If I take a cutting from a determinate tomato plant that has already produced fruit, will the cutting grow and produce, or will it just die, eventually? I know mature indeterminate tomato cuttings will grow and produce fruit, of course.


It will grow fine. I ran some tests (slightly less scientifically than I could have, but got results) on grafting/propagation via cuttings using scions/cuttings from vigorous seedlings, older determinate, and older indeterminate tomato plants.

Surprisingly, the differences were small/unnoticeable. The cuttings and grafts from the old determinate plants became rejuvenated, and took off growing like any young tomato plant.

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  • Awesome. Did the cuttings grow fruit? – Brōtsyorfuzthrāx Feb 28 '15 at 23:57
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    @Shule yeah, they grew like normal plants. – J. Musser Feb 28 '15 at 23:58

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