The best tomato varieties to grow in baskets #Container_gardening
Here’s a selection of some dwarf and compact types that are particularly well suited to life in Baskets.
Tumbling Tom Red: The trailing stems of ‘Tumbling Tom Red’ can reach 18 to 24 inches long, with clusters of rounded to slightly oval, 1- to 2-inch red fruits starting about 60 days after transplanting. ‘Tumbling Tom Yellow’ may not produce quite as many fruits, but they’re very sweet. A combination of the two colors makes for a beautiful hanging basket display.
Tumbler: This red-fruited cherry tomato has nicely branched stems that can cascade 3 to 6 feet out of a hanging basket. It also looks good in a regular pot and will grow upright if you support the plant with a cage.
Silvery Fir Tree: With its lacy, grayish-green leaves, this intriguing heirloom variety hardly looks like a tomato plant — at least until its 3-inch rounded fruits ripen to bright red. The productive plants are bushy and upright, typically reaching 2 to 3 feet tall.
Bush Early Girl: This classic slicing-type tomato produces generous yields of flavorful, 3- to 4-inch red fruits on 3-foot-tall plants. It ripens quickly, too, making it a great choice if you just can’t wait to start the summer harvest.
Super Bush: Growing 3 to 4 feet tall, ‘Super Bush’ gives you an early harvest of great-tasting, meaty, 3- to 4-inch red fruits on sturdy-stemmed, upright plants.
Sweet Pea: The 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch red fruits of ‘Sweet Pea’ are tiny in size but big on flavor, delicious for fresh eating or for drying. The plants produce tiny leaves, too, on long stems that reach to 6 feet or more; let them trail out of a large hanging basket or grow them upright in a pot supported by a large cage.
Sweet ‘n’ Neat Yellow: It’s tough to beat ‘Sweet ‘n’ Neat Yellow’ for a long harvest of yellow cherry tomatoes from a container. The branching plants usually grow to about 1 foot tall, small enough to grow indoors. For a mix of colors, try ‘Sweet ‘n’ Neat Red’ and ‘Sweet ‘n’ Neat Scarlet’ too.
Red Robin: This popular container cherry tomato produces good-looking, upright plants that reach just 12 to 18 inches tall, with an abundance of sweet, rounded red fruits.