H - Heirloom: Vegetables and herbs that are open pollinated and have been grown for at least 50 years. Seed saver friendly!
OP - Open Pollinated: Vegetables and herbs that have been cultivated for less than 50 years and are also seed saver friendly.
AAS: The "All American Selections" for outstanding breeding. These AAS winners have been grown in test gardens throughout the USA and preform well in all regions.
Tomato Growth Habits:
Determinate (DET): Bush tomatoes that reach a certain height and then stop growing. May require a short cage. Ripens within 4 to 6 weeks.
Indeterminate (IND): Vining varieties that continue to grow and flower until killed by frost. Can grow over 6 feet tall and require tall cages or trellises to climb. Fruits mature over a long period of time. Should prune off tops 6 weeks before first frost to make plants put energy into growing and ripening fruits already growing! Season long yields with individual tomatoes.
Inoculate: Helps plants, in particular beans and peas, fix nitrogen and convert it to a usable form.