Campari Tomato – Facts, Info, and How to Grow

 

Facts About Campari Tomatoes

The Campari tomato plant is a member of the Solanum or Solanaceae family, as are belladonna, nightshade, pepper, and potato. The botanical name for Campari tomatoes is Solanum lycopersicum ‘Campari.’

It’s actually a hybrid tomato and it was first developed and introduced in the 1990s and was branded as the “tomato lover’s tomato.” It’s a convincing tagline and it worked extremely well – to the point that Campari tomatoes are now a favorite among consumers.

 

Campari Tomato – Seasonal Availability

You can purchase Campari tomato almost on a year-round basis, though there are occasional, relatively short gaps in terms of availability.

Are Campari tomatoes heirloom?

What are Campari tomatoes? Are they heirloom tomatoes? No, not heirloom. Rather, Campari tomatoes, or Compari tomatoes as some folks like to call them, are hybrid tomatoes that were bred to help fulfill certain needs of the late 20th-century tomato market. The seeds were developed by a company by the name of Enza Zaden which is a seed company in Holland.

 

 

Campari tomato size?

Campari fruits grow to around the same size as a golf ball. That’s about 1.13oz or 32g.

The plants grow to between six and eight feet in height (2 to 2.5m).

 

Nutritional Value

Campari tomato, as with all tomatoes, contains an array of vitamins and minerals. This includes lycopene, an antioxidant that is said to have the potential in helping to reduce the risk of cancer. Tomatoes in general have been linked to heart health and bone health, and scientific studies have shown that it can help lower total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol.

Additionally, tomatoes might be able to help prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelet cells. In turn, this means they could, in fact, lower the risk of heart problems such as atherosclerosis.

 

Geography and History of the Campari Tomato

Originally developed by a Dutch seed company, the Campari tomato is now owned and trademarked by the Mastronardi Produce Company of Ontario, Canada. Campari tomatoes only account for around two percent of the total number of tomatoes sold in the U.S. Nevertheless, for a single variety, their popularity is relatively high, given that there are more than 6,000 tomato varieties available on the market today.

 

 

Culture and Ethnicity of Campari Tomatoes

In 2002 when the Campari tomato made an appearance on the popular television series, “The Sopranos” it really started to gain some level of ‘fame.’ ‘The Sopranos’ was responsible for boosting the tomato’s level of respect, at least within the Italian-American community if not on a far broader scale. The following year, 2003, Campari tomatoes saw a fifty-percent increase in sales. With the amount of competition from so many other tomato varieties, the product placement on ‘The Sopranos,’ which was strategic in nature, certainly gave the Campari tomato a marketplace edge.

 

 

What are Campari Tomatoes Used For?

Tomatoes have few calories so they are the ideal fruit if you wish to lose weight.

 

Campari tomato calories?

One single full-grown ‘Campari’ tomato consists of approximately 16-18 calories. 

Because ‘Campari’ tomatoes are sweet and have a juicy texture, they are ideal for salads, as an accompaniment to mozzarella (with olive oil drizzled over the top, of course), or a great combination with various specialty meats.

They are also ideal for salsas, and because they pair ever so well with basil and garlic, ‘Campari’ tomatoes are the ideal accompaniment to bruschetta (toasted Italian bread with loads of olive oil which is typically served with tomatoes or garlic, or a combination of both).

 

These tomatoes are also suitable for cooking, particularly so when a sweet taste is the desired end result. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a list of recipe ideas that include Campari tomatoes, together with links to those recipes.

 

 

Are Campari tomatoes good for sauce?

Yes, they certainly are! Campari tomatoes are a very popular choice for making sauces because they have very high sugar content. Hence they are very sweet.

I wrote an article about the best tomato for sauces

 

 

 

 

How to grow the tomato cultivar ‘Campari’?

Well, first things first…

Why would you want to grow the ‘Campari’ plant?

 

 

Growing Campari tomatoes

Campari Tomatoes Seeds For Sale D-47 (25+ seeds in a pack)

 

 

 

‘Campari’ is particularly disease resistant.

It’s fairly resistant to verticillium; it’s fairly resistant to fusarium; it’s highly resistant to late blight.

This is a great start, given that many tomato varieties put up little resistance to these molds, wilts, and blights.

While it grows best in a greenhouse, ‘Campari’ also does well inside the home, providing there is plenty of light. In which case, and given that one window in your home offers plenty of light, and there’s enough heat, ‘Campari’ tomatoes can even be grown during the winter months. That, of course, depends on where you are in the world. If you get six hours of sunlight or more daily, then you’re good to go with any tomato varieties, including ‘Campari’.

