Should I be Concerned?

new_b_gardener(8a)June 23, 2012

This morning when I got up I went to look at my tomato plant and notice 2 of my chocolate cherries appear to be ripening. From what I have read all the tomatoes usually have reach full size on one cluster. On this cluster however 2 are full size, 3 are almost full size, and 1 is tiny. Maybe this has to do with being new to gardening and still learning how to take care of the plants. Maybe this is normal. I just wanted to see what people had to say about this.

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barnhardt9999(8a)

Cherry tomatoes will continue to flower and grow even after the first ones on he truss (cluster) have ripened. I have some trusses on my sweet 100's that I picked ripe fruit from one truss a week ago and its still making new flowers.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 8:02AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Normal for cherries. And not all will always be the same size either.

Dave

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Djole(6)

Also the first couple of fruits on the 2nd truss will ripen before the last ones on 1st truss have even set :) No worries.

Cheers,
Djole

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Djole(6)

They might even taste a bit different!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:10AM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

With cherries on a single truss, to agree with those who have posted above, the fruits nearest the main stem will ripen first and the last fruits at the bottom of the truss last.

And especially with Sungold F1 some like the fully ripe orange ones nearest the main stem and others prefer the less sweet ones in the middle of the truss.

And it's no different for almost all none cherries as well, at least the many ones I've grown, that those on a single truss ripen first nearest the main stem, as noted above.

Carolyn

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:22AM
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Djole(6)

+1 on the less sweet ones in the middle

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 3:14PM
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