If you are planning on growing large, hardy Celebrity tomatoes in your\ngarden this year, you might be wondering how big the plants and fruit will\nget. That way, you can plan the number of plants and the amount of space\nyou will need for your crop of Celebrity tomatoes.\n\n\n\nSo, how big do Celebrity tomatoes get? Celebrity tomato plants\ngrow to a height of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) tall and 24 to 36 inches\n(61 to 91 centimeters) wide, and produce fruit that weighs 7 to 10 ounces (198\nto 283 grams).\n\n\n\nOf course, the quality of your fruit (if you get any at all!) depends on the\ncare that you give your tomato plants. Let\u2019s take a closer look at Celebrity\ntomatoes, including size, growing conditions, and time to maturity.\n\n\n\nHow Big Do Celebrity Tomatoes Get?\n\n\n\nThe fruit of a Celebrity tomato plant will grow large and globe-shaped. When ripe, the fruit is light red weighs 7 to\n10 ounces (198 to 283 grams). The Celebrity tomato is considered a \u201ccontainer\u201d\ntomato plant, making it perfect for growing in containers, either on a patio or\nindoors (when properly pruned!)\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomato plants only grow to be 3 to 4 feet tall, meaning you can support them with tomato cages, stakes, or trellises. Image from: https:\/\/commons.wikimedia.org\/wiki\/File:Celebrity-plant.jpg\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out this information on Celebrity Tomatoes from the Burpee website.\n\n\n\nA Celebrity tomato plant is sometimes called \u201csemi-determinate\u201d, meaning\nthat it has properties of both determinate and indeterminate tomato plants:\n\n\n\nLike determinate varieties, Celebrity tomato\nplants will grow to a predetermined height (3 to 4 feet tall) and then stop\ngrowing.Like indeterminate varieties, a Celebrity tomato\nplant will continue to produce fruit throughout the growing season, even after\nreaching maximum height.\n\n\n\nA Celebrity tomato plant will continue to grow and produce throughout the\nseason until it dies from frost or a lack of nutrients and water. A Celebrity\ntomato plant will grow to a height of 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) tall,\nwith a width of 24 to 36 inches (61 to 91 centimeters).\n\n\n\nThe shorter height of Celebrity tomato plants means that you can support\nthem with tomato cages instead of stakes or trellises if you wish.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on supporting tomato plants, my article on tomato cages, and my article on trellises.\n\n\n\nAre Celebrity Tomatoes Determinate Or Indeterminate?\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomatoes are determinate, meaning that their maximum height is predetermined\nby their genetics. However, they also share characteristics with\nindeterminate tomatoes, in that they will continue to produce fruit throughout\nthe season until something kills them, such as a frost or a lack of water and\nnutrients.\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomatoes are semi-determinate, meaning they reach a predetermined height, but keep producing fruit all season until frost kills them. Image from: https:\/\/commons.wikimedia.org\/wiki\/File:Celebrity-unripe.jpg\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out this page on Celebrity tomatoes from the Bonnie Plants website.\n\n\n\nYou can also learn more if you check out this article on Celebrity Tomatoes from Wikipedia.\n\n\n\nHow Long Does It Take For Celebrity Tomatoes To Ripen?\n\n\n\nAfter transplanting into your garden, a Celebrity tomato plant will take\nbetween 65 and 75 days to ripen. If you start a Celebrity tomato from\nseed, it will take about 25 days longer to see mature, ripe fruit on the vine\n(for a total of 90 to 100 days from seed to ripe fruit).\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomato transplants take 65 to 75 days to produce fruit - add 25 days to that if you start from seed!\n\n\n\nThe fruit itself will be round and globe shaped with a light red color when\nit is ripe. You should get about 20 Celebrity\ntomatoes per plant.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on when tomato plants produce fruit.\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomatoes are prolific. Being semi-determinate, they will\nkeep producing fruit throughout the season. As a result, you can end up\nwith dozens of tomatoes per plant in a growing season!\n\n\n\nSince Celebrity tomatoes are a hybrid variety, it is not always feasible to\nsave the seeds and plant them the following year. Unlike heirloom tomato\nvarieties, hybrid tomato varieties will not always \u201cgrow true to type\u201d.\n\n\n\nThis means that the seeds will not always grow into plants that are similar\nto the parent plant. The seeds from hybrid plants may not look anything\nlike the parent plant, and may end up being sterile, unable to produce any\nfruit.\n\n\n\nIf they do produce fruit, it may have poor flavor or quality. For more information, check out my article on heirloom seeds and my article on hybrid seeds.\n\n\n\nAre Celebrity Tomatoes Hard To Grow?\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomatoes are not too difficult to grow, since they have reasonably\nfast growth. They are also bred for\nresistance to common tomato problems, such as fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt,\nand root-knot nematodes.\n\n\n\nThey do require full sun, so a shady location will not work for Celebrity\ntomatoes. Also, the fruit matures in 65to\n75 days after transplanting, which is in the middle of the road as far as time\nto maturity for tomato plants.\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomatoes need full sun, so don't plant them near a house, shed, garage, or treeline!