If there’s not enough daylight to grow your tomatoes indoors, use LED lighting to top up. Tomatoes will require about eight to nine hours of light each day to produce fruit. Not that you have to keep your LED lighting on for that length of time. This includes natural daylight. 

If it’s of any interest, this very affordable LED grow light for indoor plants is ideal for tomatoes.

 

 

best small indoor grow lights for tomatoes
Relassy 15000Lux Sunlike Full Spectrum Grow Lamp

 

 

 

Of course, the plants are not going to grow to their regular size when sitting on a windowsill in the middle of winter. But they will produce a good supply of fruit when given the right growing conditions. 

 

Anyway, irrespective of growing tomatoes indoors, the ‘Campari’ tomato cultivar has low acidity and high sugar levels. In turn, this means they are extremely sweet.

 

 

What else should you know about ‘Campari’ tomatoes?

The true hybrid ‘Campari’ is considered to be a “mid-season” tomato variety.

‘Campari’ is referred to as a large cherry tomato

The fruit is deep red in color – around the size of a golf ball. The leaf is considered regular, and the ‘Campari’ tomato plant is indeterminate (vigorous growing). The plant reaches between six and eight feet in height. 

A 10-gallon container is ideal for ‘Campari’ tomato plants. Why not a 5-gallon container as is recommended by very many other websites? The plants, after getting more mature, can start to fall over (as was pointed out by Susan Wojda in the comments below – thanks Susan!). Plus, there’s a requirement for more regular watering (and feeding) if a 5-gallon container is used. And what’s more, 5-gallon containers will likely restrict root size, plant size, and also restrict fruit harvest.

A store-purchased potting mix (no fertilizer added) is good for tomato plant growing in general. 

Add proprietary tomato fertilizer (more on this below).

Typically, this species grows as an annual.

What that means is the plant completes its lifecycle within a single year.

The ‘Campari’ tomato cultivar is thought to have originated in Mexico.

It’s a relatively low-maintenance tomato plant and fairly easy to grow.

 

 

Can you grow Campari tomatoes from seed
How do I grow Campari tomatoes?

How about fertilizer for Campari tomatoes?

(Incidentally, this post contains links to products. Please make the assumption that at least some of the links may result in earning commissions. Thank you.)

If you’re intent on planting your tomatoes outside in the yard, if your soil is nutrient-rich, likely you’ll not require any fertilizer additions for your tomatoes. 

If, on the other hand, your soil is not well-endowed with nutrients, you’ll want to add fertilizer so your tomatoes get the nutrients they require to perform at their best.

Ideally, you’ll want to have your soil tested to see how rich it is (or is not) in terms of nutrient content. 

It’s not a complicated process – it’s not something you’ll need to don a lab coat to do.

There are a couple of ways to test soil for pH and for nutrient content:

 

1. Invest in a do-it-yourself soil testing kit.

The Luster Leaf 1605 Digital Soil Test Kit is pretty good. It has its flaws, but I’m not aware of any soil testing kit that does not come with flaws. This kit tests for pH (alkalinity/ acidity) as well as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (the three macronutrients) content on the soil. 

 

 
Soil testing kit for Campari tomatoLuster Leaf 1605 Digital Soil Test Kit

 

 

2. Send a sample of soil to a testing lab.

This will be a good investment. That’s because you’ll get a more thorough analysis of your soil than you can get from any simplistic testing kit. 

For the most part, soil testing labs in the US will charge around $8-$12 for a soil analysis. This will cover what you need – soil pH, available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, as well as organic matter content. 

I’m unsure about the cost of sending a soil sample to a testing lab in the UK. In the UK you’d likely want to dispatch your soil sample to a botanical garden such as Kew, or Edinburgh Botanics in Scotland. Or indeed, send to an agricultural college. 

 

After testing your soil, if you did have your soil tested, you’ll need to determine which tomato fertilizer is best.

A very good all-rounder and one that is very reasonably priced is Jobe’s Tomato Fertilizer Spikes.

 

 

campari tomato fertilizer
Jobe’s Tomato Fertilizer Spikes

 

 

When should you fertilize your tomato plants?

Fertilize your Campari tomatoes just after planting them.

Leave them to grow – leave them to begin setting fruit before fertilizing again.

