Newbie question, how many tomatoes from each plant?

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  1. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    I want to plant roma, beefstake and one or two more varieties. So, on average, how many tomatoes will each plant produce?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Manny

    Manny Well-Known Member

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    That's like asking "How many fleas can you find on a dog's back". Depending on every variable in gardening it could be between "0" and "100+".
     

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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    That and you can also help them along. I pinch every single leave that doesn't have a flowre near it, more photosythesis goes into fruit making, instead of feading the leaves. You can try additives to the soil, you can prtoect from every creature and mother natiure to ensure they stay healthy and aren't nibbled on...all this helps.
     
  4. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    Looking at the Purdue variety trial reports should give you some idea as to yield for tomato varieties. Be sure to look at the "Mortgage Lifter" variety yield. It is an old variety that still seems to be king of the heap.

    Looking at total plant yield and size of fruit should help you determine how many fruit you will be able to pick under similar growing conditions.

    Purdue University vegetable variety trial reports, PDF format.
    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg/rep_pres/2004-5/toc_tab04.htm

    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg/reports.shtml