Cherry Tomatoes a must in garden

behlgarden(9)January 6, 2012

What I have found is that one should always plant one or two varieties of cherry tomatoes in your garden for the following reasons:

1. Very prolific and fast production, long lasting.

2. These tomatoes fill the gap between bloom and fruit/ripening on larger tomatoes.

I had 1/3rd of tomato plants in form of larger cherry tomatoes and tell you what, these were the most tomatoes that I ate from my garden, not to mention that I am still getting tomatoes in Jan, thing keeps producing non-stop.

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suncitylinda

I agree! Also when it gets good and hot cherry toms are some of the most likely to keep going. I am trying several new to me this year including Tommy Toe, Camp Joy, and snow white. Also Pink Ping Pong which is a larger cherry. LInda

    Bookmark   January 6, 2012 at 2:50PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

I have another reason for growing cherries, to get the dang squirrels to leave my beefsteak tomatoes alone :-(

Tom

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 9:54AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

1/3 of your plants? That would be way too many cherry plants for me. Maybe 1 or 2 plants out of 50-60.

I like a few of them but you'd be amazed how many gardeners don't like cherry tomatoes at all or even consider them real tomatoes. :)

Dave

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 12:05PM
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thisisme(az9b)

I add Sungold tomatoes to my sauce and paste to make it sweeter. 1/4th to 1/3rd of my plants are cherries too.

Oh yea! give me those cherries.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2012 at 12:28PM
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KCKook

It does depend on how many plants you plan on having. I ironically don't like most tomatoes but I grow a LOT for friends & sales out at a farm I have access to.

In my own tiny backyard I'll have just 4 tomato plants this year. Black Cherry, Sungold Select and one other cherry TBD will be 3 of them as *I* DO prefer sweet cherry sized tomatoes.

At the farm this year I'll have around 100 plants, only *maybe* 5-10 will be cherry tomatoes. When you sell to restaurants & at farmers markets they prefer larger tomatoes I've found. And ironically they're still adjusting to different colored heirloom tomatoes. Those here in KC just don't buy the "weird colored" tomatoes so this year I'm going to stick more with red/pink/orange/yellow heirlooms that I find tasty. It's sad because if they could just get past the color, most black/purple/brown tomatoes are just amazing.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 1:40AM
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