Adding fertilizer can be done once every one to two weeks. Continue to fertilize until the plants stop bearing fruit (due to a change in weather conditions).

Make sure that you water your tomato plants well before you add fertilizer to the root zone. This will ensure that the roots are not burned by the fertilizer.

 

 

When to Plant Campari Tomato?

Planting times for tomatoes very much depends on where you are in the world. In the US that depends on USDA Zone. 

Needless to say, tomatoes are warm-climate plants. This means they don’t tolerate frost at all. 

In other words, you should plant your ‘Campari’ outside after any chance of spring frost has passed. Either that or you’ll need to provide frost protection if planted outside before any threat of frost has passed.

 

Here are the first and last annual frost dates for the various zones in the US according to USDA:

Zone 2: Final Frost Date is May 15-22; First frost date is September 1-8.
Zone 3: Final Frost Date is May 1-16; First frost date is September 8-15.
Zone 4: Final Frost Date is April 24 – May 12; First frost date is September 21 – October 7.
Zone 5: Final Frost Date is April 7-30; First frost date is October 13 – 21
Zone 6: Final Frost Date is April 1-21; First frost date is October 17-31.
Zone 7: Final Frost Date is March 22 – April 3; First frost date is October 29 – November 15.
Zone 8: Final Frost Date is March 13-28; First frost date is November 7-28.
Zone 9: Final Frost Date is February 6-28; First frost date is November 25 – December 13.
Zones 10-13: No frosts.

 

 

Can you grow ‘Campari’ tomato seeds in pots?

Yes, you can, but…

See, ‘Campari’ is a hybrid. When you save seed from the original ‘Campari’ tomato (if it is original – many are not) then you will not get the same tomato as the original. Hybrids don’t produce true from seed.

If that does not put you off, here’s the process for growing ‘Campari’ tomato seeds in containers:

Slice a single ‘Campari’ tomato into evenly sized slices of approximately quarter-inch thick. Likely you’ll get four individual slices. Place the slices on top of organic mix soil in a pot.

Cover over with your potting soil (half an inch thick). If too cold to place outside, place the pot in a warm window (typically south-facing window). Water the potting soil so it’s damp but not drenched.

Give it a week, perhaps a couple of weeks: you’ll see seedlings coming through – many of them. Allow these seedlings to continue to sprout until they reach 2-3 inches in height. 

Choose the stronger of these seedlings and transfer to a small-sized pot (3-5 inch pots are good). Organic 5″ Jiffy peat pots are ideal for this. 

 

campari tomato seedling pots

Jiffy Round 5-Inch Organic Peat Pots

 

 

Allow your seedlings to grow to a height of around 6 inches. Transfer to larger-sized pots or if preferred, grow your ‘Campari’ tomato transplants in the garden. 

 

How to grow Campari tomatoes – ‘Campari’ tomato plants can reach up to nine feet in height. As such, it’s necessary to either cage or stake each plant individually. Tomato stacking ladders are an excellent alternative to staking and caging tomatoes. Essentially, stacking ladders work as a trellis for your tomatoes:

 

 

tomato cage for campari tomato

 

 

Tomato Cage by K-Brands (up to 72 inches tall)

 

 

Delicious Recipes that Include Campari Tomatoes

Here’s a handful of utterly delicious recipes that include Campari tomatoes:

 

Parmesan Roasted Campari Tomatoes by Lauren Harris-Pincus

Stuffed Campari Tomatoes by Tina DeLeo (otherwise known as Cheftini)

Campari Tomato, Onion, & Olive Salad by Ally

The Ultimate Bruschetta Recipe by Mandy Landefeld

Stuffed Campari Tomatoes with Gorgonzola, Bacon, and Jalapeno by the Underwoods

Broiled Italian Tomatoes with Garlic and Herbs by Elaine

BBQ Chickpea Sweet Potatoes with Organic Campari Tomatoes by Maggie Michalczyk

 

42 thoughts on “Campari Tomato – Facts, Information, and How to Grow”

    1. Hi Terry, only a single Campari tomato plant should be planted in a 5-gallon container. The plants need plenty of soil space for root-system development.

      Good luck!

    1. Hi Bryan, thanks for your feedback. Actually, there’s no evidence to say that pruning tomato plants helps with fruit yield or with fruit size. Nevertheless, many people still do prefer to prune out sucker growth. The argument being that suckers remove goodness from the remainder of the plant.

      If you do prefer to prune, here’s how:

      1. Start pruning (the suckers from) your tomato plants when the plant reaches 1-2 feet in height. Suckers arise from the axil area where the stems of the leaves attach to the main plant’s stem.

