Are you wondering how many tomatoes can you get from one plant? If yes, then please read this article.
I have grown tomatoes for several years now and tried tips suggested by gardeners to get maximum yield.
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How Many Tomatoes Can You Get From One Plant?
Tomato is one of my favorites in salads, pasta, and soups. They are a part of my everyday family diet.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, A, and have high carotenoid content. They have only 35 calories.
Tomato plants are easy to grow, highly productive, and require less maintenance. The homegrown fruits taste significantly better than store-bought ones.
They can grow well even in small spaces with adequate sunlight, watering, and nutrients. They may be grown in containers, patios, or even small decks.
I have also grown tomatoes in a community neighborhood garden. It may be an excellent way to grow if space is limited.
How many tomatoes can you get from a plant depends on several factors, including tomato variety, length of the growing season, and the conditions in which it is grown. Ohio State University mentions that properly cared tomato plants may produce 8 to 10 pounds or more fruits per plant. Many popular websites mention that the yield varies between 10 to 35 pounds, and the number of fruits ranges from 20 to 90 in a single plant.
Tomatoes require at least six hours of sunlight, well-drained fertile soil. It prefers a slightly acidic pH.
Regular fertilizing, staking, and mulching may improve the yield of tomatoes. You may prune indeterminate varieties during the growing period to improve fruit yield.
Fungal diseases, including wilt, gray leaf spots may cause stunted plant growth and affect fruit yield. Take proper measures to get rid of fungal infections.
A paper showed that planting tomatoes in closer interrow spacing may cause a 50% increase in yield than the widest space between rows.
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An important factor that determines the yield of tomatoes is whether it is determinate or indeterminate.
The harvest season of determinate varieties is limited to a concentrated span.
An experiment trial-tested six different determinate varieties in the greenhouse. The yield was between 20 to 28 pounds, and the mean fruit number per plant was between 55 to 62.
Indeterminate varieties produce many fruits as it continues flowering and more fruits until killed by the frost.
The yield may be higher due to its long growing season. For example, Better Boy may yield on average 30-50lbs of tomatoes per season.
A staked plant may produce 8 pounds of fruits per plant whereas a caged or trellised plant may produce 12 to 20 pounds per plant.
University of Maryland extension indicates that tomatoes yield 15-45 pounds of tomatoes per 10 feet row. Washington State University states an average yield of 4-10 pounds of tomatoes per bush depending on the variety.
A survey conducted by Aggie Horticulture indicated a yield of around 20-32 pounds per plant space per year. It takes four feet of greenhouse space to achieve this yield.
There are certain high-yielding tomato varieties that I have grown and had great results. These are early-maturing and productive varieties.
Few abundant producers of fruits are Carmello, Stupice, Early Wonder, Chocolate Stripes, Japanese Oxheart, and Cherokee Purple.
I love growing cherry and grape varieties. It is because I get more fruits compared to other varieties.
Make sure you include some of these varieties in your garden for more yields.
I hope this article has helped provide you with certain answers on the number of tomatoes you get from each plant.
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