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Old February 15, 2018   #16
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I find it interesting that everyone keeps choosing completely different selections for their five. Is there a rule that once someone mentions a tomato, no one else can choose it?
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Old February 15, 2018   #17
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Although my choices are more run of the mill, they would work.

Polbig
Blood Butcher
Bush Steak
Big Beef (single stem)
Prudens Purple (single stem)

Last year I did Prudens and Big Beef, 2 to a 5 gallon bag, single stem. Automatic irrigation several times a day.
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Old February 15, 2018   #18
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Not Early Annie

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Old February 15, 2018   #19
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I find it interesting that everyone keeps choosing completely different selections for their five. Is there a rule that once someone mentions a tomato, no one else can choose it?
There is no rule ...just interesting anecdotal choices to muse over ...from fellow gardeners...

It is interesting such a diversity of choices to consider ...or reconsider ..

if one has not even heard of the variety ..in this " 3 gallon " application .

If the same selections keep being brought up that is something to consider as well.

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Old February 15, 2018   #20
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This is a really great thread for people who want to learn more about varieties that do best in smaller pots, switching to containers or inexperienced! Three gallon buckets are inexpensive and easy to find.
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Old February 15, 2018   #21
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What kind of gallon are we talking about?

Trade Gallon? Imperial Gallon? U.S. Gallon?
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Old February 15, 2018   #22
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It's really a flower pot size, although I always try to imagine something that would hold 3 US gallon milk jugs worth of water. Hope that helps.

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What kind of gallon are we talking about?

Trade Gallon? Imperial Gallon? U.S. Gallon?



All of the above ...as you wish .......

a No. 3 Trade Pot ......or 3-4 USA gallon ....or if you want the biggest an

Imperial 3 gallon ...LOL

Just a size between the 2 gallon Micro/mini and under the standard fair 5 gallon size .

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What about Taxi? Does anyone know if it would grow in a small container?

Actually, it looks like it will!

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Taxi

Sibirskiy Skorospelyi should work as well...

Taos Trail!

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Taos_Trail

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Old February 23, 2018   #25
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I grow 2 plants in 4-5 gallon, and any variety I choose with no issues, and they are grown commercially for production too. The key is irrigation on a timer. I am quite sure one can grow anything in a 3 gallon without it affecting yield. I actually grew some Brandywine in 4 inch containers, got a couple nice tomatoes off of each plant also. Very good taste.
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Old February 23, 2018   #26
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These are two plants in a 4 gallon container, Black Krim X PL Early Girl. Each plant we can assume gets 2 gallon worth of space.
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My 5 Peppers choice (3 gallon ) that over winter multi years ...move to shop in winter out in spring .

Super chili
Black Hungarian
Jimmy Nardello
Sibirskiy Knaz
Grandpa's Siberian House Pepper
and bonus .....

Slonovo Uno
Slonovo Uvo translates as an Elephant's Ear. I grew it last year in 3 gal. container as well. Great variety. Enjoy.
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What about Taxi? Does anyone know if it would grow in a small container?

Actually, it looks like it will!

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Taxi

Sibirskiy Skorospelyi should work as well...

Taos Trail!

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Taos_Trail

Al
I would recommend Sweet Sue instead of the Taxi. Much much better taste. SS is a Dwarf that usually grow to 4 feet. I share my tomatoes with friends, family members, neighbors... well I do not share SS.
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I would recommend Sweet Sue instead of the Taxi. Much much better taste. SS is a Dwarf that usually grow to 4 feet. I share my tomatoes with friends, family members, neighbors... well I do not share SS.
Hahaha, that's funny and thanks for the recommendation!

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How often do you water and fertilize in small containers like that, assuming a good mix with lots of compost to start?

There seems to be a lot of controversy over container size requirements!
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