      2. Use a clean, sharp pair of pruning shears to snip out the suckers.

      3. Prune your tomato plants on a dry day and preferably early morning. Doing so will reduce the potential for disease infection.

      4. And never water your tomatoes from the top (even more reason not to if you do prefer to prune). Always water at soil level to prevent soil splashing upwards.

      Hope this helps, Bryan!

  1. So we saved seeds from our Campari that originally came from dealer in Canada. I saved seeds from pulp at end of year. Will I be getting Campari indeterminate tomatoes?

    1. Yes, Maria. If the original seeds from the Canadian dealer are true Campari seeds, then you can look forward to enjoying indeterminate Campari tomato plants. Good luck with your project!

  2. Thanks for the info. I had some delicious grocery store Camparis and for the fun of it put the seeds in a wet paper towel in a zip lock. I opened it today and 20 1″ sprouts. Moved them to a peat pot. So excited watching seeds grow

    1. That’s great, Debra! For reference, could you tell me how long the seeds were in the ziplock before you noticed the sprouts? Enjoy your Campari tomatoes, as no doubt you will 🙂

  3. Do you have to go from seedling try to 5-6″ pot before going into a larger pot? I’d like to go from seeding try into an 8″ pot. Will this be OK? Growing indoors in New York City. First time and am using grow lights. Wish me luck!!

    1. Hi Christopher, what you’re intent on doing is perfectly fine. You can go from seedling tray to an 8-inch pot. I believe the only reason that 3-4 inch pots are suggested in preference to 8-inch (or larger) is for space-saving reasons. There’s no downside other than space-saving if space is at a premium. And yes, I certainly wish you luck!!

  4. How long after planting should I expect to see flowers? I recently heard that my plants should already be flowering and that if not, that it was improbable to have fruit! Many thanks for your response.

    1. Hello again, Christopher. Typically, Campari tomato plants take around 70-80 days to mature after transplanting (meaning until the time that the fruit is mature and ready for harvesting). The flowers should start turning to fruit after just a few days of opening. So, in essence, your plants should be flowering at around 60 days after transplanting them into the ground or into larger pots if you’re growing in pots which I believe you are since you are using grow lights. Hope this is of help!

  5. Googling the word “Campari,” I ended up here. I did not know that it is a tomato hybrid. I thought it was the company name. One day in late April/early May, my husband came home with a box of small plump tomatoes. Thinking these were cherry or grape tomatoes, I decided to plant the seeds. For about two weeks after planting, our 2 dogs would keep digging in the pot. After watching the dogs and pots so closely, the seeds finally grew (see pics).

    I figure my info/experience on this plant might help some of your readers.

    Also, I’m from the Phillipines, hope you’re enjoying the beauty of the country and the friendly, hospitable Filipinos.

    Plant info:
    1. Dried seeds for about 1 week on paper towel (I ate the tomatoes, just got some of the seeds that have fallen out from cutting it in).
    2. Put 6 seeds in each rectangular pot with regular potting soil approximately 1st to 2nd week of May 2020.
    3. The pictures are taken today, July 24, 2020.
    4. I’m in Oklahoma, zone 7.
    5. I fertilize with worm tea once, and with edible miracle gro every other week.
    6. I water everyday, sometimes twice depending on heat.
    7. Not sure on size of pot but the black round pot with small Moringa/Malunggay tree is about a 2 gallon pot.
    8. Plant is still growing with new flowers. The first set of flowers took it’s time turning into a fruit. It is producing faster now. These are about 3 to 3.5 ft tall.

    Hope this helps someone in timing of planting seeds to how fast or slow it grows in US Zone 7.

    1. Hi Jenny, lovely to hear from you!

      That’s really interesting about your dogs digging in the pots where the seeds were planted. I never experienced that before.

      So you’re from the Phils. Which part? I’m currently in Toledo City on the west coast of Cebu. Been in the Phils on and off over the past 8 years and have a 7-year-old son here. Unfortunately, my daughter died just last month. Devastating, yes, but life has to go on.

      Thanks for sharing this important info about how you successfully grew your tomatoes – much appreciated!

      Take care and enjoy Oklahoma!

      Joseph

      1. Hi Joseph! Hope all is well.

        I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. Eventhough life have to go on, still allow yourself some time to grieve. The loss of a child is the most difficult thing a parent can go through. Don’t allow others or yourself to minimize the feeling of devastation it brings, it is an important part of life.

