Like determinate, this word is most often used in reference to tomato categories. Indeterminate tomatoes continue to grow, set fruit, and ripen on a continual basis until the plant’s death. Also known as vining, these plants require staking or other means of support.

The word indeterminate can also be used to describe the growth habit of any species that fits this general growing pattern. Pole, runner, and climbing-type beans are all examples of indeterminate plants.