Determinate Tomatoes

Determinate tomatoes  have a plant habit that is bush-like and relatively short. The fruit set typically is concentrated into one or two waves and is often finished well before frost.

* 2-3 ft tall plants

* Concentrated fruit set for easy harvest and/or precessing

* Shorter plants do not need trellising

* Often earlier ripening fruit and better cool weather tolerance

We do not cage or trellis our determinate tomatoes, instead we just let them sprawl on the ground. Using tomato cages for determinate types may be beneficial in some circumstances but it is usually not necessary. There is no need to prune suckers on determinate tomatoes. In this case it does not provide much benefit and it reduces yields.

Other tomato growth habits include: DwarfSemi-Determinate, and Indeterminate.

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  • Tomato, Aurora

    Tomato, Aurora (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det. This was one of our standby farm varieties for producing early red slicers. Known for its rich classic tomato flavor. Medium sized 2-4 oz red fruit have a slightly flattened globe shape. Excellent fresh market slicing tomato, also good for cooking. Small bushy plants provide large early yields. Grows well…

  • Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)

    Tomato, Early Willamette (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. An early red tomato with great yields on short determinate bushes. 3-7 oz fruit have excellent flavor and appearance. Fruit set in clusters with three or four concentrated flushes. We plant Early Willamette as an early rotation because of its manageable size and concentrated yield. A favorite of many home…

  • Tomato, Fakel (Organic)

    Tomato, Fakel (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70-75 days. Det. Deep red, 2 ½” slightly oval, 2-3 oz fruit with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants that are extremely prolific, even in cool conditions. Juicy and thick walled, these paste-type fruit are good for processing and also fresh eating. Fruit detaches without calyx. Russian variety, first brought from…

  • Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)

    Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det. One of the largest extra early tomatoes. Medium sized, red, juicy 3-6 oz globes on short manageable bushes. Good as an early production tomato due to its high percentage of perfect marketable fruit. Similar to Starfire (listed under Tomato, Main Season Red) but earlier and a little smaller. Bred by…

  • Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 45-50 days. Det. Extra early tomato with attractive 2-3 oz red fruit on dwarf bushy plants. Firm and split resistant. Forest Fire is the perfect low maintenance first wave of a long tomato season. The three amigos here are: Forest Fire, Fireworks, and Starfire. They run the gamut from earlier and smaller to…

  • organic napoli roma tomato seed

    Tomato, Napoli Roma (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70 days. Det. A commercial production tomato, bred for early maturity and concentrated yields. Medium sized plants grow to 4′ tall and produce large quantities of 2-3 oz, meaty, Roma-shaped red fruit with a small point on the blossom end. Good for processing into sauce or for canning whole once peeled….

  • Tomato, Native Sun (Organic)

    Tomato, Native Sun (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Yellow. 50-65 days. Det. Possibly the best super early yellow determinate tomato we have. Flavorful 3-4 oz lemon yellow fruit. As early as subarctic tomatoes with much more flavor and larger size. Multiple concentrated yields on healthy bushes. Crack resistant and blemish free. Oregon-bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research.

  • Orange King Tomato

    Tomato, Orange King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65 days. Det. One of the best producers of early 4-6 oz, meaty orange globes. Blemish free and durable fruit form on bushes that are easy to cage. A really excellent variety for market and it has great sweet, fruity flavor. There are a few varieties with this same name but this…

  • Organic Orange You Glad Tomato Seed

    Tomato, Orange You Glad (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65 days. Det. For your gardening fun, here is a new “child” we have released into the world. Orange You Glad we dehybridized Orange Blossom so you can save seed from it too!? In 2012, we named New Mama Super Sweet Corn for all the new mamas in our world. In 2013…

  • Tomato, Ropreco

    Tomato, Ropreco (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 65 days. Det. Productive and early, this heirloom Italian sauce tomato yields 2-3″ red, plump 2-3 oz fruit that have a small point at the blossom end. Very good raw flavor compared to other paste tomato varieties. A good choice for short season or cool summer locations. Can out yield Roma,…

  • Tomato, Rosabec

    Tomato, Rosabec (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Pink. 60-70 days. Det. An awesome early pink slicer tomato from Quebec with 6-8 oz, globe shaped fruit, excellent yield and flavor. Blemish free and good firmness make Rosabec a great market variety. Tall, determinate bushes are easily caged or staked with a Florida weave trellis. Bred by Roger Doucet in 1975 at…

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    Tomato, Rosita Brandywine Cherry (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Pink Cherry. 60 days. Det. Large round pink cherry tomato packed with the flavor of the eponymous sweet slicing tomato, but with none of the production problems of the famous heirloom. Rosita Brandywine Cherry tomato produces short determinate plants that are easy to grow and loaded with deliciously sweet and juicy bite-sized fruit….

  • Tomato, Santiam (Organic)

    Tomato, Santiam (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60 days. Det. Short bushes can set fruit without pollination (parthenocarpic), resulting in earlier fruit that may be seedless. 2-3” globes with good flavor. A little smaller and earlier than Siletz, but still a good size weighing 3-5 oz. Our favorite early determinate tomato variety from Oregon State University, and the second of…

  • Tomato, Saucey (Organic)

    Tomato, Saucey (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. Red Paste. 70 days. Det. An early paste variety with small bushes that heavily produce clusters of plumshaped, dense, 2-3 oz red fruit with good flavor. Resists blossom end rot, to which so many other sauce tomatoes are susceptible. Very reliable and early compared to the ubiquitous Roma variety. Released in 1993 by…

  • Tomato, Siletz (Organic)

    Tomato, Siletz (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 65 days. Det. Superb, early production variety that is ideal for the Pacific Northwest. Heavy yields of big, juicy red slicers weighing up to 10 oz. Easy to grow, even in less than optimum growing conditions. Developed to be an improved Oregon Spring, it is indeed bigger and earlier with better flavor. Siletz…

  • Organic Spring King tomato seed

    Tomato, Spring King (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 60-70 days. Det. Produces large, red globes that are slightly oblate. Dual purpose processing and slicing type. Very nice variety for its dark red color, good flavor and blemish-free fruit. When harvested, calyx stays with the plant, not the fruit. Dark green, healthy looking plants provide good leaf cover so there is less…

  • Tomato, Starfire (Organic)

    Tomato, Starfire (Organic)


    Solanum lycopersicum. 70 days. Det. With its big yields of 7-10 oz, plump red slicers, Starfire is a really good production tomato for the Willamette Valley. It would probably perform very well throughout the Pacific Northwest, if not the entire northern US. Flavor is very good and it’s nicely juicy. The vigorous bushy plants have…