        On other things, I grew up in Manila but was fortunate enough to have a bigger backyard than most and that’s where my love for tomatoes started. Tomatoes are the easiest, fun plants to grow…especially in the Philippines! I heard Cebu is a very beautiful place but I’ve never been.

        Also, I’ve harvested and eaten my tomatoes, love it! It was very sweet and crisp, and not a very overpowering taste. I mixed it with boiled eggs since I don’t have salted eggs on hand (I’ll be making salted eggs soon). If you haven’t tried salted eggs and tomatoes, you should. We eat it with rice there in the Motherland :D.

        Be well and take care!

        1. Hi, Jen!

          Thanks for your commiseration and concern. I think, for me, the grieving process will take a long time. A little bit here, a little bit there, over a period of perhaps even years to come.

          With all of your tomato-growing experience in Manila, Jen, did you find that bugs were a problem when the fruits started to ripen? Because I’m not managing the growing of my own tomatoes (I don’t have garden or balcony space, unfortunately) the guy who is managing them has been picking the harvest early, when the tomatoes are still green. I may as well buy at the market since it’s the same end result – tasteless and hard.

          Cebu is nice, for sure, but the best place I’ve lived in the Phils thus far has to be Siquijor – a small island just north of Mindanao where it’s said that witches are still commonplace. Very beautiful and fairly quiet little place with gorgeous beaches, as I’m sure you can imagine.

          You eat everything with rice here in the Motherland, Jen 😉 But, sure, I’ll try the salted eggs and tomatoes approach. Sounds like a great combination!

  6. Hi! Me again. So my plants are about 5 feet now and are producing flowers. The first flowers, however, bloom and then die / dry out. No fruit grows. There are lots more buds waiting to flower. Am I doing something wrong? What should I do?

    The plants are inside, in the sunniest place I have also with LED lights. They are in 3 gallon pots.

    Thanks!!!
    Chris

    1. Hi Chris, it could be due to something called ‘blossom drop’. This is the primary cause of what’s occurring to your plants, anyhow.

      Blossom drop occurs when daytime temperatures reach above 85 F and nighttime temperatures are above 72 F. Either that or it could be that nighttime temps are below 55 F.

      Other possible reasons?

      Pest infestations or fungal diseases such as leaf spot.

      Overfertilizing with nitrogen fertilizer may result in an excess of leaf growth to the detriment of flower production.

      And finally, and definitely, this could be the reason: because you’re growing your tomatoes indoors obviously there are no insects to pollinate the flowers. In which case the plants will shed the flowers since they are not being pollinated. Tapping the flowers gently a few times each week will encourage the flowers to release pollen. Or you can use an electric toothbrush to achieve the same results. Here’s a video to show you how that’s done.

      https://youtu.be/Y4_Mi-EwFqw

      Good luck, Chris!

      Joseph

      1. Hi again Joseph! I thought tomatoes self-polinate. This is something new I’ve got to try on the tomatoes, especially when I try to grow them indoors this coming winter!

        Another thing, using a small round paintbrush also works for manual polinating. Same idea as the video you posted but with a paintbrush that doesn’t vibrate. I tried this method on a zucchini and it works but, I get close in the middle of the flower gently to get pollens and transfer it to the other.

        And would like to know if Chris would be successful! I’m following this and cheering for Chris to have tomatoes soon!

        1. Thanks for the pollination tip, Jen!

          Yes, hopefully Chris does get back to us and tells us about his tomato-growing success!

          Have a good weekend, Jen!

          Joseph

  7. I started campari tomato plants from kitchen scrap. Now they are 7 feet tall, hundreds of tomatoes. It’s been 90 days since I started seedlings. They are still not ripe. When can I harvest? TIA

    1. Depending on where you are, Anu, your tomatoes should start to ripen around mid to late July (that’s a bit of a guess on my part).

      Something to be aware of:

      Tomatoes will fail to turn red if it’s too hot (above 85F) or it’s too cold (below 50F).

      A few tricks you can try:

      1. It’s a bit early for this but it could work – top your plants (cut off the tops – say, around the top half foot or so) and cutting off any new growth will provide it with more energy to ripen tomatoes faster.

      2. Since you already have a ton of tomatoes, any new flowers, just pick them off.

      3. Pinch out any suckers since these ‘steal’ energy from the plant and thus steal energy from the fruit.

      4. You may want to take any tiny tomatoes (fruit) off as well and discard. This will give the larger tomatoes more chance to ripen. You might want to leave this until a bit later in the season, however.

