties as well as the “arkansas traveler” variety.

Intedeterminate tomatoes are a good fit for me and my family because we enjoy eating the tomatoes right out of the garden whenever we can get them. A lot of people that do canning prefer the determinate varieties because they will ripen at the same time (and once the plant has produced it’s crop it’s finished).

One thing I do recommend for indeterminate varieties, pruning. For more information on pruning, see one of my most recent blog posts on the topic.

Do you have a favorite tomato variety? If so, drop me a note in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!

About Cotton Rohrscheib

I've been an entrepreneur my entire life and have been blessed to have been associated with hundreds of startups and projects throughout my career. A few years ago I started offloading many of my business interests to spend more time w/ my family and retool my focus toward the agricultural industry, ultimately I landed at Farmers Business Network, Inc. w/ a great team of people w/ shared mission / vision and the rest is history! I still operate my personal website & blog occasionally on topics of interest to me including; parenting, agriculture, technology, and whatever else comes my direction! My blog,, is the product of over 20yrs worth of content, photos, podcasts, videos, etc., and all of the content I produce is mine personally, and only represent my views and/or opinions on topics and do not represent any of the businesses or associations I'm affiliated with.

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