Patio Tomato
The name says it all. This good-tasting compact hybrid for containers has earned a place in on American balconies, patios, and decks since 1965.

Patio Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 3 to 4 ounces
  • Matures: 70 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: About 2 feet tall
  • Plant type: Determinate

Patio hybrid is excellent for containers and small gardens, bearing tasty 3 to 4 oz tomatoes on strong, compact plants that grow only 2 feet tall. The stout stems generally do not need much staking at first, but it won’t hurt to have stake or small cage to keep them upright in wind and rain, especially when loaded with fruit. This little plant is surprisingly productive. In our Alabama test garden, where growing conditions are very good, it yields 50 or more tomatoes per plant over an 8-week harvest period. Perfect for containers.

Patio is resistant to fusarium wilt (F), alternaria stem canker (A), and gray leaf spot (St). Widely adapted throughout the US.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

Patio Tomato is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growing in KY. Rule of thumb here is "if you get tomatoes before fourth of July, then you've done a good job." I picked my first eater the Wednesday before father's day. Harvested 15 to 20 so far and have another 40 or so on the plants. Two plants this year, but more next, I promise. Bought the plants mid-April and planted in organic and composted bagged soil. Flowering stopped for about two weeks but just started again...another 25 or so blooms now. Fruits have ranged from baseball-sized to extra-large cherry. Flavor is unreal.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Brand: I am a polio survivor and now am in my 65th year of life.I love these tomatoes because I can grow them on my handicap ramp.I usually grow three small plants but this year I could only find the 2.5 quart.So I have just one plant this year.I tell everyone about my pretty Bonnie plants and how much I enjoy growing them.I have found that alot of people do not know of patio tomatoes.So I am telling them so they too can have wonderful plants and tomatoes also.Keep up the beautiful work.God bless.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a happy gardener: I am a senior citizen with limited space, and I like to grow my own tomatoes in containers. This year (2013) we had a cold , wet spring followed by 107 degree heat. This little tomato just kept growing and now is producing excellent tasting tomatoes. With the poor growing conditions I was amazed the plant even lived let alone produce fruit.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good....I have three plants shoved in a deep 8" container. Their genes and my pampering have them as happy as could be :) Counted yesterday, over 80 tomatoes, and more to come! I'm really impressed. First ones are starting to ripen too, seems so early for NY. Here's to hoping animals with diabolical motives stay away!!!!!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for san antonio: late feb 2012: I bought two, it's now jan 2013 and I still have blossoms setting, and red ones on the vines; though the plant is looking pretty tired. we had a threat of 32 degrees a couple weeks ago so I 'rolled' them into the garage for cover, then back out the next day.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for small spaces: I am growing 2 of these in zone 7a--micro climate--off the backside of a condo complex with a huge tree in between my patio and complex beside me. These are growing amazingly for the limited sun I get..aprox 6 hrs..right now is loaded with fruit 8-12 per plant..and im just waiting for them to turn. ..we had a late spring this year..perfect for small spaces! taste review is based off others, will post again when i actually taste it!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great plant: Enjoying growing this plant. Even with all the excess rain it has grown well, have not had to stake it. produces nice tomatoes Loved that it did not require lots of fussing. This would be great for school gardens because it is small and does not take a lot of room or require excess care.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! One plant I wish that I had gotten a dozen of!! I bought last spring and was spitting out fruit well into December. I have given so many fruits and praised it to all my friends. Thank you for starting me back to having a garden here in North Florida.
Date published: 2015-01-31
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