when it comes to buying clones or 6" to 8" teens. from my experience with growing tomatoes I think younger plants have an easier time getting over stress that's associated with transplanting or transporting ect. what do you all think?
I have never had the pleasure of going and buying rooted clones, but I never have much transplant shock with anything. I tend to get the healthiest looking tomatoes, regardless of size. Probably the same kind of things I look for in a tomato are the things you would look for in a clone--close intermodal spacing, good leaf structure, good color, etc.