[Market-farming] Indterminate vs determinate tomatoes

Liz Pike liz at laughingbrookfarm.com
Mon May 12 15:48:40 EDT 2003

Some folks say indeterminates are sweeter and have more flavor than
determinates.  Recently, I've come across information that suggests "dry
farming" boosts the sugar & flavor levels--essentially, providing only
enough water necessary for growth & health concentrates the flavor, keeping
the water off all areas of the fruit.

I think that flavor depends alot also on each farm's cultural habits, soil
conditions, and handling the tomatoes after harvest.

And teaching customers NOT to refrigerate them ; )))

Liz Pike
Laughingbrook Farm
Westfield NC

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