Which tomato is right for you? The answer depends on several factors, including location, space and deciding what you want from your plant. Tomato plants need sunlight to grow well; a minimum of 7 hours. The more sunlight, the better the plant will produce. Regarding space, on the average a tomato will take up about four square feet, considering the staking involved to keep your plant upright. Next, tomatoes tend to fall into two categories, determinate and indeterminate. Determinate type tomatoes (often called bush tomatoes) grow to around 3' to 4' and then set their all at once. These tomatoes are ideal if you’re planning to do some canning or make salsa. Determinate tomato types include 'Ace' and 'Health Kick'. Another deciding factor is the choice between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes.