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    Default Tomatoes - cordon or bush?

    I am just looking at 2 catalogues deciding which tomato plants to buy. One puts moneymaker and shirley as bush, but the other says it is cordon. That's the one I am inclined to believe.
    If there is someone who knows these two, I would be grateful if you could tell me.
    Many thanx.

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    I grow Shirley as cordon - never grown Moneymaker though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann-the-nan View Post
    I am just looking at 2 catalogues deciding which tomato plants to buy. One puts moneymaker and shirley as bush, but the other says it is cordon. That's the one I am inclined to believe.
    If there is someone who knows these two, I would be grateful if you could tell me.
    Many thanx.
    Both are cordon plants. I suppose if you left them untended they would bush out but yields would be down as would fruit quality and the chance of pest damage would be HUGE
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    Default Tomatoes - cordon or bush

    Thanks friends. If I go for these I shall do cordons. I picked those varieties because I thought they would be great on my new tomato bed. (I don't have a greenhouse). Over dinner I studied the catalogues deeply. One catalogue says they are outdoors - yes, you've guessed it -the other one has them in their greenhouse varieties. Aaaaaagh!!!
    They are going outside, whatever!

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    I grew money maker quite happily last year on the patio in pots ! Pretty good crop with all the rain !

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    not sure about tomatoes, but moneymaker cucumber is an outdoor variety ..... hopes that's vaguely relevent lol

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    Default Tomatoes - cordon or bush

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for the excellent advise. I have decided to go for Shirley, and as space is short I shall do Tumbling tom 'cos I can put them in a hanging basket.
    Thanks again,
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    Shirley is almost certainly a greenhouse variety, although if you live in a warm area it may do ok outside.
    I wonder which catalogue it is saying 'bush' and 'outdoors'? I don't think I would trust their information at all, as that is 2 fairly major points to get wrong

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