      5. If the plants have a lot of leaves you can trim some of them completely off. Emphasis on ‘some’ – certainly not all! Again, this will help to drive energy to the fruit.

      Hope you find this to be helpful, Anu. Good luck!

      Joseph

      1. Thank you so much for taking time and typing big reply. I think I will cut off tops, because there are so many tomatoes already, whats the point if more flowers are coming and not ripe which came last month.

  8. How long begore they turn red? Mine look great and numerous green tomatoes but have not begun to turn red yet.

    1. Hi Allen, the same answer applies to your situation as I gave to Anu below. And here is that answer:

      Depending on where you are your tomatoes should start to ripen around mid to late July (that’s a bit of a guess on my part since I don’t know where you are).

      Something to be aware of:

      Tomatoes will fail to turn red if it’s too hot (above 85F/ 29C) or it’s too cold (below 50F/ 10C).

      A few things you can try to help ripen your tomatoes:

      1. It’s a bit early for this but it could work – top your plants (cut off the tops – say, around the top half foot or so) and cutting off any new growth will provide it with more energy to ripen tomatoes faster.

      2. Since you already have lots of tomatoes just pick off any new flowers that develop.

      3. Pinch out any suckers since these ‘rob’ energy from the plant and as such, they also rob energy from the fruit.

      4. You may want to take any tiny tomatoes (fruit) off as well and discard. This will give the larger tomatoes more chance to ripen. You might want to leave this pursuit until a bit later in the season, however.

      5. If the plants have a lot of leaves you can trim some of them completely off. Emphasis on ‘some’ – certainly not all! Again, this will help to drive energy to the fruit.

      Hope you find this info to be helpful, Allen. Good luck!

      Joseph

      1. Thank you. They look great but have been green for probably two weeks now. I am in Chesterfield Virginia.

        1. Allen – so nothing to do with temperature issues. Hopefully, by trying one or more of the methods mentioned here your tomatoes will start to ripen nicely well before end of season. Good luck!

          Joseph

  9. I have been growing Camparis in Western North Carolina for some years now, usually planting seeds from the largest of a batch of fruits from Costco. I start many more than I need and keep a few of the strongest. I grew them in the garden until we moved to a retirement community last year. This year, I grew them in “Earth Boxes,” 2 to a box and they did very well. They seem to grow pretty true and I usually get a good share of somewhat larger than normal fruits.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience, John. Very much appreciated! Hope life in the retirement community is going well for you!

  10. On another site, a number of gardeners planted seeds from store bought Camparis and said that in spite of the claims that it is a hybrid, got tomatoes indistinguishable from the tomatoes that supplied the seeds. One did say that they got smaller and smaller as the season progressed. The real seeds from the Dutch patent holder seed company are off the wall expensive and only sold in commercial quantities. I would be very leery of buying small quantities. The seller would have to make a very large investment and repackage the seeds. It is too easy to throw something similar in the packet or just sell seeds from store bought Campari tomatoes.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Jeff. You’re quite right – it’s easy to pop something that’s similar to Campari into a seed packet and sell or simply sell the seeds from Camparis bought in a store. I guess that’s the issue with most tomato varieties these days. Does make you wonder, though.

      Joseph

  11. Hi I was wondering is the 5 gallon container large enough for total growth? Ifin they get to 6ft won’t they fall over from the weight?

    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your comment!

      It’s a very good point; there is that problem – taller tomato plants such as Campari and other indeterminates could fall over once they mature when using a 5-gallon container. Plus, 5-gallon containers may not provide enough space for the root ball, and you’ll likely enjoy less plant and less production. You will have to water (and feed) more frequently as well. So if you can, go for 10-gallon containers. I’ve edited that point in the article above (and provided you with the credit). Thanks again, Susan!

      Regards,
      Joseph

      1. Thanks! I’m new to Florida gardening so I’m testing out different things at different times. I’m from NYS so it’s been a struggle for me with plants! But I keep trying 😆

        1. Yeah, a completely different climate in Florida, Susan. Same thing for me – South East Asia is completely different from the climate in Scotland. Anyway, good luck with your horticultural endeavors!

    1. Hi Hector, thanks for your comment. I guess that’s about right since Campari tomatoes are considered to be large-sized cherry tomatoes. I guess the main thing, though, is that they taste real good. Hopefully, yours do!

      Regards

      Joseph

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