I am growing a couple of Patio Tomatoes this year and they are
currently about 6" high. They are just starting to get side shoots at
the base of each main leaf. I know you are supposed to remove most of
the side shoots on a climbing tomato, but do you need to do the same
for Patio tumbling varieties?
The two toms in question are Gold Nugget and Patio Orange
From my seed seller...
Gold Nugget Yellow Cherry Tomato
This open pollinated, bush type, cherry tomato was originally
developed by the famous vegetable developer Dr. James R. Baggett at
Oregon State University through breeding the Yellow Plum Tomato. Gold
Nugget, also known as Golden Nugget, was first released to the public
in 1983 and has been popular ever since. This tomato is perfectly
suited for the climate of the Pacific Northwest United States and
Canada, as well as other maritime climates. The Gold Nugget tomato is
prolific producer of golden skinned, 1 inch diameter, globular to oval
shaped tomatoes. The tomatoes are produced in prolific trusses on a
small bush type, compact plant, making it ideal for the small garden.
Nearly 75% of the tomatoes produced by Gold Nugget are seedless, crack
resistant and feature a very sweet, flavorful and balanced taste. If
the tomatoes are harvested continuously, Gold Nugget will out produce
most other cherry tomato varieties and is ideal for use as a salad
tomato. Determinate. Matures in about 55 days, which makes it one of
the earliest tomatoes to produce.
Patio Orange Tomato
The Patio Orange Tomato is a perfectly shaped, orange colored cherry
tomato that is perfect for growing in containers due to their compact,
but stocky vines. The plants feature a very good disease resistance
and produce extrordinairy yields of bright orange globes that weigh 2
to 4 ounces each. These lovely little tomatoes are very big on taste
and feature a delicious, sharp, sweet taste. Patio Orange is an ideal
tomato variety for those with only a balcony, a small patio, a small
plot or only windowboxes for growing space.
Determinate. 52 days.