Growing Big Tomatoes in Containers – Mountain Pride Tomato


the mountain pride hybrid tomato is a
big and delicious meaty tomato variety that is very disease-resistant let’s see
how to grow this tomato variety in containers so in our earlier episodes we saw how to
grow different kinds of tomatoes like grape tomatoes roma tomatoes this
time we’re gonna grow a tomato that’s a beefsteak kind of tomato these are huge tomatoes
that can be grown in containers if you follow the right techniques for the
container we’re using a whisky barrel which will provide enough room for this tomato plant
to grow and remember that this mountain pride hybrid is a determinate
tomato variety which means that it will grow produce a lot of tomatoes and then
it will stop growing it won’t grow indefinitely like the
indeterminate tomato varieties so that makes it a good candidate for growing in
containers and that’s exactly what you see here we have secured this tomato
plant with this tomato cage and if you want to take a look at all the tomato cages
available you can see this video on your screen which will give you the details
and in just a few days in the warm month of June you can see that the tomato plant
has grown pretty well and has almost occupied the entire whiskey barrel
container Now this whiskey barrel container does contain a lot of soil
it’s about two or three times the capacity of a five-gallon pot and that
gives a tomato plant enough room to grow and as you can see herr this plant has
now started flowering and it’s about mid June right now and you can see a
lot of flowers being produced by this plant and there you can see that I have
pruned this plant at some of the nodes the suckers have been removed and I do
this mostly for determinate tomato varieties and that too if I’m growing
them in containers if I’m growing the tomato plants on the ground or on
raised beds I do not prune the plant a lot but I do remove the diseased and the dead leaves so in about mid July you can see that the plant is loaded with fruits of
these lovely looking tomatoes and if you think these tomatoes are big
well just wait and see how big they can get now I’d like to mention that when growing
tomatoes one of the keys to growing great tomatoes is to make sure that you
prune all dead leaves, disease stems make sure that the bottom part of the tomato plant
is clean this allows a lot of air to get in and it prevents fungal diseases for
your tomato plants and overall is a very important step in growing tomatoes
something that a lot of us all overlook [music] And as you can see here in August the tomatoes have started
ripening they’ve started becoming red so I’m going to harvest this tomato from
the plant and my first harvest is usually the one that I ripen on the
shelf and what this does is that it lets me eat some tomatoes while the other
tomatoes are ripening on the vine and once again the ones the ones ripening on the
vine taste a lot better however if you want some tomatoes go ahead and harvest
a few you can put them on the shelves easily and use them [music] And in the hot summer months you need to water your tomato plants very well tomatoes might need watering once a day
sometimes even twice a day in the hot summer months so make sure that your
tomato plants hydrated or what will happen is that your fruits will start
cracking from the bottom which is not a good thing for good-looking tomatoes you
need to make sure that you water your tomato plants very well especially
during the growing season which is the hot summer months and I wont be
discussing much about the kind of fertilizer you need to use for this
tomatoes because I have discussed that on a lot of my other videos you can see some of
those videos on your screen now [music] So let’s talk a little about
this tomato variety this Mountain pride hybrid tomato variety was developed at the North
Carolina State University and it was developed as a part of the mountain
series of tomatoes and it instantly became a big hit because the plant
produced really nice sized tomatoes that were very delicious and the plant is very
easy to grow because it is resistant to a lot of diseases which makes it easy
for the home gardener to grow this and it also grows great in containers
because it’s a determinate tomato variety now you can grow indeterminate
tomato varieties in containers but you have to make sure that you prune your
plant well, otherwise you’re plants are gonna grow out of control they’re pretty large and they’re pretty
meaty and we’ll soon cut one tomato to find out how nice they are you can see
some really good fruit being produced by this tomato plant so this is our harvest as you can see almost
perfect tomatoes I did see a little bit of cracks on the top part of the tomato
however that’s very very minor this is a great looking tomato and let’s cut
open this tomato to see how it looks like from the inside so as you can see very meaty very nice
looking tomato that’s perfect for slicing and cooking and I really like the tomato
variety it was not an easy to grow but they tasted absolutely delicious Now
one thing that I must tell you about this tomato variety and I’ve noticed that
so far in growing this tomato plant is that after it produces these large
tomatoes on the bottom part of plant the top part of the plant just grows to about
five feet and then stops now this might be just the way the tomato plant grows
however I’m waiting to see the plant will still produce more tomatoes however
late in the season due to the heat the high heat the pollen from the tomato flower
becomes unviable which means that it cannot set fruit so a lot of you have
asked me this question as to why doesn’t my tomato plants set fruit well your
temperatures are high you have to choose varieties that are
resistant to high temperatures like the juliet variety. This tomato variety is
a very prolific very nice tomato variety that I can highly recommend
especially to people who grow them in containers so that’s all for today let
me know your comments let me know if you’ve tried growing the
tomato variety before and if not are you planning to grow it I’ll see you again soon happy gardening

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100 thoughts on “Growing Big Tomatoes in Containers – Mountain Pride Tomato

  1. Okay, I have to know… Where do you get all your whiskey barrels? Looking forward to your future vids on all the drarf trees you are growing.
    you're an inspiration,
    fnord!

