|Yellow Taxi is a determinate variety|
Indeterminate varieties are those that vine, and can grow to 10 feet tall, but 6 feet is the usual. They blossom, set fruit, and ripen at different times throughout the season, and the plant is killed by frost. They require substantial staking to keep the vines from breaking and the fruit from sitting on the ground.
Speaking of support, I am completely fed up with my wire tomato cages. I had some ideas about what to use to support the tomatoes, but just didn't have time to build them. So I bought the cheap wire ones from Home Depot. We've had a few strong storm systems move through Chicagoland in the last few weeks, and each morning following, I've been greeted with downed tomato cages. Grrr!
But this morning, another cage was down. And I don't have another ladder!
|What a mess!|
There's not much that can be done at this point to provide adequate support that actually looks nice too. I'll just have to tie some string to the top of the cages and stake them like you would a new tree. But I'll be prepared next year with a strong and good-looking solution!