\n\n\n\nRemember that every day on the vine is another chance for diseases, such as\nblight, to infect your tomato plants. So, a faster time to maturity means\nthat your plants are not exposed to these problems as long as other tomato\nvarieties.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on tomato blight.\n\n\n\nOf course, there are other factors to consider when deciding whether to grow\nCelebrity tomato plants. The quality of care that you give your tomato\nplants will help to determine how much fruit you get each year. Some of\nthe most important factors are temperature, watering, fertilizing, and pruning.\n\n\n\nTemperature For Celebrity Tomatoes\n\n\n\nEarly fall frosts or late spring frosts can spell death for your Celebrity\ntomato plants. The threat is increased if you live in an area with a\nshort growing season.\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomato plants may stop producing if temperatures drop below 55\ndegrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). If temperatures drop to 32\ndegrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) or lower, your Celebrity tomato plants\nmay die.\n\n\n\nIf nothing else, cold temperatures can make the fruit mushy and flavorless,\nwhich is why it is recommended that you not store tomatoes in the refrigerator!\n\n\n\nThere are some ways to protect your plants from frost, including the use of row covers. For more information, check out my article on protecting your tomato plants from cold and frost.\n\n\n\nOn the other extreme, your tomato plants may stop producing fruit if daytime\ntemperatures are over 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). In\naddition, the hot, sticky days of summer can prevent proper pollination due to\nexcessive humidity.\n\n\n\nUnfortunately, there is not much you can do about high temperatures or\nhumidity levels. Just be sure to insulate your tomato plants by putting a\nlayer of mulch or compost over the topsoil around them.\n\n\n\nIf you encounter problems with pollination, check out my article on how to pollinate tomato plants by hand.\n\n\n\nWatering For Celebrity Tomatoes\n\n\n\nAvoid letting the soil stay dry for too long, since uneven watering can lead to blossom end rot in tomatoes. If you find that you have a problem with dry soil, check out my article on how to treat dry soil.\n\n\n\nOn the other hand, over watering your Celebrity tomato plants (or any plants\nfor that matter) can lead to root rot and eventual death. The best way to\ndecide when to water is to feel the soil with your fingers.\n\n\n\nBe careful not to over water or under water your Celebrity tomato plants!\n\n\n\nIf the soil feels dry 2 or 3 inches below the surface, then go ahead and water. For more information, check out my article on over watering your plants.\n\n\n\nTry to water early in the morning, rather than at night, to allow water to\nsoak into the soil. Avoid getting the leaves wet to prevent rot, mold,\nand diseases.\n\n\n\nFertilizing For Celebrity Tomatoes\n\n\n\nBefore you plant tomato seeds or transplants in your garden, add some\ncompost to your soil. It will provide organic material and nutrients for\nyour plants as they grow. The best part is that you can make compost\nyourself from ordinary yard and kitchen waste!\n\n\n\nCompost is a great way to recycle kitchen waste while adding organic material and nutrients to your garden.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on how to make your own compost.\n\n\n\nIt may be necessary to use fertilizers as a supplement to compost, in order\nto provide extra nutrients if your soil is lacking. The best way to tell if you\nneed fertilizer is with a soil test.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on soil testing.\n\n\n\nThe soil pH should be between 6.2 and 6.8 \u2013 a soil test will also indicate\nthe pH of your soil.\n\n\n\nFinally, remember that it is possible to harm or kill your tomato plants by\nover fertilizing them. For example, too much nitrogen can prevent your\ntomato plant from producing any fruit.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out my article on over fertilizing and my article on low-nitrogen fertilizers.\n\n\n\nPruning For Celebrity Tomatoes\n\n\n\nMany gardeners choose to prune off the suckers, or side shoots, of tomato\nplants as they grow. The result is fewer, but larger, fruits on the vine.\n\n\n\nPruning away the lower leaves and branches of the tomato plant can also help\nto prevent the spread of disease in your garden. When you remove the\nlower leaves and branches, there is less chance of dirt splashing up onto\nleaves due to rain or watering.\n\n\n\nCelebrity tomato plants are already small (3 to 4 feet tall) for tomato\nplants, so there is less chance of them becoming too tall and overgrown. Still, you may want to prune at some point. \nThis will avoid branches that are overloaded with fruit, which can lead to\nbreakage.\n\n\n\nFor more information, check out this article on pruning tomatoes from the University of New Hampshire Extension.\n\n\n\nConclusion\n\n\n\nBy now, you have a much better idea of how big Celebrity tomatoes get, in\nterms of both the fruit on the vine and the plant itself. You also know a\nbit more about the care that is necessary to ensure a healthy crop of Celebrity\ntomatoes in this year\u2019s garden.\n\n\n\nI hope you found this article helpful \u2013 if so, please share it with someone else who can use the information. If you have any questions or advice about Celebrity tomatoes, please leave a comment below.\n\n\n\n\nIf you want to grow the best tomatoes every year, check out my article on common mistakes to avoid when growing tomatoes.