  2. I Love tomato. Thanks for sharing the videos…. very soon l will plant it and harvest tomato 🙂 God bless you. Thank you…

  3. I miss having a big garden like I had up in the mountains… Now I live in an apartment, so I have to grow in containers. But… Anything is better than nothing.

  4. They cannot produce late because they are determinate tomatoes. Heirlooms are indeterminate and will produce all season and also continue to grow Determinate tomatoes only grow to a certain height.

  5. can you help me out from my problem. my bottle gourd plant is giving only male flowers. no female flowers. the plant has grown 6inches. plz help me out and clear my doubt.

  6. I just sowed I'm seeds in my garden it's been four weeks .and tomato plant is still not taller than three inch.their growth is stunted .so give me some ideas for this problem please

  7. hi. can you please make a video about spider mite protection. .I alway have this problem with my tomato plants..

  8. Great video! I subscribed to your channel. If you could please return the favor, it would be appreciated.

  9. When and how do you prune tomato? I plant tomato every year but I don't harvest that many tomato per plant. I live in California Area code 94552

  10. I've seen your San marzano tomatoes that are as big as my hand! how do you fertilize them? I'm in zone 9, Florida. having problems with mine flowering and setting fruit.

  11. If i plant tomatoes in my yard in Plastic Barrel for Market Use?
    Will it work?
    Around 20 Barrels?
    Can i have your email address?

  12. I just started container gardening 2 years ago and after some fits and starts got over 30 lbs of tomatoes out of 16 plants this year. I would have had more except I made the mistake of crowding the plants. The tomato plants I cultivated were called "patio" tomatoes and were of the determinate variety. Very sweet, lot's of pulp with few seeds. I just harvested a huge amount of tomatoes – more than we can eat. They will be pureed and frozen for sauce later. Your video has given me a few more ideas how to improve my technique.

  13. Hi,
    I love your videos too. I am going to start planting again. This time, it will be grown in containers. Where do you get them big container? How much? It a good size and sturdy. Cheers, Anny.

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  15. i tried to grow tomаtoes living in Thailand, but аll fruits were getting black from one end. i don't know what kind of disease it wаs аnd whаt to do

  16. Maine bhi try kiya hai.ye seed ghar par mil skta hai-mirch dhaniya lahsun adrakh methi tamatar sarso pudina(dandi)

  17. Hi CG. My tomatoes are ripening very small than expected. Would you please help me so that I can get them grow to their full size. They are growing in 5 gallon containers. Thanks.

  18. Sir I have grown beef steak tomatoes and harvested very small size tomatoes; I had some cherry tomatoes planted next to it; could it be due to cross pollination? Let me know thanks

  19. How can I tell if the tomato plant I have is determinate or indeterminate? It's about 4 weeks old and about 8 in tall.

  20. Do tomato plant need a lot water to grow.I have planted but the plant is still very tiny .Its more than 3weeks I planted it.

  21. Determinate tomato plants grow to a certain height, set fruit, ripen, then call it a day and that’s all she wrote. Also pruning a determinate tomato only reduces tomato production.

  22. Hello and thank you so much for your videos. I always thought I had a black thumb before I recently started watching your videos. I would love to show you how beautiful and healthy my plants are. I started with the easy ones like the mints then I moved on to Kale that's my favorite and now I have peppers, tomatoes and rosemary. I even gave my neighbor a Rosemary plant. Who would have thought I could develop a green thumb. I never grew anything that lived before. Thanks so so very much. Oh and I forgot to mention my beautiful healthy aloe Vera. Thanks and keep sharing.

  23. Like your video but can you plz tell me what I do to keep tomato worm away ,I been told to look for tiny hole in tomato catapillar like thing thanks

  24. Have you take a grafted tomato plant ? And then transplant to a pot? How much inches of container do I have to take for tomato. Lemon and cucumber.?

  25. What is all of the blight in the back ground… I have that on my tomatoes… How do you beat that? Thank you!!

  26. got the same bonnie tomatoes but the super 100 cherry super sweet! got 10 of them and gave 2 to my neighbor wanna prove to myself i can grow the best! We shall see the challenge is on baby!

  27. Wow that's very nice my grandson will surely appreciate this when he knows that we can now have big and fresh tomatoes in our backyard 🙂

  28. At the very end of the video you talk about tomato varieties that can fruit in hot weather. I wasn't aware of that need. But that explains why interdeterminite tomatoes fruit in July and th later harvest tomatoes can e seen in August it takes three additional months for them to ripen. . Yes it takes like to November or even December to ripen. The wait is not worth it to me for the indeterminate to produce ripen tomatoes oats July. I live in Manassas Virginia zone 7

    It seem like the July harvest is the big harvest but the second harvests s nothing to get excited about. I lose interest waiting for the every bearing to finally ripen

    So I'm considering going with determinate tomatoes or as I'm harvesting during July I i have separate plants growing to

  29. Beautiful tomatoes but the winter stared to killed it even though it was around 50 degrees.
    . The 50 here it feels like 40. The Caribbean is usually is warm but not this passed winter. Luckily I have 1 tomato that I will grow them from seeds. I can't complain for a year it gave me fruit and it still has 2 flowers. Great video. Do you have a way of cover them? I have some wood that I was thinking to turn it as mulch would this work?

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