Now available almost everywhere, the Cherry Tomatoes were originally known to be part of the Aztec Mexico agriculture. In Europe, it appeared in the 16th century and the variety grown in Europe was mostly the yellow cherry tomatoes. As far as the genetic make up of the Cherry tomatoes is concerned, it is an admixture of the garden and the wild-currant type variety of tomatoes. The seed variety available at All That Grows will yield bright red, roundish and, sometimes may be oblong produce. Cherry tomatoes are succulent, refreshing, and extremely flavorful. They are a popular addition to salads, even sangrias, smoothies, or regularly eaten raw. If you love juicy tomatoes, then this variety will surely become your favorite. Apart from being so tasty, the Cherry tomatoes are also very nutritious and healthful. Cherry tomatoes are very low in sodium, saturated fats, and cholesterol. Thanks to the Alpha Tocopherol, the vegetable is a great source of Vitamin E and also offers B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Copper along with potassium, Vitamin A, C and K. You can also use Cherry tomatoes in sandwiches, or steam them anduse to make a sour-sweet sauce, etc.
Beautiful to look at, and very tasty to savor, the Cherry tomatoes will be an excellent way to beautify and add nourishment to your gardens. Get started, shop the seeds with us. Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
SEED TYPE : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated And Non-GMO
PLANT: Medium Tall, Spreading, Less Branched
FRUIT TYPE : Round, Deep Red, Bearing In Bunches
AVERAGE WEIGHT : 20-25 Gms
FIRST PICKING : After 80-85 Days From Transplanting.
SOWING TIME: August To November (Or As Per Your Local Climatic Conditions).
Plan to plant seeds outdoors as they need at least six hours of sun. Since tomatoes need steady moisture supply, it is advised to place the pots near a water source. For potting, choose a pot with an 18-inch diameter for determinate tomatoes and 24-inch diameter for indeterminate tomatoes to get maximum production. Fill the containers with premium quality potting soil which is light and fluffy to provide moisture and ventilation to your plant. It is best to plant these seeds after the last frost date. On a chilly night, be ready to cover your plants. Add mulch to preserve moisture.
Manure: Select a spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of sun.
Soil: It prefers loamy soil with a pH that should range between 6.0 and 6.8.
Temperature: The optimum temperature for growing a successful cherry tomato is 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Watering: Cherry Tomato needs a steady water supply.
HOW TO HARVEST
Cherry Tomatoes are ready to harvest in 55-60 days from transplanting. Most cherry tomato plants usually begin flowering in a month which is followed by tiny green fruits. After a few weeks, these tiny green fruits turn into full-blown cherry tomatoes. Grasp a ripened tomato firmly and twist it with your hands until it snaps off the vine. You can either use a knife or garden clippers to harvest the tomatoes. You should cut the stem close to the fruit.