If you don’t support your tomatoes properly, they can fall onto the ground. This can increase the risk of the plants getting disease and being eaten by bugs. By holding up your tomato plants with tomato plant support cages, you keep them away from many nibbling insects and reduce the chance of many harmful diseases.

Tomato plant support cages can offer the perfect solution. They are easy to set up and keep your tomato fruits well away from potential harm. Take a look at our 7 best tomato support cages and see what takes your fancy.

Best Tomato Plant Support Cages List

1) Extra Tall Tomato Cages (Gardeners Supply Company)

The Best Bits

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  • Height 65″ (53″ installed)
  • Legs – 11″
  • Width 14.25″ by 14.25″
  • Heavy gauge steel frame
  • Powder coated to prevent rust
  • Easy assembly
  • Long lasting
  • Tall and wide
  • No extra tying required
  • Easy harvesting due to wide frame
  • Folds for easier storage

Things To Think About

  • Possibly need extra tying to the ground to stop it blowing over in windy conditions.
  • Bulky, not everyone will have the storage space.
  • Needs care in the beginning stages to train the tomato plants to climb the cage.

Why on Our List? 

I like these tomato plant support cages because they have a great capacity due to their height and width. The powder coating ensures that they won’t rust for quite a few years.

2) Lifetime Tomato Cages – 4 Pack

The Best Bits

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  • Height 32″
  • Width 14-3/8″ X 39″
  • Long lasting
  • Thick steel
  • Coated to stop rusting
  • Tall and wide
  • No extra tying required
  • Easy harvesting
  • Easy storage

Things To think About

  • The legs are not very long so they will need extra fixing to the ground.
  • Bulky, not everyone will have the storage space.
  • Tomato plants need training to climb the cage.

Why On Our List?

Although a bit smaller than our first selection, these are still strong. They also have a powder coating to prevent rust. Ideal for those wanting to grow a small crop of tomatoes.

3) Gilbert and Bennett 42″ Galvanised Tomato Cage 5 Pack

The Best Bits

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  • Height 42″
  • Width 16″ diameter
  • 7 gauge steel frame
  • Support 10lbs of tomatoes
  • Galvanised – last for a long time
  • Long legs – secure into the ground easily
  • Selection of colours

Things To Think About:

  • This frame is not collapsible
  • To be on the safe side, we advise using earth staples in case of windy conditions.

Why on Our List?

This one makes our list because it’s a classic, traditional frame. It’s strong without being too heavy and will last for many years.

4) Tomato Ladders Set of 3


The Best Bits

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  • Height 57″ – including 13″ legs
  • Width 6″ x 6″
  • 7mm steel frame
  • Can support 100lbs of tomatoes!
  • Powder coating – long lasting, no rust
  • specially shaped rungs
  • 13 inch legs fix well into the ground
  • Very tall
  • Specially designed rungs to support plants better

Things To Think About

  • A little more expensive than most
  • Need to train the plants

Why on Our List?

These tomato plant supports are tall, strong and narrow. They give great support and can be used in a small space. Despite being more expensive they should last a long time to make the purchase worthwhile. If you want to grow larger crops of tomatoes for your family (up to 100lbs!) these are the cages for you.

5.Happy Trees Large Heavy Duty Tomato Cages – Support Trellis for Climbing Vegetables and Plants – 18″ x 18″ x 58″ – Thick Gauge Galvanized Steel, Collapsible Easy Storage, 3-Pack, Made in USA

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Quick Summary

  • Amazon rating: 4.2 Stars
  • Height 5 foot
  • Width
  • Designed for vertical climbing plants
  • Easy assembly
  • Easy storage
  • Movable arms

You will have to assemble this one, but it’s not too hard. The adjustable cross beams are an added benefit to this support system.

Strong: The main framework of this tomato cage has a steel core. This framework is coated in plastic which makes it last much longer. This way you have a strong frame and one that won’t be affected by the weather.

Easy Assembly: To assemble you stick the frame into the ground then attach the plastic arms. The assembly is very easy as the arms clip onto the main rods.

Special Design: The makers claim this is a special design to encourage and support growing vine fruits. This is shown in the feature of moving support beams. You can move the support beams up and down to follow the growth of your plant.

So as your plant is growing you can start the support low and move it up as the plant gets bigger. This means that your plant is supported all the way through it’s growth.

Easy Storage: This is another easy storage tomato plant support cage. You can dismantle the parts and store away in a small space for the winter.

Please Note: The height will be less once you put the rods into the ground.

7) Dura Tomato Cage 4 Pack

Brief Summary

  • Standard Retail Price $74:99
  • Height 44″ before legs go into ground
  • Width 16″ diameter
  • Durable and sturdy
  • Lightweight
  • Collapsible
  • Plastic
  • Fix into the ground easily
  • No rust or rotting

Sturdy: The Dura cage tomato supports are very sturdy. They are made of thicker than usual plastic. The plastic is very strong so they can keep their shape unlike many thin wire supports. They will also last a long time.

Light Weight: Because they are made of plastic the Dura cages are light weight and very easy to work with.

Collapsible: They have a clever ability to collapse so they can be easily stored. When taken out of storage they are equally easy to assemble. Just hold the frame upright and the circular parts fall back into place.

Long Legs: They have long legs which you can insert into the ground to hold the frame in place. This fixes them well into position and stops them from falling over.

Won’t Rust: Being made of plastic means they won’t rust or rot away.

Please Note: A recent customer review on Amazon has said that these cages are not as sturdy as they once were. Earth staples are also advised.

Buyer Tips

Be careful to check for durability and strength. Also look for how long the legs are. These determine how well fixed into the ground your cage will be. Lastly check if you need any other extras to fix the cage into the ground or to tie the tomato plants with.

If you have any questions about our top seven list of tomato plant support cages or have any better suggestions please let us know in the comments below. Many thanks, Rob.

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