Posted: 06/09/2014 at 14:19
I've grown lots of tomatoes in the past, all cordon ones like tigarella and gardeners delight. I got some free seeds for San Marzano 3 this year so thought I would have a go. On the packet it says they are semi determinate. I understand that determinate are bushy ones, and indeterminate are cordon which you pinch the side shoots off. But what should I have done for semi determinate? I know its a bit late for this year. I started off pinching out side shoots, then stopped, so they have been sprawly bushy ones. Having recently hacked off some leaves to try and get them to ripen, there don't seem to be many trusses.
Should I have done them in cordons? I have some seeds left so might have another go next year.