Flopsymopsy, I have that same type of tomato in a vertical garden in my back yard. I was surprised at the symmetrical growth pattern. Are yours small, cherry tomatoes? (And yes, like potatoes, that is the way I learned how to spell it in school year and years ago).
Ahh, just saw the photo in the red and white thread. Tomatoes in the hand answer my question. It took a long time for mine to get ripe, too. But now they are on their second blooming. Great tomato photos.
Great photos everyone!