DETERMINATE TOMATOES are often referred to as "bush" tomatoes. They are compact plants, growing no more than 5 feet tall. All the fruit on the plant ripens at the same time. Doesn't require staking or caging. No pruning required. Ideal for container gardening.
INDETERMINATE TOMATOES require training, caging and staking. They produce fruit until plant is killed by frost. Generally grows 6-8 feet tall. Blooms and sets fruit all throughout the growing season.