growth ending in a bud
Central flower develops first, arresting development of primary axis.
Said of a condition when the terminal bud ceases to grow, preventing elongation of the main axis and promoting auxiliary growth.
of growth or branching, with a bud or flower terminating the growth of the main axis; of an inflorescence, see definite.
Plant growth habit in which stems stop growing at a certain height and produce a flower cluster at the tip. Determinate tomatoes are short, early, have a concentrated fruit set and do not require staking.
These terms refer to growth habit and are generally seen in seed catalog descriptions of tomatoes and squashes. Determinate vines grow to a certain length and stop. Indeterminate vines continue to grow in length through the season, so require more space.
an inflorescence with the terminal flower opening before those below
not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex; "determinate growth"
Plants having a bushlike growth habit whose floral buds all appear in unison.
A plant that, by artificial or natural means, produces all of its flowers or fruit at the same time.
These plants reach a fixed height, then develop flower buds at the tip of each stem. Determinate tomatoes, for example, grow in bush form with all the fruit developing and ripening about the same time. The harvest period is very short. In contrast, indeterminate varieties (typically vining types) continue to grow throughout the season, making much larger plants with a longer harvest season.
Determinates flower once or twice a growing period, usually early in the season, and yield mature harvests all at one time. Indeterminate plants flower and fruit continuously throughout the growing season.
Plant habit characterized by growth in which the main stem ends in an inflorescence (flower stalk) and stops growing. Lateral branches have similarly restricted growth. ie. determinant tomatoes (bush tomatoes). Compare with indeterminant
pattern of growth in which stem cannot continue growth, usually because it is terminated by a flower
(adj.) A type of inflorescence. that terminates in a bud that blooms first. This halts elongation of the flowering stem. Compare indeterminate.
Pertains to the growth habit of plants, tomatoes in particular. Determinate indicates that the plant matures in a bush shape. Indeterminate suggests a vining growth that can spread ...wait for it... in an indeterminate fashion.
A type of growth in which organs grow until a certain size is reached
Said of an inflorescence when the terminal flower opens first and the prolongation of the axis is thereby arrested.
adj, n Of tomatoes, compact plants that produce their fruit all at once and then stop. A determinate growth habit is good for canning or freezing, or for growing tomatoes on a patio. In my experience, garden center employees are unlikely to know the difference between determinates and indeterminates. If you buy a transplant, note the cultivar and then check the seed rack or a seed catalog for information about that cultivar.
The growth of a plant stops at a certain height (usually in reference to tomatoes).