Cherry Tomato Seed (Allsort Mix) ANNUAL VEGETABLE
Assortment Cherry Tomato !
Versatile, colorful, and delicious, cherry tomatoes can be grown in the field, in the greenhouse, in the backyard garden, or even on the patio. selects varieties based on yield, flavor, and disease resistance.
Assortment Cherry Tomato (Allsort mix) Go beyond the basic red cherry tomato and grow a rainbow of different colored cherries. Served together in salads, these varieties have shapes and colors that look beautiful, and flavor that is sweet and uncommonly good. Allsort mix Includes Black Cherry (black), Green Doctors (green), Sun Gold (orange), Snow White (white), Sweet 100 (red) Purple (Indigo Rose ) and more !
How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes
Days to germination: 7 days
Days to harvest: 60 to 80 days
Light requirements: Full sun
Water requirements: Regular watering
Soil: Well fertilized, loose, lots of organic matter
Cherry tomatoes are a very popular vegetable to grow for folks who are short on yard space. These little bushy plants are ideal for balconies, patios or even windowsills. Average cherry tomatoes are about an inch across.
Tomatoes are eaten raw or cooked, but the smaller cherry tomatoes are more often eaten raw just because of their size. They are high in vitamins A and C, and are great sources for potassium, vitamin K and even fiber.
Starting from Seed
Youâll need 2 or 3 months of warm (even hot) weather for your tomato plants to thrive if you start them as seeds in the garden. If your growing season can accommodate, then you can just sow out your seeds. Otherwise, plan on getting some seedlings started about 6 weeks before you expect the last frost date to pass.
Wherever you plan on growing your seedlings, it should be at least 70F and have plenty of sun. A typical windowsill is probably not suitable for tomatoes but it does depend on how big your windows are. Tomato seedlings that donât get enough sun will be tall and spindly, which will make for weak plants once they go outside. If this is the case for you, either get a grow-light, or only keep your seedlings inside for 2 to 3 weeks.
Whether you are planting seedlings or seeds, you will have to wait until your frost date is past by at least a week.
Choose a location for your cherry tomatoes that will get a full dayâs sun, and not be shaded by other plants. The soil should be loose and fertile, so dig it well before planting. Add your preferred form of natural fertilizer while you are digging it up.
Vining tomatoes plants can be planted closer together than bush varieties, so double-check what you are growing. Vining plants (also called indeterminate) can be planted about 1 foot apart in row, while bush types (determinate) will need about 2 feet between them. Bush cherry tomatoes will be sturdy enough to stay upright on their own but indeterminate plants will need some support.
Get your string, stakes or tomato cages in place right at planting time. If you wait until later, you are much more likely to damage your plants.
If you have planted seeds, water them enough to keep the soil constantly moist until they sprout and have developed a few leaves. After that, you can water them just like any seedling.
Keep your seedlings watered at least twice a week with a good soaking.
Tomatoes are heavy-feeders, though cherry tomatoes need less fertilizer than standard ones. Give your plants a feeding with standard mix fertilizer once a month to keep them growing well.
For vining tomatoes, trim off extra sprouts and branches that start to grow off from the main central stem. A little bit of pruning will keep your vines productive. You donât need to do this with bush tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes are immensely popular as container plants, and people probably grow them in pots more often than in the garden.
Just remember that cherry tomatoes do have large root systems and shouldnât be kept in very small pots just because the tomatoes are small. You should keep each plant in at least a pot with 18 to 20 inches in diameter. A pot thatâs 2 or 3 gallons is better.
Keep your potted tomatoes well-watered and well-fed. Giving them a bit of fertilizer with every watering isnât a bad idea, especially if you can get one of those formulations designed for tomatoes.
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