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.

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Patio Tomato is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect for small places I have an extremely limited outdoor area where I can grow things (just a few planters that I can hang on a railing outside my window and that's it). I am not sure if I didn't plant these deep enough or far enough apart, but I have two and they only reached a height of about 12". However, despite the short plants, these produce an impressive number of tomatoes. I have had up to 8 tomatoes on one plant (not all ripe at the same time). The fruits get to be about 2" in diameter, so a decent size. They have a pretty standard tomato taste/texture. Recommended for small spaces and containers!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Variety in the History of Tomatoes I have been growing tomatoes for 40 years and the Patio variety is at the bottom of the list. I tried Patio for the first time since we have moved to Virginia and due to the heavy clay soil I have had to go to growing tomatoes in containers. I bought four Patio plants and all of them took a long, long time to establish themselves. They looked healthy, but produced few tomatoes. The few tomatoes I did get were very small, a little bigger than a cherry tomato. Would never buy the Patio tomato again.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tomato flavor This poor plant has been through several violent windstorms and I just re-stake and straighten it again. This tomato has wonderful flavor earning compliments from those who've tasted them! I'm growing these again next year without a doubt!!!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had 2 of these last year, they were awesome! Produced early and all summer lots of delicious tomatoes. I really hope I can find some again this year, so far no luck.
Date published: 2016-04-25
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 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 Small, tasty, and easy: I live in an apartment in hardiness zone 6b, with a balcony that only gets about 4 hours of direct sun a day. I didn't expect any tomato plant to survive the low amount of sun, but I was itching to try anyway and decided to experiment with a Patio Tomato. I bought one plant and put it in a very large terra cotta pot (close to 5 gal size). I water it once daily or every other day and fertilize as needed with all purpose liquid fertilizer and dry fertilizer made specially for tomatoes. I have been very happy with it. Lots of leaves and blossoms. I didn't expect to get any tomatoes on it with the limited amount of sun, but it surprised me with 7 tomatoes so far. The tomatoes themselves are beautifully red with green seeds and they taste absolutely delicious, way better than store-bought. I haven't had any trouble with disease or pests on this particular plant, and I have it sitting near basil and peppermint, which lured away all of the stink bugs. I plan on getting more Patio Tomato plants next year so I can have a bigger harvest.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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
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