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    Newbiegrower1970 is offline Seedling
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    Default A good, productive windowsill tomato?

    Can grow to about 3ft tall, any suggestions?

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    I would recommend Balconi red (the yellow variety has less flavour). I grow mine in 3 litre pots on the windowsill and they grow 1-2ft high. Its a bush variety supposedly not needing staking, but I find a couple of well-placed stakes supporting the main branches do help. I sow mine in February but its not too late now, and I keep them on the windowsill until around the end of June, when the first flush of fruit has ripened. Given a feed, or repotted outside, they will produce a 2nd flush of fruit which can carry on into October with the right weather and lack of blight. The tomatoes are a reasonable size for such a small plant, some of them quite a bit bigger than the average cherry tomato.

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    Balconi tomatoes on the spare room windowsill last May.

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    One of the same plants outside in September (this is a yellow one)
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    Lots of bush type tomatoes would be 3ft or less, but they would probably get too big and spread too wide for a windowsill.

    You could look at the dwarf varieties:
    Red Robin
    Tiny Tim
    Sweet and Neat Red
    Sweet and Neat Yellow

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    https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/...Seed_Tiny_Tim/
    Tomato 'Sweet 'n' Neat Cherry Red' - Tomato Seeds - Thompson & Morgan
    https://www.plantsofdistinction.co.u...-n-neat-yellow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiegrower1970 View Post
    Can grow to about 3ft tall, any suggestions?
    I grow either Black cherry or Gardeners delight depending on what didn't fit in the GH on my kitchen window sill trimming the plant when it gets too tall. Found that easier than growing a bush type they just got overall too large.
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    Try Terenzo great flavour and a semi-bush so a determinate with a good habit for a windowsill.
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    Ive got gardeners delight on my window. Seems a good one.
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