What’s the difference?
From time to time I get into the conversation about the difference between determinate tomato plants and indeterminate plants.
Although we could go into the deep recesses of the genetic reasons I will keep it pretty simple.
Determinate seeds produce plants that have a very defined life span as determined by the genetic code the seed carries. This makes it a very attractive plant for commercial vendors who want to have a predictable outcome for the harvest. Once the plant has run its life cycle it dies.
On the other hand Indeterminate plants/seeds (which are far more common) will continually grown until they are killed by frost, disease or simply old age. These plants will continue to produce until something kills them. The vast majority of either plants or seeds that you will buy are Indeterminate.