The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

We continue to get acquainted with modern varieties and hybrids of tomatoes. Came the turn of pot, which we grow on the windowsills in the rooms, on the balconies. Some varieties, hybrids are successfully used on trellises for decoration of outdoor terraces, recreation areas, barbecue, and others are planted in hanging pots.

Based on the different applications of potted varieties in the design of our living space, conditionally divide them into 3 groups.

Groups of potted tomatoes

  • undersized strain determinant (with limited growth) varieties;
  • indeterminate (with unlimited growth) grown on trellises;
  • standard with long tassels and varieties, hybrids with creeping, decumbent stems for basket culture.

Today we will focus only on low-growing strains and hybrids, which are very popular and are at the Zenith of its tomato glory!

The advantages of low-growing standard varieties

  • short, so easy to fit on the windowsills;
  • compact, they do not need supports, garters,
    don’t need forming and remove side shoots;
  • they have enough capacity of 5-10 liters, and some dwarfs and even less – 1.5-2 liters;
  • these are precocious varieties and hybrids with prolonged fruiting;
  • by the size of the fruit, most refers to cherry tomatoes, which are characterized by an exquisite sweet taste without acidity;
  • small fruits are easy to pack into small pots for canning;
  • mini-fruits – a great decoration of a wide variety of dishes;
  • these tomatoes are very popular with children.

Tomatoes ‘Balcony miracle’ and ‘Balcony miracle yellow’

Very decorative! Two beautiful “toy” varieties that can be grown specifically for children (and do my friends, planting one plant in an individual pot of 10 liters).

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: up to 40 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • color: red and yellow;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 15-20 cm;
  • taste is excellent – sweet, aromatic;
  • use: fresh, for salads, juice, whole canning.

Nuances of cultivation: not capricious, disease-resistant varieties.

Tomato ‘Balconi Red F1’ and ‘Balconi Yellow F1’

Luxurious “children’s” hand tomatoes. These hybrids are the favorites. Very beautiful when strewn with fruits!

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: up to 25 cm;
  • ripening period: medium-ripe;
  • color: red and yellow;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 30-50 g;
  • taste: juicy, fragrant;
  • use: for fresh consumption, salads, juice with pulp, canning whole.

Nuances of cultivation: pots, pots, small boxes with a capacity of 5-10 liters.

Tomato ‘Garden Pearl’

Very decorative in fruiting: small tomatoes covered with pearl moire!

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 20-40 cm;
  • the period of ripening: early maturing;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: up to 10 g;
  • taste: juicy, fragrant;
  • use: good fresh, for salads, juice with pulp, canning whole.

Nuances of cultivation: in the form of stampede and ampelnoy.

Tomatoes ‘Red Pearl’ and ‘Yellow Pearl’

In beautiful pots tomatoes stood in the summer open gazebo, and definitely were its main decor.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 20-30 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • color: red, yellow;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 15-20 g;
  • taste: exquisite, sweet, without acidity;
  • use: for fresh consumption, for salads, decorating dishes, juice with pulp, canning whole.

Nuances of cultivation: tolerant to the lack of light, so you can not grow balconies of different orientation.

Tomato ‘Bonsai’

This dwarf variety can be grown in ordinary flower pots of 1.5-2 liters; it is designed specifically for window sills, small balconies, loggias.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 20-30 cm;
  • ripening period: super-ripe;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 20-25 g;
  • taste: excellent, sweet;
  • use: fresh, for salads, decorating dishes.

Nuances of cultivation: suitable for Sunny balconies, window sills, hanging pots.

Tomatoes ‘Pot red’ and ‘Pot yellow’

A beautiful Duo can be obtained by planting in a common pot one plant of each variety.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: up to 25 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • color: red and yellow;
  • shape: rounded, slightly elongated;
  • weight: 35 – 85 g;
  • taste: excellent;
  • use: for fresh consumption, salads and canning.

Nuances of cultivation: good in pot culture, where they can be used in basket form.

Tomato ‘Siberian Date F1’

Great hybrid, but just want to note that this is not a dwarf. Its seeds are not cheap, but it is worth it: unusually yielding fruits ripen quickly, but hang for a long time!

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: up to 50 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: plum;
  • weight: 20 g;
  • taste: excellent – sugary, juicy;
  • use: fresh and for preservation as a whole.

Nuances of cultivation: it is better in pots with a volume of 10 liters.

Tomato ‘Titmouse’

Very cheerful variety, which will certainly appeal to your children, grandchildren.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 40 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • colour: yellow;
  • shape: cherry;
  • weight: 15-20 g;
  • taste: honey, with tomato aroma;
  • use: for fresh consumption, salads, for marinating.

Nuances of cultivation: harmonious in pots in the kitchen interior.

Tomato ‘Pygmy’

Interesting potted variety for grown-up kids. Acquaintance with such a sweet tomato – the first in the life of a child – guarantees love for tomatoes in the future.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 25-30 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 25 g;
  • taste: excellent, sweet;
  • use: fresh, salads, decoration of various dishes, for canning;

Nuances of cultivation: in small pots of 1.5-2 liters.

Tomatoes ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Pinocchio orange’

Read a fairy tale of the same name to your child, and then grow these varieties in a pot together, and you will certainly bring up a young botanist.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: up to 60 cm;
  • ripening period: medium-ripe;
  • color: red and yellow-orange;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 15-20 g;
  • taste: very good, sweet, fragrant;
  • use: for fresh consumption, salads, decoration of various dishes, for canning.

The nuances of growing: compact varieties are grown without pinching.

Tomato ‘Bullfinch’

Another miniature “bird” variety with abundant fruiting.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 25-30 cm;
  • ripening period: super-ripe;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: round;
  • weight: 25 g;
  • taste: very sweet;
  • use: for dietary food – fresh, for salads, canning, juices.

Nuances of cultivation: for small (volume 1,5-2 l) pots.

Tomato ‘Yamal 200’

Once persuaded to try to grow potted tomato my older sister, who has a great desire to raise everything. Excellent light southern extension allowed her to do it. This variety was not chosen by chance, as it does not recognize cherry tomatoes real, considers them too small.

The Best Varieties and Hybrids of Potted Tomatoes

  • height: 30-40 cm;
  • period of maturation: early maturing;
  • colour: red;
  • shape: flat-round;
  • weight: 80-110 g;
  • taste: a nice, juicy;
  • use: for fresh consumption, salads, canning.

Nuances of cultivation: tolerant to low light, resistant to disease; it is better to use large (volume of 10 l) planting capacity.

Do you grow potted tomatoes? What variety (or hybrid) do you like the most?

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